Glass City Center Vendor FAQ

Q: What is a Jeep-Related Vendor?

A: This event is meant to celebrate the Jeep® brand and the Jeep® lifestyle; therefore, we’re looking for vendors that support the theme with automotive-related products and services. Vendor applications are subject to approval and should be related to the Jeep® brand and lifestyle. We’re looking for good fits for the event and for the vendors. Products and services that would not qualify include home goods, personal care products, crafts, etc. If you pay a booth fee through the online registration system and we choose to reject your application, we will contact you and issue a refund. If you have any questions about whether your booth is a good fit, contact us.

Q: Where is Glass City Convention Center vendor load-in?

A: Glass City Convention Center vendor load-in is located at 401 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604. There is parking available for load-in only in the connected parking garage on Monroe Street (closest corner is Summit Street) and in the loading dock on Superior Street (closest corner is Monroe Street). *Note: Your vendor space is located inside the Glass City Convention Center.

Q: When is Glass City Convention Center vendor load-in?

A: Load-in times include Saturday, August 3 from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. Vendors must be ready to open by 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Q: Will there be overnight security?

A: While the building is locked overnight, there is limited security in the Glass City Center. We recommend packing up anything that may “grow legs” overnight.

Q: Are Glass City Convention Center vendors required to contribute to Official Toledo Jeep® Fest Goodie Bags?

A: This is encouraged but is not a requirement for Glass City Convention Center vendors. We hope to ensure that all Parade and Park-N-Shine participants receive a well-stocked goody bag from TJF partners, sponsors and vendors with your help – a triple win! TJF staff will provide registered Parade and Park-N-Shine participants with a goody bag per Jeep®, and it is an excellent opportunity to promote your business. We request that you send branded items such as catalogs, brochures, pens, key chains, hats, etc. that can be placed in the give-away bags. Each year, we fill 1,300 bags. Please ship all items to 2300 Ashland Ave #202, Toledo, OH 43620; Attention – Mark Buford by July 15, 2023.

Q: Are set-up/display items provided?

A: Yes. Each vendor is provided one 8-foot table and two chairs unless other arrangements have previously been made. Pipe and black drape is also provided to hang items behind you.

Q: Do you need a Hi-Res logo to promote my business?

A: Yes. Don’t forget to share a Hi-Res logo of your company for branding and promotion purposes of your vendor position of sponsorship. Lack of logo may hinder marketing and promotional efforts through Toledo Jeep® Fest. You can email this Hi-Res logo to Kelly Smith at [email protected]. For the most part, 250 pixel (width) x 100 pixel (height) and 300 dpi are optimal logo specs for a web page.

Q: How will I know where I’m located?

A: Glass City Convention Center vendor tables occupy two hallways near the East entrance of the Glass City Convention Center. Each table will be labeled with the assigned vendor’s name.

Q: Will electricity be provided?

A: Access to power is not guaranteed but is available at nearest outlets.

Q: What are the public hours of operation?

A: Saturday hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Vendors can stay open if they’re experiencing high traffic volumes.). Sunday hours*: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Vendors must be packed up and cleared of the Glass City Center by 4 p.m.). *Note: Glass City Convention Center vending takes place on both Saturday and Sunday (not Friday).

Q: Will lunch be provided?

A: One Marco’s pizza will be delivered to each vendor table between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. Other food options are available inside the exhibit room of the Glass City Center and in our food truck lot located at the intersection of Madison Street and N St. Clair Street. Lunch will not be provided on Sunday, August 4.

Q: Are restrooms available?

A: Restrooms are available at the ends of both vendor hallways in the Glass City Convention Center. Port-a-potties are scattered throughout the Toledo Jeep® Fest footprint.

Q: Can I hang up signage to promote my booth?

A: All advertising must be done within your own booth space. All other areas are reserved for event advertising.

Q: Can I bring a speaker?

A: All music and sound must be kept at a reasonable volume. Excessive noise will not be tolerated.