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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.

Seattle Hempfest Event & Stage Sponsorships

Sponsorship Package
Rates & Benefits

Stage
Supporting
Sponsor

Stage
Presenting
Sponsor

Full Event
Supporting
Sponsor

Full Event
Presenting
Sponsor

Benefits                                                   Pricing:

Main: 6K / 10K

Other: 3K/2K

Main: 15K
Other: 6K

25K

50K

Vending & Stage Exposure

Sponsor Booth
(best booth placement around sponsored stage,
+ booth rental, setup and tear-down)

10’
(20’ for the 10K Main)

20’ (double)

3 10’ spaces

(a 20’ + a 10’,
or three 10’)

4 10’ spaces

(two 20’, one 20’+ two 10’, or four 10’)

Stage Banner
(available exclusively to our sponsors)

1

1, Top

1 x5 stages

1 x5 stages
+ Largest

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

Name

Name first

Name +phrase

Name +phrase

Entrance Banner
(‘Hempfest Presented by…’, at our main Entrance)

-

-

-

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

Advertising (Online, Print, Area)

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

Mobile Billboard
An entertaining billboard truck 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

Invitations & Extras

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

 

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

 

 

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

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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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  • 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 call us at 206-36-4HEMP(4367) or email us at sponsorship@hempfest.org for more personalized service.
    • Stage exposure:
      • - banner on sponsored stage
      • - Call out from sponsored stage
    • Event Program & Map:
      • - 1/4 Page Ad in program, ½ page for Main Stage packages
      • - 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
      • - 2 VIP Party tickets
      • - I Facebook Ad
    • Memorabilia
      • - 2 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 (“Leafly” 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
      • - 4 VIP Party tickets
      • - 2 Facebook Ads
    • Memorabilia
      • - 3 Collector Shirts & Posters
    • Multi-Stage exposure:
      • - Banner on up to 5 stages
      • - Booths in up to 3 stages – including 1, 10x20 so that’s 4, 10x10 spots
    • 1. Power at each booth
      • - Call out from all 5 stages
    • Event Program & Map:
      • - Full Page Ad in program
      • - Feature 1/4 page with two images(“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
      • - Logo on back panel of our mobile billboard driving around outside during festival hours along with your hourly shout outs!
      • - Enhanced Hempfest Mobile App listing and 3 mobile messages from you to all our app users
      • - 8 VIP Party tickets
      • - 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 with 4 images (“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
      • - Logo on back panel of our mobile billboard driving around outside during festival hours along with your hourly shout outs!
      • - Banner at Members Events
      • - Enhanced Hempfest Mobile App listing and 5 mobile messages from you to all our app users
      • - 12 VIP Party tickets
      • - 3 Facebook Ads
    • Memorabilia
      • - 6 Collector Shirts & Posters
  • Parties include 420Fest, 6/20 Fremont Solstice House Party inside Fremont Fair! & 10/31 Toker’s Bowl & Masquerade Galla
  • Hemposium 21+ Cannabis Lounge Sponsorships

  • 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 and ground-breaking area, making history as the first ‘pot garden’!
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  • Color Banner

  • Purchase a full color banner w/grommets. Ready for pick up when you check in at Hempfest. Price includes basic layout
  • 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
  • Hempfest News and Education Network Video Commercials

  • Brand alongside Seattle Hempfest all year long! Let our 24 year brand history work for you! Purchase ad space in one of our two video platforms.

    We will produce a minimum of 17 Monthly Video’s each year about volunteering, vending, sponsoring, Hempfest Central, & being a Seattle Hempfest Member. We’ll also be interviewing key people involved in the cannabis industry with a focus on current events. We get a who’s who of the cannabis world here at our WHQ, Hempfest Central.
  • We film Hempfest in HD and we’ll be creating a minimum of 20 videos featuring the top speakers, performers, & sites of Hempfest 2015. This is an exceptional way to expose your brand to the widest audience possible.
  • Your product or image displayed in our Monthly Videos. Imagine Vivian interviewing Keith Stroup, NORML founder, with your product next to them at the table, or wearing your Tshirt, or hat, drinking form your mug. The possibilities are endless! Let's talk and see what we come up with! Prices vary with request.
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  • Infrastructure

  • Booth Ad Ons

  • Power

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rules
  • You will not sell or sample marijuana or foods with marijuana in them or any illegal narcotic.  No marijuana sales, active food sales or sampling will be tolerated. Not even to authorized medical patients. Your booth will be shut down immediately. There is a zero tolerance policy that will be strictly enforced. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
  • All parties must be listed on this application. Sub leasing or transferring of booth spaces is not allowed.
  • You will have wood under your tires at all times. We know it seems silly but the City of Seattle requires that all vehicles have wood under their tires while in the park. If you choose to bring your own, you must have your wood out and ready when you load in each day. We must see your wood squares before you’ll be allowed to enter or you’ll need to purchase wood on site for $50 per set of 4. If you fail to bring wood or purchase it we simply cannot allow you in the park or we’ll be in violation of our permit! Once you’re in if you fail to park on your wood we’ll request to have you do so.
  • You will not sell or sample Salvia, Spice, K2 or any other similar substance.
  • There is no camping allowed in the park. You must exit the park by midnight each night. You may not stay overnight in your booth. If you are in the park after midnight you’ll be required to leave.
  • You will not sell or give away any beverages of any type.
  • Food sales are not allowed in the park unless they are approved via application. All foods must be factory packaged and sealed.
  • For public safety reasons, vendors do not get strolling privileges and are not permitted to stand outside of their booths offering samples or products to people walking by.
  • To preserve the free speech aspect of our permit, no sound amplification is allowed. No bullhorns, speakers, stereos or amplification of any type is allowed.
  • I will not sell any merchandise using Hempfest of its image. If you are interested in co branding merchandise please contact us at hfcadmin@hempfest.org
  • Vehicles of any type, including bicycles & Segways, are not allowed to be operated during the event.
  • Pets of any type are not allowed on site by permit.
  • No private ATMs are allowed on site.
  • No private generators are allowed on site.
  • You booth tag must be placed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of your booth at all times.
  • Vendors in booth 533 or lower - anyplace south of Main Stage 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Providing of medical recommendations at Seattle Hempfest is not permitted.
  • Creating of private medicating areas within your booth space is prohibited. All areas of your booth must be open to all of the public at all times.
  • No staking is allowed in Seattle City Parks. You are not allowed to put anything into the ground. All canopies must be weighed down with sand bags, cement blocks, water jugs, or other on ground weight.
  • If I am selling products that require the purchaser to be 18 or older, I will check ID’s. In additional, all those working in your booth must be 18 as well to comply with state law.
  • Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam. In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site.
  • I will not distribute any stickers for free. We’ve had to pay upwards or $2,000 in sticker removal fees as attendees love to put them in inappropriate places. You may sell stickers to attendees as our hope is that if they’ve bought it they will value it more. Help 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.
  • Hand held torches are not allowed to be operated in Seattle City Parks per the Fire Marshall Section 308.1.((6))5
  • I have general business liability insurance and will be able to produce documentation of such if required to on site.
  • 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.
  • 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. The form is here: Seattle Hempfest Cancellation Request Form There are no refunds after June 1, 2015
  • All applications go into review once they are paid in full. Until an application is paid in full it is not processed. The longer you wait to pay, the less likely the spaces you’ve selected will be available. You understand that if the spaces you have selected are no longer available you will be placed in another space in the same price category.

    You understand the map is subject to change. Your booth may be reassigned or moved. You are not guaranteed any specific space number just a location within the price category for which you have paid. If you are provided a space in a different price category you will be given a refund for the difference between the two categories.

    You are vending in a park. This means you will be on grass or dirt. You understand that it’s Seattle and if it rains there may be mud and puddles. You are vending at your own risk. Seattle Hempfest makes no claims or guarantees as to your sales or condition of the ground that your booth will be set up.

    You understand there no guarantee of the safety for anything left in the park overnight. If you choose to not load out your 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 you load out each night and back in each morning.

    Rule violations may result in the closure of your booth and the forfeiting of your vending fees.

    I agree to comply with all the rules above
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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!

Seattle Hempfest Business cannabis legalization marijuana

Hempfest Business takes place in Seattle Center’s Exposition Hall.

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

 

Hempfest Business Map

Click on our new map and it’ll blow up.  You’ll be able to see which vending booths are sold and which are available.  Enhanced booths will provide you with the details of the person who’s vending in the booth.   You’ll see their address, website, and contact information, complete with a link to their web site.  You’ll be able to connect with all our vendors/attendees  all year long as once a booth is booked, if they chose to have it enhanced, we’ll keep the info up until we open vending again next year.

General booths are white until sold, then they turn red.  Sponsor booths are yellow until sold them they turn purple.

We have 1 food booth at Hempfest Business.  It’s under a covered walkway in front of the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.  No grilling can be allowed.

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 business@hempfest.org

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Presenting our newest opportunity!

Seattle Hempfest Business

With an established medical industry and an 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 grow & 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 activism and cultural celebration taking place on the gorgeous Seattle waterfront nearby, at the original event that tilled the soil in which these new American made business opportunities are now starting to flourish and grow.

Washington’s oldest cannabis business, 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. We’re proud to further facilitate the relationships it requires to be successful in today’s cannabis marketplace through educational panels, forums, & business to business enterprises.  Let our 24 year old brand work for you!

The Hempfest Business Mixer, taking place at the Skyline level of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle, will be the party of the summer.  The movers & shakers of the emerging cannabis market will intermingle while enjoying the world famous view.  The night will also host our first ever Hempfest Business of the Year Award.  This is a night of Hempfest magic not to be missed!

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

seattle skyline hempfest business

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

Exhibitor Fee

Exhibitor 10×10 pipe & drape locations are $1,600 for a corner, & $1,200 for an inline booth.  To apply click the Exhibitor Application tab above.  To Sponsor click the  Sponsorship Application

Attendee Registration

Registration is required to attend Hempfest Business.  Those registering before hand will get a Hempfest Business lanyard when they arrive and will be entered in our door prize drawings!  You’ll also be kept up to date as we add seminars, panels, & classes to our schedule.  To register click the Attendee Registration tab above.

Those not pre-registered will have to stand in line and register prior to be allowed entry.

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 $160/ea and are available on your vending/sponsorship application or at in our web store.

Vending, Sponsorship, & Attendee Registration

Registration for Vending, Sponsorships, & Attendees will begin on February 1, 2015

Daily Stage Programming

We’ll be hosting daily business panels & forums starting at 11:00 AM each day and ending at 6:30 on Saturday & 4:20 on Sunday.

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.

 

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 Mixer 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.

SPACE NEEDLE PARTY

 

 

 

 

Hempfest Business Mixer Sponsorships

A night of dining & drinks in the world famous Space Needle’s Skyline level, on Saturday August 15, to celebrate our first Seattle Hempfest Business show at Seattle Center! Associate your brand with this glitzy B2B mixer in the Seattle landmark, and get in front of the movers and shakers of our industry.  The night will also host our first ever Hempfest Business of the Year Ward.  This is a night of Hempfest magic not to be missed!
 

Business Mixer Presenting Sponsor

Business Mixer Supporting Sponsor

$10,000

$5,000

Exposure at the Mixer

 

Exposure at the Mixer

Table + Banner  top placement

Red Carpet Photo Backdrop – top / large logo

Branding: Decorate and provide schwag

Table + Banner

Red Carpet Photo Backdrop – smaller logo

Branding: Decorate and provide schwag

Exposure in Advertising

 

Exposure in Advertising

* Presenting title on all tickets, Mobile App announcements, advertising & promotional material.

* 1/2 page ad in Business Event Program

* logo on mixer article in both HF & Business programs
* Mobile Billboard logo + shout-outs Fri, Sat + message
* Mobile app enhanced listing + 4 messages to our users
* Website logo + ad on supporting page
* Thank you in web + Facebook events

* Hempfest Business Directory listing

* 1/2 page ad in Business Event Program

* logo on mixer article in Business program
* Mobile Billboard logo + shout-outs Fri, Sat
* Mobile app enhanced listing + 2 messages
* Website logo + ad on supporting page
* Thank you in web + Facebook events

* Hempfest Business Directory listing

Exposure at Hempfest Business

 

Exposure at Hempfest Business

Banner on Business Show Stage

Shout-outs from Business Show Stage hourly all Sat.

Banner on Business Show Stage

Shout-outs from Business Show Stage 4x on Sat.

Invitations

 

Invitations

8 Business Mixer tickets

 

4 Business Mixer tickets

The Seattle Hempfest Business Sponsorships

Seattle Hempfest Business Cannabis Trade Show

 

Sponsorship Package
Rates & Benefits

HF Business
Hospitality
Sponsor

HF Business
Supporting
Sponsor

HF Business
Supporting+
Sponsor

HF Business
Presenting
Sponsor

Benefits                                                  Pricing:

5K

5K

10K

25K

Exhibitor & Stage Exposure

Sponsor Booth — Prime location setup, with 8’ skirted/covered tables, chairs and power. (decorate + table             backstage area)

10’x10’

2 tables & chairs

10’x20’

4 tables & chairs

10’x30’

6 tables & chairs

Banner on the Hempfest Business Stage
(available exclusively to our sponsors)

Backstage

Yes

Yes

Yes, Top

Shout-out from the Hempfest Business Stage
(thanking our sponsors on a regular basis)

-

Every other hour

Every hour

Every hour
Name + Message

Stage Programming
(Your block of content on our Business Stage)

-

30mn
Sat. or Sun.

45mn
Sat. or Sun.

60mn
Sat. AND Sun.

Business Mixer Invitations
Sat. night exclusive mixer in the Space Needle!

2

2

4

8

Promotional & Advertising Exposure

Event Program Ad
Color ad in our Hempfest Business event program

1/4 Page

1/4 Page

1/2 Page

Full Page
+1/2 page in HF program!

Event Program Featured article
on our top sponsors (except hospitality)

Logo & image on hosp. article

1/4 page article
w/ 1 image

1/2 Page article
w/ up to 3 images

Location highlight on Event Map

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Print Advertising
(at bottom of Hempfest Business advertising)

-

Logo

Logo + Presenting Title…

Promotional Poster
(distributed around Seattle & beyond)

-

-

Logo

Logo + Presenting Title…

Mobile Billboard — An entertaining billboard truck driving outside Hempfest during all hours!

-

Call-outs
every other hour

Call-outs hourly  logo on back panel

Call-outs hourly, + large backpanel logo

Presenting title on all Attendee Passes, Event Program cover; logo on stage line-up, lanyards…

-

-

-

Exclusive

Website & Multimedia Exposure

Logo + Link on our Website
(Sponsor page, Hempfest Business page)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Large

Web Ad on Hempfest.org

Festival Page Lower

supporting pages Upper section

supporting pages Upper section

Home Page
Upper section

Mobile App Enhanced Listing
+ messages to our users in the weeks around HF

Yes

Yes

Yes
+2 messages

Yes
+ 5 messages

Ad(s) on our Facebook page

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4

Hempfest Business Listing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hempfest News & Education Videos
Message in our ticker for 1 year (17+ videos)

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Exclusive

 

Other Hempfest Business Sponsorship/Vending Options

“Official …” of Hempfest Business Contact us Only 1 “Official” endorsement per product type
Business Stage Programming Contact us Your 45 – 60 minute educational panel, forum, how to session..
Hempfest Business Vending, Corner $1,600 Your 10×10 corner pipe & draped booth w/table & 2 chairs
Hempfest Business Vending, Inline $1,200 Your 10×10 inline pipe & draped booth w/table & 2 chairs

 

Hempfest Business 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 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 business@hempfest.org

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  • SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES -

  • The Seattle Hempfest Business Mixer at the Space Needle 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 tickets to the event.

    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.
  • 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 Event 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.
  • The Seattle Hempfest Business Sponsorships

  • Seattle Hempfest Business Presenting Sponsorship:

    At Hempfest Business: Prime 10x30 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.
  • Seattle Hempfest Business Supporting, 10x20 Sponsorship.

    At Hempfest Business: Prime 10x20 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.
  • Seattle Hempfest Business Supporting, 10x10 Sponsorship.

    At Hempfest Business: Prime 10x10 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 party 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.
  • 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: 1/2 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.
  • Official” XYZ of Hempfest Business.
    Only 1 “Official” endorsement per product type
  • Seattle Hempfest Business Programming Sponsorship — Your 45 – 60 minute educational panel, forum, how to session on our stage. Price range varies, ~$1,000 depending on time and use.
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  • Booth Add Ons

  • Your booth comes with one power drop. Power is a 500W, 5 AMP, Lay In.
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  • ADVERTISE/PROMOTION

  • Color Banner -

  • Purchase a full color banner w/grommets. Ready for you when you check in. Price includes basic layout.
  • Event Program -

  • Our gorgeous Event Program will not only be handed out on site but will be immortalized on our website for decades to come! Become a part of Hempfest Business history by purchasing additional advertising here!

    Would you like to purchase additional advertising?
  • Hempfest News and Education Network Video Commercials

  • Brand alongside Seattle Hempfest all year long! Let our 24 year brand history work for you! Purchase ad space in one of our two video platforms.

    We will produce a minimum of 17 Monthly Video’s each year about volunteering, vending, sponsoring, Hempfest Central, & being a Seattle Hempfest Member. We’ll also be interviewing key people involved in the cannabis industry with a focus on current events. We get a who’s who of the cannabis world here at our WHQ, Hempfest Central.

    You get 17 spots for one low price!
  • We film Hempfest in HD and we’ll be creating a minimum of 20 videos featuring the top speakers, performers, & sites of Hempfest 2015. This is an exceptional way to expose your brand to the widest audience possible.

    You get 30 spots for one low price!
  • Your product or image displayed in our Monthly Videos. Imagine Vivian interviewing Keith Stroup, NORML founder, with your product next to them at the table, or wearing your Tshirt, or hat, drinking form your mug. The possibilities are endless! Let's talk and see what we come up with! Prices vary with request.
  • Mobile Billboard

  • We’re excited at this great opportunity to drive attention to your brand! 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.
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  • The Seattle Hempfest Business Mixer

  • The Seattle Hempfest Business Mixer taking 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.
  • Membership – Purchase a Seattle Hempfest Membership and be a part of Hempfest all year long

  • If you’re unable to take advantage of our year around benefits, you can always purchase tickets to the Seattle Hempfest VIP Party for a night of Hempfest magic.
  • Ways you can help support Seattle Hempfest

  • Seattle Hempfest is a nonprofit, free speech event. We are comprised of mostly volunteer staff who believes 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. Community powered since 1991. We are the oldest cannabis business in the state of Washington and possibly the entire PNW.
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  • 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 as an attendee instead of vending.

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

    Rules
  • You will not sell or sample marijuana or foods with marijuana in them or any illegal narcotic. No marijuana sales, active food sales or sampling will be tolerated. Not even to authorized medical patients. Your booth will be shut down immediately. There is a zero tolerance policy that will be strictly enforced. All fees and your space will be forfeited.
  • You will not consume cannabis on the Seattle Center grounds.
  • All parties must be listed on this application. Sub leasing or transferring of booth spaces is not allowed
  • Please keep amplified sound to within your 10x10 space. No bullhorns, speakers, stereos or amplification of any type is allowed that disrupts your neighboring booths.
  • I will not sell any merchandise using Hempfest of its image.
  • Pets of any type are not allowed on site.
  • No private ATM machines are allowed on site.
  • No private generators are allowed on site.
  • You booth tag must be placed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of your booth at all times.
  • I agree to stay within my 10x10 booth space.
  • 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.
  • Seattle has a City wide ban on Styrofoam. In accordance with this no Styrofoam may be brought on site.
  • I will not distribute any stickers for free. We’ve had to pay upwards or $2,000 in sticker removal fees as attendees love to put them in inappropriate places. You may sell stickers to attendees as our hope is that if they’ve bought it they will value it more.
  • I have general business liability insurance and will be able to produce documentation of such if required to on site.
  • 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.
  • Applications require full payment to be processed.
  • 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 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, 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.
  • All applications go into review once they are paid in full. Until an application is paid in full it is not processed. The longer you wait to pay, the less likely the spaces you’ve selected will be available. You understand that if the spaces you have selected are no longer available you will be placed in another space in the same price category.

    You understand the map is subject to change. Your booth may be reassigned or moved. You are not guaranteed any specific space number just a location within the price category for which you have paid. If you are provided a space in a different price category you will be given a refund for the difference between the two categories.

    You understand there no guarantee of the safety for anything left overnight. If you choose to not load out your 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 you load out each night and back in each morning.

    Rule violations may result in the closure of your booth and the forfeiting of your vending fees.

    I agree to comply with all the rules above
     
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