This is where it all begins!
Sponsored by the Pitt Community College Foundation
Pitt Community College Foundation
This is where it all begins!
Each year, the Pitt Community College Foundation presents The Down East Holiday Show to raise funds for student scholarships and educational activities at Pitt Community College.
Started in 2002, the Down East Holiday Show helps to kick off the holiday shopping season by featuring more than 100 exhibitors selling everything from holiday decorations and handcrafted gift items to mouth-watering foods and an array of services.
Our 2012 Holiday Show was a record success, generating more than $101,000 to benefit PCC students.
This year, we’d like to encourage you to discover what more than 11,500 shoppers found out in 2012 – that the Down East Holiday Show is an ideal opportunity to purchase the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Greenville Convention Center
303 SW Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834
|Friday, Nov. 1st||5 p.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Nov. 2nd||10 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Sunday, Nov. 3rd||2 p.m. to 4 p.m.|
PCC staff and volunteers provide a courtesy package holding service to assist you while you are shopping.
You may drop off large packages to a secure holding area for your convenience.
Ages 11 and up – $6.00
Ages 10 and under – FREE when accompanied by a paying adult
3-Day passes are available for $12 and may be purchased in advance through PCC’s Institutional Advancement Office, located in Room 2 of the Vernon White Building.
Click on the “Tickets” tab above to purchase tickets online.
The Main Entrance for visitors for the show will be the front door.
Pitt Community College Campus
Office of Institutional Advancement
Vernon White Building, Room 2
The Pitt Community College Foundation, Inc., was created in April 1973 to receive gifts and secure external resources for the college. The foundation may receive gifts of cash, securities, deferred gifts, property, equipment and materials. These gifts are used to provide funds for scholarships, educational activities, and educational materials that can assist the students and/or enhance Pitt Community College services.
More recently, the PCC Foundation has established several annual events that have been tremendously successful, including the PCC Scholarship Auction, President’s Reception, Fall Golf Classic and, of course, the Down East Holiday Show. The PCC Foundation has also established several new scholarship endowments and created the PCC Alumni Association to give alumni and friends of the college an opportunity to establish a lifelong relationship with PCC.
The PCC Foundation is a non-profit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors. An Executive Director administers the daily operations of the foundation, and staff services are provided by the college’s Institutional Advancement Division.
2013 Holiday Show contracts will be included in the exhibitor packages – $100 per booth non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your current space. This can be handled before you leave the show or at anytime during the show. The deposit is due no later than January 1, 2013.
On January 2, 2013 spaces not secured by a deposit will be made available to current exhibitors wanting to re-locate or to the public – No Exceptions.
All balances are to be paid in full by June 1, 2013. No courtesy phone call reminders will be made. On June 2, 2013 booth spaces with a balance due will be sold – No Exceptions.
The Show Office does not provide change. The WoodForest Bank in Wal-mart is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Upon arrival at the Convention Center, check in at the show office before beginning set-up. If you have not checked in and set-up by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, you forfeit your booth space for the following year.
Lunch will be available for purchase on Thursday only in the show office. Other days, you will have to purchase food/beverages from the Convention Center concession stands, outside the center, or bring your own.
Please unload your vehicle quickly and move away from the building so others can unload.
Booth sizes are 10’ x 10’ and 10’ x 8’. Booth set-up includes 3’ curtains on the sides and an 8’ curtain backdrop and carpet. The booth also includes one 8’ covered and skirted table, two chairs, and electrical hook-up if you requested it on your contract. Trash cans are not provided in your exhibit; however large trash cans are located throughout the center. All items for your booth to include merchandise, displays, chairs, cash registers, etc. must be set-up within your booth boundaries. The Fire Marshal and the Holiday Show committee will be strictly enforcing these boundaries. Please adhere to them from the beginning, as it is often difficult to move your items after set-up. (10×8 spaces around the perimeter of the facility will be marked with tape. Any vendor not in compliance with time or space restraints (no moving tape) will be refused show participation next year.)
Table top exhibitors – tables will be skirted and must remain against the wall.
Exhibitors must have someone in their booth space at all times during the show hours.
Questions about set-up/move-in – call (252) 493-7773.
Questions about extra tables, phone lines and other information – contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (252) 493-7287. All additional fees must be handled and paid for at check-in.
Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I keep my same space next year? Yes – All you need to do is pay a deposit $100 per space between the close of the show and January 1.
Can I have the booth next to me next year? There are many variables that must be considered before this question can be answered adequately. First, the person currently in the booth you are requesting has the same right you have to reserve their booth for the following and he or she may choose to keep that location. Second, we must carefully review the neighboring booths to ensure that any changes to our floor plan does not create product conflicts. You can request the space and our planning committee will review it before making a decision.
Can I pay in installments? Yes – The entire balance must be paid in full no later than June 1, 2013. Signed contracts must be included with your deposit or first payment. If you choose to pay in installments, please indicate that on your contract with your intended payment schedule.
Can I bring my own tables? Yes, but they must fit within your space without infringing upon your neighbor’s space.
Can I place something just outside my booth space? No – We must adhere to the Greenville Fire Code rules and regulations for the safety of our exhibitors and shoppers. Therefore, you may not move outside the perimeters of your assigned booth space.
Where can I get change? The show office does not provide change.
Do you provide “S” hooks? – No – you must bring your own hooks.
Can I hang items on the pipe & drapes? No – for the safety of your products and the products of your neighbor you cannot attach anything to the pipe and draping.
Floor plan for the 2013 Down East Holiday Show is Available Now!Greenville Convention Center
|City Hotel & Bistro (walking distance)||252-355-8300|
|The Hilton (walking distance)||252-355-5000|
|Hampton Inn (walking distance)||252-355-3861|
|Microtel Inn & Suites||252-758-7282|
|East Carolina Inn||252-752-2122|
|Holiday Inn Express||252-754-8300|
Name tags are distributed in your exhibitor packets. These must be worn throughout the show – the lanyards/neck cords will be collected on Sunday by a PCC Foundation staff member/volunteer
Name tags are not to be passed out as “free entry” to the show – your guests should purchase a show pass – any exhibitor found violating the name tag policy are risking forfeiture of their booth space next year.
Table top exhibits receive 2 name tags
1 exhibit space receives 4 name tags
2 or more exhibit spaces receive 6 name tags
Additional name tags will be available for $5 each
All exhibitors should wear Holiday Show Nametags at all times prior and during the show. Please enter and exit at the designated exhibitors’ entrance. Keep all exits closed. Stay alert at all times and notify the Holiday Show office or show security if you notice unusual or unlawful activities. Holiday Show Office phone number – 252-493-7287.
Help us provide convenient parking for your customers by parking your vehicle behind the convention center. Customers may park in front or beside the convention center or behind the Hilton. Our volunteers and staff will park behind the Hilton. A back door entrance will be posted Exhibitors Only during the show.
Please enter the building at the door indicated for your use.
The Greenville Convention Center is a non-smoking facility. If you must smoke, you need to exit through the back entrance and be At Least 25 feet away from the building. Please extinguish all cigarettes.
2013 Holiday Show contracts are in the exhibitor packages – $100 per booth non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your current space. The deposit is due by January 1, 2013.
Please Do Not prop entrance doors open!
We do not provide supplies for your set-up or booth decorations, i.e. S-hooks, trash cans, dollies, beverages, etc. Please be advised that you will need to visit our nearest Lowe’s or Walmart for any items you may need during the show.
Do not hang items other than business signs from the pipe and drapes. If you have items fall and damage another exhibitors merchandise, you are responsible for the costs of the damaged goods.
Exhibitors are responsible for their taxes, permits and business records.
An ATM machine is located in the front lobby of the convention center.
Exhibitors and volunteers must enter the building through the Exhibitor Entrance at the back of the Convention Center. The front and west side entrances are reserved for customers.
After Thursday evening (the night before the show begins), all loading, restocking, etc. should be done through the Exhibitor Entrance for everyone’s safety.
Customers may park in the front of the Convention Center, on the west side of the Convention Center, and behind the Hilton.
Please help us reserve these preferred parking areas for your customers. Customers will enter the building at the front entrance.
On Friday and Saturday mornings or peak show hours, customers will also be allowed to enter the west-side entrance.