The 2024 festival will be on April 6, 2024.
The festival will take place on South Main Street between River Street and Court Street in Downtown Greenville.
Exhibitor registration will open on October 1, 2023.
Exhibitor registration closes on December 31, 2023
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Last year’s festival saw an attendance of over 12,000 children and families. That being said, we ask that you prepare activities for at least 1,000 participants at the festival. The more supplies you can provide, the less likely you will be to run out of supplies. If you run out, please be prepared to offer a demonstration or educational experience for the remainder of the event. Leaving the event early is NOT permitted.
Exhibitors may give away items that include a company logo, provide business cards or flyers, or other small promotional materials at their tent. All materials must be listed in the application and approved.
Yes. While we encourage you to host your festival experience with the help of your organization's staff, if at any time you feel that you need to request some outside assistance, please contact us with these needs (Prior to January 2024) and we will work to assist you. Volunteers for the day of the exhibit may be requested, but are not guaranteed. Please send volunteer requests to our iMAGINE Team.
Exhibitors are NOT permitted to sell goods or services during the festival. This is to ensure that the focus of the event is on the educational experience.
We are always willing to discuss any ideas for activity and exhibit development with you! Please contact our iMAGINE Team to set up an appointment! We have also compiled a dynamic and detailed source of inspiration and activity for creating a STEAM-powered exhibit space on our Resources page.
January 28, 2024 is the last day to notify the festival if you need to withdraw from exhibiting. No refunds are provided for exhibitor no-shows or withdrawals.
The iMAGINE Upstate festival will take place rain or shine! If extreme or unsafe weather conditions do arise, we will promptly relay our inclement weather plan to your organization’s main contact.
Each tent space will be provided with a tent, banner with organization name, 8 ft x 2 ft. table and two chairs. Additional chairs and tables may be available upon request. Standard tent size is 10’ x 10’. Large tent sizes are based on Partnership Levels. Please see our Become a Partner page for more information. You will be notified of tent specifications at the end of the registration process. Tent space is limited and sizes cannot be guaranteed.