Applications are now being accepted for Siskiyou Science Festival 2019

 

Exhibitor’s Guide

The Siskiyou Science Festival will have an outdoor event, free to the public, on Mt. Shasta Blvd. on May 18, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (400 block Mt. Shasta Blvd.)

The fun and excitement of science will be brought to life through hands-on, interactive exhibits, science-themed performances, demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment.

Applications are available now. All applications are due by April 19, 2019.  (Exhibitor Registration) Click to register

Why participate in the Festival?

The Siskiyou Science Festival provides STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) scholars and organizations with the opportunity to share their expertise with the public through interactive, hands-on, activities.

The event serves as an exciting way for the region’s amazing STEAM resources to come together through fun and interactive experiences.

Our aim is to encourage young people, families, and visitors to enjoy science and realize how “Science is Everywhere.”

How do I build my booth?

All booths should feature hands-on activities that answer a question like, “Should I be afraid of a zombie apocalypse?” or “Can you make a square bubble?”  Allow your audience to be scientists as they explore possible answers to these and other important questions.  Each experiment should be simple and efficient, allowing for 3-5 scientists at a time.  Families will be major participants at the Festival, so make sure your activity is engaging for both children and adults.  We hope to have around 1,000 people in attendance, so make sure you come prepared!

If you’d like ideas about how to create a fun and engaging activity, check out www.howtosmile.org.  Have questions or need help with your booth?

Booth spaces are 10′ x 10′

Contact us at Siskiyou Science Festival

All potential exhibitors must submit an application. These are available now.  (Exhibitor Registration) Click to register You will be notified if you have been selected as an exhibitor.  The organizers of the Science Festival might contact you to ask more questions about your exhibition plan and give you some hints about how to help make it more successful.  All applications are due by April 19, 2019.  You will be notified before or by April 24 if  your exhibition plan is approved.  A week before the festival you will be told of the location of your booth.  Space is limited, so apply early.

What else do I need to know?

  • Most exhibitors will have a 10’ x 10’ space – suitable for a canopy cover and tables.  Some booths will have access to electricity.  These arrangements must be made ahead of time and availability is limited.
  • All exhibits must be staffed by qualified personnel during the hours of the festival (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).  We recommend 4-6 energetic individuals to get participants excited about your activity and to make sure things run quickly and smoothly.  Break time must be considered too.
  • All exhibits must be set and ready no later than 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, and must be completely removed (including trash) no later than 4:30 p.m. Event strike begins at 3:00 p.m.
  • You will be notified about load-in times and locations via email the week of May 13, 2019.
  • Exhibitors are responsible for the load-in AND load-out of all equipment and supplies. Some vehicle access is possible, during the set up and clean up times.  A limited number of volunteers will be available.  However, please plan on being self-sufficient to help make load-in and load-out as smooth as possible for all exhibitors.
  • All participating organizations must bring their own tables, chairs and shade cover. (If this is a problem, contact Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum for suggestions.)
  • You must be registered and approved as a merchandise vendor if you plan on selling anything. You must prove that you have a California seller’s permit.
  • The approved exhibit must be operated by the applying organization. No booths are to be subcontracted.
  • All exhibitors are required to use marketing style standards for signage, handouts, and the like. Contact us for more details: Siskiyou Science Festival
  • If you intend to distribute food and/or beverages, please contact us. The Health Department has requirements that must be addressed before you can be approved to distribute food and/or beverages.
  • Water or electricity needs, or the use of generators, must be coordinated with the Festival coordinator. Any hoses or cables on the ground must be covered to prevent tripping.
  • Chemicals and trash must be removed from exhibit space.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended at any time.
  • Do not accept any Lost and Found items.
  • Weather is unpredictable – be prepared. The Festival will move to Sisson Gym and Cafeteria if it rains. (601 East Alma Street)