January 25, 2020
Festival open to the public
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Exhibitor check-in begins at 8:30 AM. All authors must be checked in by 9:30 AM and set up by 10:00 AM.
Exhibits takedown 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Authors will be emailed detailed instructions regarding check-in procedures and parking a few weeks prior to the Festival. Watch your email.
The beautiful Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, Gainesville, FL. close to I-75 and NW 39th Ave. with plentiful parking. Google Map
All Exhibit Spaces have been assigned and are displayed on the Authors page beneath your photo/name. Click any space number to view the floor plan.
Your exhibit space is one half of a six-foot-long table (two authors per table). Chairs, tables, and extra large tablecloths that double as skirting are provided. This will allow authors to hide empty boxes and extra inventory under their tables.
There is not room to stand easels in front or behind your table, please do not bring them.
Subway and Pizza Hut are located on campus in the food court, a short walk from the Fine Arts Hall. Starbucks, located in the SFC library, opens at noon. Off campus, there are numerous nearby restaurants on NW 39th Ave. near I-75.
The festival is completely indoors and will be held January 25, 2020 rain or shine.
Free Admission for the public
The Best Western Gateway Grand hotel is offering discounted room rates to Festival guests. Phone the hotel directly (352) 331-3336. Tell reservation you are with the festival and our group code is: 2001SUNSH
Reserve before 12/31/2019 to receive special room rate.
We are heavily promoting and advertising the festival throughtout December and January including TV, Radio, and print media.
22,000 full-color, 24-page printed festival programs featuring our authors and speakers will be distributed in the January 24th Gainesville Sun and handed out at festival events. Note: the ad deadline has passed.
Speakers throughout the day will present a diverse range of free lectures chosen to draw visitors from different interest groups.
Festival visitors receive a raffle card to be marked by the authors they visit. Once they have visited at least 10 exhibits, they may enter their card in a door prize drawing.