Applications will open on September 1st and may be found online
In order to ensure that our festival goals are met, our staff will review all applications and will contact your organization’s main contact to complete the registration process.
All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application acceptance on or before October 31, 2019.
The early bird rate for businesses is $250 by November 15, 2019 rather than the standard fee of $350 after November 15, 2019. This fee may be paid via invoice or online through our website to cover our costs. THIS FEE MAY NOT BE SATISFIED VIA IN-KIND DONATIONS. However, donations of in-kind prizes and giveaways are considered tax deductible as allowable by law. All schools and non-profits may participate at no cost, but donations are appreciated.
Registration for approved exhibitors opens on November 1, 2019.
Early bird registration deadline for approved exhibitors is November 15, 2019.
Registration closes on December 1, 2019.
All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Donations can be made through Clemson Foundation
The festival will run from 11 AM-5 PM. Last year’s festival saw an attendance of over 12,000 children and families. That being said, we ask that you prepare activities for at least 1,000-2,000 participants at the festival. The more supplies you can provide, the less likely you will be to run out of supplies. If you run out, please be prepared to offer a demonstration or educational experience for the remainder of the event. Leaving the event early is strongly discouraged.
Exhibitors may give away items that include a company logo, provide business cards or flyers, or other small promotional materials at their tent. However, it is important that the promotional materials in no way distract from the educational experience. All materials must be listed in the application and approved.
Yes. While we encourage you to host your festival experience with the help of your organizations staff, if at any time you feel that you need to request some outside assistance, please contact us with these needs and we will work to assist you. Volunteers for the day of the exhibit may be requested, but are not guaranteed. Please send volunteer requests to
Exhibitors are not permitted to sell goods or services during the festival. This is to ensure that the focus of the event is on the educational experience.
We are always willing to discuss any ideas for activity and exhibit development with you! Please contact
to set up an appointment to speak with a member of our iMAGINE Upstate team! We have also compiled a dynamic and detailed source of inspiration and activity for creating a STEAM-powered exhibit space
! Accepted applicants will be notified of informational sessions designed to assist with planning your exhibit activities.
The festival will take place on South Main Street between River Street and Court Street in Downtown Greenville. For detailed instructions on how to navigate to the festival, please see our
The Festival will take place on April 4, 2020, in Downtown Greenville from 11 AM-5 PM.
Please direct all questions to
and we will direct your question to the appropriate person. We would be glad to discuss opportunities for partnership with any interested organization. Please see our
Become a Partner
page on our website for more information, and feel free to call with any questions!
March 1, 2020 is the last day to notify the festival if you need to withdraw from exhibiting. No refunds are provided for exhibitor no-shows or withdrawals.
The iMAGINE Upstate festival will take place rain or shine! If extreme or unsafe weather conditions do arise, we will promptly relay our inclement weather plan to your organization’s main contact.
Each tent space will be provided with a tent, banner with organization name, 8 ft. x 2 ft. table and two chairs. Additional chairs and tables may be available upon request. Standard tent size is 10’ x 10’. Large tent sizes (double tents) are based on Partnership Levels. Please see our
Become a Partner
for more information. You will be notified of tent specifications at the end of the registration process. Tent space is limited and sizes cannot be guaranteed.