Community Event: Olentangy Schools Vendor Fair
Registration Reminder for Olentangy Schools Vendor Fair
Olentangy Local Schools invites you and your business to take part in the district's ninth annual Vendor Fair Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Olentangy Liberty High School, 3584 Home Road in Powell. The Vendor Fair will take place during Olentangy Local School’s Convocation and opening day activities. Nearly 3,000 district staff members will have an opportunity to visit the Vendor Fair during the day.
Olentangy believes that a school district operates best when it is engaged in a true partnership with its community. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with our staff members, allowing them to see all the options and services offered by local businesses.
In order to best accommodate the busy schedules of our Vendor Fair participants, this year's event will run from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The fair will be set up in the school's auxiliary gymnasium. To reduce unexpected challenges with set-up, we ask that vendor’s set-up their area from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17. If this time does not fit your schedule, vendors may also set-up between 6:15 and 7 a.m. on the day of the fair. Please be ready by 7 a.m.
Staff members will begin to arrive at 7 a.m. the day of the Fair. The first group will begin their Convocation program at 7:30 a.m. and will dismiss at 8:30 a.m. The second group will begin to arrive at 9 a.m. and will begin their Convocation program at 10 a.m. They will dismiss at 11 a.m. All staff members will be given an incentive to attend the Fair before and after their meetings, and until the fair closes at 11:30 a.m. There may be times when the traffic patterns will ebb, and flow based on the number of attendees at each meeting.
We would like to give as many vendors as possible the chance to meet with our staff. With that in mind, we expect space to be limited. Each vendor will be given the use of one table measuring eight-feet long by two-feet wide for their area. Once you are assigned a table number, because of space and electricity limitations, we will not be able to make table number changes.
Vendors should plan to bring everything they need for their display. There will be no tablecloths, table skirts or copy-machine access provided. Additionally, there will be limited access to power sources. We ask that vendors bring their own extension cords if using power. Vendors requesting power will be provided with locations closer to power outlets based upon when the district receives a completed reservation form.
Further, we also ask that there are no giveaways or raffles that exceed a value of $25 per person due to our district policies.
In order to participate, for-profit businesses are required to make a one-time contribution to the Olentangy Education Foundation (OEF) of $100. The OEF proudly supports the school district in numerous ways including but not limited to funding teacher grants for items not normally supplied in the budget process as well as student scholarships. If you are so inclined, you may register for the Vendor Fair and be represented at the OEF golf outing by sponsoring a hole at the October 4, 2021, event for $200. Hole sponsorship will include a sign at the hole and indication in the program materials as a hole sponsor. Non-profit organizations are not required to pay a registration fee.
Please consider joining us for the Vendor Fair, see instructions below:
For Profit organizations
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Lantz at (740) 657-4060 or Heather_Lantz@olsd.us.