Chocolatefest Merchants

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Why you should join us as a merchant

Chocolatefest is a unique way to get in front of new customers.  If you are looking for ways to expand your customer base, Chocolatefest is a great way to do that!  

How much is the booth and what all do I get?

A 10x10 space  is $150.00

A 10x20 space is $300.00


The appearance of Chocolatefest is important to us.  You are paying for a full booth package that includes your selected booth size, 8 foot draping behind your booth and 3 foot draping along the sides of your booth.  We provide one 8 foot skirted table and 2 chairs for 10x10 booths and two 8 foot skirted tables and 4 chairs for 10x20 booths.  

 

You are responsible for bringing additional tables, chairs and product display needs.  


We will provide a booth sign.  You are welcome to cover the booth sign with your own banner or sign if you like. 


We ask that you bring pre-purchased, wrapped chocolate of some kind to put on your table, like Hershey Kisses or something like this.  These cannot be homemade treats.  They must be a purchased product.  Our Chocolatiers have licenses to make and sell food.  The health department will not like it if you make stuff at home and serve them to the public.  Make sense?  Make sure it is purchased from the store and wrapped and sealed if you put it on your table.  


Do you need electricity and/or wifi for your booth?

It's $75.00 per connection for a basic plug.  You have the option to add this when you register.


The venue has changed how they provide wi-fi.  We are currently researching what will be best and will get back to you if you need wi-fi.  

What time is set-up and break down?

Vendor load-in and set-up is on Friday,January 24th  from 10am-7pm.   

Load-in must be complete by 7pm.  


*We will have a few carts available for you to use but there are no guarantees that a cart will be available for you to use.  Please come prepared with your own cart or be prepared to carry your product into the hall.  The great thing about the World's Fair Exhibition Hall is that load-in is a lot easier.  We will also have volunteers on hand to help you get your product to your booth.  If we are able to, we will allow you to drive in to the venue to set up your booth.  

 

You can stay and set up your booth if you like but you must be ready to leave by 7pm.  You can come back Saturday morning, January 25th from 7am-8:30am to finish or begin setting up your booth for the show which will start at 9am.  


What more can I do to help Ronald McDonald House?

You can donate something to the silent auction!  That would be wonderful!   You can also help us by promoting to your friends, family and clients that it is only a $5 donation to come in just to shop, enjoy the entertainment and walk around.  Tasting Tickets will sell out so tell them if they want to do the tasting, they have to get their tickets early.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people usually attend Chocolatefest?

  • Chocolatefest has always been a sell-out event.  We have tweaked the flow and feel of the show to provide a better experience for our guests.  The number of people will range from 2,000-3,000.. 
  • We will have 250 tasting ticket holders every 2 hours coming through.  They may not all choose to shop and we cannot control that, but they will be coming through the shopping area and that is your time to shine! 


Why can't I make chocolate and bring it to giveaway at my table?

It wouldn't be fair to our Chocolatiers who are slaving away to provide 1250 samples to tasting ticket holders in efforts to promote their business and secure sales for Valentine's Day and more.  They are making these samples at their own expense with hopes that guests will buy more of their products.  If you are offering free chocolate at your table, that would hurt our Chocolatier sales opportunities.  


We are sure there are more questions we haven't thought of.  If you have a question, please e-mail us at chocolatefestknoxville@gmail.com

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