Festival of Fruit 2019
Year of the Annonaceae
The Foothill Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is hosting this annual celebration on August 16-18, 2019.
A full day of seminars, speakers, workshops, and a vendor fair will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Main event location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
This is a unique opportunity to reach out to gardeners who are passionate about growing all types of fruit. We expect about 400 CRFG members to attend the Festival of Fruit presentations, and many members of the public will attend the associated vendor fair. These are avid fruit fans who want to hear about your plants, fruits, tools, garden supplies, beneficial organisms, and methods.
They grow organic and heirloom, and common to rare and exotic fruits.
They are regular backyard urban gardeners, as well as orchard owners and large-scale farmers for specialty markets.
Join us! Connect with and get your message out to interested, receptive people!
CRFG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, federal EIN 23-7082170.
If you are paying by credit/debit card, the Payment button(s) takes you to Square to complete the transaction.
If you prefer to pay by check, checks should be sent to Foothill Chapter, California Rare Fruit Growers, PO Box 80125, San Marino, CA 91118
Sell your products or services to hundreds of avid gardeners. 400 members are expected to attend, and the vendor area is open to the public. Spaces on a walkway, lawn, or patio are available as a single 10’ x 10’ or a 5′ x 10′ (shared with one other vendor) and priced as follows:
|For-profit companies – $90 (up to 3 days, 10’×10′ space)||Add to Cart|
|For-profit companies – $50 (1 day, 10’×10′ space)||Add to Cart|
|For-profit individuals – $30 (1 day, 5’×10′ space, shared)||Add to Cart|
|Registered non-profits – $45 (up to 3 days, 10’×10′ space)||Add to Cart|
Vendors are expected to provide their own tables, chairs, and canopies. Vendors are asked to donate a raffle or door prize such as a gift certificate for their business, a sample of their product, a plant, or a gift card for goods or services. Vendors are expected to arrive and set up in the early morning on Friday, August 16, 2019 (or early on their first designated morning), and take down and pack up their material by late Sunday afternoon (or beforehand, as appropriate).
If you have further questions about vendors, e-mail [email protected].
Get your message out to 400 fruit aficionados who are always looking for new products and services. The festival souvenir program given to participants will include advertising at the following rates:
|Full page (8 ½” x 11″) – $400||Add to Cart|
|Half page – $200||Add to Cart|
|Business card size – $33||Add to Cart|
Advertisers should provide camera-ready copy.
There are many ways to feature your company at the festival and create display opportunities for your products and services. Sponsors will be thanked in the general meetings, listed in the festival souvenir program, and posted on a banner in the main meeting hall.
Possible sponsorships include:
- Cash donations towards meals, receptions, name tags, or equipment rentals
- Printing of conference syllabus or name badges
- Bags/totes for holding conference registration/materials (can include company logos)
- Loaning of laptops, projectors, microphones, etc. for lectures
- Item donations for each registration pack (about 400 needed), such as product samples (fertilizer, seeds), water bottles (with sponsor’s name), catalogs.
If you have further questions about advertising or sponsorship, email <specific email address> [email protected]
Vendor and sponsor contracts will be sent out starting in May, 2019.