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2014 Sponsorships Are Closed

We’ll reopen on February 1, 2015

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Sponsorships are the best way to improve your vending and advertising 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 advertises to. 

Pricing ranges from $2,500 to $50,000 for full packages. This includes premium vending placements, advertising 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 24th 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
80,000+ Attendees daily, for 3 days, in the peak Seattle month of August6 Stages with Music, Guest Speakers, Education, and EntertainmentHighest 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 & Advertisers.

 

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.

QUESTIONS? email sponsorship@hempfest.org or call (206) 364-HEMP

Map  – Pick Your Spot & Put Your Name On It!

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.  If you pick a South end location you’ll have an earlier load in and load out time – it could be 6:00 AM!  Conversely, if you select a North end location your load in time will be later, but so will your load out time – as late as 10:30 PM!  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.

You can get Sponsorship information HERE

Booths in Hemposium, Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge, Grubbin’ Grove, Main Stage, Stone Village, & Munchie Market are subject to the City of Seattle’s 10% of revenue or $20 fee, whichever is greater. These are theRed & Orange sections of the park.

We must collect this.  We come around on Sunday night and pick it up and give you your Sunday night load in pass then.  You will not get a Sunday night load out pass until you pay.  To avoid this fee, select booths in the Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple areas.

Be sure and select your booth before your start the application!  You’ll need to select 5 locations.  Be sure they are green and available!  Pay once you apply!  Only fully paid applications are processed.  The booths you’re requesting will not be held for you unless you pay!  We secure booths in the order applications are paid.

Buy the $49 booth highlight, you’ll see it on your application.  I can’t tell you how many times we get phone calls & emails from the public trying to figure out who a vendor was-  It’s a great deal!  Whenever someone hovers over your booth space it will show them whatever info you’ve had us put in.  Your business name, address, we can add hyperlinks to your website, events, anything you want!  It will go up a week or so after you pay your invoice and it will stay up until the end of the year.

Seattle Hempfest Vending Prices 

  • Hemposium, Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge, Main Stage, Stone Village, & Toke Life- 

$910  for a 10 x 10 booth in line with other booths allowing for 10 feet of frontage space to work with customers.
$1099 for a 10 x 10 corner booth or booth off by itself allowing for more than 10 feet of frontage space.

  • Main Stage, Stone Village Water Side   

$1210 for a 10 x 10 booth in line with other booths allowing for 10 feet of frontage space to work with customers.
$1399 for a 10 x 10 corner booth or booth off by itself allowing for more than 10 feet of frontage space.

  • Cannabis Cove, Hempsterdam, McWilliams Stage, Starborne Stage, and Seeley Stage 

$710 for a 10 x 10 booth in line with other booths allowing for 10 feet of frontage space to work with customers.
$885 for a 10 x 10 corner booth or booth off by itself allowing for more than 10 feet of frontage space.

  • Bassdrop Music Village:

$535 for a 10 x 10 booth in line with other booths allowing for 10 feet of frontage space to work with customers.
$685 for a 10 x 10 corner booth or booth off by itself allowing for more than 10 feet of frontage space.

  • 6 x 6 blanket spaces in Bassdrop Music Village

$350 Blanket spaces do not come with vehicle privileges, so product has to be walked in and out of the park each night. Blanket spaces are not large enough for canopies, however, vendors are permitted to use a large umbrella and stand for shade. Seattle Hempfest is prohibited from staking items into the ground, so an umbrella stand is required. Blankets may not be moved from the assigned space.

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 vending@hempfest.org

Seattle Hempfest 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. You will not sell or give away any beverages of any type.
  7. Food sales are not allowed in the park unless they are approved via application.  All foods must be factory packaged and sealed.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I will not sell any merchandise using Hempfest’s name or image.
  11. 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.
  12. Pets of any type are not allowed on site by permit.
  13. No private ATM machines are allowed on site.
  14. No private generators are allowed on site.
  15. You booth tag must be placed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of your booth at all times.
  16. Vendors in Hemposium, Main Stage, & Stone Village are required by the City of Seattle to pay 10% of gross sales or $20, whichever is greater for the privilege of vending in a public park. Seattle Hempfest is required to collect this tax on behalf of the city.  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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Providing of medical recommendations at Seattle Hempfest is not permitted.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. If I am selling products that require the purchaser to be 18 or older, I will check ID’s
  23. Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam.  In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site.
  24.  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 Hempfest avoid more City fee’s by stopping providing free stickers.
  25. Hand held torches are not allowed to be operated in Seattle City Parks per the Fire Marshall Section 308.1.((6))5
  26. I have general business liability insurance and will be able to produce documentation of such if required to on site.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 vending@hempfest.org.
  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.
  • Seattle 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.

Festival Sponsorship

 Contact sponsorship@hempfest.org

Sponsorships are the best way to tie together a vending & advertising presence as a 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 advertises to.

Pricing ranges from $2,500 to $50,000 for full packages including premium vending placements, advertising in a range of print and online media, and additional exposure opportunity available exclusively to our sponsors, like banners on our stages, or logos on our advertising & marketing materials.

 

Additional Options include Benefits Pricing
Hempfest VIP Party Presenting Sponsor Table and top banner at our official Hempfest After-Party Friday August 15th.  This is a night of Hempfest magic that is exclusive to our Entertainers, Speakers, Sponsors, & VIP Members. Package also includes: “Your Business” Presents title on all party tickets as well as all Hempfest Mobile App announcements, advertising, & promotional materials. VIP Party photo back drop with your large logo.  Flip Books – a custom souvenir for all our party attendees with your logo/name on the front cover & your large logo on the Flip Book back drop. Shout outs from our Mobile Billboard on Friday announcing you as the VIP Party Main Sponsor, 4 times an hour ALL DAY LONG as well as your own personal message twice an hour.  Credit in our event program for being our Presenting VIP Party Sponsor & your logo on our website.  6 VIP Party tickets $6000
Hempfest VIP Supporting Sponsor Table and supporting banner at our official Hempfest After-Party onsite.  This package includes: VIP Photo back drop with your small logo.  Flip Books – a custom souvenir for all our party attendees with your logo/message on the back cover & your small logo on the Flip Book back drop.  Shout outs from our Mobile Billboard on Friday announcing you as the VIP Party Supporting Sponsor, 4 times an hour ALL DAY LONG as well as your own personal message once an hour. Credit in our Event Program for being our supporting sponsor.  3 VIP Party tickets $3000
Main Stage Hospitality Sponsor Your banner back stage, in our hospitality area & our VIP trailer which you get to deck out!  Photo back drop with your large logo – you know all the cool pictures get taken backstage Main Stage!  Thank you shout out’s from Main Stage 3x a day.  A special thanks in our Event Program.  Logo on our sponsor page $5000
Hemposium, Seeley, McWilliams, or Starborne Stage Hospitality Sponsor Your banner back stage, in our hospitality area at of your chosen stage.  Photo back drop with your large logo – all the celebrity images will feature your logo!  Thank you shout out’s from your stage 3x a day.  A special thanks in our Event Program.  Logo on our sponsor page $2500
Volunteer Hospitality Sponsorships We produce over 10,000 volunteer meals during set up, event days, & tear down of Seattle Hempfest.  Your banner on the inside of our private Volunteer area AND on the outside fence area giving you credit for taking care of the volunteers producing Seattle Hempfest.  Shout outs from our Mobile Billboard, 3-4 times an hour letting everyone know you are taking care of the Volunteers producing Hempfest.  Thank you shout out’s from various stages throughout the weekend.  A special thank you in our Event Program and your info/logo included in an article about our Volunteer Kitchen.  Logo on our sponsor page. $5,000
First Aid Sponsorship Seattle Hempfest’s Volunteer First Aid Team provides first line services to those requiring help at Seattle Hempfest.  We spend almost $18,000 to additionally have Medic One on site.  First Aid Sponsorship includes – Your banner on our First Aid Canopies in the Main Stage & Starborne areas.  Your logo on the sleeve of our annual First Aid Staff Shirts.  Your logo & a special thank you for Sponsoring First Aid in our annual Event Program. $2,500
Ecology Sponsorship Seattle Hempfest’s Ecology Team does a lot more than keep Hempfest clean.  Hempfest produces ~500 cubic yards of waste each event.  Ecology literally sorts through ALL the waste to minimize our footprint & assure we send as little as possible to the land fill.  We spend just over $30,000 a year on Ecology services.  Ecology Sponsorship includes – Your banner on our Ecology Canopy near the Main Stage Bridge.  Your logo with our “I’m keeping Hempfest clean” message on each of the ~100 waste receptacles throughout the park – great repeat exposure!  Your logo on the back of our Cannabis Custodian Ecology Staff Shirts.  Your logo & a special thank you for sponsoring Ecology in our annual Event Program.    $3,000

Safety Patrol Sponsorship

Seattle Hempfest’s Safety Patrol is our peace keeping team.  They are here to help make sure anyone requiring assistance gets it.  Trained in conflict resolution, first aid, & crowd management team Safety is our feet on the ground during open hours.  Safety Patrol Sponsorship includes – Your banner on our Draper Safety Compound south of Main Stage & our Helix Safety Compound at Starborne Stage. Your logo on the sleeve of our annual Safety Patrol Staff Shirts.  Your logo & a special thank you for Sponsoring Safety Patrol in our annual Event Program. $2,500
Seattle Hempfest’s Core & Volunteer Staff Shirt Sponsorship Seattle Hempfest’s Core & Volunteer Staff Shirts are worn by the volunteers who put their blood, sweat, & tears into producing Seattle Hempfest each year.  We’d not exist nor be the successful organization that we are without our dedicated volunteers.  Seattle Hempfest’s Core & Volunteer Staff Shirt Sponsorship includes – Your banner at the entrance of our Staff Services Compound in the Hemposium area as well as our North Staff Services Check In at Starborne.  Your logo on the back of the 1,500 annual Core & Volunteer Staff Shirts we print each year.  Your logo & a special thank you for Sponsoring Core & Volunteer Staff Shirts in our annual Event Program. $5,000
Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge Supporting Sponsorship Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge Sponsorship – In 2014 we introduced legal cannabis use areas at Seattle Hempfest.  These prime locations are inside an out of public view, fire retardant screened area where guests are ID’d to be 21 and over before they are allowed to enter.  This is a unique area where we can let our hair down as hey, everyone’s 21 or over!  Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge Supporting Sponsorship includes your 10×10 booth, canopy, tables, & chairs in the lounge area.  Your logo on our lounge Entrance & Exit Banners.  Your two banners along the fence line – inside or out!  ¼ page ad in our Event Program, location highlight on event map & your small logo on our sponsor page.  Fixed web advertising on our Festival and Get Involved Pages.  Hempfest Mobile Application Enhanced Listing, including your own branded header, description of your products & services along with your address, phone, email, & web hyperlink.  Logo & mention in Event Program article about Cannabis use areas.  2 VIP Party tickets.  2 collector shirts & posters. $5,000
Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge Presenting Sponsorship Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge Sponsorship – In 2014 we introduced legal cannabis use areas at Seattle Hempfest.  These prime locations are inside an out of public view, fire retardant screened area where guests are ID’d to be 21 and over before they are allowed to enter.  This is a unique area where we can let our hair down as hey, everyone’s 21 or over!  Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge Presenting Sponsorship includes your 10×20 booth, canopy, tables, & chairs in the lounge area.  “Your Business” Presents title & logo on our lounge Entrance & Exit Banners.  “Your Business” Presents title on Event Map. “Your Business” Presents title & logo in Event Program article about Cannabis use areas.   Your 4 banners along the fence line – inside or out!  ½ page ad in our Event Program, booth location highlight on our event map & your logo on our sponsor page.  Fixed web advertising on our Festival and Get Involved Pagers.  4 VIP party Tickets.  4 collector shirts & Posters $10,000
“Official” XYZ of Hempfest Only 1 “Official” endorsement per product type 1-5K
Presenting a Top Performer Brand exposure tied to performance (in program, on stage…) 2-10K
Co-branding on Products Seattle Hempfest –branded version of your product Rev.Share
Private event Your own Hempfest party for your own VIPs Contact us
Product Distribution Your product distributed by Hempfest (festival, in store, online…) Contact us

 

Stage Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship Package

Stage
Supporting
Sponsor

Stage
Presenting
Sponsor

Full Event
Supporting
Sponsor

Full Event
Presenting
Sponsor

Pricing

Main: 6K or 10K

Other: 3K

Main: 15K
Other: 6K

25K

50K

Vending & Stage Exposure

Sponsor Booth
(best placement, + booth rental & setup)

10’, 20’ – Main 10K

20’ (double)

3 10’ spaces

(double/single or 3 singles)

4 10’ spaces

(double/double or double/2 singles, or 4 singles)

Stage Banner
(available exclusively to our sponsors)

1

1, Top

1x 5 stages

1x 5 stages
+ Largest

Call-out from Stage
(from Emcees, every hour)

Name

Name first

Name +phrase

Name +phrase

Entrance Banner
(‘Hempfest Presented by…’)

-

-

-

Exclusive

Event Program & Map Exposure

Program Ad
(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

Online & Print Advertising

Logo on Promotional Poster
(distributed around Seattle & beyond)

Small

Large

Larger

Top of Poster

Logo on Print Advertising
(in all Hempfest advertising market)

-

Small

Large

Top of Ad

Logo + Link on our Website
(on all of our pages)

Footer

Footer

Header +footer

Header +footer

Web Ad 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

Ad(s) on our Facebook page

1

2

3

4

Memberships & Extras

Mobile Bill Board – driving outside Hempfest during all festival open hours!

-

Logo on back panel

Call outs hourly, logo on back panel

Call out’s hourly, banner placement, logo on back panel

VIP Party Invitation
(B2B networking on the night of Hempfest)

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

Apply Here!

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 vending@hempfest.org 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.

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 sponsorship@hempfest.org

QUESTIONS? email sponsorship@hempfest.org or call (206) 364-HEMP

So what can 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

seattle hempfest national media reach

Partial List of National & Local Media Coverage

seattle hempfest local media reach

 

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 Hempfest 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

QUESTIONS? email sponsorship@hempfest.org or call (206) 364-HEMP

 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Coming soon!  An awesome map of the ~140 booths we’ll have at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall

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Mission Statement

With a flourishing medical industry and emerging legal recreational cannabis markets, cannabis businesses are blooming.  The Hempfest Business Show, taking place August 15 & 16, 2015, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, is about creating an environment in which these industries flourish & mature.  Running concurrent with Seattle Hempfest taking place minutes away, Hempfest Business will connect business owners with the suppliers of cultivation equipment, packaging, marketing, web design, insurance, nutrients, & the myriad of other products and ancillary services it takes to run a cannabis business in the modern age.   Hempfest Business offers the opportunity to intermingle with the cannabis activism taking place on the gorgeous Seattle water front that made these new business endeavors possible.

Hempfest is a brand you can trust!  We’re not coming into town to make a bunch of money and leave.  We’ve been here, for 24 years, paving the way for cannabis legalization and we’re proud to further facilitate the relationships it requires to be successful in today’s cannabis market place through educational panels, forums, & business to business enterprises.

General Info

Event Location

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall’s address is 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Wa 98109.  It is on the North side of Seattle Center with its entrance on Mercer Street between 2nd Ave N & 3rd Ave N across from Teatro ZinZanni

Event Hours

Seattle Hempfest Business will be open to the public on Saturday August 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM & Sunday August 16, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hempfest Business Mixer at the Space Needle

The Seattle Hempfest Business Mixer takes place Saturday August 15, 8:00 PM at the Space Needle’s Skyline level.  Join us for a night of dining & drinks in the world famous Space Needle as we celebrate our Seattle Hempfest Business show at Seattle Center and award our first ever Hempfest Business of the Year Award.    Tickets are $125/ea and are available on your vending/sponsorship application or at in our web store.

You space

You are getting a 10×10 pipe & draped location.  There is no back line or side area.  You are to remain contained in your 10×10 area.  Each 10×10 space comes with 1, 8’ skirted table & two chairs.  More are available for rent on your application.

Application Review & Subject To Change

All applications go into review once they are paid in full.  Until an application is paid in full it is not processed.  Your space is not reserved and may be sold to someone else.

Our map is subject to change.  Your booth may be reassigned or moved.   We make every effort to NOT have this happen but it occasionally does.

UBI

To apply you must have your Washington State UBI in hand. The application requires that you input the number.

To obtain a free temporary UBI#, please contact the Washington State Department of Revenue directly at (800) 647-7706 or visit their website HERE 

If you do not give us a valid UBI you will not be allowed to enter the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. We submit the list of businesses & their UBI for review.  If you are kicked back invalid we must comply and cannot allow you to vend without the proper credentials.

Seattle City Business License

You’ll also need your City of Seattle Business License number. The application will require you to input this number as well.  If you don’t have one, we’ll get you a temp one issued for you.  Just leave the field blank.

Payment Due Upon Application

You’ll also be required to pay for your booth upon application. We take Visa & MasterCard only on line.  If you call us at Hempfest Central, 206-36-4HEMP(4367) we can take Discover & American Express.

Nothing is processed until you pay.  Your booth is not held until you pay. Booths are assigned based on the order in which payment is received.

Cancellation Policy

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 vending@hempfest.org.

Event & Load In Dates

Hempfest Business will be (Sat, Sun) August 15-16, 2015 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. We’ll start loading in on Friday 8/14.  These times are subject to change.  You will be notified of any changes via email.

Load In

Friday  Aug 14– load in 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday Aug 15 & Sunday Aug 16 – load in 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Load Out 

Saturday Aug 15 7:15 PM – 10:30 PM

Sunday Aug 16 – 5:15 PM – 10:30 PM

Power - 

Power is available for purchase.  It is a 500W, 5 AMP, lay in.  Cost is $250

Lodging
Please review the list of places to stay in Seattle in the attendee section of our website for a list of nearby hotels as well as parking facilities. Seattle is very busy in August and lodging space historically fills up quickly.

Cannabis on Site
No dispensing or distributing any controlled substances whatsoever, including medicinal goods. Each person is responsible for controlling his or her own cannabis.  While we are in the defining phases of legalization here in Washington State all current state laws must be adhered to including that sales/distribution in a park is a felony charge.  It’s critical to our permit process to have these rules in place and followed.

Cannabis  may not be consumed on Seattle Center property.

Rules & Regulations  

Please review and read each of these carefully. 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 Business as an attendee instead of vending.  Remember, if this City didn’t make us, we wouldn’t make you!

  1. 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.
  2. You will not consume cannabis on Seattle Center property.
  3. All parties must be listed on this application. Sub leasing or transferring of booth spaces is not allowed
  4. Please keep amplified sound to within your 10×10 space. No bullhorns, speakers, stereos or amplification of any type is allowed that disrupts your neighboring booths.
  5. I will not sell any merchandise using Hempfest of its image.
  6. Pets of any type are not allowed on site.
  7. No private ATM machines are allowed on site.
  8. No private generators are allowed on site.
  9. You booth tag must be up at all times.
  10. I agree to stay within my 10×10 booth space.
  11. 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.
  12. Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam. In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site.
  13. 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.
  14. I have general business liability insurance and will be able to produce documentation of such if required to on site.
  15. 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 at www.hempfest.org and email it to vending@hempfest.org
  16. Applications require full payment to be processed.
  17. 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.
  18. I understand there no guarantee of the safety for anything left overnight. If I choose to not load out my products and/or booth set up out each night, Hempfest Business make no guarantee of its safety. Vendors leave products and their booth at their own risk. Hempfest Business recommends that I load out each night and back in each morning.

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Presenting our newest opportunity!

Seattle Hempfest Business

With a flourishing medical industry and emerging legal recreational cannabis markets, cannabis businesses are blooming.  The Hempfest Business Show taking place August 15 & 16, 2015 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall is about creating an environment in which these industries flourish & mature.  Running concurrent with Seattle Hempfest taking place minutes away, Hempfest Business will connect business owners with the suppliers of cultivation equipment, packaging, marketing, web design, insurance, nutrients, & the myriad of other products and ancillary services it takes to run a cannabis business in the modern age while offering the opportunity to intermingle with the cannabis activism taking place on the gorgeous Seattle water front that made these new business endeavors possible.

Hempfest is a brand you can trust!  We’re not coming into town to make a bunch of money and leave.  We’ve been here, for 24 years, paving the way for cannabis legalization and we’re proud to further facilitate the relationships it requires to be successful in today’s cannabis market place through educational panels, forums, & business to business enterprises.

We are Washington’s oldest cannabis business. Let our 24 year old brand work for you!

Business Sponsorships

Contact sponsorship@hempfest.org

Sponsorships are the best way to tie together a vending & advertising presence as a strong Hempfest supporting brand, in front of all of our audiences, from the attendees at Hempfest Business to our year-round online community, and the larger markets Hempfest advertises to.

Pricing ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 for full packages including premium vending placements, advertising in a range of print and online media, and additional exposure opportunity available exclusively to our sponsors, like banners on our stages, or logos on our advertising & marketing materials.

 

The Seattle Hempfest Business Party Sponsorships

Join us Saturday August 15, 8:00 PM for a night of dining & drinks in the world famous Space Needle’s Skyline level as we celebrate our Seattle Hempfest Business show at Seattle Center.

 

Seattle Hempfest Business Mixer Presenting Sponsorship:

At the Party: Table & top banner.  Your large logo on our red carpeted Photo Backdrop. Opportunity to join in decorating & provide schwag at the party – exclusive to sponsors.   8 Hempfest Business Mixer tickets.

Promotional/Advertising: “Your Business” Presents title on all tickets, Hempfest Mobile App announcements, advertising, & promotional material.  Full page ad in the Hempfest Business Event Program.  Your logo & product image will be in an article about the Business Party in both our Seattle Hempfest & Hempfest Business Event Programs.  Logo on our Mobile Billboard back drop as well as hourly shout out’s Friday – Saturday announcing you as the Presenting Sponsor accompanied by your 20 second message.  Mobile App enhanced listing with option to message our users 4X in the weeks surrounding Hempfest.

At Hempfest Business: Banner on Business Show Stage.  Shout out’s from the Business Show Stage hourly, all day Saturday.

Website: Your logo on our Sponsor & Event page.  Thank you in web event on both Hempfest.org & Facebook.  Hempfest Business Directory Listing.  Supporting Page Web Ad.    

$10,000

 

Seattle Hempfest Business Mixer Supporting Sponsorship:

At the Party: Table & supporting banner.  Your small logo on our red carpeted Photo Backdrop. Opportunity to join in decorating & provide schwag at the party – exclusive to sponsors.   4 Hempfest Business Mixer tickets.

 

Promotional/Advertising: “Your Business” Presents title on all tickets, Hempfest Mobile App announcements, advertising, & promotional material.  1/2 page ad in the Hempfest Business Event Program.  Your logo will be in an article about the Business Party in both our Seattle Hempfest & Hempfest Business Event Programs.  Mobile Billboard shout out’s Friday – Saturday announcing you as the supporting Sponsor accompanied by your 20 second message.  Mobile App enhanced listing with option to message our users 2X in the weeks surrounding Hempfest.

At Hempfest Business: Banner on Business Show Stage.  Shout out’s from the Business Show Stage 4X Saturday.

Website: Your logo on our Sponsor & Event page.  Thank you in web event on both Hempfest.org & Facebook.  Hempfest Business Directory Listing.  Supporting page web ad. 

$5,000

 

The Seattle Hempfest Business Sponsorships

Seattle Hempfest Business Presenting Sponsorship:

At Hempfest Business: Prime 10×30 location set up with 6, 8’ skirted/covered tables, 6 chairs, & power.  Top banner on the Hempfest Business Stage with hourly shout outs including your brief message.  One hour long block of programming both Saturday & Sunday.   8 Hempfest Business Mixer tickets.

Promotional/Advertising: “Your Company” Presents Hempfest Business title on all attendee passes, Hempfest Mobile App announcements, advertising, event program cover, event poster, & advertising.  Logo on event poster, advertising, stage line up, lanyards, & sponsors page.  Full page ad in the Hempfest Business event program plus a ½ page feature article including up to 3 of your images.  ½ page ad in the Seattle Hempfest event program.  Mobile App enhanced listing plus 5 mobile messages to our users in the weeks surrounding Hempfest.  4 ads on our Facebook page. Hourly shout outs from our Mobile Bill Board w/large logo placement on the back panel.  Location high light on event map.

Website: Large logo on sponsor page, Web ad on our Home pages upper section.  Hempfest Business page listing.   Your message in our ticker on a years worth of videos released through the Hempfest News & Education Network.  A minimum of 17 videos throughout the year.

$25,000

 

Seattle Hempfest Business Supporting, 10×20 Sponsorship.

At Hempfest Business: Prime 10×20 location set up with 4, 8’ skirted/covered tables, 4 chairs, & power.  Banner on the Hempfest Business Stage with hourly shouts outs.  A 45 minute block of programming Saturday or Sunday.  4 Hempfest Business Mixer tickets.

Promotional/Advertising: Logo on event poster & advertising.  1/2 page ad in the Hempfest Business event program plus a 1/4 page feature article including your image. Mobile App enhanced listing plus 2 mobile messages to our users in the weeks surrounding Hempfest.  2 ads on our Facebook page. Hourly shout outs from our Mobile Bill Board w/logo placement on the back panel.  Location high light on event map.

Website: Logo on sponsor page, Web ad on our supporting pages upper section.  Hempfest Business page listing.

$10,000

 

Seattle Hempfest Business Supporting, 10×10 Sponsorship.

At Hempfest Business: Prime 10×10 location set up with 2, 8’ skirted/covered tables, 2 chairs, & power.  Banner on the Hempfest Business Stage with shouts outs every other hour.  One ½ hour block of programming on the Hempfest Business Stage on the day of your choice.  2 Hempfest Business Mixer tickets.

Promotional/Advertising: Logo on website & advertising.  1/2 page ad in the Hempfest Business event program plus a ¼ page feature article.  Mobile App enhanced listing plus 2 mobile messages to our users in the weeks surrounding Hempfest.  2 ads on our Facebook page. Shout outs every other hour from our Mobile Bill Board panel.  Location high light on event map.

Website: Logo on sponsor page, Web ad on our supporting pages upper section.  Hempfest Business page listing.

() $5,000

Seattle Hempfest Business Hospitality Sponsor:

At Hempfest Business: Your banner back stage, in our hospitality area.  Exclusive rights to decorate and add your schwag to our back stage scene at our new flagship event.  Exclusive rights to market yourself backstage at our new flagship event!

Promotional/Advertising: ½ page ad in our Hempfest Business Event Program as well as your logo & product image in an article about Hempfest Business Hospitality.  Thank you’s from the Hempfest Business stage, 4x daily both Saturday & Sunday.  Enhanced Mobile App listing and option to message our users 2x in the weeks surrounding Hempfest.

Website: Your logo on our Sponsor page.  Hempfest Business Directory Listing.  Supporting page web ad.  2 Hempfest Business Mixer tickets.

$5,000

 

“Official” XYZ of Hempfest Business.

Only 1 “Official” endorsement per product type

Price varies, please tell us about your product and we will get back to you (paragraph 200 characters)

Seattle Hempfest Business Programming SponsorshipYour 45 – 60 minute educational panel, forum, how to session on our stage.   Price range varies, ~$1,000 depending on time and use.  Tell us a little about how you’d use your time at hfcadmin@hempfest.org and we’ll be in touch.

 

 

 

 

Apply Here! – Once Hempfest Business Vending is open on 2/1/15

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 vending@hempfest.org 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.

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

Did you select 5 spaces form the map?  Remember that Green is available, Red booths are taken already.  You need to select 5 as we place vendors based on payment date/time.  Possibly we have a few vendors who’ve paid before you and they want the same spaces.

Do you have two images of your products?  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 vending@hempfest.org