Vending at Shipwrecked

We’re excited to have you join us for the next Shipwrecked Event! We work hard to make your vending experience easy & successful. This page should have all the details you need to plan for your day of vending.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

If you are new to Shipwrecked and our interested in vending at a future event, the best way to get started is by submitting a vendor application.

General Details

Hours

  • Vending & Event Hours are:
    11am – 3pm
  • Load-in & Setup Hours are:
    9am – 11am
    (please do NOT arrive before 9am)
  • Break-down & load-out hours are:
    3pm – 4pm
    (Vendor area has to be cleared by 4:15; but you’re welcome to stay & hang at the Warehouse after your gear is cleared)

 

Location

 

Vending Spaces

  • All event vending is done upstairs at The Warehouse.
  • There is an elevator, but it is older than all of us & works intermittently. Be prepared to use the inside stairs. Of course, we will gladly help you, if needed.
  • Fee: the vending fee is $50 CASH, paid on the day of the event.
  • We have two servers for us upstairs to come by and take drink/food orders so we don’t have to leave our spots or wait in line.
  • Spots are assigned to each vendor before the day of the event. We do our best to accommodate requests, but spot allocation is determined by what will work best for all vendors, expected traffic flow, etc.
  • Once your spot is assigned, be sure to check out the vendor map below — it provides details & unique information for each of the vending areas (including what you may need to bring to make the most of your spot)

Parking Map

  • Each vendor is assigned one parking spot for free. Collect your parking pass from Chippy on the morning of the event (he’ll be stationed at the vendor parking entrance nearest The Warehouse).
  • Vendor parking is on the south side of The Warehouse in a separate lot from the valet parking. See the yellow highlight area on the parking map.
  • Chippy or Danny will give you a parking pass for your dash. If we run out of vendor parking spaces, let Chippy or Danny know and they will direct to you to another spot.
  • Parking passes will be distributed by Chippy on the day of the event.
  • Parking is conveniently located near the entrance of the venue
  • The Warehouse has asked that we do not use the outside stairs to load-in.
  • There is NO PARKING in the loading zone where vendors load-in or in the spaces next to ‘First Bank’ (marked in red on the map).

 

 

 

Vending Space Information

Types of Spaces

There are various types of vending spots in The Warehouse:

  • Window Tables (spots # 1–10),
  • Central Tables (spots # 11–19),
  • Booth Tables (spots # 20–29),
  • Open Floor (spots # 30 & 31), and
  • Walk-Way Galley (spots # 32 & 33).

Review the map & details of each spot type below…

Window Tables (spots # 1–10)

Vending at these tables includes:

  • a 6 foot table with room to stand behind or beside the table space.
  • These tables are positioned along the wall of windows overlooking the marina, but NOTE that the window shades are CLOSED during the vending hours (to avoid a harsh back-light on your products).
  • If you wish to add lighting to your space (recommended), you’ll need to bring your own lighting, electrical cords, and power strip.
  • Electrical availability isn’t guaranteed.

Booth Tables (spots # 20–29)

The booth table spaces include:

  • A tiered vending area with a spacious board across the back of the booth and the built-in table at the front
  • There’s a built-in light above the table space + skylights above many of the tables for even, natural light.
  • There’s space to sit at the front of the booth.

Central Tables (spots # 11–19)

Vending at the central tables includes:

  • a space for a 6 foot table (which YOU must bring)
  • Two square, raised table tops (one on each side of your table space)
  • For lighting, the side tables each have a nautically-themed lamp hanging over them.
  • There room to stand beside the table space.
  • These tables are positioned along the central corridor of The Warehouse’s space.

Open Floor (spots # 30 & 31)

These spots are positioned at the back wall of the vending area and are open spaces.

Note that vendors in these spaces usually have to setup later than other spaces as The Warehouse needs time in the morning to clear this area of storage items.

Vendors in this area must bring their own tables, racks, displays, etc. for vending.

Walk-Way Galley (spots # 32 & 33)

These two spots are in the center of the vending area in the walk-way that bridges the two sides of the upstairs.

  • Two tops in these spaces
  • Space for a free-standing grate wall or similar vertical display (which YOU must bring)

Marketing & Promotion

Send Us Your Promotional Images

For each event, we want to highlight the latest, most accurate representations of what you will be showing and selling at Shipwrecked. So — this is a call for images that we can use to highlight your Shipwrecked participation on Instagram & Facebook.

Ideally:

  • Create a collage of multiple, good-looking product photos
  • In a square format (ideally 1500px x 1500px or so)
  • If you have the time/photos, submitting more than one collage can give us some options as to what we think will perform best.
  • Avoid including your logo or text in the images (as that tends to hurt image performance, especially on Instagram)

Aim for photos that are well-lit, sharp, colorful and show your product in relation to their usage (worn on a model, framed or hung on a wall, a mug with a cocktail or on a mug wall, etc.).

One of our vendors, Sheryl Schroeder of Schroederville Art has submitted an excellent example of the type of image that is perfect for us to use.

Email photos/collages to shipwreckedmdr@gmail.com

Promoting Your Participation

One of the most helpful things you can do is to promote your participation in Shipwrecked to your specific audience & followers (on Instagram, Facebook, at events, or wherever you communicate with your crowd).

To help you do that, we’ve posted some media for you to use (if you’re creating your own graphics) and have the following “official” links to help direct people to the right destinations…

URLs

Images

 

 

See you at the next Shipwrecked!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

shipwreckedmdr@gmail.com