This section is for local, regional coffee roasters and all coffee shops in Wilmington NC and it's metropolitan area.
We invite you to become a Wilmington Coffee Fest 2020 Participant! We would love for you to join our event. The past couple years we hosted the "Wilmington Coffee Crawl". The crawls were a huge success. In learning from our experiences we have made some changes and are now keeping our event centralized at two locations in the heart of downtown Wilmington, NC.
WHAT IS THE WILMINGTON COFFEE FEST? “We invite coffee enthusiast, tea lovers and sweet treat admirers for a shared experience to educate and link like minded individuals on our industries craft. Let’s recognize a ritual that is part of our daily lives and create new stories through a family friendly and cultural experience. Us as baristas, roasters, brewers, bakers and artisans are our customers. Our goal is to share our passions and formulate relationships in our growing and vibrant community. Each participating culturist showcases their individual flare along with scheduled events, demonstrations, tastings and more.
RECAP OF THE LAST CRAWLS The Wilmington Coffee Crawl had 2500 tickets sold. There were 7 participating sites, all independent local shops in the downtown area. Participants meandered on a self guided walking tour from shop to shop while being immersed in our craft's culture along with roaster's demonstrations, craft artisans, music and more.
We have taken the best parts of the crawl and are keeping it centralized at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center and Waterline Brewery. This exciting new festival will bring our communities coffee shops along with local and regional roasters, industry vendors, artisans, music and moreto our community. While showcasing what our rising craft coffee scene has to offer people will be immersed in a festival of all things coffee.
We are inviting you, ILM’s independent coffee shops, our roasters and our regional roasters.
HOW WOULD YOU FIT INTO THIS PICTURE? We invite you to be a vendor at the USO building. For only a $75 participating fee, it will Include:
- Premier Logo Placement
- Vendor Booth Fee
- VIP Party Ticket x 1 Free Drink on friday Jan 31st, 2020
- Marketing Material
- Day of Marketing at a booth set up for premier downtown locations
- You will be included in the offical brochure with your shop’s location.
Benifits to being a vendor:
- Get advertising throughout the year
- Advertising on day of the crawl
- Be part of the largest regional coffee event
What each participating site will be encouraged to do at the vendor booth:
- Advertise their business
- Sell product (including drinks,food,retail etc.)
- Educate our community
- Sample Product
- Give out information/coupons for business
- Showcase your unique flare
WHAT WE PROVIDE We provide all the coordination to get the coffee fest rolling and to get our craft, our community and your name out to the public. We will advertise your business in local, regional and national outlets. Our commitment to getting ILM's coffee on the map is backed by lots of coffee consumption. We are dedicated to organizing a great event.
WHY PARTICIPATE?!? The Wilmington Coffee Fest as stated above will bring you multiple customers and media attention. The advertising alone creates so much potential for exposure of your business. Last year we had upwards of 400,000 interests on just facebook. Just think of how much exposure that is for you and your surrounding community. Advertising is also done through online publications, news sites, social media, television, visual signs at our local shops and word of mouth throughout our community.