Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace – Vendor Info
Show dates: Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday Jan. 12, 2013
Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash St., Sanford, NC 27330
Show hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Set up day is Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Hours: noon – 8 pm. You will be able to get in as soon as the pipe and drape and the electrical (noon)is finished. I can’t let you in any earlier, or it holds up the whole process. I’ll open the doors as soon as I can if they finish earlier. You might want to check in early, and then go to lunch if the facility is not ready. Pull as close to the building as you can and unload. As soon as you finish unloading, move your car to a distant parking space. We realize that everyone wants to get as close to the door as possible. Please unload or load and move your vehicle as quickly as possible. Please do not leave your car in a prime location while you arrange or pack your booth. Please be respectful of aisle space, so others can access their booth. Please do not block access to ramps or doors. If you agree to let some of the guys that are at the CC help you unload, you are expected to tip them. They do not unload or load for free.
Parking – Please save the best parking spaces for our customers. After unloading, please park in the spaces away from the building.
Building will open at 8 am each morning.
Move out and clean up - Please do not begin the move out process until 5 pm. No dollies on the floor until the show has closed. Please leave your space as you found it. Break down leftover boxes and put your trash in the dumpster. You must be out of the building by 7:45 on Saturday night.
Booth size : 10 ft. wide and 9 ft. deep. Each booth includes one table 8 ft. long and 36 ” deep. Other tables are available to rent.
Chairs are included.
There is an 8 ft. pipe and drape behind your booth. Do not pin anything on this drape that will damage it.
You will need to provide your own sign.
Sales Tax – The sales tax rate is 7%. For those of you that need sales and use tax forms, go to www.dornc.com and use form E-500. Follow the web fill in instructions.
Each booth will receive name badges or wrist bands for employee admission.
Food will be available on premises. If you place your food order with us by Thursday, we can deliver it to your booth.
Access to electricity is free. You may need drop cords to access the closest outlet.
We suggest you make arrangements for cellular service for your charge card machine. DWCC does have wireless service.
Door prizes: Door prizes are voluntary. We draw for small door prizes several times during the day. I think it’s better for several people to win something small, than for one person to win it all. I will provide you with door prize slips. I will give the winner your prize slip and the customer will come to your booth to pick it up. We also draw for a large basket at the end of the show. Attendees register for this basket. This helps us to create a mailing list to invite people to the show the next year.
We have provided you with $1.00 off admission bookmarks for all your customers. We have also provided you with a master copy so that you can print your own.
Checklist – Booth sign, drop cord, multi plug, business cards, class schedules, sufficient change, extra lighting, mat to stand on (the CC has a cement floor) and enthusiasm.
What else can you do to prepare? Please include QFAM information on your website, in your e-mails, and in your newsletters. We have tried to cover as many “calendar of events” publications as we can, but I’m sure we didn’t cover them all. Take a few minutes at your computer and post this info anywhere you can think of, blogs, cable stations, facebook, etc.
Restrooms – are located on either side of the stage and in the lobby.
Thank You for your participation. Our goal is to provide local retailers with an affordable experience, that will result in profit. We know that doing a show is a lot of preparation and physical work. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Cindy Page – 704-376-2531
Patti Cline -cell – 704-807-6992)
Hotel Information -
Hotel Information: Please call the hotels directly to get the QFAM rate. Don’t wait until the last minute. Make your reservations early, to guarantee the room rate.
Hampton Inn – make reservation by Jan.1
1904 South Horner Blvd.
Rate – $85.00 + tax inc. breakfast
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
2110 Dalrymple Street
Rate – $82.00 + tax inc. breakfast
Comfort Suites by Choice Hotels (reserve by Dec. 23, 2011)
1891 Bragg Street
Rate – $84.99 + tax inc. breakfast
If you need us, call us.
Cindy – 704-376-2531 or Patti – 704-807-6992