As you may have surmised by now, NYS Health Department guidance has led us to cancelling our in-person Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest for this year. However, all is not lost! EventHub (the company we use to manage vendor information) has recently developed a Virtual Event platform that will allow us to have a live (online) event on September 12 & 13.

What does this mean for you?

If you are a vendor that has signed up and already paid for this year, you will be given access to the Virtual Vendor Village which will allow you to post items for sale with links to your own website for order processing. It will allow you to virtually staff your booth during Fest weekend and do live chat and video conferencing with Fest “Guests”. We will apply your payment for this year as full payment toward our 2021 event and keep the reservation for the booth space that you had chosen.

If you are a vendor that has signed up but not paid any booth fees, you must submit a minimum $100 deposit that will be fully credited toward keeping your booth space reservation in 2021 and give you access to the Virtual Vendor Village for this year.

If you have paid, access to the Virtual Vendor Village Booth set up has been automatically enabled for you. You can find instructions on how to set up your booth here: https://help.eventhub.net/hc/en-us/articles/360048722993-Creating-Your-Virtual-Vendor-Booth-and-Best-Practices. The process is pretty simple, but if you need assistance, please contact us.

Our celebrity chefs and wine experts will be live streaming during Fest weekend adding incentive to Fest fans to visit. The Virtual Vendor Village will remain accessible for the whole week following the Fest so guests can still see your products and order.

We will be heavily promoting the Virtual event through social media, email campaigns and some television advertising.

You should be receiving detailed information regarding the Virtual Vendor Village via email (be sure to check your spam folder!). Contact us if you have any further questions.