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Sat, Jul 27

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The Gala Event Center

South Carolina Book Lovers Expo & Food Truck Festival

An interactive community gathering and vendor marketplace celebrating regional authors and local cuisine.

South Carolina Book Lovers Expo & Food Truck Festival
South Carolina Book Lovers Expo & Food Truck Festival

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Gala Event Center, 1801 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210

About the event

The South Carolina Book Lovers Expo & Food Truck Festival is a celebration of culture, creativity, and cuisine!

The Book Lovers Expo will bring together writers, readers, educators, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing.  40 regional authors across diverse genres and suitable for all age groups will be featured.

The Food Truck Festival will feature 5 of the finest regional food vendors offering a diverse array of mouthwatering dishes.

Guests can attend for free and will enjoy author presentations, book signings, kid's activities, promotional giveaways, awesome food, and much more!

Vending & sponsorship opportunities are available:

  • Authors, bookstores, artists/illustrators, and writing service providers can secure vending spaces.
  • Additionally, there are five available spaces for food trucks.

Reserve your space today.

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  • VENDOR - FOOD TRUCK

    Registration includes [1] One space in the parking lot. [2] The vendor will be showcased in a full-page ad in the program booklet. Vendors must supply their ad or flyer. AD REQUIREMENTS Full Page Size: 8 ½” x 11” Portrait. Format: PDF or JPG/PNG NOTES: No alcoholic beverages may be served.

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee
    Sold Out
  • VENDOR - RETAIL

    Registration includes [1] One outside parking lot space to set up 10x10 tent. [2] The vendor will be showcased in a full-page ad in the program booklet. Vendors must supply their ad or flyer. AD REQUIREMENTS Half Page Size: 8 ½” x 11” Portrait. Format: PDF or JPG/PNG NOTES: No cooking may take place at the venue. No alcoholic beverages may be served.

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee
  • FULL-PAGE AD SOUVENIR BOOKLET

    Full-page color ad in the Expo Program Booklet. Full-Page Size: 8 ½” x 11” Portrait. Format: PDF or JPG/PNG Ad must be received by July 19, 2024

    $100.00
    +$2.50 service fee
  • HALF-PAGE AD SOUVENIR BOOKLET

    Half-page color ad in the Expo Program Booklet. Book ad must be 8.5 x 5.5 | PDF Format Ad must be received by July 19, 2024

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • ADVERTISE BROCHURE TABLE

    Perfect for those who cannot attend in person but would still like to connect with Expo attendees. Provide event staff with brochures, postcards, flyers, and/or business cards. They will be showcased on event tables for attendees to grab as they explore the Expo. NOTE: This is not an Author or Food Vendor Space. Those must be purchased separately.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
  • EVENT T-SHIRT PREORDER

    South Carolina Book Lovers Expo T-Shirt is available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL, and 2XL. T-Shirts will be distributed at the event.

    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
  • SPONSOR | BRANDING

    The sponsor will have a dedicated space where they may set up a table/small booth, etc. The sponsor's logo will be printed on Expo materials, banners, and the website with a link to the sponsor’s website. The sponsor will be showcased in a full-page ad in the program booklet. AD REQUIREMENTS Full Page Size: 8 ½” x 11” Portrait. Format: PDF or JPG/PNG LOGO REQUIREMENTS High-resolution Image | PNG FORMAT

    $250.00
    +$6.25 service fee
  • SPONSOR | VIP

    The sponsor's logo will appear on Expo materials, banners, and website with a link to the sponsor’s website. The sponsor will also be showcased in a full-page ad in the program booklet. AD REQUIREMENTS Full Page Size: 8 ½” x 11” Portrait. Format: PDF and JPG/PNG LOGO REQUIREMENTS High-resolution Image | PNG FORMAT

    $100.00
    +$2.50 service fee
  • SPONSOR | MEMBER

    The sponsor’s name will be listed on the Expo website with a link to the sponsor’s website. The sponsor will be showcased in a half-page ad in the program booklet. AD REQUIREMENTS Half Page Size: 5 ½” x 8 ½” Landscape. Format: PDF or JPG/PNG

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • SPONSOR | FRIEND

    The sponsor’s name will be listed on the Expo website and in the program booklet with a link to the sponsor’s website.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
  • FEATURED AUTHOR

    Registration includes: [1] One high profile located vendor space. Two 6ft tables and 1 chair will be provided. All tables must have a tablecloth or covering. [2] Maximum Promotion includes: → A full-page ad in the Expo Souvenir Book with photo, bio, and book/product photos; → Listing on the Expo website with photo and link to author’s website; and → Featured in Expo marketing and promotion materials, including the promo video.

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee
    Sold Out
  • STANDARD AUTHOR

    Registration includes: [1] One vendor space located within the marketplace. Does not include a table and chairs. Vendors must bring a table no larger than 6ft and a chair. All tables must have a tablecloth or covering. [2] Standard Promotion includes: → Listing in the Expo Souvenir Book; and → Listing on Expo website with photo and link to author’s website.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
    Sold Out
  • AUTHOR PRESENTER (30 MINS)

    During the Expo, separate presentation space can be used for Meet the Author events, Book Talks, Book Signings, and more. Presenters will be assigned a specific time in 30-minute intervals. This time slot reservation does not include a vendor booth space. Vendor booth space must be purchased separately to sell books/merchandise at the event.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
    Sold Out

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