VENDING


MERCHANDISE
Vendors at Emerald Sanctuary offer a wide variety of merchandise. You might find a dancer selling her gently-used costuming or a real business with a full selection of merchandise. Items available may include costume & practice apparel, jewelry, veils, hula hoops, make-up, personal care items, and music & DVDs. There's something for everyone whether you're Tribal, Cabaret, Tribaret, Fusion, Gypsy, or Folkloric!

SERVICES
Massage and henna services are usually available. The cost of these services is not included in the cost of the retreat. The massage therapist and henna artist set their own rates and schedule. Sign up for these services is first-come, first-serve at retreat. Occasionally, other services are offered, too.

PAYMENT & HOURS
Please note that some vendors only take cash. Other vendors accept credit cards, cash, and personal checks. There is no ATM on site so come prepared. Vending is open Wednesday through Sunday all day, but closes in the evening after dinner and before the hafla begins. Vending hours vary and are at the discretion of each individual vendor.

VENDING OPTIONS
Due to limited space in the Main Hall vending space is limited and not guaranteed. Returning vendors and instructors have priority for indoor spaces. If you would like to vend inside the Main Hall please inquire via email at emeraldsanctuaryretreat@gmail.com. Pre-approval to vend inside the main hall is required. We have plenty of space outside on the lawn and you are welcome to vend there if you choose to do so, no pre-approval required. However, the wind kicks up in the afternoon so your outdoor items will need to be secured. And, forewarning! The sprinklers come on in the evening so you will have to bring your merchandise into the main hall or store in your vehicle overnight.

Vendors may begin setting up and open for business anytime on Wednesday. If you arrive Thursday or later workshops may already be in progress. Workshops and vending take place in the same space. You won't be able to load in until the workshop is over. We have a long lunch break (usually 3 hours) that's a great time to load in and begin setting up your booth. Vending is closed during the evening haflas so relax and enjoy the show!

TABLES & RACKS
There are lots of chairs and plenty of 6' x 3' tables to use at no additional charge. You must provide your own table coverings and your own racks. There is no need for additional lighting, but feel free to bring lights and an extension cord if you want them. You can drive right up to the main hall to unload (no stairs) or it's an easy carry across the lawn from the parking lot.

CELL SERVICE/WI-FI
Camp Delaney does not have wi-fi. Cell service is limited, unpredictable, and coverage varies from carrier to carrier. Mobile payment devices usually work, but patience is key here. So, you may have to chill out, set your device on the window sill, or take a stroll on the lawn while finding just the right spot for reception. Take it as an opportunity to get to know your customer a bit better until that transaction goes through. You're at retreat so it's all good!