VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS

The Essence Festival of Culture™ is the epicenter of Black Culture, Community and Commerce for 5 days in New Orleans, providing astounding economic results each year. Each year, the Festival attracts over 500,000 attendees, has contributed approximately $4 Billion in economic impact since its inception and invited over 300 small business to sell millions of dollars in goods and services. This year, 300+ entrepreneurs will be selected again to sell and exhibit their businesses to thousands across multiple destinations throughout the weekend. We invite you to apply!

LOCATIONS

Superdome
Global superstars and popular artists take the mainstage and super lounge stages to entertain over 50,000 guests nightly.

Convention Center
Tens of thousands of attendees pack the Convention Center daily to hear dynamic conversations and interviews, shop, meet their favorite celebrities, and enjoy loads of interactive entertainment all weekend long! (July 3-5, 2020)

Gallier Hall
ESSENCE Fashion House returns, providing an opportunity for thousands to enjoy star-studded talks, runway shows and shopping with the industry’s elite all weekend long. (July 3-5, 2020)

New for 2020!
Stay tuned for additional vendor and exhibitor opportunities! More information coming soon for Big Easy Street Fairs, International Flare Fairs, the Spirit, Bourbon & Wine Experience, and more!

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ESSENCE EATS™ open and close button

From regional cuisine to delectable desserts, serve thousands of hungry Festival consumers.

Fees Starting at $3,500
  • Current Locations

    Superdome
    Convention Center

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ESSENCE at the Center
Single Booth 10’x15’ Food: $4,200 Dessert: $3,500
Double Booth 10’x20’ Food: $6,300 Dessert: N/A
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ESSENCE at the Superdome
Shared Booth Food: $4,000
Full Booth Food: $6,000

EVENING CONCERTS

COMMUNITY CORNERopen and close button

Connect with our Festival audience on the noble causes embodied by your non-profit organization.

Reduced Fees Starting at $800
  • Current Locations

    Convention Center

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ESSENCE at the Center
Single Booth 10’x10’ $800
Double Booth 10’x20’ N/A

EVENING CONCERTS

THE MARKETPLACE open and close button

Sell your products to thousands across a wide range of categories and experiences.

Fees Starting at $1,500
  • Current Locations

    Convention Center (ESSENCE® Marketplace & ESSENCE Beauty Carnival™)
    Gallier Hall (Fashion House)

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ESSENCE at the Center
Single Booth 10’x15’
Photo: $1,500
Retail: $2,600

Double Booth 10’x20’
Photo: N/A
Retail: $4,000

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NEW 2020 MARKETPLACE
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FESTIVAL VENDOR GUIDEopen and close button

Download our brochure for more details on vendor opportunities at Festival.

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RULES AND PROCEDURESopen and close button

Review this essential resource for Festival rules and policies.

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