Got To Be NC July Newsletter

NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Steve Troxler, Commissioner Got To Be NC July 2018 Newsletter

Vendor applications being accepted for Bluegrass Festival

Applications for the Got To Be NC pavilion during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh on September 28-29 are being accepted with a deadline of July 16 . Food vendors can receive a 10’ x 10’ booth for $300 or space for a mobile food vendor for $600. Merchandise vendors can reserve a 10’ x 10’ booth for $200 or a 10’ x 20’ space for $400.

For additional information, or to reserve space, contact Jasmine Park at 919-995-3295 or jasmine.keadle@raleighnc.gov .

Apply now for spots in the Got To Be NC State Fair tent

Applications are now being accepted for the Got To Be NC exhibit tent at this year’s N.C. State Fair in Raleigh. Booths are expected to fill before the Aug. 10 deadline . The tent offers Got To Be NC members an opportunity to show, sample and sell their products for 5 or 5 ½ days at a time. To ensure a variety of non-competitive products, NCDA&CS reserves the right to limit the number of exhibitors from the same product category. All exhibitors are required to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance with a minimum coverage of $1 million. Other exhibitor regulations can be found here . For more information contact Sherry Barefoot sherry.barefoot@ncagr.gov or G.W. Stanley g.w.stanley@ncagr.gov . This year’s fair dates are Oct. 11-21.

Made in NC Awards application deadline approaching

Applications for the Made in NC Awards are being accepting through July 18.

Presented by Our State and Mast General Store, the awards honor unique North Carolina makers and business owners in four categories: Home & Garden, Style, Food & Drink, and Art. All products must be able to be reproduced for sale. Submissions will be judged upon quality (50%), innovation and creativity (25%), and the tie to North Carolina (25%). Finalists will be notified by July 27, and winners will be announced on Aug. 23.

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