Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Become a Vendor in the CivicFest Marketplace during the 2008 Republican National Convention

Organizations and individuals interested in participating in CivicFest: A Very Minnesota Celebration may now apply for a space in the 60,000 square-foot vendor Marketplace. The mission of the CivicFest Marketplace is to showcase a variety of products to the CivicFest audience, with an emphasis on locally produced and designed merchandise.

CivicFest, which will be held August 29 – September 4, 2008 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, is a one-of-a-kind event that will include more than 35 exhibits celebrating Minnesota and American history, democracy and the U.S. Presidency. More than 150,000 people are expected to attend CivicFest, which will be open to the general public.

To apply, vendors much complete an online application available at http://www.civicfest.org/ and provide photos or samples of the products they wish to sell, promote or display in their booth. Vendors will be selected based on how well they fit into the mission of the Marketplace and CivicFest. Preference will be given to entities selling merchandise that is both appropriate and appealing to the Convention audience, with greater preference given to companies presenting “Made in Minnesota” and “Made in U.S.A. merchandise."

MSP 2008, which is producing CivicFest, will begin making contact with interested vendors on May 1, 2008. Tina Volpe is the Marketplace Executive with MSP2008 overseeing vendor operations and can be reached at 651.677.2987 or tvolpe@msp2008.com.

For more information, click here.

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