How many readers and vendors will be at the event?
We aim for a balanced mix of bodyworkers, tarot readers, channeling, sound healers, astrologers, Reiki practitioners, acupuncturists, and other healing arts practitioners. We also include a selection of vendors of goods (crystals, jewelry, books, body care products, etc). There will be approximately 50 booths. We try to distribute the mix of vendors so that there aren’t too many of one kind, but of course it depends on who purchases booth space. We start with invitation only, to try to keep our preferred percentages, and then open it up to general application.
What is the venue?
The venue is the Auditorium Building at the Lane County Fairgrounds. It is the long, Quonset hut-shaped building just north of the main Events Center, and just east of the Wheeler Pavilion. See this page for a map. The interior is mainly wood, with a tall curved ceiling. There will be space for speakers and workshops, and a food area. It is centrally located in Eugene, Oregon, and has tons of free parking.
What is your promotional campaign?
We use local ads, social networking, etc. We assume that the vendors will publicize on their websites and with their email lists. We use email lists, Instagram, FB pages, and will have a page for the event, and this website for the event.
We also use Meetup, press releases, fliers around town (we are bulletin board aficionados!), a listing on the Lane Events website and their electronic billboard and our own fence banner at the Fairgrounds, ads in the Weekly and (possibly) the Register Guard, and calendar listings in both of those publications. We will have fliers available to download on this website as we get closer to postering time.
Spirit Path Now is an email list for spiritual events that reaches thousands of people in the area, and I have a sponsorship with them, so we will get highlighted billing there.
Word of mouth, of course. Any further suggestions are welcome. We also ask other events if they would spread the word to their lists in exchange for having info on our information table at our fair. We had an impressive turnout of nearly 600 attendees our first year.