Vendor Midway FAQ

TJF Vendor Midway example

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: What times can vendors setup and when is the vendor midway open?

A: Vendors should be ready to setup by 5 a.m. on Saturday morning (August 5) and be completely setup and ready for business by 10 a.m. Saturday. Vendor positions are open until 1 p.m. on Sunday and tear-down should begin no later than 1:30 p.m.

Q: Where can I drop off semis, trailers, etc. that won’t fit in my midway vendor position?

A: The UAW Local 12 parking lot is available for this gear. It is located 0.6 miles from downtown Toledo at 2300 Ashland Ave, Toledo, OH 43620.

Q: Would you like the complimentary All-Jeep Parade tickets that comes with your vendor position?

A: Contact [email protected] for your promo codes and then go to this link to obtain your tickets. You must use your comp codes and register before August 1. Don’t delay.

Q: Are you required to contribute to Official Toledo Jeep Fest Goodie Bags?

A: Yes! We will provide registered participants with a goodie bag at registration, and it is an 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. Our goal is to fill 1,300 bags. Please ship all items to 2300 Ashland Ave #202, Toledo, OH 43620; Attention Mark Buford by July 15, 2023.

Q: What is the Product Retail Value amount with my Vendor Position Fee?

A: All accepted vendors will be promoted on the Toledo Jeep Fest website. In 2023, we are asking that all vendors provide Product Retail Value in addition to the cost of their purchased space. We will be using the donated product for our hype events, main event or raffle! The Product Retail Value must be a Gift Card according to your purchased space. Your Product Retail Value will be appropriately branded and promoted at events and on our website and social media channels.

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. 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 the optimal logo specs for a web page.

Q: Where is the Vendor Midway in downtown Toledo?

A: Although due to road and building repair, the layout changes slightly year-to-year, generally the Vendor Midway is on Summit, Jefferson and St. Clair streets. This is last year’s map to give you a rough idea of the Vendor Midway’s location.

Q: Is power provided for vendors on the midway?

A: No power is provided to vendors on the midway in downtown Toledo. TJF recommends that you bring a small “quiet” generator. We also do not have tables for outside vendors.

Q: What do we do with our trash after the festival?

A: Be a good scout and leave no trace. Take your trash back with you to dispose of later or use the trash dumpsters in the Fort Industry Square parking lot.