Festival 2017 - Exhibitors Application
The 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival
September 22-24, 2017
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm
www.BaltimoreBookFestival.org Twitter: #BmoreBookfest
About the Festival: The festival takes place at
Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, home to an array of dining, shopping, and
entertainment options, along the waterfront.
The Baltimore Book Festival is produced by the Baltimore
Office Promotion & The Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving as
Baltimore City's arts council, events center, and film office.
100% free and open to the public, the Baltimore Book
Festival, a literary feast with gourmet eats, draws more than 100,000 visitors,
over the three festival days. The Baltimore Book Festival does not collect any
commission on exhibitor sales.
What's Included: New for 2017, there is NO
Exhibitor Package: Final deadline to apply is June 2,
2017; paid in full by June 30, 2017
** Applications submitted after June 2,
2017 will incur a $100 late registration fee.
Applications are reviewed and invoiced on a rolling
• $600 per 10'x10' space
• Festival-provided tent
•Access to an electrical outlet
• Exhibitor sign
• (1) 6' table & (2) chairs – NO additional tables
and chairs are available from the festival.
•Overnight roaming security
•Listing in the event program, on website and in Press Kit
•A comprehensive exhibitor guide (emailed pre-festival)
• The Festival does not provide parking, but will supply a
list of area garages to selected exhibitors. Spaces may be reserved in advance
Who can apply:
•Booksellers / Publishers
•Educational Institution promoting literary arts
•Literary/book-themed products such as journals, pens, jewelry,
clothing, stationary, e-readers, etc.
• Those promoting a literary-oriented event or resource
• An attraction with a literary connection (or related book)
•Non-Profit or Cultural Organization: if your organization
is not literary in nature, you must propose a STRONG book-themed element as
part of your activation and display
PLEASE NOTE: Media and Commercial space is
reserved for corporate sponsors/Media outlets. Through their generosity, we are
able to keep the Baltimore Book Festival free and open to the public.*What
constitutes "commercial space" or "Media Space" is
ultimately at the discretion of BOPA. If you are interested in
becoming a festival sponsor, please contact Bob Sicard at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-752-8632.
How the Process Works:
1. Complete application
3. BOPA will review applications and accept/decline on a
4. If accepted, BOPA will email you an invoice for the cost
of your space. Payment information will be included on your invoice. BOPA
accepts credit card payments via phone, as well as checks.
5. Payment must be received in full within 2 weeks
of receipt of invoice.
•Exhibitors must keep their space open and staffed, all
hours of the festival weekend.
•80% of materials displayed, sold and distributed must be
related to the literary arts.
•Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted
exhibitor or sublet any portion of their space. Violations will result in
expulsion from the festival, with no refund.
•Once you have paid your space fee, refunds are not issued
for any reason.
•By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all
festival TERMS and CONDITIONS (click to read and print for your records).
Have a Question? Contact Summer Cullen at
Please Note: All festival information will be
communicated via email, so please be sure to enter a valid email address.