THE FIRST ANNUAL
MONTROSE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA - 2018
Held at the huge new Montrose Event Center, this something-for- everyone event will feature jewelry, fabulous arts, designer clothing, antiques, specialty foods, new cars, trucks, ATV’s, motorcycles, firearms, hunting equipment and much more!
This event will be held from Thursday to Saturday, November 29th, 30th and December 1st in conjunction with the annual Montrose Christmas Parade on Saturday (5 P.M. to 6. P.M.). Set up will be Thursday from 7 A.M. to 2 P.M. with doors opening at 3 P.M. for the Early Bird Special Preview.
Admittance will be $10 per adult, and the special hand stamp will be good for all three days! Friday and Saturday doors will open from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. with admission $5 per adult and FREE for children under 12.
Spaces: (see Event Area Christmas Map at bottom)
There is a total of 176 10’X10’ booth spaces at $100 for all three days (see attached maps), and 13 larger spaces of various prices and dimensions beneath the bleachers, some of which can be divided.
There will be a Montrose Downtown Main Street section. If your business is on Main Street you can request to be in this area.
These spaces are numbered followed with the letter “A,” and all have electricity, except 12A and 13A. Across from the bleachers are 11 8-feet wall tables @ $50 each labeled alphabetically.
For some any spaces with electricity you may have to bring extension cords. Electrical outlets will be marked “E” on the attached floor plan sections.
All booths and tables will be furnished with one chair and you are free to bring additional folding chairs as needed and as room permits. You may also bring one 8-feet, or smaller table, or other pieces for each 10-feet booth in order to best display your goods and/or serve to separate your booth from those of your immediate neighbors, as few dividers will generally be furnished.
Spaces for vehicles:
Areas at the west and east ends of the arena are reserved for new vehicles to include trucks, cars, tractors, motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, riding mowers, bicycles & etc., with trucks, cars and motorcycles on the east side. Larger booths and vehicle spaces will be furnished with tables and chairs as individually required.
Due to last minute Fire Department criteria we had to preserve a 15 feet wide corridor on the west end of the arena area, seen with xxx’s on the West End attachment. This took up some vendor space on the west end, so the original square footage had to be changed. The new footage is shown on the floor map along with the prices of those spaces for the whole space or half.
Gun Show Area:
The firearms/hunting equipment tables are located on the north side of the arena and are limited to 94. They are numbered separately from the booth numbers and the few tables labeled alphabetically near the bleachers.
No loaded firearms will be permitted and all will be tied (ties will be furnished). Any applicable firearms sold must have an approved background check done on site before leaving!
All prepared food such as sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, burritos, nachos or similar cuisine and soft drinks will be sold at Event Center Concessions by the Montrose High School Band ONLY and no one else!
No alcoholic beverages will be sold. Foods such as popcorn, candy, packaged foods, and samples may be sold or given. If in doubt, contact us for clarification! Concessions are located at the S/E and N/W corners of the Event Center and rest rooms are located at three corners and four locations. There is NO SMOKING in the Event Center and no littering. Use the trash containers!
You will find several attachments of the Event Center floor plan, all looking north. All 10X10 booths and tables are shown on the Meeting Room and Arena floors and are as close to scale as possible.
Most with a “W” preceding have an electrical outlet near as do all larger booths behind the bleachers. These are marked with a small “E.” All are first come, first served!
ALL spaces and tables will have a piece of white paper with the letter or number and YOUR NAME or your BUSINESS NAME on the table or on the LEFT/FRONT CORNER of floor of your booth. The left and front edge of the paper will direct 10 feet to the next booth to the right with that booth’s paper. (see attachment).
DO NOT REMOVE THIS PIECE OF PAPER! We will need it to easily verify your booth and also the 9 feet corridors between rows of booths required by the Montrose FIRE DEPARTMENT, and they will be checking! If you have a tape measure bring it, as it will save much time without having to call a staff member. Staff members will wear yellow (or special) shirts and will have communication with each other as well as uniformed and plain-clothes security. See attachments or call for clarification.
There are eleven electrical hookups in the lot west of the Event Center costing $20 per day, as well as unlimited parking in the fairgrounds all night and on the streets in the day.
Nearby Hotels/Motels: * = restaurants nearby
North- 2 miles from Event Center
North Hampton Inn, 1980 N. Townsend Ave., 970-249-1011
East- all within 1 mile from Event Center
Black Canyon Hotel, 1605 E. Main St., 970-249-3495 *
Best Western Red Arrow, 1702 E. Main, 970-249-8380 *
Briarwood Inns, 1225 E. Main St., 970-417-4924 *
Country Lodge, 1624 E. Main St., 970-249-4567 *
Days Inn, 1417 E. Main St., 970-249-4507 *
Motel 6, 1655 E. Main St., 970-249-3411 *
Super 8, 1705 E. Main, 970-964-9675 *
Western Motel, 1200 E. Main, 970-249-3481 *
Center – 1.5 to 2 miles from Event Center
Holiday Inn, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., 970-240-1800 *
Quality Inn, 2751 Commercial Way, 970-249-1011 *
If you’re coming from the east on U.S. Hwy 50, turn right at the second light onto the bypass and go approximately 1/3 mile to the Event Center. If you’re coming from the north on U.S. Hwy 50, turn left at the bypass and go about ¾ mile to the Event Center on your right. If you’re coming from the south on Hwy 550 go about 12 lights to Main St. and turn right. Then go three lights and turn left at McDonald’s. Continue north 2 blocks to enter the fairgrounds and continue about 200 yards to the Event Center.
Remember that it’s the CHRISTMAS SEASON and, if you are inclined, please feel free to dress as such and also to decorate your booth. Do NOT, however, stick anything to a wall!
Vendors in the West (Meeting Room 4) section should enter through the overhead door on the west side by booth W24. Those in the area behind the bleachers may enter through the doors at the west end or east end, or the main entrance.
Vendors for booths in the Arena can enter from either overhead door at the west or east side, as will vehicular vendors. Gun Show vendors should enter through the north overhead door or the 6 man doors at the N/E corner.
Once vendors leave the Event Center they must have identification to re-enter, so get your special bracelet used at Thursday’s early-bird ticket gate. Do this ASAP before leaving the building. Staff will be at various doors to admit vendors prior to doors opening.
Armed Security officers, both male and female in uniform or undercover, will be on the floor at all times as well as all night. If you have or see a problem look for an officer or staff member and report it. If it is a major emergency call 911 first.
During the event NO exit doors are allowed to be opened, except by Staff or in an emergency. If you see anyone open a door tell them and contact security!
There will likely be more vendors than booths or tables and all applications will be first come/first served. Once you decide which booth(s) or table(s) you want, enter it in the below box(s) and add your second choice. If neither is available you will be placed as close as possible. If this is not acceptable simply disregard. Make sure, as payment is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Checks or credit cards are accepted. Hope to see you here!
For more information and signing up contact: Gary Johnston970-240-0122 (ofc) or 970-250-6335 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org