March 22, 2020
Dear Retail Vendors,
It is an interesting thing, to try to plan a festival in the face of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and sanitizer shortages. As I write this, it is not clear whether our original June 27th date makes any real sense. But let's suppose... just suppose, that by the end of April, a June 27th date appears to be a possibility. If we waited until the end of April to start planning, it would be really difficult to get everything organized in time.
But if we put in place as many of the details as we can - and then wait to pull the trigger on the go/no go decision, we may still find ourselves able to hold this festival, and be a little bit ahead of the game, and be glad of it!
So here's what let's do. We have posted the link to the Vendor's application form today. (See link above) If you are interested in being a vendor at SPACE Fest 2020 - please go to the form, and fill it out as completely as you can. This will get you on record as being interested in vending. Then, whichever way the wind blows, we will be able to reach out to you quickly and effectively. If we can hold SPACE Fest 2020 on June 27th, we can let you know that, and get started fast. If we should cancel altogether, or postpone until a later date in 2020, we can let you know that as well.
It's our fondest hope that we'll all be dancing in the street on June 27th, so we will look forward to hearing back from you via the Google Vendors Form. If the form gives you technical difficulties we can also be reached by email or by phone: 828-756-3377.
Please also share this information with anyone else you know who may be interested in vending at SPACE.
In the meantime, be well and stay safe.
Yours in social distancing,
Billy Gilley - SPACE Fest Retail Coordinator
-- Christy Hemenway
28777 - A Business Association
SPACE Fest - JUNE 27, 2020