LINDEN HILLS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS 


 

Once a year the village of Linden Hills rolls out a red carpet, walks its haute dogs and the pup-arazzi follow! Woofstock is a party for pups and their peoples to celebrate their love of all things dog. That means live entertainment with The Linden Hills and Lake Harriet House of Music, our 11th Annual Average Dog Trick Contest and fido fashion show, artisan gifts and goods made by dog lovers for dog lovers, puppy pats for rescue dogs, kids crafting with Heartfelt, a chill Pooch Patio and fantastic food truck eats! Get your name in front of and/or sell to 5,000+ customers by registering your business or nonprofit to attend Woofstock today. Our 2017 vendor stalls sold out. 

NEW THIS YEAR!

We've expanded and enhanced our exhibitor opportunities. We are recruiting pet product manufacturers, packaged food suppliers and retailers. Also, we are seeking to promote a wider variety of service providers, to include, but not limited to; dog walkers, veterinarians and holistic practitioners. With this, we've created a new category of exhibitor and lowered its stall fee to give more businesses opportunities to participate. 

New sponsorship opportunities have been launched, too. If you'd like to increase your organization or business profile during this event - then our sponsorship packages are the way to go. For just a bit more money, you'll garner loads of additional benefits with more eyes on your promotional prize. Sponsorships are available to already registered exhibitors and vendors. If you'd like to feature your organization or business in our event's promotional launch and throughout our social media work - then our sponsorship packages are perfect for you. To learn about and enhance your promotional opportunities for this event, check out our sponsorship page here

Hosted by Linden Hills Business Association, and managed by Frank & Ernest Markets & Events. 

CUSTOMERS & PROMOTIONS
We are expecting a record turn out. Our promotions will be both earned and paid with a focus on neighborhood residents, destination shoppers and dog fanatics. Last year's event had an audience of 5,500+ people. 

WHO SHOULD SPEND TIME WITH US
Especially perfect for businesses and services that cater and sell to dogs and their peoples. Nonprofit advocacy and rescue groups are most welcome! 

WHO ELSE? 
In 2017, we  made a very special effort to enhance our food and beverage offerings, and it was hugely successful. We also offered beer and wine. 

WHAT ELSE? 
Have ideas on how to improve this event? Or would you like to suggest ways to participate differently? We'd love to hear it! Reach out to libby@frankandernie.com and give her an email-full!

 

PROFILE TYPES

+ Vendor, Ready-to-Eat Food Producer or Food Truck, a business that sells foods and/or beverages for onsite consumption. Vendors setting up and selling in either a food truck or under a pop-up tent are permitted at Woofstock.

+ Exhibitor, Nonprofit, 501c3 is an organization that advocates and/or educates on issues related to animal rights and/or has a mission as a pet rescue organization. 

+ Exhibitor, Pet Products is a business that sells products for pups, other pets and their peoples. Please note, pet foods is another category. 

+ Exhibitor, Pet Foods & Service Providers is a business that sells foods for pets, and/or provides services, such as dog walking, groomers, contractors, insurance, legal providers, a veterinarian or other health or holistic treatments. 

+ Exhibitor, MN Maker & Artisans are businesses that sell handcrafted products and/or art that are made by them personally. 

+ Exhibitor, LHBA Members are welcome and encouraged to set up a tent, talk up and/or sell with us and our other exhibitors at Woofstock. This is an awesome way to showcase your Linden Hills business! Must already be an LHBA member, as of 6/1/2018. 

+ Is your business profile not listed here? Please reach out to Libby@frankandernie.com to discuss. 

What is included in the stall fee?

The stall fee includes the following: 

  • Five-hour market stall rental (10AM - 3PM)

  • 10' x 10' space

  • Social media promotional features

All booth registrants should plan to bring: 

  • 10' x 10' tent (these are NOT provided)

  • Table(s) (these are NOT provided)

  • Merchandising items

  • Sign clearly listing your business name

  • Packaging materials and bags for sales

  • Checkout items (change float, card reader, receipt paper, etc)

  • 100ft of commercial quality extension cords, should electricity be required

All food vendors should plan to bring: 

  • A copy of your food vendor permit

  • Handwashing station, filled with warm water, two buckets, thermometer and hand soap

  • All vendor trash must be carried out, along with gray water - no trash or water will be deposited on site

 

Stall locations will be set by the event manager. Stall allocation and set up information will be sent out one week or less prior to the event. Please do not contact the event manager with requests for this information prior to Wednesday, September 5. 

 

WOOFSTOCK is Saturday, September 8, 2018 \ 10AM-3PM