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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the festival dates?
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May, 2017.
What are the festival’s opening hours?
The opening hours for GGE2017 are as follows:
- Saturday 6th May 2017: from 10.00am until 6.00pm
- Sunday 7th May 2017: from 9.00am until 4.00pm
Who can exhibit?
Priority is given to artisan food and wine producers from the Grampians, Pyrenees and Henty regions. Other vendors are admitted on a case-by-case basis and if you are registering for the first time you are encouraged to contact the Festival Director at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting your registration.
All Registrations are reviewed in accordance with GGE policies and objectives. If we are unable to confirm your place at the Festival your registration fees will be refunded in full.
What can I sell at the festival?
The mission of the Grampians Grape Escape is to showcase and celebrate the Grampians Region and its food and wine artisans. Our focus is on quality rather than quantity and local rather than multi-national, mass-produced products. All products you are selling or promoting must be listed in the description provided when you register online. Fast foods and products made by multinational companies (inc. soft drinks) are not welcome at the Festival.
If you wish to sell products that you think may not comply with the selection criteria, please discuss them with the Festival Director.
During the festival your site will be visited by a GGE representative to ensure the goods being sold match the information submitted when you registered.
Can I sell Coca-Cola at the festival?
No! Fast foods and products made by multinational companies (inc. soft drinks) are not welcome at the Festival.
Do I qualify for local pricing?
To support local businesses to exhibit at the festival, producers from the local area pay a lower registration fee than their out-of-region counterparts.
• Local Producer = alcoholic beverages and artisan products and services from the Grampians, Pyrenees and Henty regions. Typically purchased for later consumption including: meat, eggs, cheese, olive oil, soaps, candles, lavender etc..
• All other vendors = food typically consumed at the Festival including take away meals and deserts. All produce and alcoholic beverages produced outside of the Grampians, Pyrenees and Henty regions. Vendors selling general merchandise or apparel and everything else determined by the Festival Director as falling outside of the alcohol and produce categories.
What are the site dimensions?
- Single = 3x3m
- Double = 3x6m
Can I bring my own stand?
No. GGE provides a single 3x3m or double 3x6m stand for all exhibitors unless you operate from a specially designed van, trailer or cart.
I will operate from a food van, do I register for a single or a double site?
If the footprint of your food van will be greater than 3x3m you must register for a double site.
Is power included in my site fee?
No. The provision of power, trestle tables and chairs, table cloths and storage in our cool room incur an additional fee.
Can I bring a cool room and leave it behind my stand?
Yes, if you have paid the applicable fee.
Can I attend for one day only?
No, all exhibitors are required to trade on both days of the festival.
How are exhibitor fees determined?
Grampians Grape Escape Inc. is a not-for-profit association and our pricing reflects the true costs of producing a sustainable event. Any surplus is invested back into the festival.
Can I register and/or pay my fees some other way?
No. All registrations take place online and require a credit card.
How do I find out more information?
An Exhibitor Information Kit will be sent to you by email when your registration has been reviewed and confirmed.
Can I update my registration details and information?
No, once you have registered we cannot accept any changes.
What is your refund policy?
Refunds are not payable if you simply change your mind. If special circumstances apply you must contact us in writing. A cancellation fee of 50% will apply if you contact us no later than 60 days prior to commencement of the festival. Should you cancel less than 60 days prior to the commencement of the festival, no refund will be payable. Refunds will be paid within 90 days of the conclusion of the festival.
When & Where
Grampians Grape Escape
Grampians Grape Escape is one of Australia's longest running food and wine festivals, showcasing 100+ artisan producers at Halls Gap over the first weekend of May every year.