The cost for vending the 2023 show is $32.50/linear foot. Booths are limited and in increments of 8 feet.
Half of the booth payment is due by Dec 31 of the year before the show. The remaining is due by Feb 15, of the year of the show. Dealers who join the show later than Feb. 1st-contract and payment are due immediately upon approval. Payments can be made by cash, check or money order. 15% of your table fee is a nonrefundable deposit. Most booths are 2 or 4 tables.
YES, while we like to have a variety of dealers, preference will be given to mineral specimen dealers, particularly PNW miners.
Currently the show is full. If you would like to get on the waiting list, please send a "Vendor Inquiry" email to the above address.
If you are accepted as a vendor for the next Seattle Mineral Market, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE you a booth the following year.
All business are required to comply with local and state laws regarding holding a business license and paying taxes etc. Vendors from out of country/state are welcome to participate as long as they do as mentioned. Visit the City of Seattle's website to determine if you are required to have a Seattle Business License.
Yes. There will be uniformed professional security guards onsite during the show.
Yes. We plan to have food trucks.
At this point, YES. There is WIFI in the building to use for taking online payments, but in the case issues arise with that, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you bring a hotspot/have a back up plan. There are a lot of payment options out there (cash, card, check, PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay etc). The more payment types you can accept, the better for our patrons.
YES. In comparison to our former venue, there is AMPLE parking, and it is FREE. There will be signs pointing where to go for parking and also the drop off/pick-up zone. Even though there is ample parking, it is first come first serve and we are not the only event that might be being held in that vicinity (however, we will be the largest).
This is in the works. There may be limited parking for vendors. If you are a handicapped vendor or have another good reason to need a space close to the building, please let us know.
YES. The show is handicapped accessible for vendors and patrons. The aisle vary 8-10ft throughout the show, and the doorways that vendors use to get into their booth vary 3-6 feet. Please let us know if you would like to ensure getting one of the wider booth entrance spaces. The grounds are level and paved.
YES and NO. This year tables are provided. It is still HIGHLY ENCOURAGED that you bring your own tables. This will greatly help the market. Please let us know if you can do this. If you bring your own tables, they must be 8 feet x 30 inches and be put exactly how the map (that you will be given) shows. CHAIRS ARE NOT PROVIDED.
This will be outlined more in the contract, but in short, if you cancel more than 90 days in advance, you will get your money back, less the 15% deposit fee. If you cancel between 60 and 90 days before the event, you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel less than 60 days before the show, you will not receive a refund. If the host cancels for personal reasons, you will be refunded 100%.
Please give them to the entryway staff at their table(s) near the show entrance OR you can leave them at the manager's booth. Please include a business card and a label with anything being meant to be given as a door prize. You can also give a $20 gift certificates for your booth as a door-prize donation.
There will be standard overhead lighting (that is already installed to light the building). Each table is alotted 300 WATTS. You will need at least one 25'+ extension cord and a power-strip. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you bring additional extension cords/power-strips etc. YOU MUST bring blue painter's tape (and only that, unless you have official cord-covering safety mats) to tape down the cords to prevent tripping. LED's and other low-wattage lights are encouraged to prevent grid failure.
Thousands of dollars are put into our show promotion. It is our greatest expense other than the venue. These methods include 4-figure expenses on: social media and other online ads, flyer/poster printing/distribution, radio and other visual print ads. Emails invites will be sent to thousands of people as well. Signs will be put on the street in at least 10 places the week/days of the show. The show will have a large sign at the entrance as well.
You are allowed to use showcases, either tabletop or freestanding, as long as they do not go beyond the blueprint of where your table spaces are measured to be. They must face outward, and should not encourage shoppers to "enter the booth" in any way.
You are welcome to bring your own banners/signage as long as it is free-standing and can fit within the blueprint of your booth space. Signs may be attached to tables, but the only method of attachment allowed the walls is BLUE PAINTER'S TAPE.
Yes. In the past, we have had issues with vendors being blocked by the tall displays of other vendors. We are asking that if you have a solid backdrop that it not exceed 5 feet in height. If you have any concerns about this, please feel free to reach out.