Exhibitors

Exhibitors

Are you interested in exhibiting at Maketopolis? We hope all the great projects that have been hidden in garages and workshops, and only shown to friends will be on display for all to enjoy. At this new Tucson festival, the focus is on wonder, fun and discovery, and less-so on sales.

Maketopolis is 100% volunteer. Maketopolis has no legal entity, intends to generate no profits, and is just a collaboration of a bunch of people trying to do right by the community. The money we are charging for exhibitor spaces allows us to make the festival free to all attendees, but still cover the cost of putting on the fair.

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Costs

Demos, displays and educational projects: $15 per space

  • Individuals, youth
  • Clubs
  • Nonprofits
  • Students
  • Must not be selling items, or be a commercial entity

Commercial entities & sales: $100 per space

  • Commercial entities, companies
  • Vendors, those with something to sell at the event
  • Anyone marketing a product or for-profit organization

Limited need-based scholarships are available for a full fee waiver: Application

Requirements: Exhibitors will be provided with space, but must provide their own tables and chairs.  Tables and chairs may be rented for a small fee but must be reserved a week in advance.  110 volt power is available in some locations but must be requested as part of the application.  Larger power needs must be coordinated ahead of time.   Load-in will begin at 10:30 am and Load-out will commence at 6:00 pm.

Large exhibits, exhibits with fire, projectiles or remotely controlled vehicles are best suited to the open areas of the Franklin Docks.

Provided: Exhibitor space will be an 8′ to 10′ wide space that is 10′ to 12′ deep depending on location.  Spaces in the Franklin Docks lot (Central) will be open space on pavement, and the north spaces will be inside the Steinfeld Warehouse (Xerocraft) on 8′ centers.  Xerocraft and the Franklin Docks lot  have  limited power available to the spaces.  Canopies can be used in the South and Central lots but may be tight inside the Steinfeld Warehouse.  Commercial exhibitors may request larger spaces  or preferential locations.

NOTE: Vendors must get their own sales permits through the city. Maketopolis will not assume responsibility for vendors receiving the proper permits to sell.