Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 12:11 pm

QC Pride Inc. invites vendors to participate in annual PrideFest

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Press release submitted by QC Pride, Inc.


www.qcpride.org QC Pridefest 2013

QC Pride Inc. invites vendors to participate in the 6th Annual PrideFest
Saturday June 1, Noon-Midnight and Sunday, June 2, Noon- 8 p.m.

Enjoy the fun-filled festival with live entertainment and a diverse group of folks as you market your organization to the masses and bring in some cash and/or prospects! Our many returning vendors report that the QC Pride Fest has become the highlight of their festival calendar. We routinely receive accolades for our accommodating and efficient staff, along with an exhilarating festival experience. Marketing studies have proven the GLBT community and its allies demonstrate a fiercely loyal relationship with the merchants who welcome them.
The festival will be an open air street fest in downtown Davenport with ongoing entertainment on 2 stages. The $5 gate fee again this year enables our guests to enter the festival both days and to spend more of their money with you! Family friendly activities include an art in action area, kids' zone, fireworks on Saturday evening and an Interfaith Service on Sunday at 4:30.
Our marketing strategy includes advertising with regional TV ads, radio ads, our exclusive QC Pride Guide issue in the QC Times Sunday May 26th edition and the Thrifty Nickel May 30th edition that will reach over 139,000 households. We will have live broadcasts with two radio stations throughout Saturday's festival.
We have a negotiated a special vendor rate at the Econolodge in Bettendorf and the Holiday Inn in downtown Rock Island. For more information about the special rates and to download a vendor application, please visit www.qcpride.org. While on our website, be sure to check out the pictures from last year's festival and notice the six award winning booths. Yearly winners receive a 50% discount on the next year's vendor booth fee.
New for 2013 will be Pride Bucks given to all of our volunteers to be used to purchase items from our vendors. Vendors will receive cash from QC Pride when redeemed. We also will have a complimentary breakfast on Sunday prior to the start of the festival.
For additional information, please contact QC Pride, Inc. Board of Directors President and Vendor Committee Chairperson Jeff Simpson at 563-676-6727 or simpboyd@mchsi.com.