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Why Sponsor Seattle Hempfest?
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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 $40,000 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!!! 22 years strong
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
Winner of the 2008 Norml Activist of the Year Award
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 and 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, US Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Travel Guru Rick Steves, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Jorge Cervantes, Krist Novoselic- Nirvana, former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, WA state representatives, Seattle City council members, former Dallas Cowboys center Mark Stepnoski , Dr. David Bearman, M.D., City of Seattle Prosecuting Attorney Pete Holmes, Washington State Representative- Roger Goodman, author/activist/ “Emperor of Hemp” Jack Herer, Jodie Emery, Sam Chapman, Producer and Musician- Jack Endino, Ed Rosenthal, Jah Levi, Presidential candidate Jill Stein, former U.S. Senator- Mike Gravel and so MANY 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 location you’ll have an earlier load in and load out time – it could be 6:00 AM!  Conversely, if you select a north one 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.

  Of course, part of the perk of being a Sponsor is that you can choose from ANY booth location in the park!  Just let us know where you’d like to be and if it’s not sold, we’ll make it happen!

 Booths in Hemposium, Grubbin’ Grove, Main Stage, Stone Village, & Munchie Market are subject to the City of Seattle’s 10% of revenue or $20 fee.  These are the Red & 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 booth in the Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple areas.

Have questions?  Call us!  We can be reached at Hempfest Central, 206-364-HEMP(4367).  We’re open Monday – 8:30 – 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Friday 8:30 – 7:00 PM & Saturdays 1:00 – 7:00 PM.  We’re here to help you!  You can also email us at sponsorship@hempfest.org

 

 

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 as an attendee instead of vending.

Booth purchases are non refundable at this point.  Please do not apply if you do not wish to truly purchase a booth.  

Booths are subject to change and cancellation at any time.  While we strive to keep things stable at time changes are necessary.  We’ll always do our best to minimize the impact to you.

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

Seattle Hempfest Vending Rules 

    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. All parties must be listed on this application.   Sub leasing or transferring of booth spaces is not allowed.  Failure to comply will cause forfeiture of your vending privilege.  All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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.  You may purchase wood squares from us in advance on your application for $25 per set of 4.  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.  If for some reason you decide to not comply we’ll revoke your vending privilege and your booth will be shut down immediately and you will not be allowed to return.  All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    4. You will not sell or sample Salvia, Spice, K2 or any other similar substance.  Violators will be required to cease sales immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut 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.  If you refuse we’ll help you pack up as you’re forfeiting your privilege to vend.  All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    6. You will not sell or give away any beverages of any type.  Violators will be required to cease sales immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    7. Food sales are not allowed in the park unless they are approved via application.  All foods must be factory packaged and sealed.  Violators will be required to cease sales immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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.  Violators will be required to cease activity immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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. Violators will be required to cease activity immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    10. I will not sell any merchandise using Hempfest of its image.  Violators will be required to cease selling Hempfest merchandise immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited
    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.  Violators will be required to remove the vehicle immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    12. Pets of any type are not allowed on site by permit.  Violators will be required to remove the pet immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    13. No private ATM machines are allowed on site.   Violators will be required to remove the ATM immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    14. No private generators are allowed on site.  Violators will be required to remove the generator immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    15. You booth tag must be placed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of your booth at all times.  Violators will be required to put the tag back up immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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 by law 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.  Vendors who have not turned in their tax payment will not be allowed to return to Hempfest.  Information will be handed over to the City of Seattle collections.
    17. I agree to stay within my 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.  Violators will be required to move back within their 10×10 space immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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.  I also understand that I will be disallowed from vending in the future.
    19. Providing of medical recommendations at Seattle Hempfest is not permitted.   While this activity is not illegal, it gives a perception of inappropriateness and reinforces a cynical view of the integrity of the medical cannabis authorization process.  You are welcome to provide information at your booth and direct those requesting medical authorizations to your off site medical office.
    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.   Violators will be required to remove your staked items immediately.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    22. If I am selling products that require the purchaser to be 18 or older, I will check ID’s.  In additional, all those working in your booth must be 18 as well to comply with state law.  Violators will be required to start checking ID’s and/or cease allowing under aged staff to work in their booth.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    23. Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam.  In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site.   Violators will be required to remove all Styrofoam items immediately and clean the immediate area of any Styrofoam waste.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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.  Violators will be asked to please stop giving away stickers for free and to please sell them.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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.  Violators will be given a moment to compose and cease their behavior.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    28. All cancellations will be charged a 30% cancellation fee.  No cancellations will be taken after June 1, 2014.  To cancel all or part of your order you must complete our cancellation form and email it to vending@hempfest.org.  The form is here:  Seattle Hempfest Cancellation Request Form There are no refunds after June 1, 2014.

    A Few Additional Rules For Food Vendors

    1. Only specialty drinks may be sold.  No prepackaged beverages are allowed.   Violators will be required to cease selling prepacked beverages.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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.  Food vending is the #1 waste producer at Seattle Hempfest.  It’s vital that food vendors comply with this requirement.  Violators will not be allowed to open until they have obtained approved compostable products. All fees will be forfeited if you fail to comply and are unable to open.
    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.  Violators will be required to take said coupon.  Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
    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.

     

     

    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.

Seattle Hempfest Sponsorship

Sponsor Seattle Hempfest’s 23th Anniversary!

 

Sponsorship Package

Stage
Supporting
Sponsor

Stage
Presenting
Sponsor

Full Event
Supporting
Sponsor

Full Event
Presenting
Sponsor

Pricing

Main: 6K

Other: 3K

Main: 10K
Other: 6K

20K

40K

Vending & Stage Exposure

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

10’

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 our Festival
Get Involved pages

Lower section

Upper section

-

-

Web Ad on our Homepage

-

-

Lower section

Upper section

Great Options Benefits Price
Hempfest VIP Party 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: Photo back drop with your large logo.  Flip Books – a custom souvenir for all our party attendees with your name on the front cover & your logo/message on the inside front cover. 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. $5,000
Hempfest VIP Supporting Sponsor Table and supporting banner at our official Hempfest After-Party onsite.  This package includes: Photo back drop with your small logo.  Flip Books – a custom souvenir for all our party attendees with your logo/message on the back inside cover.  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. $3,000
Membership Party Sponsorships Your two banners at your selected Seattle Hempfest Membership Party.  Gain intimate exposure to your target audience at your 6’ table within the event.  Your logo in our Party Photo Area.  Photo’s go into our galleries at Hempfest.org, which are some of our most viewed pages.  Additionally your logo will appear in all our Party promotional materials including Poster, Flyers, Stranger, Seattle PI Pot Blog, Seattle Gay News, Culture Magazine, Twitter, Facebook, Hempfest.org Event’s Page, News Letters.  Buy all 4 parties & we’ll add your logo to our website footer bar as well as our Sponsors page on line & in our annual Event Program. $1,000
Parties include 420Fest, 6/21 Fremont Solstice House Party inside Fremont Fair!  10/31 Toker’s Bowl & Masquerade Galla & 12/31 Hempy 2015
Main Stage Hospitality Sponsor Your banner back stage, in our hospitality area & our VIP trailer.  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 $5,000
Supporting Stage Hospitality Sponsor Your banner back stage, in our hospitality area at Hemposium, McWilliams, or Seeley Stages.  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 $2,500
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
“Official” XYZ of Hempfest Only 1 “Official” endorsement per product type 1-5K
Co-branding on Products Seattle Hempfest –branded version of your product Contact us
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

Seattle Hempfest Sponsorship Application

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!

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 Number ready?  - To obtain a free temporary UBI#, please contact the Washington State Department of Revenue directly at  (800) 647-7706  or visit their website HERE
  • Do you have your City of Seattle Business License Number ready?
  • Get pictures ready!  You are required to upload two pictures of your products and one of your both set up.  They must be 2mb or less.
  • Answer all the questions.  If you miss any your application will not submit at the end and you’ll need to go back and see what you missed.
  • Read the rules!  Violations will get you shut down and you will not be allowed to return.  All fees and your space will be forfeited.

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

Have you vended before?

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  • Tell Us About You

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

  • 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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  • Sponsorships

  • We have a variety of sponsorship options available. They include the cost of your 10x10 booth and canopy. We’d love to customize a package for you. You may select from the options below or email us at sponsorship@hempfest.org for more personalized service.
  • Parties include 420Fest, 6/21 Fremont Solstice House Party inside Fremont Fair! 10/31 Toker’s Bowl & Masquerade Galla & 12/31 A Hempy New Year’s Eve
    • Stage exposure:
      • - banner on sponsored stage
      • - Call out from sponsored stage
    • Event Program & Map:
      • - 1/4 Page Ad in program
      • - Location highlight on event map
      • - Small logo on sponsor page
    • Off-Event:
      • - Small Logo on web sponsor page (+ link) and poster
      • - Small Logo on sponsor footer bar, appearing on all our web pages
      • - Fixed web advertising in our Festival and Get Involved Pages, lower section
      • - 1 VIP Membership
      • - I Facebook Ad
    • Memorabilia
      • - Collector Shirts & Poster
    • Stage exposure:
      • - Prime double-booth + top banner on sponsored stage
      • - Call out from sponsored stage
    • Event Program & Map:
      • - 1/2 Page Ad in program (Full page for Main)
      • - Stage Name on Event Map & Schedule (“Patient 2 Patient Hemposium Stage”)
      • - Location highlight on event map
      • - Logo on sponsor page
    • Off-Event:
      • - Logo on web sponsor page (+ link) and poster
      • - Logo on sponsor footer bar, appearing on all our web pages
      • - Fixed web advertising in our Festival and Get Involved Pages, upper section
      • - 1 VIP Membership

      • - 2 Facebook Ads
    • Memorabilia
      • - 3 Collector Shirts & Posters
    • Multi-Stage exposure:
      • - Banner on up to 5 stages
      • - Booths in up to 3 stages (incl. 1 double-booth)
    • 1. Power at each booth
      • - Call out from all 5 stages
    • Event Program & Map:
      • - Full Page Ad in program
      • - Feature 1/4 page (“Hempfest is also brought to you by” w/article on sponsor)
      • - Premium location highlight on event map
      • - Big logo on sponsor page
    • Off-Event:
      • - Big logo on web homepage (+ link) and ads/poster
      • - Logo on sponsor footer bar, appearing on all our web pages
      • - Prime logo positioning at the top of our home page “We Love” section
      • - Fixed web advertising on our home page, lower section
      • - Banner at Members Events
      • - 2 VIP Memberships
      • - 2 Facebook Ads
    • Memorabilia
      • - 5 Collector Shirts & Posters
    • Multi-Stage exposure:
      • - Presenting title/logo on main entrance, program, web (+ link) and ads/poster;
      • - Banner on up to 5 stages + main entrance
      • - Booths in up to 3 stages (incl. 1 double-booth)
      • - Power each booth
      • - Call out from all 5 stages
    • Event Program & Map:
      • - Full Page Ad in program
      • - Feature 1/2 page (“Hempfest is presented by” w/article on sponsor)
      • - Top location highlight on event map
      • - Top logo on sponsor page
    • Off-Event:
      • - Top logo + link on sponsor page
      • - Logo on sponsor footer bar, appearing on all our web pages
      • - Prime logo positioning at the top of our home page “We Love” section
      • - Fixed web advertising on our home page,upper section
      • - Banner at Members Events
      • - 3 VIP Memberships
      • - 3 Facebook Ads
    • Memorabilia
      • - 6 Collector Shirts & Posters
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  • Color Banner

  • New for 2014 – Purchase a full color banner w/grommets. Ready for pick up from the QM area of Seattle Hempfest Operations. Price includes art. NO LONGER FOR SALE
  • Mobile Billboard

  • We’re excited at this new opportunity to drive attendees to your booth! We are having a Mobile Billboard that will be driving around the streets outside of Hempfest. What is a Mobile Billboard? It’s a box truck that has a see through back so you can see the DJ spinning inside. Your banner will be on the front of the truck above the cab, or along the sides above & below the DJ.

    You’ll not only get a banner on the Mobile Billboard but your 2 – 4 line message will be broadcast to everyone waiting in our lines, walking up to the event, or heck, just in the general vicinity by the live DJ performing inside it! This is an eye catching and ear popping presentation. Prices do not include banner.
  • We supply your full color banner for an additional $115
  • We supply your full color banner for an additional $175
  • Infrastructure

  • Booth Ad Ons

  • Power

  • 2400 watt, 20 amp, 120 volt, 4 outlet power drops are available for purchase at time of application for $175.00/ea. They will be $250/ea purchased separately, cash only on site. Your sponsorship booth comes with one power drop if requested.
  • ICE

  • 40# bags of ice are available from ice trucks in several locations throughout the park. Ice Coupons are sold for $14 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$20.00 each and sold on a cash only basis only. They are sold in both North and South Operations.
  • Loading 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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  • Our event program is 40 pages, full color, glossy finish. Print run is 15,000

    Would you like to purchase additional advertising? NO LONGER FOR SALE
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  • Ways you can help support Seattle Hempfest

  • Seattle Hempfest is a nonprofit, free speech event. We are compromised of 100% 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!
  • 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. Failure to comply will cause forfeiture of your vending privilege. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • 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. You may purchase wood squares from us in advance on your application for $25 per set of 4. 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. If for some reason you decide to not comply we’ll revoke your vending privilege and your booth will be shut down immediately and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • You will not sell or sample Salvia, Spice, K2 or any other similar substance. Violators will be required to cease sales immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • 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. If you refuse we’ll help you pack up as you’re forfeiting your privilege to vend. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • You will not sell or give away any beverages of any type. Violators will be required to cease sales immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • Food sales are not allowed in the park unless they are approved via application. All foods must be factory packaged and sealed. Violators will be required to cease sales immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • 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. Violators will be required to cease activity immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited
     
  • 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. Violators will be required to cease activity immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • I will not sell any merchandise using Hempfest of its image. Violators will be required to cease selling Hempfest merchandise immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited
     
  • 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. Violators will be required to remove the vehicle immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • Pets of any type are not allowed on site by permit. Violators will be required to remove the pet immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • No private ATM machines are allowed on site. Violators will be required to remove the ATM immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • You booth tag must be placed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of your booth at all times. Violators will be required to put the tag back up immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • Vendors in Hemposium, Main Stage, & Stone Village (any 3xx or 4xx booth) 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 by law to collect this tax on behalf of the city. We distribute the tax form at Hempfest, and vendors must turn them in at vendor check in on Sunday night or they will not be permitted to enter the park for load out. Vendors who have not turned in their tax payment will not be allowed to return to Hempfest. Information will be handed over to the City of Seattle collections.
     
  • I agree to stay within my 10x10 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. Violators will be required to move back within their 10x10 space immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • You may not sublease or transfer your space. All entities operating out of each space must be listed on this application. Those not listed on the application will be required to cease activity in the space immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • 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 also understand that I will be disallowed from vending in the future.
     
  • Providing of medical recommendations at Seattle Hempfest is not permitted. While this activity is not illegal, it gives a perception of inappropriateness and reinforces a cynical view of the integrity of the medical cannabis authorization process. You are welcome to provide information at your booth and direct those requesting medical authorizations to your off site medical office.
     
  • 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. Violators will be required to remove your staked items immediately. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • If I am selling products that require the purchaser to be 18 or older, I will check ID’s. In additional, all those working in your booth must be 18 as well to comply with state law. Violators will be required to start checking ID’s and/or cease allowing under aged staff to work in their booth. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam. In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site. Violators will be required to remove all Styrofoam items immediately and clean the immediate area of any Styrofoam waste. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • 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. Violators will be asked to please stop giving away stickers for free and to please sell them. Upon second offense your booth will be shut down and you will not be allowed to return. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
     
  • I understand that my application is going into a review process that will take up to 72 hours. I understand that all fees shall be charged to my credit card immediately. I’ll receive an email notice and either a receipt if I am accepted or a refund if I am not accepted.
     
  • All cancellations will be charged a 30% cancellation fee. No cancellations will be taken after June 1, 2014. To cancel all or part of your order you must complete our cancellation form and email it to vending@hempfest.org. The form is here: Seattle Hempfest Cancellation Request Form There are no refunds after June 30, 2014
     
  • 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.
     
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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

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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 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)

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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!

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