We are so grateful you are applying for booth space in the 7th Annual Fall Enlightened Soul Expo!
Both full payment and completed application are required in order to be considered complete.
TO APPLY: Please read the below and then scroll to the BOTTOM of this page for the form!
BOOTH REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!
PLEASE APPLY A.S.A.P. to be included in the handout (deadline was September 15)
We will still take applications until we are full ~ We are 90% full now!
First come, first served! Please refer to the guidelines below.
We reserve the right to limit the number of vendors in a particular category. If you apply when we already have
enough vendors in that category, you will be notified in writing and your fee will be refunded.
Thanks and namaste! We look forward to seeing you and serving you!
QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call/text Amy Garber, Senior Show Co-Director & Vendor Coordinator, at 734-358-0218
VENDOR TABLE OPTIONS & FEES:
One 8-foot table is included in the 10x10 booths, small booth spaces must bring their own tables (recommended to be 6-foot or less). Two chairs are provided per booth. No curtains or dividers are available. To bring your own dividers or canopy/tent, please request advance permission in writing from the Vendor Coordinator at email@example.com.
This is a NEW VENUE for us; we don't anticipate that anyone will be against a wall, so please plan your signage and display options accordingly. Most booths will be on the carpet. We plan to supply a map in advance showing your booth location and whether it is on carpet or along a wall.
SMALL BOOTHS (may not have access to electricity):
SINGLE SMALL BOOTH: $200 (6' deep x 8' wide)
DOUBLE SMALL BOOTH: $325 (6' deep x 16' wide)
SINGLE STANDARD BOOTH: $275 (10' deep x 10' wide booth)
DOUBLE STANDARD BOOTH: $475 (10' deep x 20' wide booth)
ABOUT THIS APPLICATION: (some things may appear different if registering on your phone or tablet; COMPUTER recommended if you're experiencing issues)
You'll need to submit a maximum 100-word description (approx. 600 characters) for the website and promotions. Or you can tell us to use your previous description.
Please describe what you will be offering at your booth during the Expo; this is not the place to advertise other things you offer that aren't available at the Expo.
PLEASE WRITE YOUR DESCRIPTION IN 3rd PERSON; i.e. do not use "I" but instead say "[your name]" or "[company name]".
NEW: When done filling out the application, click the "PayPal Checkout" button to pay for your table space (before using the "Submit" button). No Paypal account is needed to pay with Paypal; you may pay with debit or credit card.
A window pops up where you have the option of paying with a PayPal account, if you have one. Otherwise, go to the BOTTOM of the PayPal payment box and choose "Pay with debit or credit card."
After completing payment, the PayPal box will close and you can then click the "Submit Form" button.
If you get an error message at the bottom of the application, then there is likely an error in your application. If so, scroll back up the form to find a required question that was not filled out, or not filled out properly. (OFTEN it is because you have gone over the 600-character limit in your description.) Answer or fix, and then submit again.
Checks are not accepted for payment.
If you experience problems filling out the application, please contact Amy at: 734-358-0218. REMINDER: Only applications with payment are considered complete.
NEW: Friday evening set-up is allowed! Exact load-in start time to be announced.
Sunday hours are extended to 6:00 PM! (Booths must remain open until closing time or risk not being invited back.)
NO REFUNDS unless your application is denied. We reserve the right to limit vendors in a particular category or for any reason.
PROMOTION: We list all vendors on our website, on at least one social media post, and on a handout given to attendees at the Expo.
NEW POLICY ON HELPERS: One helper PER BOOTH, PER DAY (two per double booth) can be admitted free to work at your table. They will receive a generic pass with your business name, but we will need their names for admittance. (Names can be given in the application or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 27). For one additional helper per booth beyond those allotted, you may pay a helper fee of $5 with your application. More than two helpers per booth will pay the standard admission fee.
SPONSORSHIP: We now offer Sponsorship Opportunities that can increase the visibility of your business at the Expo! There are various levels of perks, depending upon the monetary donation, from being included on print ads, extra social media posts, or on the At-a-Glance handout to exclusive sponsorship of a physical area of the Expo. Please see the link below to download the Sponsorship document for more information or inquire with Lori Irvin, Sponsorship & Outreach Coordinator, at (810) 820-0494 or email@example.com.
LOCATION OPTIONS at Southfield Pavilion (our first time in this new venue!):
A limited number of Small Booths will be located on the west side of the Pavilion. They are smaller and cheaper booths; two chairs are provided, but tables are not provided for small booths; one 6-foot table is recommended. Small Single Booths are 6' deep x 8' wide and Small Double Booths are 6' deep x 16' wide.
Single Standard Booths are 10' deep x 10' wide; one 8ft table and two chairs are provided. Double Standard Booths are 10' deep x 16' wide; two 8ft tables and four chairs are provided.
Those with Standard Booths who wish to order additional 8-foot tables can purchase them for $10 each.
READINGS: Vendors cannot offer readings at their booths. This is to preserve the integrity of the Reader Rooms. You can apply for an exception, if you offer something UNUSUAL that cannot conform to our 20-minute and 30-minute Reader Room procedures. If approved to offer readings, the READING COST CANNOT BE LESS than what our Reader Room charges, $1.50/minute. Please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for an exception.
Booths are not to be shared by two unrelated companies. You may each purchase a single booth separately and ask to be placed next to each other. We also offer cheaper Small Booths that are very affordable for small vendors.
Electricity access is available for an additional $10 charge. Please bring your own power strips and extension cords to assure proper access, and duct tape to secure the cords to the floor.
Anyone primarily offering bodywork/energy work should apply instead as a Bodyworker. Bodyworkers are encouraged to bring a helper to take appointments while you are working and to explain what you offer.
VOLUNTEER PRIZE DONATION: We're asking everyone to donate a gift certificate or product to reward our volunteers. Gift certificates should be for full free offers — no coupons or discounts. If you are donating a product instead of a gift certificate, products should be chosen by you (instead of giving us a certificate asking the recipient choose), because sometimes the certificates are received too late for the volunteer to go to your booth. ALL donations should be brought to us at the Volunteer Office or given to the Vendor Coordinator or Vendor Assistant who make the rounds of the booths, so that we can allocate the right amount of certificates to cover our volunteers each day. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR DONATION DIRECTLY TO VOLUNTEERS unless these are "extra" donations, to reward a volunteer who has helped you, separate from the donation you give to the Volunteer Office. We will have blank certificates at the Expo for you to fill out, or feel free to bring your own. Thank you for helping to support our hard-working volunteers!
Please do not light candles or incense, diffuse oils or sprays into the air, or use anything else scented — to respect those who have allergies or sensitivities. Demonstrations may be done only when visitors request or with the express permission of ALL your vendor neighbors (behind as well as on the sides and in front). WHEN IN DOUBT, please ask permission from the Vendor Coordinator.
For those who wish to stay overnight in Southfield, blocks of hotel rooms will be arranged for Expo weekend.
BOOTH APPLICATION AND PAYMENT DUE: Friday, September 15, 2019 (Late applications will be accepted until we are full, but may not be included in handouts.) SORRY, NO REFUNDS unless your application is denied.
HELPER NAME DEADLINE: Friday, September 27, 2019
LOAD-IN AND SET-UP: NEW! Friday night October 11, set-up, time TBD; Saturday October 12 set-up at 7:00 am