While we are on pause with Vendors, we can always use Sponsors at this time. We have the information from 2020 to give an idea of what we will eventually return to or at least evolve from here.
We encourage people, organizations, and businesses to support Story Crossroads either as a help to our nonprofit or as a marketing possibility. Do you have a story-related item to sell or storytelling-focused message to share?
Be a Sponsor (virtual/in-person options) due April 22, 2021 or by April 1, 2022:
2021 Story Crossroads-Sponsor Application-online application
—————————-Vendors are not being sought at this time
Example only-2020 Story Crossroads–Vendor Agreement-online application
Example only-Story Crossroads–Release and Waiver of Liability for Vendors–If you don’t already have Liability Insurance, though we can put you in touch with an Insurance Agent by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
General Feel for Festival and Future Plans:
With our Festival plus outreaches, we had 5,704 people last year. Though, at one time, we aim for 400 people with the extra benefit of parents of athletic kids and the visual of the pirate ship that holds 30-40 kids for imaginative play from off of Redwood Road. By 2021, we aim to have 1,000+ people on location at any one time and continue our growth since we kicked off in 2016.
We have had vendors before though and are now expanding into “We All Have Stories” Family Marketplace, which is free for anyone to enjoy. There are ticketed concerts at 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm in the South Jordan Community Center Ballroom.
Of course, people are encouraged to see what you have to offer and be inspired with story-related crafts, services, goals, or ideas. We expect this to continue growing indoors and outdoors. We have some booths in the South Jordan Community Center and some booths at the Heritage Park. These two locations share the same parking lot here: 10778 S. Redwood Rd., South Jordan, UT.
To Give An Idea on Who Has Come (from 2019):
- Pirate Ship with REACH Utah
- Mountain Man Petting Zoo (animals are not alive…but able to be petted)
- Story Train, activity for families to ride and enjoy
- Story Blocks, art craft with some to take home
- Story “Board” Walk, community painting board for characters and scenery
- Story Board Walk with Chalk, figures tell a story as community members add to it
Leilani’s Eatery Snowie snow cone
- Shoulder dragons and visual art by Rowan North
- “Things on Springs” by Amy Hales that are like marionettes, but on springs
- Utah Renaissance Faire
- Usborne Books
- W.K. Wilson – Wooden bow ties and other fun oddities
- Forever – memory/story preservation tools
- Nubian Storytellers of Utah Leadership
- South Jordan Arts Council
- Genealogy-focused booths
- Memoir-focused booths