Bloody Mary & Music Festival – Vendor Information
The Bloody Mary Fest is just a couple weeks away, and the excitement is building! Please remember – this is a FRIENDLY competition; our goals are to build awareness of the Grand Lagoon and provide visitors with an original, authentic experience they can’t get anywhere else. That said, only one business will take home the trophy for Best Bloody Mary in the Grand Lagoon so the competition is going to be fierce! We will also have a best booth contest… more you decorate your booth, the easier it is to stand out!
Tasting booklet -We are creating a booklet to give attendees so they can make notes if they want for voting purposes and to provide vendors an opportunity to create a bounce back offer if they would like. (maybe an offer on Bloody Marys at your bar/restaurant or a happy hour or dining promotion). You do not have to create an offer; you can use your page to simply promote your business if you want. But whatever you would like to include, we need it now! The format is 8.5 x 5”, each business will have one page. We will format the page; we just need your logo, contact info, copy and image(s). If you were in the Tacos & Tequila booklet, we already have your logo and contact info; we just need your copy/image for bottom half page. Please note the booklet will be in full color. This booklet has a 7 day turn-around, so we need to get it submitted asap. Please respond to this email with your materials; I will connect you with our artist Lydia to finalize and proof.
USEFUL VENDOR INFORMATION:
Set up is on Friday, Oct. 19th, from 8am-noon; trailers will be available to assist with getting supplies to booths at Beach Access #11 (5625 Gulf Drive).
Tear-down and load-out will occur immediately after the event beginning approximately at 3:00pm. Schooners is hosting their own event the next day. We need to have all vendors off the beach by sundown Saturday evening.
Please contact Konrad at 305.797.4305 with any questions or concerns regarding access and/or assistance to the venue. A vendor map of the venue will be available at set up on Friday.
Vendors will park in the Schooners employee lot for the event, located on the north side of Thomas Drive on the corner of Thomas Drive and Benbow Street, under the Schooners billboard.
As a reminder, vodka and 5 oz. cups will be provided and must be used. Vendors cannot use own cups or vodka. Vendors must provide their own mixer and garnishes, along with booth decorations. The expected turnout is around 1,500 guests. All vendors should be prepared to make 1,500 servings of their Bloody Marys.
Please remember, we are setting up in the sand; pack supplies as you would for a camping trip. Here’s a suggested list of useful items you may want to bring:
- Coolers for Ice
- Zip Ties
- Duct Tape
- Scissors / Cutting Knives / Multi-tools
- Screw Guns / Staple Guns / Hot Glue Guns
- Trash Can / Trash Bags (for your prep area; we have trash cans for the venue)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Dump Bucker
- Dollies / Carts
Schooners WILL NOT be able to loan you any of these items. Please be courteous and bring all supplies needed to construct and maintain your booth. Also, consider the possibility of high winds overnight Friday or even during the event and to secure your booth, decorations, etc. for such an occasion.