Exhibitors - all the information you need to be successful is here!

Exhibit With Us

Interested in exhibiting? It’s one of the easiest ways to connect with thousands of passionate jewelry artists over one extended weekend.

October 27-29, 2017 Download Contract Floor Plan
March 16-17, 2018 Download Contract Floor Plan

We want you to be successful at our event which is why we go above and beyond; offering support and benefits that far exceed what is expected of a show promoter. Check out these benefits!

Sponsorship & Promotional Opportunities

Whether you want to reach our vast and passionate jewelry art audience all year long, or simply want to make a big impact at a particular event, we've got loads of advertising and sponsorship options to fit any marketing goals or budget. Download Sponsorship & Promotional Opportunities here!

Tacoma Exhibitor Tools

Use the following tools to stay current on everything you need to know about Bead Fest Tacoma! Check this page frequently for up-to-date information and to pull all the marketing resources you'll need to have a successful show: 


2017 Expo Hours
Friday, October 27: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday, October 28: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday, October 29: 10:00AM - 5:00PM 
Set-Up Hours
Thursday, October 26: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday, October 27: 8:00AM - 10:00AM 
Tear Down Hours
Sunday, October 29: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center  www.gtctc.org
Click here for directions
Parking is permitted in F Lot to unload only, once unloaded you must move your vehicle to a paid lot or street parking while you setup. Load out, vehicles should not be moved into F Lot until your booth is packed & ready to load into your vehicle. Please note: Parking is not permitted in F lot during event show days.
Decorator Information 
Download the Bead Fest Exhibitor Packet for more information.

Getting Customers to Your Booth!

You're exhibiting at Bead Fest, but how can you bring more shoppers to your booth?  Download our Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities kit to find out!

As a courtesy to our exhibitors we've compiled this Social Media Training Guide for your use.

Let your customers know you'll be at Bead Fest - copy and paste either the "We're Exhibiting" or the "I'm Exhibiting" buttons on your website or social media pages!

Exhibitor Badges

Each exhibitor will receive 3 badges per 10'x10' booth. Name badges must be picked up prior to setting up your booth and must be worn at all times throughout the event. Please email name/s to beadfest@fwmedia.com.

Tax Information

Sales tax in Washington state is 6.5%.  The combined tax rate in Tacoma, WA is 10.1%

You will need to apply for a Temporary Business License HEREOnce you've filled this out, you should receive your UBI number within a couple days.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Washington State Department of Revenue at (800) 647-7706.