Searsport Rug Hooking
Hookin’ Booth 2021 SIGN UP PAUSED
We are pausing sign ups until a decision is made about holding our event the end of February. A decision will be made early September. If we decide to cancel all refunds will be made with in 7-10 days. There is a lot of paper work to take care of between attendees, vendors, hotels and the event center. Please rest assured all funds are set aside and held for this.
You can sign up here on the website or print it out and send us a check.
Set up is February 22 from 12-5
February 23, Morning to finish setting up 7-8:30
Hours are 9-4 Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:30 on Thursday
We ask for a donation from each booth
Booths include two chairs, bare tables, power and side drapes
The ten foot table is skirted and is only a single 10 table and chair, not a booth. This can not be combined with a booth and you can only do one table. We are doing this for small vendors that want to try a big show.
lunch is not include now, as such booth rates have dropped a little.
We will be advertising in Rug Hooking Magazine, The Florida Register with a full page listing all the vendors again with your contact, local and national targeted advertising on FaceBook, local papers and Wool Works magazine. This is the 7 year for this event. Our new local shop will have been open almost three years at show time.
7th Annual Harbor Hookin'
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
DATES: February 23,24&25, 2021
Monday the 22 is Set-up noon- 5:00pm
Tuesday the 23, extra set up 7am-8:30 am
Tuesday & Wednesday Show hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, 9:00- 3:30pm on Thursday
Please note The 2019 vendors have first refusal on their spot. We will hold all booth spaces for you until April 1. so if you want your booth PLEASE pay here online or send the filled out paper work and your checks or call with your cc info before 4/1/2018. We have a wait list of vendors wanting spaces and we want you to have first choice on attending again.
BOOTHS: Size is 10x10, 10x15, 10x20 or 10x30, tables and two chairs will be provided for each space. Electrical hook-up and WIFI is included. Booths are piped and draped and the table are not covered. Extension cords table covers and any additional lighting are the responsibility of the vendor.
The booths will be assigned on a first come basis and full payment along with filled out paper work must accompany the agreement to guarantee space. Your prior spaces are being held until 4/1/2020 unless we hear otherwise. we do have a wait list for spaces. We will again be doing tons of national and local advertising for the event. We also feel our new shop located just 15 miles from the show is going to help create new customers who we hope will want to attend.
DOOR PRIZES: We ask everyone to donate a door prize.
Mini Classes: please contact us if you would like to talk about doing a class. The feed back on the classes by students was GREAT last year!!! part of going to the three days is to add time to the classes so you can cover things more thoroughly and it was well received
Free Demo Room: anyone not using this free room is nuts! We have the demo area for any of the vendors to do a free demo each day. You will have tables and rows of chairs for them to observe what you are showing them. This is a great way to promote what makes you special for no charge. Maybe how you color plan. or a simple dye technique, beading on your projects or a fun way to finish off. A small make it, take it project is a good idea too. A small kit fee is encouraged to cover your cost. We had some with standing room only and people standing in the door trying to see! Those that had kits to make and take or the supplies to sell with what they were doing were VERY please with the extra! These spots run about every 45-60 minutes each day stating after lunch and we will have 2-3 each day. The room is free for you to book. Time slots are first come first served. the attendees LOVE this! it is some one on one time with a group that wants to know more about you an your style, use it! You guys rocked the demos last year!! I hope we do as well next year, we got rave reviews on this room!!
Word of mouth from the past events, tons of local and national advertising and 7 years of history adds even more people to next years. It was missed by many this year when we decided to do the cruise instead. We had a large number of people and groups travel to Punta Gorda for this from all over the country, we expect to see them back! With such easy flights into the area it was a fun way for them to get away. We really have a perfect location and many turn this into a mini vacation. We are in a wonderful wintertime location!
Our host hotels: will be listed on the website as soon as we have the contracts. We are using Four Points and Microtell again and adding the new places too. But check out HomeAway and VBRO for renting a whole house for 4-7days. you will be shocked at how cheap it can be. and if your friends with one of the other vendors split a place. its like 1/2 of the hotels and so much better! A few attendees took this advice and said what a great experience it was over hotels! And cheaper too! But you must book early
If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance in your planning, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to make this show a successful venue for all.
Our phone number is 941-828-1799 our email is email@example.com
All feed back is welcome and appreciated! We hope past events were worth your travel and time and we hope you come back. We expect 2021 to be bigger then ever. Our local shop has been open two years now, it will be three by show time and we are advertising it in all the local fiber and special interest papers. If there was any issues that we can improve on please let us know. Some things we can not do anything about, but we will try!