Festival Marketplace

2018 Exhibitor Application

We Are No Longer Accepting Exhibitor Applications.

Thank you for your interest in being an exhibitor in our 2018 Festival Marketplace. We appreciate your wish to be a part of the 6th annual San Antonio Book Festival. We are currently reviewing all applications submitted and will be filling all available spots. Please consider applying for a spot next year!

An exhibitor booth package includes: one individual, 10’x10′ tented booth within the large exhibitors’ space located off Augusta Street at the Book Festival–designated the Festival Marketplace–equipped with two (2) 36-inch-high side rails, a draped 6’x 24” table with two chairs, and a 7”x 44” name identification sign. Electricity is not included.

Questions, comments, concerns? Please review our Marketplace FAQs. If you do not find a satisfactory explanation, please contact Maritza Quiroz, Production Director. Don’t forget to review our updated Exhibitor Contract Terms. We have posted some of the contract terms that most frequently arise below.

We thank you in advance for your interest and support of the Book Festival!

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be made in writing to SABF.
  • 50% refund for cancellations received prior to 5:00 pm Friday, March 23, 2018.
  • No refund for any cancellations received after March 23, 2018.
  • SABF will take place rain or shine: no refunds will be given for inclement weather.

Book Sales Policy

Regarding book sales: Barnes & Noble is our designated Festival bookseller. Sales of titles by authors represented at the Festival benefit SABF. Therefore, we ask that bookseller exhibitors do not discount any books by or promote signings by these authors until after their signing time with Barnes & Noble.

Booth Sharing Policy

Booth sharing is no longer permitted.

Operating and Vacating Hours

The 6th annual SABF will be open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on April 7, 2018. Exhibitors must be show ready by 8:30 a.m. and must operate their booths between 9 am and 5 pm on April 7, 2018. For the safety of attendees and the general public, any exhibitor that arrives to the Festival after 9:00 a.m. will not be granted drive up load-in privileges. Barricades will be enforced and cars will not be allowed entry after 9:00 a.m. If an exhibitor has not occupied the booth space by 9:30 am, SABF may decide that use of the space has been forfeited, with no refund available. Exhibitors may tear down and depart the Festival no earlier than 5:00 p.m. and no later than 6 p.m. on April 7, 2018.