Our take on vending is a little different. The Tiki Kon Island Marketplace vending hall is open Saturday only, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Even though it's a single day, many of our past vendors report comparable sales to an entire weekend selling at other events.
Our focused approach motivates guests to shop on impulse much more than if they had a whole weekend to deliberate over their purchases, and we make sure to not over-saturate the pool with too many vendors. That means you can make great sales and still have the rest of the weekend free to enjoy yourself.
Island Marketplace/Booth Vending
The Island Marketplace is held in the hotel ballroom and is free and open to the public. The room is open and well-lit, with power and free wi-fi, and a stunning full-length picture window view of the Columbia River. Cocktails, beer and wine are served nearby, allowing customers to "sip and shop." In addition to the ballroom, we are also expanding vending into other choice areas of the hotel.
Vending spaces include 12x12 and 10x10 booths, and 6x10 table spaces.
Our Friday and Saturday main stage on the River Deck is ringed by a number of premium hotel rooms, with windows and doors that open directly onto the action. They make great spots for vending during shows.
If you wish to be a room vendor, please submit your application and let us know as soon as possible! We are holding a number of these deckside rooms for vendors, but they won't last long. If you are approved for room vending, we will transfer one of these rooms to your name.
As a registered room vendor, you will be free to promote your room with flyers, signs and through social media before and during Tiki Kon weekend.
NOTE: You are welcome to serve cocktails and other refreshments in your room, but alcoholic beverages may not be taken out of rooms due to state liquor laws. Please be prepared to monitor this activity when hosting in a vending room.
If your product is easily carried, such as jewelry, clothing or small trinkets, we invite you to register for mobile vending. This option allows you to work the crowd and sell your product during the Friday/Saturday/Sunday night shows and all day Saturday.
Boost your presence and sales at Tiki Kon with additional marketing options, such as an ad in our program, shout-outs on our social media channels, and banner space around our main stage venue.
Standard Vendor Perks
Based on availability and level of participation, vendors will receive:
- Website and event program listings
- An introductory shout-out on our social media channels
- Inclusion of your promotional materials, business cards and/or sample products in our VIP gift bags
- Limited event admission
We'd like to thank Marci and Austin of Sputnik Housewares for serving as our volunteer Vendor Coordinators. They are veteran show vendors and long-time Tiki Kon alumni. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact them and email@example.com.