The Spock Days Association is always looking to provide engaging activities for our community and visitors. Last year was the first time we introduced “Taste of Vulcan” and received great attendance and feedback. We hope it will increase even more this year. Taste of Vulcan will happen during Spock Days on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
The idea behind this street event is to get people to eat, drink and shop their way around Vulcan, sampling food and beverages provided for sale by local restaurants and vendors in downtown Vulcan while visiting our great retailers as well. As it is just a “Taste” we are looking for small samples of a signature food or beverage. It is a good opportunity to promote businesses and get people interested in coming back again at another time.
Taste of Vulcan will run from 10:00am until 3:00pm to capitalize on the parade attendees. Vendors that participate can have tables, carts or trucks on the street and sidewalks. We will distribute downtown maps with vendor locations and menus ahead of Spock Days, through the parade and at ticket tables. We plan to promote the event on Spock Days advertising, our website, social media as well as in regional and provincial venues. It is a great opportunity to showcase your business.
Businesses that have a shop between 1 st Ave and 3 rd Ave Centre Street can set up outside their storefront. For those businesses coming from farther away we will secure empty lots, sidewalks or street space. We are thrilled to have received a grant for a large tent rental so that small table vendors and customers can enjoy Taste of Vulcan even in the event of bad weather. We still encourage businesses to bring their own tent if possible.
Many of the same activities as past years will be happening during Spock Days such as the Fireworks, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Ball Tournament, Family Fun Fair, Cabaret, Kinsmen Soap Box Derby and Tech Town at the Lodge Hall. The Parade brings many families to town who may be looking to eat during or after the parade and then, our hope with a Taste of Vulcan, is to encourage the adult crowd to stay downtown to enjoy food, drinks, music and shopping.
We hope to build on last years’ successes to promote our community, businesses and provide a fun event for locals and visitors! If you would like to participate in a Taste of Vulcan, contact Lori Gair at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-485-0601 or go to www.spockdays.com for more information.
If you would like information on a sponsorship package to promote your business to the local community, our ball teams and golf players etc via Spock Days advertisements and on our website, contact Cori Bowhay at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-689-8605.