2017 GFFC Exhibitor Registration

Fri. Mar 17, 2017 - Sat. Mar 18, 2017
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2017 GFFC Exhibitor Registration

Remaining tables on Friday are limited. Please call for availability. (312.874.7360) Saturday tables are still available. 

2017 Exhibitor Pricing

Prices......................Type of Exhibitor (Day(s))
$950........................Standard (Two Days)
$750........................Standard (One Day)
$470........................Farmer/Nonprofit (Two Days)

$370........................Farmer/Nonprofit (One Day)


ADD ON Prices.......ADD ON Item
$300.......................Corner Location
  $75.......................Pipes to Hang Banner Over/Behind Exhibit
  $75.......................Regular Electric (110V / 500W Power Outlet)

$125.......................High Power Electric (110V / 1500W Power Outlet)


Band of Farmers Chicagoland CSA Coalition Members receive 50% discount for CSA Pavilion (use discount code BOFMember2017 at checkout)


The Exhibit Floor - the Heart of Our Festival!
Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the 2017 Good Food Festival & Conference. Below please find answers to common exhibitor questions.  Additional information can be found in the Move-In & Set-Up Instructions. Our goal is to answer your questions before you have to ask.  If you do have additional questions and or suggestions for the Q&A section, please contact FamilyFarmed.   

Common Questions & Answers

Each Exhibit Includes:
- 6 foot by 8 foot (48 sq.ft.) space
- 6 foot table with tablecloth and two chairs
- Listing in the Show Directory and on the website
- Same-day admission for up to four representatives from your business (see below)

How many badges do exhibitors receive?
Each exhibitor will receive four (4) badges. They will be placed at your assigned Table the first day you exhibit. Each rep must wear when on site. If you have questions please visit the Onsite Registration desk, located inside main entrance of the building on Halsted Street.

Can businesses share one exhibit table?
Yes, more than one business may utilize one exhibit table.  Upon registration, there will be fields to enter information for a primary business as well as a business you are sharing with.  If there will be more than two businesses sharing a table, please contact FamilyFarmed.  But please note that you will not be provided a larger table or space if sharing.  All activity must be performed in the assigned table and space.

When will I know my exhibitor table assignment?
Table assignments along with move-in instructions will be communicated and posted on the Event website by February 28, 2017.

What are the daily hours?
Exhibit setup begins at 7:00am EACH DAY. All displays must be ready and staffed by 10:00am. Attendees want to talk to you so please staff your exhibit the entire day.  Breakdown begins at 5:00pm.  All items must be removed from the building on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Are sales allowed at the Show?
Yes, sales are encouraged.  But please note that exhibitors are required to collect appropriate sales tax. Those exhibitors electing to sell goods and services for delivery at the Festival must also obtain an Illinois Business Tax (IBT) number --http://www.revenue.state.il.us/Businesses/register.htm.  If you are planning to sell alcohol, you must contact FamilyFarmed.

Do I need to provide a Certificate of Insurance?
Yes.  All exhibitors are required to provide and keep in force during the show period, including move-in and move-out, General Liability Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 naming FamilyFarmed, and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois as additional insured (see below for addresses). The Exhibitor further understands and agrees that neither FamilyFarmed nor the UIC Forum maintain insurance covering the Exhibitor's property and it is the sole responsibility of the Exhibitor to obtain such insurance. All COIs must be emailed in advance to COI@familyfarmed.org.

     The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois                
     725 W Roosevelt Rd.
     Chicago, IL 60607
     225 W. Hubbard St., Suite 650
     Chicago, IL 60654

What are the Move-In, Unloading Requirements?
Once unloaded, all vehicles must be moved away from the dock immediately, so please have a second driver onboard. There are no forklifts available for our use. A limited number of flat carts and hand trucks are available for our use, but bringing your own will likely save you time.

Is electrical service available?
There is an additional charge for electrical service. Electric outlet locations are limited so you must request and pay in advance for this additional service.  Make sure to bring your own power strips and extension cords as none are provided nor available by the Event. 

Stoves and Cooking
You may use a crockpot, electric skillet, or Sterno to heat food. Gas, propane and other combustible materials are not allowed within the facility.

Sampling and Serving of Food
You may provide free samples of only those products that you produce, process and/or distribute during your regular course of business.  If you are handing out samples, please provide attendees with COMPOSTABLE plates, cups and utensils.  We recommend Onyx, partner of the GFFC, for your plate ware needs.

Terms and Conditions
GFFC Terms and Conditions: The Good Food Festival and Conference reserves the right to limit and assign spaces in the best interests of the Event.  FamilyFarmed will not assign exhibitor table numbers until payment has been made in full. By registering and submitting your request to FamilyFarmed, the exhibitor acknowledges, agrees and consents to adhere with set-up instructions as posted on the website: GoodFoodFestivals.com FamilyFarmed's receipt of any registration is not to be construed as acceptance and approval of registration. It is binding only after the registration is executed by FamilyFarmed at which point no refunds can be made. Exhibitor also agrees to allow FamilyFarmed and any of its media partners to use photography or video taken at the Good Food Festival and Conference.

For Exhibitor questions, please contact FamilyFarmed
James Pirovano | james@familyfarmed.org


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UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608
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