NEXT MAPA ABALONE FESTIVAL is
to be announced for 2017!
As an exhibitor for the Abalone Festival you will receive exposure to approximately 800-1000 potential buyers.
If you are interested in heading up a cook team in the 2016 World Championship Abalone Cook-off please contact Erin McBride, Cook Coordinator at (916) 225-0793.
Items to follow nature theme: Hand-made items of good quality that are legally made from, or represent nature: Examples: Hand-crafted jewelry; Candles; Paintings/Drawings; Photography; Stones; Bird Houses; hand-made note cards, etc.
Arrival and setup: You may start arriving at 8:00 am to set up on the pier. Be aware that with 19 exhibitors there will be a waiting line. We ask that you be set up and ready for the public by 10:30 am because some attendees might arrive as early as 10 am. Drive your car to the area directed to you by the parking assistants to unload; MAPA will have dollies available to transport your equipment and supplies to your location. If you have your own dolly, then you will not have to wait until MAPA's are available. After unloading, please park your vehicle in the parking lot.
Can I sell Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, or other items of food? No. This event is not geared to children, plus, because this is a MAPA fundraiser, all food sold will be by and for the benefit of MAPA.
What size is the booth area? 10' x 10' The space is 10'x10, which is the maximum size of your canopy. We suggest a canopy with drop-down sides in case of rain, tie-downs for your canopy in case of high winds (not expected), and weights to anchor papers or items that can blow away.
Can I reserve a particular site? No. Due to space constraints on the pier, sites are selected on a first-come, first served basis.
May we brings pets? No. Health code prevents the presence of any animals. Please do not leave them in your car because you will be busy for hours and it would be dangerous to leave your pet in a hot car.
May we bring children? You need to be aware that you will be near the harbor and there are no lifeguards. You are totally responsible for your children's safety.
May we register for more than one booth area? Yes, as long as spaces are available.
Do you refund registrations fees? Sorry, no refunds. You may count your fee as a donation for tax purposes.