INTERESTED IN VENDING?

Every year we interact with hundreds of attendees and would love to have you be a part of our cultural celebration of Middle Eastern dance and belly dance! By working with us, you have the opportunity to meet our attendees, as well as anyone who wants to come by during the open shopping hours. With 28 hours of shopping time, we are excited for our community to be enriched by your presence.

Our vendors are a valuable part of the ABDC experience. Please see below for our policies, vending options, and vendor application. Vendors will also be considered for a travel grant by filling out the form below.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Read our Vendor Policies.
  2. Review our the Vending Options below. 
  3. Fill out our Vendor Application. Applications are accepted through June 1, 2019 or until spaces are sold out.
  4. Complete our Travel Grant Application if you are interested in entering a raffle, where proceeds go to support an instructor and vendor with travel to the event.

The ABDC Vendor Manager will inform vendors of the ABDC decision via email. In order to hold your vendor spot, the ABDC will need confirmation and payment. Installment plans are available.

SHOPPING HOURS

Please note that Ballroom hours are different from lobby hours. Lobby hours mean that the area may have attendees shopping from the start time of classes till the end of the Ballroom showtime hours. Hours are listed below for each day. 

 
 

 
 

Friday,   6.28.19

Load in/set up: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lobby Hours

Open to public (FREE entry):
12:00 - 10:00 pm

Ballroom Hours:

Open to public (FREE entry):
12:00 -1:00 pm

Open to class participants:
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Open to public (FREE entry):
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Doors closed: 5:00- 6:00 pm

Open during show:
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Dance Gala in Ballroom:
7:00 - 930 pm
(w/15 min. intermission)

Saturday, 6.29.19

Lobby Hours

Open to public (FREE entry):
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

 

Ballroom Hours:

Open to class participants:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to public (FREE entry):
12:30 - 5:00 pm

Dance Showcase in Ballroom during shopping: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Doors closed:  
5:00- 6:00 pm

Open during show:
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Dance Gala in Ballroom:
7:00 - 930 pm
(w/15 min. intermission)

Sunday, 6.30.19

Lobby Hours

Open to public (FREE entry):
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

Ballroom Hours:

Open to class participants:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Open to public (FREE entry):
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Load out/ Tear down:
4:00 - 6:00 pm

 

 

 

Vending Options

 

  • Vending is in the Hill Country Ballroom and the Lobby.
  • Ballroom vendors are required to vend all 3 days. Lobby vendors may choose 1, 2, or 3 days of vending.
  • Lobby tables are not secured overnight. Vendors may move merchandise into the ballroom overnight.

BALLROOM VENDING OPTIONS:

  • Ballroom A: Space is Approx. 6’ by 6’: $250.00.
  • Ballroom B: Space is Approx. 16' by 4': $350.00
  • Ballroom C: Space is Approx. 12’ by 6’: $400.00.
  • Ballroom D: Space is Approx. 16’ by 6’: $450.00.
  • Ballroom E: Space is Approx. 11'by 4': $450.00.

LOBBY VENDING OPTIONS:

  • Lobby: 1 banquet table: $60.00 for 1 days.
  • Lobby: 1 banquet table: $120.00 for 2 days.
  • Lobby: 1 banquet table: $150.00 for 3 days.
  • Lobby : 2 banquet tables: $75.00 for 1 days.
  • Lobby : 2 banquet tables: $150.00 for 2 days.
  • Lobby : 2 banquet tables: $200.00 for 3 days.
    • Tables are provided by the hotel. Most tables are approx. 6 foot long and 18 inches deep. 
    • Placement of vending tables and rack must align with fire codes for the hotel.

PURCHASE:

  • Vendors are responsible for processing fees.
  • The ABDC will send a link for payment or set up installment plan.
  • The number of tables, chairs, and racks will be set on an individual basis.

 

More quick info about The Austin Belly Dance Convention

The ABDC includes:

  • Over 25 hours of shopping time with a hand-picked collection of high quality vendors.

  • FREE admission for the public to the ballroom on Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the ABDC's Showcase.
  • Over 50 Hours of Belly Dance Classes and Presentations with a variety of offerings to please all levels and styles! 
  • 2 Spectacular Evening Performance Programs: Friday evening's "Keep Austin Shimmying" Gala and Saturday evening's "Austin Raqs" Gala.
  • FREE full colored event program including Vendor List.

Location:

  • Holiday Inn – Midtown -  6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
  • The Holiday Inn Midtown in Austin is convenient to downtown and the airport.  We expect the ABDC to be packed with happy shopping dancers. The event will also be open to general public for FREE. The hotel will also have a discounted room block for our event. For more info look at our Location Page.