Orange County Children’s Book Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

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What does it cost to participate?

We have a range of prices to accommodate different needs and budgets. You can find this year’s current pricing on the Exhibitor application. Please click HERE to visit the Exhibitors main page and review the application.

Seems a little expensive for one day. Why is that?

As a non-profit organization, we try to keep the costs as low as possible while still providing a quality event. We understand that everyone needs to work within a budget but we believe the value of the benefits exceeds the cost.

What does the cost of a full-sized booth include?

  1. Exposure to over 7,000 families that care about books, reading, and education.
  2. Professional, family-friendly entertainment throughout
  3. Opportunity to network with other authors, illustrators & vendors
  4. Freedom to decorate your booth for better engagement with visitors
  5. Customized banner with your name
  6. 8-month listing on our website
  7. Listing in our Festival Guide
  8. Table, two chairs, wastebasket. Extra chairs upon request.
  9. FREE Parking and admittance for all festival attendees!

Can authors sell books during the festival?

Yes! Part of our mission is to support authors and illustrators to reach their audiences and sell books!

How many books should I bring?

The amount of books you bring has several variables. The most important aspect of selling your books is having some kind of engagement with the crowds. At the Festival there are many opportunities for families to purchase books so your presence needs to be fun, engaging, and attention getting. Another consideration is book pricing. Feel free to offer lower prices during the festival, and be sure to have several autographed copies at the ready.

Do I need to bring a table?

No, we provide 1 six foot table in each Author Corner or 10×10 booth and 2 six foot tables in the larger sized booths. You may request extra tables if you need them. We recommend bringing your own tablecloth.

Do I need to bring an EZ Up for shade?

All festival Exhibitors and Author’s Corner participants are seated in tents with a cover, back wall plus two half walls. As the sun moves throughout the day there may be times when the sun is directly facing the booth. We recommend having a visor or hat and sunscreen.

In the Author’s Corner booths, is there a place to display posters and other marketing materials?

Yes, you will have about an 8 foot space behind your table to set up banners, posters and any other information. We ask that you are mindful of your neighbor and don’t encroach upon their limited space.

I want to participate! What do I do?

We’re so glad to have you! All you have to do is fill out the Exhibitor application, choose which booth spot works for you, then send in your payment and completed application. Everyone fills out the same application no matter if you’re a food vendor, author, publisher, or company. You’ll also need to print and sign the Terms & Conditions for Exhibitors; you won’t need to send that in but we ask that you retain your signed copy in case we ask for it.