Setting up shop at ESSENCE events is a fool-proof way to get your business in front of large crowds of consumers eager to support and ready to spread the word about the new products they love. CLICK TO REGISTER TO ATTEND AN ESSENCE VENDOR & EXHIBITOR INFO SESSION TODAY! Although vending may be just what you need to elevate your business to the next level, we also acknowledge that taking the first step to establish yourself as a vendor can be tricky. But not to worry — we’ve got you covered! Launching this month, our all new vendor and exhibitor info sessions will equip you with the knowledge you need to get your business in the game. Once we have you on our radar, we’ll keep in you in the know about vending opportunities for everything from ESSENCE Festival, to our ESSENCE Street Style Block Party, to our ESSENCE Black Love Gala and much more. By attending an ESSENCE vendor & exhibitor info session, you’ll get to:

Contestants were asked to fill out applications of basic information upon showing up to the venue for the competition.

Hear a break down of the ESSENCE vendor & exhibitor experience and application process Learn what it’s really like to be a vendor or exhibitor at ESSENCE events , plus find out which boxes you need to check to make sure you and your business are ready for the application process.


Get a first look at opportunities for the 2019 ESSENCE Festival® and beyond By registering for our ESSENCE info sessions, you’ll be first in line to receive information about ESSENCE vendor and exhibitor opportunities throughout the year.

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Take a deep dive into the on-boarding process Get all the answers to the most common and not-so-common questions about coming aboard as an ESSENCE vendor and learn about the process step by step. For more information and to register, visit the official website HERE. *Info sessions are not mandatory for vendors to attend in order to be considered and any prospective applicants or those that have already submitted an application are welcome to attend.