Friday, August 10, 2018

Potters wanted for the WNC Fermenting Festival


I'm submitting the following for a friend I worked with last year on the first Ferment Fest in Marshall -- it was a blast and very successful. Meg is looking for potters that sell work related to fermenting: bowls and crocks.

Hello,
I am writing to invite you to participate in this years' 2nd Annual WNC Fermenting Festival!
Our festival was incredibly well attended last year and we were able to garner lots of media attention for our efforts. Including articles in the Mountain Express, WNC Woman Magazine, Bold Life Magazine and Edible Asheville Magazine. We are working hard and we are very excited about this years’ event and have been already generating lots of interest and advertising venues.
A little bit more about last years’ event:
We were able to bring together 27 various vendors and 8 demo instructors! This got us between 700-1000 bottoms in the door last November 5th. (I lost count at 750 but several eyewitnesses suggest closer to 1k attendees!) We had 5 vendors sell out completely and several more came very close! We had attendees from 6 neighboring states and generated over $700 in cash donations to the Beacon of Hope Food Pantry.
Contact Meg at fermentifoods@gmail.com for Vendor Application Forms.
Vendor Fee for a 10 x 10 booth, (w/ Free Social Media Advertising)     $40
Last year, we were able to raise $700 for the Beacon of Hope Services (Food Bank). Our goal for this year is $2000! And we can easily achieve this. For this year’s event, we will be widening our advertising efforts, expanding our FREE Demos and adding more items to our Raffle! If you would like to donate anything to the raffle please email me.
Event Details:   
Location-                NC Co-Operative Extension Office, 258 Carolina Ln. Marshall, NC 28753
Time/Duration-      Saturday November 3rd   12pm-6pm   (Unloading and Set-up Starts at 10am)
Website-                 www.wncfermentingfestival.com
Facebook-              https://www.facebook.com/WNC-Fermenting-Festival-350799835329994/
Instagram-              @wncfermentingfestival
Booth Fee:             $40 per full 10 x 10 booth space, Payable in Cash, Square & Check (made out to   Fermenti. LLC)  All Fees: MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE WE CONIRM YOUR SPACE &  ADD YOU TO OUR WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS
Demos:                  Demos are TBA and if you would like to offer a Demo, lmk ASAP!
*We will have ONLY 6 Demo Artists Total and they will have 45min to Instruct as well as a 15min for set-up/clean-up after each Demo. This is an incredible way to promote your craft, booth, book, web-site or social media influence. We have use of a quiet separate full kitchen on site and you will have use of a fridge, sink, oven, microwave, recycling bins, trash cans, ice machine and will be supplied with towels (or paper towels if you prefer)
*No Refunds will be given for cancellations after Oct 1st.
*All funds raised during the event through the raffle, donations and surplus operating costs will be donated to the Beacon of Hope Food Bank. 
*More Details to Come
We look forward to hearing from you and please send a logo, promo pictures and a short promo “blurb” about your company, along with your application(s) so we can get started asap on your promotion!
We have a NEW website at www.wncfermentingfestival.com
Keep Fermenting Friends,
Meg Chamberlain
www.fermenti.biz

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