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Sponsorships for our 25th Anniversary Are Available Now!

Sponsor The World’s Largest Cannabis Event!

Sponsorships are the best way to maximize your vending and informational display presence. Show you are strong Hempfest supporting brand, in front of all of our audiences, from the masses at the festival to our year-round online community, and the larger markets Hempfest events reach. 

Pricing ranges from $2,500 to $50,000 for full packages. This includes premium vending placements, informational displays in a range of print and online media, and additional exposure opportunities that are only available exclusively to our sponsors. This includes banners on our stages and/or logos on all of our collateral materials.

Seattle Hempfest Main Stage

Who We Are:
Largest Annual Free Speech Event in the WORLD!!! Going into our 25th year, we are Washington’s oldest cannabis business.
Volunteer Powered Event – Winner of the 2008 Norml Activist of the Year Award.
Covered by TOP News, TV, Radio, and Internet stations nationally and globall
Attendance of over 100,000 in 3 days, in the peak Seattle month of August!  Six Stages with Music, Guest Speakers, Education, and Entertainment.  The highest Concentration of your target audience on the planet! Primary audience 25-54 year old demographic (largest demographic for worldwide media)

 Travel Guru Rick Steves & Former Seattle City Mayor Mike McGinn on Main Stage

Seattle Hempfest encompasses 1.5 miles of a waterfront park with stunning views, all in the heart of downtown Seattle; it is the world’s LARGEST event of its kind!

Past guest speakers and entertainers have included actor Woody Harrelson, Travel Guru Rick Steves, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrbacher, former US Congressman Dennis Kucinich, former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray & former Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle City Atty Pete Holmes, State Rep. Roger Goodman & Jean Kohl-Welles, former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, SPD Spokesman Sean Whitcomb, UCFW Director Dan Rush, former Dallas Cowboys center Mark Stepnoski, activist Jodie Emery, author Ed Rosenthal, author, Jorge Cervantes,  L.E.A.P. founder Jack Cole, Drug Policy Alliance director Ethan Nadelman, Presidential candidate Jill Stein, and of course, legendary pot activist Jack Herer, performing acts Everlast, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Hed PE, The Accused, Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs, and many hundreds more.

 

World Wide Exposure!

Hempfest is a non-profit, so how do we run things? With generous and like-minded businesses’ support and co-marketing. Because we know your marketing dollar is important to you here is a PARTIAL list of the media that covers Hempfest (and its associated events) each year. All of this TOP rated and Worldwide media coverage pushes new clientele towards our website, our retail store, our events and (that means) to YOU, our Sponsors.

 

So what can Hempfest do for YOU and YOUR business? Thinking of a Sponsorship?  

On the Media Exposure tab below you’ll find a partial list of the media that covers the Hempfest main event in Aug, Hempfest parties throughout the year, sponsor/membership events, and/or interacts through online channels.

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We believe it is the MOST valuable utilization of your sponsorship dollar than any other media/marketing offer available. It would normally cost you more than 100 times the price for this type of marketing power/exposure, we checked the numbers; this is the BEST deal around.

Seattle Hempfest Main Stage view

Check out our packages below! Our Map shows updated info about which booth spaces are still available.

We know that some I502 business have questions about participation at Seattle Hempfest.

June 20, 2016 UPDATE – From the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board:

“We agree the use of a business trade name on a booth, or identified as part of a sponsorship level would not constitute a violation of marijuana advertising laws and rules. Therefore, marijuana businesses licensed by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) can use tradename/business names at the event without the need for required marijuana warnings, as required on product advertising.

In determining the details of advertising for Seattle Hempfest event, our interpretation includes the advertising of marijuana product, including inventory lists, pricing, and product availability for any WSLCB licensed marijuana business. Information provided to people such as general information about marijuana, growing cycles, coloration, fragrance, etc. would be allowable as information sharing versus advertising at Seattle Hempfest.”

For licensed 502 businesses CLICK HERE to read the entire letter.

We also encourage you to look at the following link from the WSLCB website: http://www.liq.wa.gov/mj2015/faq_i502_advertising

That link on the WSLCB website includes the following information:

Events

Will we as producer/processor be able to enter cannabis cup or attend hemp fest type activities?                                                                           

You would not be able to directly enter your product into a cannabis cup. As a licensed producer/processor your product can only be sold to another licensed entity and to gift/donate it is not allowed. There is nothing that would preclude you from attending a Hempfest type activity however you would not be allowed to have product on hand.

Are we allowed to set up a booth at a venue, for example Hemp Fest, with a company logo on it? Can we hand out product information at our booth? Does the handout info on our products have to have disclaimers on everything?

Yes, you may have a booth at Hemp Fest type activities and hand out product information. Yes the informational handouts must contain the disclaimers mandated in WAC 314-55-155.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships are not specifically prohibited, except that sponsorships and sponsorship activity may not violate the advertising prohibitions found in WAC 314-55-155.

Please visit the LCB’s website for full information

QUESTIONS? email [email protected] or call (206) 364-HEMP

Seattle Hempfest® Event & Stage Sponsorships

Sponsorship Package
Rates & Benefits
Stage
Supporting
Sponsor
Stage
Presenting
Sponsor
Full Event
Supporting
Sponsor
Full Event
Presenting
Sponsor
Benefits                                                   Pricing: Main: 6K / 10KOther: 3K Main: 15K
Other: 6K
25K 50K
Vending & Stage Exposure
Sponsor Booth
(best booth placement around sponsored stage,
+ booth rental, setup and tear-down)
10’
(20’ for the 10K Main)
20’ (double) 3 10’ spaces(a 20’ + a 10’,
or three 10’)
4 10’ spaces(two 20’, one 20’+ two 10’, or four 10’)
Stage Banner
(available exclusively to our sponsors)
1 1, Top 1 x5 stages 1 x5 stages
+ Largest
Call-out from Stage
(from Emcees, every hour)
Name Name first Name +phrase Name +phrase
Entrance Banner
(‘Presented by…’, at our main Entrance)
Exclusive
Event Program & Map Exposure
Program Display
(in our full-color glossy event program)
1/4 Page
Main: 1/2p
1/2 Page
Main: Full
Full Page
+featured 1/4p
Full Page
+featured 1/2p
Logo on Sponsor page  Small Large Larger Top
Location highlight on Event fold-out Map  Small Yes Premium Premium
Logo on Stage Line-Up  Exclusive
Featured article (on our top sponsors) 1/4 Page 1/2 Page
Presenting title on Program cover  Exclusive
Publicity (Online, Print, Area)
Logo on Promotional Poster
(distributed around Seattle & beyond)
Small Large Larger Top of Poster
Logo on Print Literature Yes Top
Logo + Link on our Website
(on all of our pages)
Footer Footer Header +footer Header +footer
Web Presence on Hempfest.org Festival Page Lower Festival Page Upper Home Page Lower Home Page Upper
Mobile App Enhanced Listing Yes Yes – plus 1 mobile message Yes – plus 3 mobile messages Yes – plus 5 mobile messages
Presence on our Facebook page  1 2 3 4
Invitations & Extras
VIP Party Invitations –                             2                              4                                8                               12
Invitations to year-round members events(Keep networking year-round, dinners on us!) Yes Yes + Guest Yes + Guest Yes + Guests
Collector Posters & Shirts
(take home collector promotional items)
Yes Yes More More

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Main Stage Hospitality Sponsor   Other Stage Hospitality Sponsor
$5,000 $3,500
Exposure behind Main Stage   Exposure behind Stage
Banner Backstage, Hospitality, Trailer
Decorate our Trailer (for top acts & speakers)Photo Backdrop large logoShout-outs from Main Stage 3x/day
Banner – Backstage, Hospitality area
Photo Backdrop – logoShout-outs – from stage 3x/day
Exposure in Literature    Exposure in Literature 
Special thanks in our Event ProgramWebsite: Logo on our Sponsor Page Special thanks in our Event ProgramWebsite: Logo on our Sponsor Page
Extras   Extras
2 VIP party tickets 2 VIP party tickets

 

Core & Volunteer Staff Shirt Sponsorship    Volunteer Hospitality Sponsorship 
$5,000 $3,000
Exposure on Volunteer Staff   Exposure around Volunteer Area
Banners – Staff services near Hemposium™– North Staff servicesLogo on the back of 1,500 Volunteer Shirts!   Banner inside Volunteer area2 Banners on Fence Outside volunteer area:
– near Staff Check-in- behind Staff Kitchen
Exposure in Literature    Exposure in Literature 
Special thanks in Event Program
for supporting our volunteers
  Shout-outs from StagesEvent Program – thanks/logo on kitchen articleLogo on sponsor page
Extras   Extras
2 VIP party tickets   2 VIP party tickets

 Seattle-Hempfest-Staff-shirt

Safety Patrol Sponsorship   Ecology Sponsorship   First Aid Sponsorship 
$2,500 $2,500   $2,500
Exposure around Safety Patrols   Exposure around Ecology   Exposure around Medic Areas
Banner – On our Helix & Draper Compounds so you’ll get both south & north end exposureLogo on the sleeves of our
Safety Patrol staff shirts
  Banner – At Ecology near the Main Stage Bridge Entrance & North OperationsLogo on the back of our Cannabis Custodian staff shirts   Banner – First Aid canopies near the Main Stage Bridge Entrance & North OperationsLogo on the sleeves of our
First Aid staff shirts
Exposure in Literature    Exposure in Literature    Exposure in Literature 
Special thanks in Event ProgramWebsite: Logo on Sponsor Page   Special thanks in Event ProgramWebsite: Logo on Sponsor Page   Special thanks in Event ProgramWebsite: Logo on Sponsor Page
Extras   Extras   Extras
2 VIP party tickets   2 VIP party tickets   2 VIP party tickets

Sponsor The Hempfest® VIP Party

Seattle-Hempfest-Membership-VIP-Party

 

Hempfest® VIP Party Sponsorships
Sponsor our official Hempfest® After-Party in the Hemposium™, Friday August 19th.  An exclusive night of Hempfest® magic for the who’s who of our movement, Speakers, Artists, Sponsors, & VIPs. Get exposure at our party and in our advertising for it!
 
Hempfest® VIP Party Presenting Sponsor   Hempfest® VIP Party Supporting Sponsor
$6,000 $3,000
Exposure at the Party   Exposure at the Party
Table & Banner top choicePhoto Backdrop large logo Table & BannerPhoto Backdrop logo, small
Exposure in Literature    Exposure in Literature 
All Tickets Presenting title4, Mobile App Announcements Presenting titleCredit/logo in our Event Program & Web Site for presenting the party 2, Mobile App AnnouncementsCredit/logo in our Event Program & Web Site
Invitations   Invitations
6 VIP Party Tickets 3 VIP Party Tickets

Seattle-Hempfest-Membership-VIP-Party-VIPS

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Interested?  Contact us!
Call us at Hempfest Central, 206-364-4367 or email us at [email protected]

Map  –

Click on our map, it’ll blow up.

There are many things to consider when you are selecting your location.

Remember, it’s a park.  What’s grass today may be dirt by August.  The City changes things all the time.  We do not control this – we have to roll with it! They add a tree, dig a hole, have a storm, we have to adjust vending.  We try to minimize impact but remember, don’t get attached to a specific booth number as you may be moved!

We load in from south to north.   Sponsors get the ‘golden ticket’ of entering/exiting during any of our load in/out hours.

General Vending booths are Green on the map when available. Once they’re sold they are Red.

Food booths are Gray when available and Blue when sold.

Sponsorship booths are Yellow when available. Once they’re booked they are Purple.

Have questions?  Call us!  We can be reached at Hempfest Central, 206-364-HEMP(4367).  We’re generally here Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM & Saturdays 1:00 – 7:00 PM.  We’re here to help you!  You can also email us at [email protected]

Seattle HEMPFEST® Event Vending Rules  

 

  1. You will not sell marijuana or foods with marijuana in them or any illegal narcotic.  No marijuana sales, active food sales will be tolerated. Not even to authorized medical patients.  Your booth will be shut down immediately. There is a zero tolerance policy that will be strictly enforced. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
  2. All parties must be listed on this application.   Sub leasing or transferring of booth spaces is not allowed.
  3. You will have wood under your tires at all times.  We know it seems silly but the City of Seattle requires that all vehicles have wood under their tires while in the park.
  4. You will not sell or sample Salvia, Spice, K2 or any other similar substance.  down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
  5. There is no camping allowed in the park.  You must exit the park by midnight each night.  You may not stay overnight in your booth.  If you are in the park after midnight you’ll be required to leave.
  6. Food sales are not allowed in the park unless they are approved via application.  All foods must be factory packaged and sealed.
  7. For public safety reasons, vendors do not get strolling privileges and are not permitted to stand outside of their booths offering samples or products to people walking by.
  8. To preserve the free speech aspect of our permit, no sound amplification is allowed.  No bullhorns, speakers, stereos or amplification of any type is allowed.
  9. I will not sell any merchandise using HEMPFEST’s ® name or image.
  10. Vehicles of any type, including bicycles & Segways, are not allowed to be operated during the event.  All vehicles are disallowed by permit and are not allowed in the park during event hours.
  11. Pets of any type are not allowed on site by permit.
  12. No private ATM’s are allowed on site.
  13. No private generators are allowed on site.
  14. You booth tag must be placed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of your booth at all times.
  15. Vendors are required to pay 10% of gross sales or $20, whichever is greater, to Seattle HEMPFEST®.  For Vendors south of Main Stage the fee is passed along to the City of Seattle.  For those north of Main Stage it will be used to pay use fees on the Port side of the park.  We distribute the tax form at HEMPFEST®, and vendors must turn them in at Seattle HEMPFEST® Operations on Sunday night to obtain their load out pass.
  16. I agree to stay within my 10×10×10 booth space.  We are required to maintain certain distances from the paths.  Moving or expanding your booth is in violation of our permit.  This includes hanging items from trees or other park structures.
  17. I agree to remove all my booth materials from my area upon exit on Sunday night. Everything I brought will leave with me. Pack it in; pack it out! I understand that if I fail to comply I will be fined $500 that will be automatically billed to the credit card on file.
  18. Providing of medical recommendations at Seattle HEMPFEST® is not permitted.
  19. Creating of private medicating areas within your booth space is prohibited.  All areas of your booth must be open to all of the public at all times.
  20. No staking is allowed in Seattle City Parks.  You are not allowed to put anything into the ground.  All canopies must be weighed down with sand bags, cement blocks, water jugs, or other on ground weight.
  21. If I am selling products that require the purchaser to be 18 or older, I will check ID’s
  22. Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam.  In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site.
  23.  I will not distribute any stickers for free.  We’ve had to pay upwards or $2,000 in sticker removal fees as attendees love to put them in inappropriate places.  You may sell stickers to attendees as our hope is that if they’ve bought it they will value it more.  Help HEMPFST® avoid more City fee’s by stopping providing free stickers.
  24. Hand held torches are not allowed to be operated in Seattle City Parks per the Fire Marshall Section 308.1.((6))5
  25. I have general business liability insurance and will be able to produce documentation of such if required to on site.
  26. Hate groups and hate speech are not allowed.  You must conduct yourself in a courteous and professional manor at all times.  No confrontational or aggressive behavior will be tolerated.
  27. All cancellations will be charged a 30% cancellation fee.  No cancellations will be taken after June 1.  To cancel all or part of your order you must complete our cancellation form and email it to [email protected]
  28. Per the Port of Seattle, Vendors in booth #534 or higher shall provide general liability insurance in the following amounts: No less than $1,000,000 per occurrence for vendors with tent size of 10’x10’ or smaller.  No less than $2,000,000 per occurrence for vendors with large concessions, stage, fencing, tents bigger than 10’x10’ and firms advertising for medical marijuana evaluations.  Unless the Port has provided written notice to Licensee that such insurance is not required.
  29. I agree and understand that
  • All applications go into review once they are paid in full.  Until an application is paid in full it is not processed.
  • The longer I wait to pay, the less likely the spaces I’ve selected will be available.  I understand that if the spaces I have selected are no longer available I will be placed in another space in the same price category.
  • I understand the map is subject to change.  My booth may be reassigned or moved.  I am not guaranteed any specific space number just a location within the price category for which I have paid.  If I am provided a space in a different price category I will be given a refund for the difference between the two categories.
  • I am vending in a park.  This means I will be on grass or dirt.  I understand that it’s Seattle and if it rains there may be mud and puddles.
  • I am vending at my own risk.  Seattle HEMPFEST® makes no claims or guarantees as to my sales or condition of the ground that my booth will be set up.  I understand there no guarantee of the safety for anything left in the park overnight.  If I choose to not load out my products and/or booth set up out each night, Seattle HEMPFEST® make no guarantee of its safety.  Vendors leave products and their booth at their own risk.
  • HEMPFEST® recommends that I load out each night and back in each morning.

A Few Additional Rules For Food Vendors

  1. Only specialty drinks and bottled water may be sold.  No other prepackaged beverages are allowed unless approved via application.
  2. You will use compostable utensils and serving containers.  These can be purchased from Cedar Grove,http://www.gogreenscene.com/Food_Services-list.aspx or must be compliant to their compostable specification http://www.cedar-grove.com/commercial/accepted-items/ or Cedar Grove will not accept them for compost.
  3. You will allow Seattle Hempfest to create 30 free food coupons to be handed out to our volunteer staff.  You may not deny staff the use of these coupons.
  4. You must obtain a Temporary Food Service Permit at least 21 days prior to the event to avoid a fine by the health department.  We are required to provide the health department a list of all food vendors.  They will not allow you to open if you’ve not obtained the proper permits.  They also charge a hefty fine for not obtaining your permit at least 21 days prior to the event.  Here is the link to obtain your permit. http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/foodsafety/FoodBusiness/temporary.aspx
  5. You must also obtain a Fire Department Permit for LPG (propane) and/or open flame (charcoal, wood).  Additionally, if you are cooking with propane, oil, or any open flame you are required to have fire extinguishers.  For oil, a special Class K fire extinguisher is required.  For more information on the fire permit requirements, or to download a permit application, please visit the Seattle Fire Marshall’s Special Event page, http://www.seattle.gov/fire/fmo/specialevents/sehome.htm
  6. Do not make your own 3 compartment sink in your area.  This is a health code violation and your booth will be noted as in violation and unable to operate until you have come into compliance with King County health codes.
  7. You cannot leave food on site over night or begin prep on site during Thursday load in.  This is a health code violation and your booth will be noted as in violation and unable to operate until you have come into compliance with King County health codes.

Before you start!

Do you already have a log in?  If you signed up last year you do!  Use it to sign in before you start the application or it won’t let you complete it!  Not sure of your log in?  Contact us here at HEMPFEST® Central, 206-364-4367 or email us at [email protected] and we can help.

IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU NEED TO GO BACK A PAGE IN THE APPLICATION, YOU SELECT THE PREVIOUS BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM OF THE APPLICATION NOT THE BACK BUTTON ON YOUR BROWSER.  THE PREVIOUS BUTTON TAKES YOU BACK ONE PAGE ON THE APPLICATION, THE BACK BUTTON ON YOUR BROWSER TAKES YOU OUT OF THE APPLICATION AND BACK TO THE LAST WEB PAGE YOU WERE ON.

How do I sign in?  Click the little sign in button at the bottom of this page in the green lower section and type in your user name and password.  If you forgot it hit the I forgot my password button.

Don’t use an IPAD or Mobile device as the upload feature will not work!

Do you have your Washington State UBI?  Get one HERE free

Do you have two images of your products and one of your booth?  They’re required below!  Images must be less than 2 mb in size.

Be ready to pay!  Unless you pay your application will not be processed.

Have questions or need help?  We’re here at HEMPFEST® Central to help you! Call us at 206-36-4HEMP(4367) or email us at [email protected]

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  • Tell Us About You

  • What hemp products do you sell:
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  • Please upload two pictures of your booth set up

  • I understand that if I’ve misrepresented myself or my products I will disallowed from vending at Seattle Hempfest and all deposits and/or fees will be forfeited
     
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  • Would you like to purchase additional booths? Please select a minimum of 5, a maximum of 10 locations from the selections below. Please list them in priority number based on your preference. Booth number is not required but priority is:
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  • Color Banner

  • Purchase a full color banner w/grommets. Ready for pick up when you check in at Hempfest. Price includes basic layout
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  • Infrastructure

  • Booth Ad Ons

  • Power

  • 2400 watt, 20 amp, 120 volt, 4 outlet power drops are available for purchase at time of application for $225.00/ea. Your sponsorship booth comes with one power drop if requested.
  • ICE

  • 20# bags of ice are available from ice trucks in several locations throughout the park. Ice Coupons are sold for $8 per bag in advance. If you purchase coupons in advance they’ll be in your load in packet when you arrive. Ice Coupons on site are$15.00 each and sold on a cash only basis only. They are sold in the Vending Information Desk in the QM area of Operations.
  • Load In

  • You will be given a unique pass to enter for each day you select. Your golden ticket will allow you to enter during any of our open load in/out hours.

    I agree to arrive during the designated times. If I do not I understand I’ll be turned away. If I am late I will have to walk my products into/out of the park. I understand and agree to this :
     
  • The City also requires that all tires have wood under them at all times. We know it may seem silly but it’s a very important part of our annual permit process. If you do not have wood under your tires it jeopardizes our permit so we’ll have to ask you to leave the park and go get wood and start load in all over again.

    We’ll have wood waiting for you at vendor check in the first time you arrive per vehicle & trailer indicated above and you agree to bring it back every time you drive into the park. If I forget my wood I understand I’ll have to exit the park and drive back around to load in to obtain new wood. :
     
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  • Purchase Additional Advertising

  • Our event program is 40 pages, full color, glossy finish. Print run is 15,000

    Would you like to purchase additional advertising?
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  • Ways you can help support Seattle Hempfest

  • Seattle Hempfest is a nonprofit, free speech event. We are compromised of a volunteer staff who believe in our objective to advance the cause of Cannabis policy reform through education, while advancing the public image of the Cannabis advocate or enthusiast through example.

    We can use help with fundraising as well as appreciating our volunteers
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  • Rules & Regulations

  • Please review and read each of these carefully. We unfortunately have had to suspend some vendors due to rule violations. While the rules may be no fun, they are a necessary part of our annual permit.

    We are serious about these policies. If you don’t intend on following the rules, or think we’re kidding, stop your application now, come and enjoy Hempfest instead of vending.

    Remember, if this City didn’t make us, we wouldn’t make you!

    Rules
  • You will not sell or sample marijuana or foods with marijuana in them or any illegal narcotic.  No marijuana sales, active food sales or sampling will be tolerated. Not even to authorized medical patients. Your booth will be shut down immediately. There is a zero tolerance policy that will be strictly enforced. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
  • All parties must be listed on this application. Sub leasing or transferring of booth spaces is not allowed.
  • You will have wood under your tires at all times. We know it seems silly but the City of Seattle requires that all vehicles have wood under their tires while in the park. If you choose to bring your own, you must have your wood out and ready when you load in each day. We must see your wood squares before you’ll be allowed to enter or you’ll need to purchase wood on site for $50 per set of 4. If you fail to bring wood or purchase it we simply cannot allow you in the park or we’ll be in violation of our permit! Once you’re in if you fail to park on your wood we’ll request to have you do so.
  • You will not sell or sample Salvia, Spice, K2 or any other similar substance.
  • There is no camping allowed in the park. You must exit the park by midnight each night. You may not stay overnight in your booth. If you are in the park after midnight you’ll be required to leave.
  • You will not sell or give away any beverages of any type.
  • Food sales are not allowed in the park unless they are approved via application. All foods must be factory packaged and sealed.
  • For public safety reasons, vendors do not get strolling privileges and are not permitted to stand outside of their booths offering samples or products to people walking by.
  • To preserve the free speech aspect of our permit, no sound amplification is allowed. No bullhorns, speakers, stereos or amplification of any type is allowed.
  • I will not sell any merchandise using HEMPFEST’s ® name or image. HEMPFEST’® is trademark #4,753,487
  • Vehicles of any type, including bicycles & Segways, are not allowed to be operated during the event.
  • Pets of any type are not allowed on site by permit.
  • No private ATM’s are allowed on site.
  • No private generators are allowed on site.
  • You booth tag must be placed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of your booth at all times.
  • Sponsors are required to pay 10% of gross sales or $20, whichever is greater, to Seattle HEMPFEST®. For Sponsors south of Main Stage the fee is passed along to the City of Seattle. For those north of Main Stage it will be used to pay use fees on the Port side of the park. We distribute the tax form at HEMPFEST®, and sponsors must turn them in at Seattle HEMPFEST® Vending Information Desk on Sunday night to obtain their load out pass.
  • I agree to stay within my 10x10x10 booth space. No multi level structures are allowed. Your booth must be a single story, on the ground. We are required to maintain certain distances from the paths. Moving or expanding your booth is in violation of our permit. This includes hanging items from trees or other park structures.
  • I agree to remove all my booth materials from my area upon exit on Sunday night. Everything I brought will leave with me. Pack it in; pack it out! I understand that if I fail to comply I will be fined $500 that will be automatically billed to the credit card on file. I understand that I will be billed, $1,000, per tree, for broken branch(es) or significant damage.
  • Creating of private medicating areas within your booth space is prohibited. All areas of your booth must be open to all of the public at all times.
  • No staking is allowed in Seattle City Parks. You are not allowed to put anything into the ground. All canopies must be weighed down with sand bags, cement blocks, water jugs, or other on ground weight.
  • If I am selling products that require the purchaser to be 18 or older, I will check ID’s
  • Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam. In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site.
  • I will not distribute any stickers for free. We’ve had to pay upwards or $2,000 in sticker removal fees as attendees love to put them in inappropriate places. You may sell stickers to attendees as our hope is that if they’ve bought it they will value it more. Help HEMPFST® avoid more City fee’s by stopping providing free stickers.
  • Hand held torches are not allowed to be operated in Seattle City Parks per the Fire Marshall Section 308.1.((6))5
  • I have general business liability insurance and will be able to produce documentation of such if required to on site.
  • Per the Port of Seattle, Vendors in booth #534 or higher shall provide general liability insurance in the following amounts: No less than $1,000,000 per occurrence for vendors with tent size of 10’x10’ or smaller. No less than $2,000,000 per occurrence for vendors with large concessions, stage, fencing, tents bigger than 10’x10’ and firms advertising for medical marijuana evaluations. Unless the Port has provided written notice to Licensee that such insurance is not required.
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So what can sponsoring HEMPFEST® do for YOU and YOUR business? Thinking of a Sponsorship? 

This is just a partial list of the media that covers the HEMPFEST® main event in Aug, HEMPFEST® parties throughout the year, sponsor/membership events, and/or interacts through online channels. We believe it is the MOST valuable utilization of your sponsorship dollar than any other media/marketing offer available. It would normally cost you more than 100 times the price for this type of marketing power/exposure, we checked the numbers; this is the BEST deal around.

 

Networks with Worldwide Impact Potential

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Partial List of National & Local Media Coverage

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Global Potential Exposure to future clients for your Sponsorship Dollar*

Regular media coverage by news channels such as CNN, Reuters, Fox News, NBC

Covered by EVERY major TV/Cable network with over 100 million viewers worldwide

Journalists from EVERY major newspaper in print writes stories about or relating to the HEMPFST® event with over 20 million readers daily and over 6 million weekly subscribers

Top online networks/blogs/sites with OVER 230 million page visits a month

National Clientele Potential Networks*

Seattle PI.com (Over 4 million readers each month, 1 mil in Seattle alone)

The New York Times (Circulation over 2 million)

The Seattle Times (Circulation over 340k)

High Times (Circulation over 175k)

Local Exposure Potential*

Carried by the NW Cable news, #1 &#2 local TV stations, covered by all local radio stations, and all top local NW publications in print and online

Over 3 mil local viewers, readers and listeners

*This is ONLY a partial list of media coverage

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