WHAT: The only area Pop Culture Collectibles Show featuring Music (Vinyl/CD/music DVD), Comics, Toys, Movie Items, and Memorabilia
WHERE: inside Valley Creek Mall, Woodbury, MN (1 block west of 494/Valley Creek Rd [Exit 59])
WHEN: TBD 9am – 3pm
NOTES / DETAILS:
· Located in an affluent east Twin Cities metro suburb’s only indoor mall
· Key mall tenants include Keys Café, Ace Hardware, Subway, Lifeway Christian Books, Warner-Stellian, MN School of Cosmetology, and Sole Mio Italian restaurant. Music-Go-Round, McDonalds, located just across the street and Burger King, Target, Pizza Hut, Kohls, MGM, and Barnes & Noble are all located nearby.
· Accommodations- Hampton Inn located half block away and Red Roof Inn is just across the bridge.
· WI-FI - Free on site, via Keys Café
· FREE Show Admission to all customers—which increases much casual traffic
· Plenty of free and ample mall parking—no downtown or uptown traffic to deal with.
· Show hours are 9am – 3pm, but the mall opens at 6am and Keys Café (busy on Saturday for breakfast) opens at 7am. Dealers can set up and start selling as early as they like to take advantage of this crowd and get an early start, if desired.
Mall doors are opened early and automatically, three sets of doors for easy load-in and load-out, please bring your own carts or dollies.
· Easily accessed location just off a major highway and ideal for any Wisconsin travelers too
DEALER INFO and COST:
· Provided 8ft Table cost- November show - $25 per 8ft table / 2 for $40 / 3 for $55 – PREPAID and all spaces/table locations will be reserved, per the mall’s requirement. Half tables MAY be available, depending on demand - please inquire directly regarding- three table limit unless otherwise approved.
· If you are a first-time dealer and/or unfamiliar from exhibiting at other similar shows, pre-pay may be required (the result of a couple of bad apple no-shows...)
• Ideally (but not required), dealers would carry more than one line of product (i.e.- you have vinyl & comics, or you carry trading cards, CDs, toys & games)- the more lines carried, the more interesting your selection will be, and the more diverse the overall offering is.
· Wall space can be requested but is not guaranteed, as store windows (which tables may be in front of) cannot be covered up for this show. Electricity access is limited but available upon request, as well.
· Dealers are responsible for any appropriate state or local taxes incurred
· Contact / Feedback: Dealers may be emailed an anonymous simple feedback form to fill out at the end of each show, to help improve things and provide other good ideas. Additionally, we will update you immediately of any new news (via email or other), so you are as prepared as possible to be successful at the show.
· This is a family-friendly show in a small shopping mall, so no adult or perceived offensive materials allowed, even if collectible/nostalgia (includes Playboys and anything similar).
· Hi-Score Video Games is a mall tenant, so we have been asked that NO other dealers carry Video Games of any platform, or any TV shows or theatrical movies on Blu-Ray, DVD, or VHS, please
Hi-Score has the mall exclusivity on these product lines, per Valley Creek Mall policy.
BYOT: If you have your own 6ft or 8ft banquet table to bring (no other substitutes please, per the mall), you may do so at a discounted rate. Please inquire for full details.
Please be aware to specify BYOT with your request and all BYOT spaces will be located on the mall ends (either hardware store end or beauty school end- no middle spots)
New! Artist Alley pricing! - Though we're too small to have a dedicated Artist Alley area, we do want to support local creatives by offering a reduced table rate, subject to limited availability.
If you are selling handmade work that relates to our Pop Culture theme (subject to approval), table rates will be at least a third less. Artwork/prints, handicrafts, homemade items all apply-- if you sell other items in addition to your handmade work, the regular rate applies.
Summer Show is a "low dough dealer show" - No City Pages advertising for the summer show only, and since other events, cabin-going, etc. can compete with the schedule, dealer table prices for this show only, are reduced 33-40%. Check the email newsletter or the bottom of this page, for rate details.
ADVERTISING / PROMOTION:
· City Pages print ad & included their Promotions e-Newsletter (not summer)
· Extensive flyering/postering throughout the metro and west WI
· Listing on as many online collectible show calendars and websites as possible
· Listing on event calendars in area newspapers, alt weeklys, and magazines
· Twitter, Facebook, and multiple Blog/Web site postings and mentions
· Day-of promotion includes signs off highway exits and postering announcing the event
· MALL PROMOTIONS: Outdoor 2-sided marquee sign lists the show
Posters on all mall entrances one month prior to show date
Video advertising on in-mall TV screens one month prior to show date
Listing in mall ad in The Woodbury Bulletin weekly newspaper
Just a few of the places the Show has mention &/or Calendar listing submitted:
RECORD SHOWS of AMERICA
RECORD COLLECTORS GUILD
CONVENTION SCENE / COMICBOOKCONVENTIONS
MY FAIRS and FESTIVALS
MPLS STAR TRIBUNE
SECRETS OF THE CITY (Mpls/St Paul Mag)
CITY OF WOODBURY
TWIN CITIES METROMIX
365 TWIN CITIES MN
· Please email SoundVisionMN@gmail.com with your name, contact info, and brief description of your product offerings,
along with # of tables desired and any other pertinent info (i.e.- electricity access, wall space which is available on the mall floor, but is limited due to storefronts, so just let us know your details and we will accommodate your needs)
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