You are invited to apply for a vendor spot in the 2018 North American Sand Soccer Championships - the largest weekend beach soccer festival in the United States, held in Virginia Beach, VA. Last year’s event included over 1000 teams with 10,000 participants and a weekend boardwalk attendance over 200,000. It was also the site of the Pro-Beach U.S. National Men’s Finals in a 3,000 seat stadium located on the sand at 24th Street. This year’s festival, scheduled for June 8-10, will be between 12th Street and 37th Street and will feature events such as the North American Beach Wrestling Championships, Coed Beach Flag Football, Beach Field Hockey, and musical entertainment.
The Championships will again offer food vendor, retail and marketing sites this year, strategically placed in high profile areas, offering a mix of product categories. You are invited to submit your application as a concessionaire at this “blast in the sand.”
To be considered for one of our selective vendor spots, you must submit a completed application and deposit of $500.00 (per vendor location) by April 14th, 2018. Payments will be processed when received. Payment of vendor fees does not constitute acceptance. NASSC will notify vendors of acceptance status. Vendors not accepted will receive a refund of any fees paid.
Vendors who fail to participate once accepted will not receive a refund.
The City of Virginia Beach has in place food and merchandise vendor policies specific to Oceanfront events.
Regulations and requirements are outlined in downloadable forms as part of our application. Please review these policies prior to submitting an application to the Event. Information and requirements set by the City are subject to change.
The policies, overseen by the City’s Resort Management Office (RMO) and Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO), significantly affect vendors who COOK food at the event. FOOD VENDORS CAN COOK ON THE SAND, BUT NEED A PLATFORM TO SUPPORT – SEE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON DOWNLOADABLE PDF SHEETS.
Vendor placement will be on the sand again this year! Premium locations on the Boardwalk may be available for Food, Retail, and Marketing vendors by invitation only (additional vending fees apply). Retail and marketing vendor placement is subject to City approval.
- Hours of vending operations will be strictly enforced – please see attached information.
- Important grease and refuse disposal rules – please see attached information.
Our participants have constantly asking for HEALTHIER options, per the surveys we conduct.
REMEMBER: All vendors (food and non-food), including Sponsors setting up locations at the Event, etc. must fill out the NASSC Vendor Agreement as well as a City of Virginia Beach Vendor Information Form.
Fees and Payments
- Vendor fee is $1,000 per site up to 10‘ x 20’.
- Vendors must make all payments online by credit or debit card (transaction fee applied at checkout). Checks and other forms of payment are not accepted.
- Payment of $500 must be submitted with Vendor application.
- Remaining balance of vendor fees must be received on or before the deadline of May 11, 2018.
- Vendors who have not completed payment will not be considered for the Event.
QUESTIONS? Contact Gina Koehler, Administrator, at email@example.com.
Vendor applications for 2019 will be open in January. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in the meantime.