Saturday 26 – Monday 28 January 2019
Geelong’s annual Festival of Sails is a significant feature on the Geelong community’s event calendar. The event brings together a world-class sailing regatta on the pristine waters of Corio Bay with an abundance of free activities and entertainment along the iconic Geelong waterfront.
Typically, the event sees more than 100,000 visitors across the entire event. As well as this, there are also more than 3000 hungry and thirsty sailors coming shore side after a full day of racing.
In 2019, the Festival of Sails will once again be held over the popular Australia Day long weekend. Coinciding with the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, this year the event will introduce the Regional Artisan Fair, in partnership with The Food Purveyor.
Located on Fairnie Park, directly outside the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the Regional Artisan Fair aims to showcase the best makers and growers in our region. Vendors will only be accepted for this area if they have produce or products that have been grown or made in the Geelong, Bellarine, Surfcoast or Colac/Otways region.
CLEAN REGATTA PROGRAM
In 2019, the Festival of Sails has joined the “Clean Regatta Program”, aiming to make our event more sustainable, environmentally friendly and reduce plastics that end up in our ocean. Vendors who have minimal plastic and alternate packaging will be highly favoured in the application process. We have a strict NO PLASTIC STRAW policy for all vendors at this event (biodegradable bamboo or paper straws are acceptable).
Located directly outside the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Fairnie Park is the focal point for the entry to the Regatta Village precinct for the Festival of Sails. With entertainment from buskers and a focus on regional products, this area is sure to attract many visitors from both the Festival of Sails and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
Trading times in this area:
Saturday 26th January: 10am – 5pm* Sunday 27th January: 10am – 5pm* Monday 28th January: 10am – 5pm
*Vendors are welcome to trade past 5pm on Saturday and Sunday if they wish, up until 9pm. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15pm on Saturday 26th January, however, no lighting is provided in this area to continue trading past daylight
SITE DETAILS & COSTS
Festival of Sails: Sat 26th - Mon 28th Jan, 2019
The Fairnie Park area is a pop-up market style, all vendors are required to provide their own marquee, tables, chairs and set up. No power is available, and any vendors requiring power must provide their own generator (generators must adhere to safety standards and cannot be refuelled onsite).
(prices listed are per day)
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Expressions of interest including the below information can be emailed to email@example.com:
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Images of previous stall set ups
Images of products to use for promotional purposes