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Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

Will hosting DIY demonstrations benefit my business at Green Festival?

Yes!

Did you know in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Urban Homesteading has become the hot new trend? Activities like gardening, bread making, bee-keeping and chicken-raising are quickly becoming the top hobbies in large cities as residents aim to reconnect with nature while maintaining small outdoor footprints.

If you are a supplier for any of these hobbies, we want you to exhibit and demonstrate DIY projects at Green Festival! If your business teaches others how to build, plant, cook, create and more, an enthusiastic and receptive audience awaits your exhibitor demonstration.

In times of a continuously suffering economy, folks are returning to their own two hands to learn how to become more sustainable and self sufficient. DIY projects are incredibly beneficial to your presence at Green Festival as you have the opportunity to teach a skill that the audience can take home with them, while showcasing your products in action. Your company will create a lasting impression that leaves people thinking, “Wow! I can do this, and this wonderful company will provide my tools, materials and the know-how to make it possible.”

There are great benefits available for exhibitors who offer DIY demonstrations. Contact your sales representative, call 828-333-9403 x 300 or email exhibit@greenfestivals.org to find out about what you can earn as a DIY exhibitor!

What is the Screening Process?

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at Green Festivals. In order to exhibit, you must be vetted to ensure your business embodies the values of sustainability and social justice. This approval process is important to consumers and companies. Participants like knowing the exhibitors have proven to be mission-driven, and exhibitors appreciate an audience that is primed and eager to find out about their products and services.

First-time Green Festival exhibitors are reviewed to determine their commitment to social justice and environmental responsibility. If successful, the company is able to participate in the Green Festivals for the year. However, to continue exhibiting beyond the initial year, the business must apply for the Green America Seal of Approval. This is - hands down - the most trusted and authentic Seal in the green marketplace. Any business that has been approved by Green America's expert screening team and earned their Seal is eligible to exhibit.

In addition to exclusive exhibitor privileges, approved members of Green America's Green Business Network enjoy a wide array of marketing and cost-saving benefits. To find out more about the Green America screening process, along with membership benefits, visit Click Here To get started on the Green America Seal of Approval application today, Click Here

How can I upload or revise my Exhibitor listing information?

To upload, change or review your business profile, please visit our website at www.greenfestivals.org. At the top left hand side of the page, click on LogIn/Out. Login with your username and password. [If you have forgotten your username or password, please click the appropriate button to have the information emailed to you.]

After you Log In, you will be returned to the homepage. At the top left hand side, click on Edit Listing. You will arrive at a page that provides your brief company profile.

Click on Edit near the name of your business. This will take you a page where you can edit all applicable pieces of your listing. After you have made your changes and reviewed the existing copy, please click Submit at the top of the page.

It is your responsibility to make any changes you desire to your company profile prior to the Event Guide deadlines for the next city where you will exhibit. Deadlines can be found in the Exhibitor Information Kit for your city.

I have a premium marketing package, how do I upload my logo to my listing?

To upload, change or review your business profile, please visit our website at www.greenfestivals.org. At the top left hand side of the page, click on LogIn/Out. Login with your username and password. [If you have forgotten your username or password, please click the appropriate button to have the information emailed to you.]

After you Log In, you will be returned to the homepage. At the top left hand side, click on Edit Listing. You will arrive at a page that provides your brief company profile.

Click on Edit near the name of your business. This will take you a page where you can edit all applicable pieces of your listing. After you have made your changes and reviewed the existing copy, please click Submit at the top of the page.

It is your responsibility to make any changes you desire to your company profile prior to the Event Guide deadlines for the next city where you will exhibit. Click here for the deadlines

Image Uploading tips

  • 2MBs is our size limit for uploading images. If you are having trouble uploading the image, this could be the problem. Resize your image and try uploading it again. Please note: Our system will automatically resize your image a max of 120 for height and width if your image exceeds this in either dimension.
  • Images need to be .jpg or .png files. Check your file type and convert it to one of these if needed.
  • Unable to load your image? Make sure your filename does not contain spaces or odd symbols.

Can I ship my materials through UPS, FedEx or DHL?

Yes, but keep in mind that FedEx and DHL will not pick up on Sundays! UPS Freight will be onsite to handle your shipping needs. It may be more economical for you to take these boxes to your hotel after the event for a Monday pickup, you may do so, but this will be need to be arranged in advance to ensure all arrangements can be made. This will vary on a case by case basis, depending on your hotel, the number of boxes and other variables. You must plan ahead.

Do you have any tips on how I can save money?

Plan ahead and order early! Make note of deadlines for discount pricing. This alone will save you from unnecessary expenses. Most of our vendors have provided incentive pricing deadlines. Carefully plan out your booth design and the potential volume you hope to move at the event. For some tips on your booth design from our staff, click here.

What kind of advertising do you do?

Green Festival's media partners have included leading popular radio, television and national print media, such as Mother Earth News, Democracy Now!, Planet Green, VegNews, YES!, Utne Magazine, E Magazine, Yoga Journal and Mother Jones, to name a few.

Our mass media campaign receives more than 30 million impressions annually. We also attract attendees to Green Festival by mailing invitations to over 80,000 households in the target city, with an additional 50,000 distributed to key racks, coffee shops, green markets and key locations throughout the region. Green Festival is also featured online on event calendars, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, in addition to, our nonprofit allies, exhibitors, speakers and partners websites.

Can I sell product at the show? Can I sample product?

Absolutely! Let your sales representative know your intentions and which products you would like to sell or sample. Be complete, you will be limited to this list. Food sampling requires strict compliance paperwork contained in the Exhibitor Information Kit for each city. Please download your kit(s) from the Downloads section of the Green Festival website. If you need assistance, please call your sales representative.

How is the event guide distributed? How many are printed?

Approximately 5 - 10,000 Green Festival Event Magazines will be published and distributed before and during each event. Green Festival Event Guides are a keepsake, containing all the information about every Green Festival partner, speaker, exhibitor and activity.

Can I move in the morning of the show?

No. Move-in times are strictly enforced to ensure the event is ready to open at the published scheduled times. Should you have a special circumstance and would like to request permission for move-in on the morning of the first day of the event, you must contact Operations Manager by email or 828-333-9424 in advance of the event and gain permission. Those hand-carrying (50lbs or less) will be the only approved exhibitors. Approved exhibitors must have their booth completely set-up by 9am Saturday morning. Should an exhibitor arrive on Saturday morning but have failed to gain permission and a pre-approved appointment from EPI, they will be assessed a late move-in fee.