Urban Craft Uprising’s Premier Northwest Food Show
COME DISCOVER THE BEST CRAFT FOOD MAKERS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AT URBAN CRAFT UPRISING’S PREMIER FOOD SHOW — completely virtual for 2020!
At Gobble Up, shoppers will find innovative, local treats ranging from macarons to forest-infused spirits to cooking sauces to shrubs to bone broth, uniquely flavored nut butters to spirited ice cream, as well as handmade kitchenware like cutting boards, oven mitts, and reusable wax food wrap. This show will be happening TWO weekends before Thanksgiving this year, taking advantage of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, and allowing time for vendors to ship your goodies to you in time. This will be a GREAT event at which to buy holiday ingredients and treats, for both home cooks and chefs alike—especially those looking to highlight locally made products.
*** Gobble Up is going virtual this year! Read on for more information about what that means ***
How are these virtual shows going to work?
Gobble Up 2020 will be taking place directly here on the site, at gobbleupnorthwest.com.
From the main page of each site, shoppers will be able to easily find the Vendor Gallery, which will have all vendors organized by category, just like you’re used to seeing for our regular shows (example from Gobble Up Seattle 2019).
From this Vendor Gallery, instead of clicking through to the vendor’s website, they’ll click through to your virtual booth. This will be a dedicated page which will look something like this mockup. The most important things to note here are that:
- The products on display will be your own products, that will link directly to your own website or Etsy shop. All sales will be placed directly through you, and once customers are on your site, they are of course welcome to shop around and purchase more than just the product that led them there.
- They will be able to interact with you, the vendor, directly through your virtual booth, via both chat and Zoom. We know that one of the most important reasons we all love vending at shows is the personal interaction between shoppers and makers, and this is how we will do our best to simulate that experience. There will be general show hours each day, but you can set own “live” hours for when you’ll be available to chat with customers, explain your process, and answer questions. Additionally, you can host special events in your both like flash sales, specials, parties, website scavenger hunts — you name it! You can even leave a slideshow or video up to play in your absence if you need to run an errand, make lunch, or just take a break.
- We will also have other fun things scheduled throughout the weekend, like live demos, shopper lounges, and we are brainstorming ways we may even be able to make our famous swag bags work in the virtual realm. We’ll also be promoting you a bunch in the weeks leading up to the show, and some of this will seem familiar if you’ve done big shows with us in the past (i.e. filling out vendor interview questions so we can give you a dedicated feature on Instagram and Facebook before showtime).
- Not only will you have THREE FULL DAYS to interact with shoppers and sell your products through your booth, but you’ll also benefit from having your booth page accessible on our site (both linked from the main page and via search traffic that will be bolstered by our site’s own 15 years of Google juice), which will remain up and active through the holidays.
Show Dates: Friday, November 13th – Sunday, November 15th
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day (you may choose to be “live” in your booth for as much or as little of this as you’d like)
Booth Fee: $125