The Inland Empire Gardeners

Garden Expo Exhibit

GARDEN EXPO 2018
OUR BIG ANNUAL EVENT FOR THE YEAR!
"GARDEN FIESTA--LET'S PARTY"

DATE - 12 May, 2018 - 2nd Saturday in May
HOURS - 9am-5pm
LOCATION - 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA 
EMAIL -
gardenexpo@comcast.net
Admission is FREE with lots of free parking 

An Extraordinary Annual Event - 19th Annual Spokane Garden Expo

*If you are a member of the public that just wants to attend the Garden Expo, please see our Garden Expo Attend page.



EXHIBIT AT THE GARDEN EXPO
The Inland Empire Gardeners are pleased to provide this outstanding Garden Expo for our customers as a way to celebrate the beginning of spring and the start of our area’s growing season. 

The Garden Expo provides the perfect opportunity for local and regional businesses and organizations to promote their home and garden related products and services to the communities they serve. The show featured hundreds of ideas on how to make your home, yard and garden a more beautiful, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place.

The Garden Expo is a fun-filled event, with something of interest for the entire family.  Admission is FREE and parking is free. With nearly 15,000-20,000 people who attend this single-day event each year, the Garden Expo has become one of the most popular community events in Spokane County.

Exhibitor Rules & Regulations
* Please check back for  Garden Expo 2018 Rules & Regulations so potential exhibitors can review them to see if our show is a good fit for you. 


Garden Expo 2018 Exhibitor Information Packet
Information will be available at the end of 2017
Expo 2018 Welcome Letter & Garden Expo Newsletter

Expo 2018 Exhibitor Rules & Regulations

*Expo 2018 Vendor Application & Liability Form



* Expo 2018 Vendor Application is password protected. You need to request the password via email at
gardenexpo@comcast.net or call ViAnn Meyer, Expo Management, at 509-535-8434 - Further information on what you will be selling will be required since Expo management reserves the right to limit products offered to garden-related.

*Expo 2018 PayPal Payment - please submit application for approval prior to payment - includes credit card user fee

Single Booth Space - $125 plus $5 Pal Pal service charge

Double Booth Spaces - $250 plus $10 Pal Pal service charge

Triple Booth Spaces - $375 plus $15 Pal Pal service charge

Four Booth Spaces - $500 plus $20 Pay Pal service charge

Electricity - not available in all areas - $10 plus $2 Pay Pal service charge

Table Rental - $25 plus $3 Pay Pal service charge

Chair Rental - $3.00 plus $1.00 Pay Pal service charge


Garden Expo--The Gardening Lifestyle 
Due to the overwhelming demand for Garden Expo 2018 exhibitor space, Expo management reserves the right to limit the number of exhibitors due to the nature of their sales.  

 
Frequently Asked Questions 
1 - Why would I want to be a vendor at the Garden Show?
The Garden Expo is the only local garden event of the year. It ushers in the spring. By early mid-May people are anxious to get out into their gardens, and they are open to ideas for improving them. The Garden Expo is the perfect place for garden-related exhibitors to showcase what is latest and greatest for the new growing season!

2 - Who attends the Garden Expo?
People looking for new and interesting plants, new ideas for their garden or landscape; people who like gardening. Best friends, families, gardening groups, senior centers, youth groups, and gardening devotees from all over the Inland Pacific Northwest attend the Expo every year religiously. 

3 - Where do people find out about the Garden Expo?
Through our Garden Show website:
www.tieg.org! For over a decade the Spokane Garden Expo has been the second Saturday in May.  Many people know this, and have it marked on their calendars. We advertise the show on fliers that are dispersed across the local area. The Expo is advertised in newspapers.  

4 - Since the show has been going for over a decade, how do you keep people interested in attending?
Each year there are new exhibitors; new products; new topics for our Speakers’ Series; new artists; and returning favorites.

5 - What is the charge for exhibitor space?
10 x 10 foot space is $125, additional spaces are available

6 - How do I become an exhibitor?
Contact
mailto: gardenexpo@comcast.net - Is electricity available? 
The number of booths with electricity is limited. A nominal fee is charged for accessibility.
 
8 - Can I request a particular booth space? 
Vendor registration is not accepted until payment, application form, and signed liability form are received. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

9 - When will I receive my booth location?  
Booths are numbered for more easy identification. At the Exhibitor check-in table you will receive your Expo Exhibitor packet with your booth location.

10 - When can I set-up?
Set-up is 2-9pm on Friday or 6-8am on Saturday. Booths must be open for business by 8am Saturday or space will be reassigned.

11 - How many people attend the show?
Attendance for Saturday is 15,000-20,000. It has steadily increased each year.

12 - What is the cost for admission?
The Spokane Garden Expo is free for folks that attend.

13 - Is there exhibitor parking available?
There are designated exhibitor parking on the south and northside of the college campus.  The main parking lots are reserved for Expo customers. 

14 - Is a new vendor able to get an additional booth space?
There are double and even triple booth spaces available but they are limited. Returning vendors have the option of increasing their booth space only if the spaces next to theirs become open.

15 - If I have to cancel, is my booth space payment refundable? 
No. Please consider your participating in the Garden Expo carefully, because once your application is processed, no refunds can be offered. 



Spokane’s Garden Expo
The Best Garden Show in the Inland Pacific Northwest--Spokane’s Premier Garden party and the local gardening community’s Pride and Joy.

Humble Beginnings
The Spokane Garden Expo has its roots in the community. Our first show was in 1999, and with each year, the show promoters, The Inland Empire Gardeners, grow and improve the quality of the show. Bringing together products and professional services of horticultural and garden-related businesses, we intend to promote the Inland Pacific Northwest as a gardener's paradise.

In addition to diverse vendors, we bring you a speaker's series which provides education and inspiration for gardeners of all levels. Food vendors and a once-a-year nursery plant buying opportunity round out the events of the 2017 Garden Expo.

Garden Expo Organizers
The Inland Empire Gardeners (TIEG) is a membership organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, art, and enjoyment of horticulture throughout the Inland Northwest of the United States.

Our friends and supporters share our commitment to creating sustainable communities by caring for our natural environments. We celebrate the important role of plants in our lives by working in partnership with individuals and organizations throughout the southeast to support the art and science of plants.

We are passionate in our commitment to bring horticultural, conservation, excellence, enjoyment and beauty to people’s lives through educational and entertaining activities. The Spokane Garden Expo is the crown jewel event of TIEG.

TIEG is a nonprofit community organized (EIN 91-2036381) registered with the Washington State Secretary of State’s office. We promote gardening education through monthly meetings, Garden Expo, tours, and various activities. 

Our membership consists of people with no gardening experience, but a desire to learn; professionals in the field; and avid gardeners from all the microclimates in Spokane, WA and surrounding communities.

We hold meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month (except December), 6:30pm, at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, WA. Our membership and our meetings are open to all.

There are also lots of activities to learn and share with others. Our speakers have included topics such as container gardening, growing your own food, perennials, propagation, pruning, etc.

Every 2nd Saturday in May we sponsor the Spokane Garden Expo which is open to both visitors and participants and is free of charge.  It's easy and inexpensive to join. We encourage you to come to a meeting or activity and check it out. See you soon!

We donate to various non-profit organizations in the community. Proceeds from the Garden Expo go to these activities and club operations.

Out-of-Town Vendors
Need a place to stay? The Garden Expo Management recommends local area hotel:

Quality Inn Spokane Valley

8923 E Mission Ave

Spokane Valley, WA 99212

www.spokanequalityinn.com

tklauba@impressguest.com

Tiffany Klauba, Director of Sales

509-928-5218 ext 534

Give Garden Expo code LGARDX for special $89 rate!  

 

Quality Inn Valley Suites is located in the city of Spokane Valley. Our location provides easy and convenient access to all major events, sporting venues and business districts in the greater Spokane area. Whether you are visiting family, participating in a sporting event or traveling on business, you can expect elegance with exceptional service and value

 

Directions from freeway:  From I-90 West, take the Argonne Exit. Turn right on N Argonne Rd. Left on E Mission.

 

Direction to Expo site:  Head east on E Mission Ave. Turn left at N Mullan Rd. Continue onto N Argonne Rd. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Trent Ave. Continue straight to stay on E Trent Ave, 2.8 miles. Continue straight onto E Mission Ave. Turn right onto N Greene St, the Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St is on the right (5 miles, 13 minutes).   






Contact Us
If you have additional questions about Garden Expo 2018, or would like more information, please use the contact information below.

Email 
gardenexpo@comcast.net  (for the quickest response)

Telephone
Show Organizer ViAnn Meyer - 509-535-8434 - please leave detail message w/ your contact info

Mailing Address 
The Inland Empire Gardeners, PO Box 13184, Spokane Valley, WA  99213

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