2013 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
EXHIBITOR ENTRANCE & DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS
ARRIVAL – 7:00 AM
Exhibitors MUST check-in at their designated entrance street ONLY! If entering at the wrong location, you will not be admitted, but will be re-directed to the correct entrance street … NO EXCEPTIONS!!
- Enter on Main Street: Booth #'s 1-206
- Enter on California Avenue: Booth #'s 207-408
- Enter on Venice Boulevard: Booth #'s 409-727
- Enter on Broadway Court: Whole Foods Market Green Scene
- Enter at Westminster & Riviera Ct.: KidsQuad Exhibitors
Whole Foods Market Green Scene Exhibitors/Sponsors
NOTE: Exhibitors MUST display their Unloading-Loading Permit (accessible through the registration site). Unload and exit immediately … DO NOT leave your car parked while setting up your booth!!
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OFF THE STREET BY 9:00 AM OR THEY WILL BE TOWED!
The Abbot Kinney Festival closes at 6:00 PM. Vendors will only be allowed to enter the street once the police have deemed it safe.
You MUST display your Unloading-Loading Permit or the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation and LAPD will not allow you on the street.
REMEMBER: Your patience and cooperation are very much needed and sincerely appreciated.
QUESTIONS or ASSISTANCE? The office (Location to be determined) will be open on Sunday, October 7th from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
ANY REPORTS OF VENDOR INCIDENTS OR VIOLATIONS OF RULES OR GUIDELINES MAY RESULT IN EXPULSION OF FESTIVAL AND/OR PROHIBITION FROM FUTURE FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION.
QUESTION: Can I share a booth?
ANSWER: Yes, you can share but both exhibitors must submit information on ONE application. Each exhibitor must submit photos, therefore requiring a minimum of six (6) product photos and two (2) booth photos (unless you want to create a "mock booth" photo of your combined product). Each exhibitor will be juried and notification will be made if one of the partners is not accepted. Top
QUESTION: How can I register without uploading my photos?
ANSWER: Because we must be able to see your merchandise and booth photos in order to jury your application, uploading photos is a requirement to registering. We must have one (1) booth photo and a minimum of three (3) merchandise photos. If you have any problems with this requirement, send an email to email@example.com or call (310) 396-3772 or (310) 310-0982. Top
QUESTION: What if I have never exhibited at a festival before and do not have a booth photo or I have never taken a photo of my booth?
ANSWER: Exhibitor booth presentation is very important to the overall quality of the festival. In order to effectively jury all exhibitors, we must have some visual representation of how you will be displaying your goods at the festival. This may require you to set up a "mock booth" at your house or business in order to meet this requirement. NOTE: ACCEPTANCE WILL NOT BE GRANTED TO EXHIBITORS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A BOOTH PHOTO. Top
QUESTION: If I submitted photos in past years of my product and booth, do I have to send them again?
ANSWER: Yes. We are not able to to retain any uploaded documents. Acceptance is based on your submission of three (3) photos detailing the product(s) you will be selling and one (1) photo of your booth presentation. Top
QUESTION: Can I request my booth assignment be in a specific location?
ANSWER: We will always try to accommodate all booth requests, but space limitations may prevent us from doing so. The earlier you register, the more likely your request will be met.Top
QUESTION: I already own a canopy -- Why can't I bring and use my own?
ANSWER: All fire-resistant canopies must be provided by Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA). Since 2008, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has enforced this policy in order to adhere to Los Angeles City Fire Requirements. Top
QUESTION: Is my credit card charged before I am accepted?
ANSWER: No, your credit card is not charged or your check will not be deposited until you have been accepted as an exhibitor. The process will take between 1-4 days. Top
QUESTION: Are tables and chairs provided?
ANSWER: AKFA does not provide electrical hookups, electrical outlets, power strips, water, tables, chairs, easels, or banners. Top
QUESTION: Is electricity provided or available?
ANSWER: AKFA does not provide electrical hookups, electrical outlets, power strips, water, tables, chairs, easels, or banners. If you are interested in renting a generator please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Top
QUESTION: How early can I arrive to set up my exhibitor booth?
ANSWER: The earliest exhibitors will be allowed to check-in is 7:00 AM. This is to allow the rental companies setting up the exhibitor booth canopies enough time to complete the job. Top
QUESTION: Is parking provided or available?
ANSWER: PARKING IS NOT PROVIDED. Limited parking will be available for a fee of $20 through this site, but note that, because parking lot locations are limited in size and locations (one near Main St., one near Westminster Ave., and the last near Venice Blvd.), your designated lot may be up to four (4) blocks from your booth location. All efforts will be made to place your parking adjacent to your booth location. Parking fees are refundable up to the second Monday of September. Some public lots charge an average of $20 for use on a “first come, first serve” basis. Parking and transportation information will be posted on this site prior to the Abbot Kinney Festival. Top
QUESTION: How can I advertise in festival guides or on the website?
ANSWER: There are two areas to advertise with the Abbot Kinney Festival: (1) advertising in our festival guide -- thousands are distributed to Whole Foods customers the week prior to the festival and are also distributed to the community and attendees of the festival; and (2) advertising on our website. To inquire about either or both options, send an email to email@example.com Top
QUESTION: How do I become a sponsor?