2020 Arkansas Pen Show Vendor Information - Please Read Carefully
The 2020 show will again be located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR, 72211. The hotel, centrally located at the intersection of I-430 and I-630 in West Little Rock, is a first-class venue that offers a large showroom, dedicated seminar rooms, office space for vendors, a large public area for after-hours gatherings, and ample parking. There are a large variety of restaurants nearby, as well as plentiful shopping opportunities.
We are continuing with a three-day show (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) this year, and will be adding new seminars to help attract a larger and more diverse group of visitors. We will also be hosting at least one free after-hours event for vendors, attendees, and other interested folks.
Prices have not increased from last year. Center tables are $115 each, and wall tables are $130 each. Wall tables will no longer have additional storage tables behind them against the wall. Also, please note that the show will again be providing a hot lunch buffet for vendors on Friday and Saturday, as this proved very popular last year. For each table you rent, you will be given one meal coupon for Friday and one meal coupon for Saturday. Additional coupons may be purchased for $10 each per day. For example, if you have someone accompanying you and wish to have buffet coupons for them as well, you’ll need to purchase two additional coupons, one for Friday and one for Saturday, for a total of $20. There is no buffet meal on Sunday.
We plan to put a brief, one or two sentence introduction or tagline for each vendor on the website, as well as a small photo or logo that may be used in our promotional material, so please get that to us via email and let us know how you would like your introduction to read. Remember, keep it short, one or two sentences, and we reserve the right to edit for space.
If you register through this website, we will email you a PayPal invoice within a couple of days. If you choose to register by mail, you can either send payment by check or request that we send you a PayPal invoice.
We will only be using the large ballroom this year to offer a better show experience for both vendors and attendees. Therefore, we are limiting the number of tables to 50 for the 2020 show. Returning vendors will be given priority regarding registration and table location. In order to reserve your table(s), please notify us by November 15th and make payment by December 15th. After December 15th any unpaid tables will be made available to new vendors.
The Crowne Plaza is offering a special Arkansas Pen Show rate of $109 per night, which includes one breakfast buffet per room per day. This special rate is good for the day before, during the show, and the day after the show, and the cut-off date for reservations at this special rate is February 19, 2020. To get the special rate, you will need to call the Crowne Plaza reservations line at 877-666-3243, and request the Arkansas Pen Show rate. You cannot get the special rate by registering online. If necessary, you may call the Front Desk in Little Rock directly at 501-223-3000.