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Garden of the Cats

Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show 2019

Vendor Information


October 12-13, 2019

Play It Now Sports

5025 N. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Garden of the Cats presents a weekend family affair for pet lovers, especially for those who favor the feline kind. The following are what you can expect to see at our event:


TICA-sponsored international cat show                              Exotic breeds

Interactive contests                                                        Raffle

Child-friendly workshops and crafts                                   Spectator choice awards


Our show will have an advertising push with print and television (news features) to draw in large crowds. Our seasonally themed event will appeal to local Colorado residents, while our kid friendly activities will draw in families.


Garden of the Cats is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that strives to help animals in the Southern Colorado area through a variety of means. Portions of the profits from our event will be used to create grants that will be available with local animal shelters and rescues for vaccinations, spay and neuter, and adoptions. Become a part of our event that is sure to be a memorable experience for everyone.


Public hours:


Saturday, Octover 12, 2019:          9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Octover 13, 2019:            9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Setup time for vendors:


Friday, October 11, 2019:              9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, Ocober 12, 2019:           7 a.m. to 9 a.m.


Vendors must be able to complete breakdown and vacate the building by 5 p.m. Enough time will be given to accommodate the need to breakdown your booth.


The event will be held Play It Now Sports, located at 5025 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Vendors will be placed in the gym hosting a TICA sponsored international cat show.


Payment is due with a submitted application/contract, which will be used to hold a space. In the event a space cannot be secured, a full refund will be issued. Notification of vendor acceptance will begin as soon as payment is received, via email.  Space will be assigned on a first come/first served basis.  Booth assignments will be finalized on October 8, 2019 and sent out by email.


Payment may be in the form of check or PayPal deposit, through PayPal account Gardenofthecats@gmail.com. Application and contract may be mailed with check to Garden of the Cats, 337 Lost Lake Drive, Divide, CO 80814. Checks should be made out to Garden of the Cats. Application and contract may be emailed to wolfpirateprop@aol.com, if payment is made through PayPal.


ADVERTISING OPTIONS


Garden of the Cats has two options for vendors to advertise their products during and after the event. There is no requirement for vendors to take either option.


1. Garden of the Cats Cat Show Catalogue:


The TICA sponsored international cat show requires the host organization to publish a show catalogue for exhibitors. This show catalogue includes information about the entrant cats and other information. Advertisement is only part of the catalogue.


Full page                         $90.00    

Half page                         $50.00                                                       

Quarter page                    $30.00                             

Business card size             $10.00


2. Garden of the Cats print magazine The Cat-o-Dog:


Garden of the Cats is publishing a professional quality full-color print magazine with a first-time circulation of 3500 magazines. These magazines will be distributed to exhibitors and spectators to the event, as well as veterinary offices and pet stores in the Southern Colorado area. Our Cat-o-Dog magazine will have articles and features on both cats and dogs, and have an attractive layout for readers. Corporate products and services are the targeted advertisement market; however, event vendors are being offered complimentary advertising space if signed up by mid-February.


Full page, full color advertisement:                              $425.00   

Half page, full color advertisement                               $225.00  

¼ page, full color advertisement                                  $125.00

1/8-page, full color advertisement                                  $75.00

Business card size                                            Complimentary


BOOTH SPACES


Non-exhibiting (cat) vendors:

Booth Spaces (length by depth):


6’ x 5’ space at $         

8’ x 5’ space at $        

10’ x 8’ space at $        

20’ x 10’ space at $  


Exhibiting (cat) vendors:

Booth Spaces (length by depth):


6’ x 5’ space at $

8’ x 5’ space at $

10 x 8’ space at $

20 x 8’ space at $  


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS


Electricity    $10.00                                                  

(not available in all booths, must provide own power cords)

*Tables       $10.00 each           

*Chairs        $5.00 each


*Garden of the Cats must rent tables and chairs for our event, therefore, if you require table and chairs, we must rent additional ones to accommodate you.


PROMOTIONAL STRATEGIES


To encourage vendor participation in our event, we have created the following promotional strategies to improve the vendor/shopper experience:

 

1. Door prizes and other game prizes will be awarded with “Greenbacks.”  This will be our event currency, which are only redeemable at vendor booths. If a person wins a game, they will be awarded Greenbacks to spend at the event. This will encourage people to purchase items from vendors. Vendors will then redeem their greenbacks with the show manager for their exact face value. For example, if a person wants to purchase something from you with $20 in greenbacks, you will receive $20 back from Garden of the Cats—in cash—upon delivery of the greenbacks.

 

2. Advertising in our Garden of the Cats The Cat-o-Dog magazine. This is our professionally designed and printed magazine that will be distributed for free to attendees at the show and various locations in Southern Colorado. This was previously advertised in our initial invitation/application at a paid price. However, as a first-time courtesy, we are offering this advertising opportunity free of charge.  The deadline to receive this promotion is August 15, 2019, due to publishing needs of the magazine.

 

 

REFUND POLICY


A full refund to vendors will be given if promoter is notified by September 12, 2019. Vendors requesting to cancel after September 12, 2019 will receive a refund ONLY if the promoter is able to fill the booth space with another vendor willing to accept that space.


If the Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show cannot take place, in whole or in part, or is canceled by reason of an act or regulation of Play It Now Sports, or fire, riot, civil commotion, lockout or strike or failure of electrical or other technical facilities, acts of God or other occurrence outside the reasonable control of the Promoter (Force Majeure event), the Promoter shall refund application payment. Alternate dates are not available to host the Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show in the event of such cancellation as facility rentals are made a year in advance.



APPLICATION AND CONTRACT


Garden of the Cats Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show 2019 Application


Garden of the Cats Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show 2019 Contract


Garden of the Cats Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show 2019 Application

Garden of the Cats Halloween Hiss-teria Cat Show 2019 Contract

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