Frequently Asked Questions

What comes with my Booth Registration?

Your booth registration comes with a table and two chairs.

What time does set up start?

Set up starts as early as 9am and the expo runs from 12pm-7pm. There will be a Cocktail Hour for business networking from 5pm-7pm!

How will this expo be marketed?

This event will be promoted through social media, radio, TV and any other means necessary to spread the word.

How big are the tables?

Tables are 8′ rectangles.

How many booths per a line of business are allowed?

There is no limit per line of business except for multi-level marketing business, there will only be one representative allowed per a brand.

What is required of expo participants?

Expo vendors are asked to be set up before the start of the expo and not start breaking down until 7 at the earliest. We also ask that each booth give away a prize of some kind by whatever means they would like. We would like to announce winners live during the expo. Winners will not have to be present to win. We request that all vendor participants follow all Fairhope Civic Center rules and regulations. Lastly, participants should plan to bring a tablecloth (Branded or otherwise) to cover their table if they would like one. The civic center does not provide tablecloths!

How do the door prizes work?

Every vendor can choose to bring a door prize and collect names and email addresses at their booth. The Eastern Shore Business Expo will be collecting names and email addresses as attendees walk in to be entered into the door prize giveaways. Door prize giveaways will start at 3 p.m. and will be announced live throughout the event. Vendors will keep their door prizes at their booth and we will direct the winners to your booth if they win your door prize. If your winner is no longer at the event, we will provide you with the contact information of the winner so they can retrieve their prize.

Where do I park?

The Fairhope Civic Center offers free parking to guests visiting the Eastern Shore Business Expo. The City of Fairhope also offers free parking along the sides of the city streets.

May I have more than one booth?

Of course! We encourage our vendors to represent their business or businesses in every way they can, that includes having more than one booth!

How many vendors are there?

62 vendors attend the Eastern Shore Business Expo.

How many elite booths are available?

We have 7 elite booths available.

How many premier booths are available?

We have 2 premier booths available.

How many upgraded booths are available?

We have 4 premier booths available.

How many booths are available with power?

Our 6 Elite lobby booths, all 4 upgraded booths and 14 standard booths will have power. Power must be requested for standard booths and is provided on a first come first serve basis.

What should I bring to the expo as a vendor?

A table cloth (preferably branded), an extension cord, business cards, flyers, giveaway and promotional items and a door prize. If you don't have promotional items or a branded table cloth, click here (LINK) to email Pelican Promos to get a quote on specific items.

How much is admission for non-vendors?

Admission is free to the public!

How does the cocktail challenge work?

As each attendee registers as they walk into the expo, they will be given drink tickets and one voting ticket. Each local bar and restaurant entered in the challenge will create a signature drink to be taste-tested once the challenge begins at 5 p.m. Once all drinks have been taste-tested, each attendee gets to vote for their favorite drink. Whichever restaurant or bar has the most votes wins!

What if I want to cancel my booth due to COVID-19?

We are allowing cancellations and giving refunds up until September 7th. Please note no refunds are available for booths booked after March 6th. Just email us here to request a refund:
*Booths are non-refundable
Any time you interact with other people there is a chance you will get COVID-19. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed at this event even with all the necessary precautions. Please use your best judgement and follow all local guidelines for safety when deciding whether to participate in events like this one.
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