The Pay Gap Festival is a two day multi-experiential event at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds West End Marketplace and Shilling Amphitheater that includes shopping in our marketplace as well as a music, comedy and a variety show on our main stage. The marketplace is free for the public to attend with the entertainment a paid ticket.
Applications and registration are now open for you to exhibit at this very unique outdoor festival. There is a space for every budget from $295 for an 8' table in a covered shared space to a double sized 20 X 14 corner covered space and everything in between. We will also be selecting 6 woman owned BIOC businesses for a scholarship of $295 provided by the generous support of North East Bank. The deadline for applying for the scholarship is June 15, 2021. Winners will be selected by June 30, 2021.
This is a fundraising event for our non-profit partners the FINNEGANS Community Fund to purchase fresh local food from community farmers and local gender justice organizations. We are asking every vendor to provide us with a donation of at least $35 in value to be added to our silent auction. We will also be having a live auction on our stage and will select high quality and high value items for that effort as well as our guest giveaway. Live auction participants will be able to come on stage with their product for the live auction.
The Pay Gap Festival is owned and produced by Rock What You Got.
Read Terms & Conditions of Exhibiting here.
Map is representative of the possible layout of the exhibit area at the festival. All spaces except pop-up tent areas are permanent structures at the MN State Fair Grounds. Exterior spaces are wired "cages" with large overhangs and doors that extend 4 ft out into the area and can be used to create more display space and can be closed and locked in the evening. Single spaces are shared with another exhibitor and will be have pipe and drape separation between them, but if you are going to lock the space, you will need to have locks on both spaces. We do not recommend that you leave valuables or merchandise overnight. Rock What You Got is NOT responsible for any missing or damaged goods. Spaces will be assigned by Rock What You Got and priority will be given in the order the applications were completed and paid.
Check in at registration and get your booth assignment and location. Drop off area available. Information will be sent prior to show with more details.
All Exhibitors should be moved in and ready to go for gate open at 10 am.
All exhibitors must be open for business during show hours. You may not pull down or leave early. Doing so could result in a fine. See your agreement for more information.
It is highly recommended that you remove all valuable items and merchandise from your spaces overnight even if you can lock the space up. Pop-up tents should remove everything except the tent and tables/chairs. You must take ALL of your garbage out and with you each day. DO NOT LEAVE Cardboard Boxes or other items.
All exhibitors should be ready for the gates to open.
All exhibitors must be in open for business during show hours. You may not pull down or leave early. Doing so could result in a fine. See your agreement for more information.
You must take ALL of your garbage out and with you each day. DO NOT LEAVE Cardboard Boxes or other items. Your space must be completely empty when you leave.
THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ROCK WHAT YOU GOT PAY GAP FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE. All applicants will be reviewed and either approved, waitlisted or denied. All decisions on exhibitor approval are the sole and final responsibility of Rock What You Got. Approval can happen immediate, but no later than 48 business hours. As soon as your application is approved, your credit card will be charged for either the full amount, or 50% plus service fee, if you choose the deposit option. .
We are offering exhibitors the option to make a deposit of 50% with the full payment due on Aug 2, 2021. If you select this option, your credit card will be charged for half the payment plus the credit card service charge at the time your registration is approved usually within 24 -48 hours of your submitting of this application. The remaining amount will be processed on Aug 2nd..
If you choose to pay in full now, we will waive the credit card services fees. Your full payment will be charged once your application has been approved.
20 x 14 Corner space in the permanent covered and enclosed spaces in the West End Market. Includes Electricity. Each space allows for the doors to extend outward to become additional display areas. Double spaces have 6 doors that extend outward. Spaces can be locked with padlocks at the end of the day and are self enclosed. You are responsible for anything left in your space overnight.
10 x 14 Includes Electricity. Located in the permanent covered and enclosed spaces in the West End Market. Each space allows for the doors to extend outward to become additional display areas. Corners have four doors - two on each side adding to your display space. Spaces can be locked with padlocks at the end of the day, but your space may be shared with one other exhibitor separated by a drape. You are responsible for anything left in your space overnight.
10 x 14 Includes Electricity. Located in the permanent covered and enclosed spaces in the West End Market. Each space allows for the doors to extend outward to become additional display areas. Spaces can be locked with padlocks at the end of the day, but your space may be shared with one other exhibitor separated by a drape. You are responsible for anything left in your space overnight.
10 x 10 Open space to design your own exhibit area inside the Heritage Museum. Fully enclosed and temperature controlled with restrooms. Space will be locked and secured at the end of the evening allowing you to leave your items in the space. You are responsible for anything left overnight. Electricity Included.
Create your space using your own pop-up tent. No larger than 10 x 10 and must be weighted - no tie downs! You will be located right next to other exhibitors in various locations throughout the marketplace. Your exhibit and items must remain under the tent at all times. Electricity available for an extra charge. May not leave any items overnight.
Table will be provided and will be located in one of our shared spaces that could be located in the permanent structure outside, a tent or the Heritage Museum. Your items must be on the table at all times. Electricity is not included but can be added as an additional item below.
Additional items are available for rental below. If you register on this site, you can come back at a later date and add items if you need them. If you need more than one, hit the add button again.
Pop-up tent and 8' tables do not include electricity. If you need electricity, you must add it here.
8' x 30' banquet table
All spaces, except for the 8' table in shared space, do not come with table. You can bring your own or rent them here.
Exhibit spaces do not include chairs. You can bring your own or rent them here.