Exhibitor and Sponsor FAQ

What’s new this year?

  • Hours extended to 10am to 6pm to welcome more attendees!
  • All food vendors will be required to have a $4 or less option on their menu to encourage attendees to try a wide variety of food from different vendors
  • Registration will be on Eventhub.net this year and those who register early can use a payment plan.
  • Saturday afternoon will be a day to load in your equipment ahead of time to make Sunday morning easier. More info to come!
  • 2021 will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event. In-person exhibitors will all have a virtual booth on eventhub; a virtual-only option is also available.
  • We will have a special virtual sponsor preview day on September 12. 
  • A 10′ x 10′ tent is required

How much does it cost? 
The basic fees will depend on what type of exhibitor you are. See below for the basic fees. There are additional fees for electricity usage and multiple booth plots. There is also a discount for new (less than 2 years old) BIPOC-owned businesses. Please reach out to Tamuno Imbu for this discount at tamuno@exploreveg.org

In-Person + Online

  • $600 Food Vendors (Selling ready-to-eat meals)
  • $300 Food Vendors with a Cottage Food License 
  • $225 For-Profit Business
  • $150 Non-profit Organization
  • $100 Artist, Student, or Animal Advocacy Non-Profit

Online Only

  • $75 For Profit Business
  • $50 Non-Profit Organization
  • $30 Artist, Student, or Animal Advocacy Non-Profit

Other Costs

  • $25- Table (6’) and 2 chairs
  • $50- Extra booth plot
  • Electricity
    • $30- First 5 amps
    • $40- Each additional 5 amps

What is a Cottage Food Permit?

The cottage food permit is a special permit from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that allows for certain smaller businesses to sell food products. More information about it can be found on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.

What are all of the sponsor benefits?

Great question! Only sponsors get free onsite parking; and there are many more. See here for a full listing. If you have any questions, please direct them to sponsorship@tcvegfest.com

Where can I find all the information I’ll need to prepare and exhibit at Twin Cities Veg Fest?

We have all exhibitor and sponsor information condensed into our Exhibitor Guidebook for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2021. Please download it and read it through to be up to date on navigating the exhibitor process!

Where can I get help with online registration?

Please see the Eventhub.net guides for how to create an Eventhub.net profile and sign up for an event

How do I ____ on Eventhub?

Eventhub has a massive collection of help articles, here. If you do not find an answer to your question, feel free to contact them via the chat window on the bottom of that page.

When is the registration deadline?

The final day to sign up for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2021 is 11:59pm on August 30th

Can I participate without coming to the Twin Cities?

You sure can! You can sign up as an online-only exhibitor for a discounted price, but still have the ability to interact with online participants and have them place orders for your products!

Can there be animal products on my menu or in what I distribute?

No, as per the Twin Cities Veg Fest 2021 Food Vendor Guidelines, no foods containing animal products are allowed to be displayed, promoted, or sold on signage or menus at the festival.

What if there’s bad weather?

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2021 will continue rain or shine! In the event of severe weather or emergency, park staff and event organizers will be in communication.