FAQ

Do you really need to see photos of my work?

Yes.

Can I sell something at the show that you didn’t see in my photos?

While we don’t expect a photo of every single product you sell, you may only vend with the specific product lines and craft category that you applied with.  For example, if you are accepted to sell your line of pillows that you applied with, but two weeks before the show decide to expand your business to include bath salts, you will need to check with us before bringing those along to sell.  The reason for this is that this is a very small and competitive show, and the curation of vendors is intended to reduce competition between vendors once accepted, to maximize sales for everyone.  By introducing brand new products into the mix, you may be inadvertently competing with another vendor at the show.

Can I apply to share a booth with a friend?

Sure, but you each need to fill out the application separately. We DO need to know who the primary contact is if you share your booth. If both of you are accepted, we’ll make split booth payment arrangements with you. Also, booth shares can only be 10 x 10 spaces. There will be a space on the application for you to indicate if you would like to share a booth.

I’ve been a vendor with SalmonFest Seattle before. Do I still need to fill out the application?

Yes! We love all our past vendors, but each show is a new show and creating a successful balance of vendors can’t be accomplished without all new apps every time.

Is there a quick checklist for what I need to do to apply as a vendor?

  • Fill out the application online. Click SUBMIT OR print the application, complete it and mail to the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
  • Email your photos in jpg format to: 247EventsNW@gmail.com.
  • Pay the Booth Fee and Application Fees. The application fee is non-refundable.
  • We will notify you within 14 days of application if you are accepted.

What are the fees and costs involved in the show?

Required Fees:

  1. Booth Fee for a 10×10 booth (Rate varies per category)
  2. $20 Application Fee 
  3. $15 Trade Show Fee if you do NOT have a City of Seattle Business License

What is your refund policy?

If you are accepted to the show, there are no refunds. 

I see that you’re asking for my Seattle City Business License. What if I don’t have one?

A Seattle City Business License is required for all businesses operating in the City of Seattle. However, if you do not typically operate your business in Seattle, you may instead pay the Trade Show License Fee of $15. If you do not have your own Seattle City License, make sure to choose this option on the application.

I’m an out-of-state vendor. Do I still have to pay the Trade Show License Fee?

Yes.

Are there any special conditions for food vendors?

  1. To be a food vendor, you’ll need to have the following available for inspection on the show days:
  2. King County Food Handler’s Permit (apply online!)
  3. Temporary Food Service Permit, unless you already have a permit through the county for selling regularly at shows or farmers’ markets.
  4. King County Department of Health and the Seattle Fire Marshal Office have a separate application processes, requirements and fees. Food vendors MUST have their Health and Fire Permits issued 14 days before the event date. Inspectors from both agencies will arrive on site and will not allow food vendors to sell without proper permits or booths that fail to meet agency requirements. Please don’t arrive thinking they’ll let you get by without following the rules. They won’t.

I need electricity in my booth. Can I bring my own generator?

Generators are not permitted in vendor areas except food service, and we have requirements for those. Generators for food service must operate as quietly as possible and have minimal emissions. One generator per booth is permitted.

I’ve read this whole FAQ, but my question isn’t here. What should I do?

Double check the FAQ, and if you still can’t find your answer, email Valerie Claypool at 247EventsNW@gmail.com. and ask away!

 

 

 

 

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