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There’s Still Time to Sign Up as a Vendor, Sponsor of Collinsville Hot

June 30, 2016 Business, Community No Comments

A scene from the 2015 Collinsville Hot. Photo by John Fitts

COLLINSVILLE – While the second annual Collinsville Hot is just a little more than two weeks away, organizers said there are still opportunities for those wishing to display their wares at the festival or simply support it financially.

The Canton Main Street-sponsored event takes place in downtown Collinsville from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 16. To provide additional parking capacity for the free activities, a shuttle bus will run between downtown Collinsville and Canton High School from noon to 11 p.m.

This year the festival’s events, such as its morning yoga, craft fair, artisan market, community art space, fire dance and live music over two stages will be focused in the downtown area along Main and River Streets.

In addition to the live music and fire shows, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Main Street and a portion of River Street will become an outdoor market of sorts – with artisans, food vendors, business booths and more.

“Essentially it will become a huge pedestrian plaza vis-à-vis European style,” said Shawn Cole, a co-founder and co-organizer for the event. “The whole of Main Street will be an outdoor theater.”

Booths will be organized thematically and while more than 30 spaces are already reserved, Cole said it’s not too late to sign up. Prices generally range from $150 to $225 and those interested van visit http://collinsvillehot.com/events/events-artisans-fair/

Collinsville Hot is also still accepting sponsors at levels that range from donor’s choice to $1,000. All levels include a mention on numerous local web sites and starting at $125, businesses can have a physical banner at the event. Levels of $250 or more include a vendor booth should the sponsor want one. See more at http://collinsvillehot.com/sponsors/

While the Collinsville Hot events are free, it takes in excess of $13,000 to produce the event. Costs include police services, temporary restrooms, transportation services and more.

People can also donate through pay pal at the event web site and proceeds from merchandise sales at the event will be invested back into it. There will also be places to donate cash during the event.

All Collinsville Hot events are free and Cole encourages those who can to support it as they see fit.

Cole is also looking forward to a day that showcases the area’s talent, businesses and more.

“The event is to show off everything that makes Collinsville great,” Cole said.

See more at http://collinsvillehot.com.



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