As we look forward, we are as excited as ever to bring the Celtic Celebration to Reno again!
We’re instituting some changes in our vendor area this year. In the past, if someone wanted to be at our festival and was willing to pay the fee, that was good enough for us. In leaner economic times, however, we realize that profitability is an important aspect of deciding whether or not to participated in specific games and/or events. We want all our vendors to make the profit they need to come back year after year!
To that end, while first preference will still go to our vendors who have faithfully been with us in the past, this year, we’d like to open to as many different types of vendors as we can and assure everyone optimum profit. The first vendor application to be received with full payment will gain the opportunity to give feedback on whether they think their vended items should be exclusive, or if they think there is room for more than one. We already have long-standing kilt vendors, so that is not something we would add this year.
One of our goals this year is to increase our food and ethnic food vendors. If you sell or vend a Celtic food item, please consider coming to Reno! We had three food vendors last year, and everyone ran out of food! That was great for business, but not so great for our hungry folks attending the festival!
The take-away from this should be, if you are interested in coming to our festival PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR VENDOR APPLICATION and send it in WITH PAYMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
We will take vendors as long as we have room and don’t violate our own exclusivity policy, but we’d be thrilled to have all applications in by July 15. I will be contacting many of you directly to make sure everyone is aware of this.
We hope this makes our festival better, and are always willing to listen to suggestions.
Thanks for understanding and getting your stuff in early!