Changes to the Mart and the Vendor Hall
The Mart at Parrot Festival has Changed!
Now a 2 Day Mart on Saturday and Sunday with a Vendor Preview and Appreciation gathering on Friday Evening.
Thursday 8:00 PM - Friday 3:00 PM
Preview and Vendor Appreciation:
Friday 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We spent a great deal of time listening to our vendors over the last couple of years and that lead us to making a change in how the mart is produced. We heard that many of you had a hard time with the mart being 3 days long. We also heard that you didn’t get enough time with the attendees.
In response, you can now move in from thursday evening all the way until 3:00 PM on Friday. Then from Friday evening at 5:00 until 7:00 there will be an exclusive preview period for the Parrot Festival attendees to interact with you and purchase product. After this, from 7:00 - 8:00 the president will host a vendor appreciation time with drinks and hors d'oeuvres to say thank you to each of you and what you bring to our annual gathering.
Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the Mart continues as normal. We hope that this change makes your move ins easier and lowers your expenses for lodging and meals. We appreciate you and we want to make your experience at Parrot Festival first class. Please continue to give us your feedback as we try this new format.
The Parrot Festival Committee