Denver Vendor Logistics
Welcome to the Denver Vendor Logistics! Everything you need for the fair is listed below.
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When you arrive at McNichols Building, please CHECK IN. We'll be stationed by the freight elevator on the 1st floor, south-side of the building by the back alley. We'll show you to your booth space from here and give you your printed booth number and important fair reminders.
Venue Layout & Map
Click the below button to access your booth assignment and map, please note the map is not to scale!
As you plan for your space, please keep in mind that McNichols doubles as an art gallery. You cannot hang or lean anything against the walls.
Load In & Out
When Can I Load In? Two options below.
Friday between 1:30pm-4:30pm (must be out no later then 5:00pm)
Saturday morning from 6am-8:30am (show starts at 10am!)
Where Can I Load In? Use Map to the right for reference
Back alley accessed from Bannock St.
Front loading zone off of Colfax Ave
1st Floor: We recommend the front loading zone.
2nd & 3rd Floors: The back alley provides access to the freight elevator. There is also a small guest elevator at the front entrance of McNichols used for small items ONLY as well as stairs to the 2nd & 3rd floors.
Unload your vehicle FIRST and setup AFTER you move your vehicle to permanent parking, that way we can make room for the next vendor group to unload- remember there are 150 of you!
Sunday Load-In and Out
Doors will be unlocked at 8:30am on Sunday, December 9th.
For Load-out: Pack up your items FIRST, then retrieve your vehicle. You may use the front OR back alley. Please be swift and courteous to your fellow vendors.
During load-out, the freight elevator will alternate pick up between 2nd & 3rd floors. Please be patient.
DO NOT PACK UP UNTIL 5PM!!
All rented items will be at your booth when you arrive. If you ordered electricity, it will be dropped to your booth. Please bring your own extension cords to use within your booth space.
You may leave your items up overnight both Friday and Saturday since the building is locked and secured.
Doors will be unlocked at 8:30am on Sunday. Remember, the show starts at 10am.
We recommend The Denver Post Parking Garage during the weekend. Note: It is more expensive on weekdays, so be aware of that if you plan to park there during Friday load-in as well.
Denver Post Garage (1520 Cleveland Place): $6/24 hours on Saturday and Sunday (blue star below, enter from 15th & Cleveland)
16th & Cleveland: $14 max
15th & Court: $12 max
14th & Court: Time Park
14th & Bannock: $48 max
14th & Cherokee: $7 max
13th & Bannock: $8 max
Sheraton Downtown: $25 max
Share additional ATTENDEE INFO with your guests!
Permits & Licensing
The below information will help you to apply for and pay your taxes to both the State of Colorado and City of Denver. We’ll need a copy of your COLORADO VENDOR LICENSE NUMBER by November 26th, so please send that to us when you’ve obtained it using the form below:
State of Colorado Tax Information:
And for after the show is over, here is a copy of the tax return form for you to complete:
SPECIAL EVENT SALES TAX RETURN FORM
City of Denver Tax Event Application:
Various sizes of promotional graphics are downloadable:
Booth Display Tips
We have put together a slideshow on how you can create the perfect booth display for a successful fair experience. We explore the following in our presentation;
Branding and Signage
Branding and Packaging
Booth Display Tips and Ideas for Building your own Booth
And check out some of our helpful booth must haves on Amazon!
FAQ and Reminders
McNichols doubles as an art gallery. You cannot hang or lean anything against the walls.
If you have an Indoor 10x10 space, canopies are NOT allowed inside the building. You may use the frame of the tent but must remove the canopy, per fire code.
Is McNichols dog friendly?
Unfortunately not inside, only service dogs are allowed.
Is electricity available at McNichols?
Yes - if you have requested and paid for electricity at your booth, it will be dropped to you.
Does McNichols have wifi?
Each floor has a different network to connect to but the password is the same: needinternettoday
3rd floor vendors should connect to McNichols 3rd floor
2nd floor vendors should connect to McNichols 2nd floor
1st floor vendors should connect to McNichols 2
Is there a place to unwind?
We will be opening up the map room for our artisans to take a break and grab a quick snack or water in silence! You can access this room from the west staircase, it is in-between the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Do you require Insurance?
We do not require a copy of your insurance, but we recommend you get it. As it states in our contract, we will not be responsible for any loss or damage of Artisans property, injury to, or death of the Artisan, or Artisan Sales. ACT Insurance policies run from $39 single show to $265 annually: https://www.actinsurance.com/
Additional Opportunities & Promotions
Contribute to the Jackalope Boutique
At the fair, we often have many makers who create special "jackalope" themed items (aka, items with Jackalope's on them!). We love highlighting these awesome creations and would like to feature them all together in our own "jackalope themed" booth at the front of the fair.
One of each jackalope themed item will be on display and labeled with the artist name, price, and booth number. If someone is interested in purchasing your item, we'll send them your way! We won't actually sell your products, this is just a fun way to give you some extra promotion and to spread some jackalope love.
Jackalope Boutique items can be brought directly to us at the fair before 10am on Saturday.
However, we'll need you to email us an image, along with the title and price of your item by November 30th so we can make signage. Please email info to email@example.com- email us earlier and we will feature your work on social media.
Grab Bag Contribution
Who doesn't LOVE grab bags?! We will be offering the first 25 people who check in at the info booth on BOTH Saturday and Sunday a Jackalope Tote filled with special finds. A great way to promote yourself and send people to your booth right away!
Please make sure that all grab bag items have a monetary value. Sorry but no business cards, it needs to be a special gift! Need some ideas? Just ask us!
Grab bag items are due by November 30th. Please mail items to Jackalope Arts 6944 Owens Street, Arvada CO 80004 and include a note letting us know that your package is for the grab bags. Please email us ahead of time so we can keep our eyes out.
We have 50 total bags -- you do not have to do them all, however you must do a MINIMUM OF 10 BAGS.
If you are planning to donate, please email us an image of your donated item and details so we can feature it on social media!
Promotions Contest: Win a Free Booth at the Next Jackalope
We want to offer something to those of you who really put in an effort to help promote the fair to your social networks and followers.
Be entered into a drawing to win a free 6x6 booth space at the next Jackalope Denver event. Must get 5 points, each step is worth 1 point, except for the email blast, which is worth 2 points.
What you can do:
1 point - INSTAGRAM: Make an instagram post using our fair hashtag #jackalopedenver
1 point - INSTAGRAM: Post an instagram story and tag @jackalopeartfair
2 points - EMAIL BLAST: Send out an email blast to your network about the fair. Include firstname.lastname@example.org in your newsletter list so we get the email!
1 point - TWITTER: Tag @jackalopefair in a tweet / use our #jackalopedenver
1 point -FACEBOOK: Tag @jackalopearts in a post or share our official Facebook Event on your Business Page.
1 point - FACEBOOK: Tag 5 friends in the comments section of our official event.
1 point - FLYER POSTING: Email us a photo of where you’ve dropped postcards.
All of your 5 points must be done between November 8th and December 5th in order to be entered into the contest. Each step can only be done once to count.
Mass Social Media Post
Let’s flood social media together! We will be doing a social media takeover leading up to the fair! How this will work is that on the same day, we will all post about the fair and use this graphic.
Please use our fair hashtag #jackalopedenver and mark your calendars for THURSDAY, December 6th.
Need some caption inspiration?!
Join me at #jackalopedenver this weekend at the McNichols Building where you will find "Company name" and 150+ other handmade artisans, workshops, and more.
🌏WHERE: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver
📅WHEN: Saturday, December 8th & Sunday, December 9th
🎨WHAT: Shop 150+ local handmade artisans. Free admission! Family friendly.
Jackalope Gift Cards
If you receive a gift card that looks like this, please accept as a form of payment. We will be handing these out to contest winners, staff etc. so you may get one!
You can come up to the info booth at any time during the fair to be reimbursed.