Event Information & Vendor Registration

Important Times: (for all venues, except Boise)
Vendor Set-up: 2pm
VIP & Industry Hour: 4-5pm
General Admission: 5-7:30pm

Boise
Vendor Set-up: 12pm
VIP & Industry Hour: 2-3pm
General Admission: 3-5:30pm

Event Locations: Our 2024 events will be entirely indoors this year, so outdoor weather will not be a concern.

Booth Cost: $250/Location – Includes space at the event to promote your brand, table, tablecloth, 2 chairs at your booth, ice, and your logo with a link to your website from our event website! Interested in signing up for all 4 locations? You will qualify for a bulk discount, if so.

Please Note: Your vendor booth fee is non-refundable. However, just like our ticket sales, it is transferable. If you find at the last minute you are unable to attend and man your own booth space, you can still hire a local bartender for $200 to pour for you -or- You can find another brand to take over your booth space/take your spot.

What do I need to bring?

  • Disposable sample cups for 300-500 attendees
  • Ice bucket if you will be sampling chilled products
  • Banners (Table top and standing banners only. Please do not hang anything on the venue walls or tablecloths.)
  • Drink Recipe Cards/Sales Sheets + Stands to put them in
  • Distillery or Tasting Room Information/Flyers + Stands to put them in
  • Bar Mat and/or Bar Towels for potential spills
  • Promotional items and giveaways for up to 250+ attendees during VIP hour. This is optional during the first hour, at your discretion.
  • Pour spouts (Per Idaho’s liquor sampling laws, it is strongly recommended that all liquor vendors have 0.25 oz measured pour spots on their bottles. Please plan ahead and order these online. Local restaurant supply stores do not have these in stock.)
  • Liquor sample bottles – You may sample any product that is sold in Idaho State Liquor Stores. Special Orders, Limited or Regularly Listed items are all ok, as well as Rare Whiskies or Private Barrel picks sold through ISLD stores! (These bottles must be purchased through the Idaho State Liquor Division, which will have a small white “sample bottle” tag over the barcode, noting that you are pouring from a sample bottle, or they need to be purchased from an ISLD Liquor Store. You must have a receipt for that purchase at your booth, if asked by an Alcohol Beverage Control officer.)
  • Small trash can to set in front of your booth for disposable sample cups
  • Dump bucket
  • Your hearts, smiles, and enthusiasm about sharing your brand and products with the public!

Insurance: Once you apply and pay for your booth fee, please send us a copy of your event General Liability Insurance Certificate listing “Rachelle Kelch dba Sip Idaho” as additional insured for the event. Our business address is “3258 N. Yellow Peak Place, Meridian, ID 83646” for the certificate.

Please place the following note in the description area for our North Idaho Event: “Rachelle Kelch DBA Sip Idaho included as additional insured with respect to general liability and liquor liability for the Sip Idaho Liquor Tasting event on 05-18-2024 at the Red Lion Hotel Templin’s on the River located at 414 E 1st Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854”

Please place the following note in the description area for our Twin Falls Event: “Rachelle Kelch DBA Sip Idaho included as additional insured with respect to general liability and liquor liability for the Sip Idaho Liquor Tasting event on 07-13-2024 at the Canyon Crest Event Center located at 330 Canyon Crest Dr, Twin Falls, ID 83301”.

Please place the following note in the description area for our Boise Event: “Rachelle Kelch DBA Sip Idaho included as additional insured with respect to general liability and liquor liability for the Sip Idaho Liquor Tasting event on 09-22-2024 at the Riverside Hotel located at 2900 W Chinden Blvd. Garden City, ID 83714”.

Please place the following note in the description area for our Idaho Falls Event: Rachelle Kelch DBA Sip Idaho included as additional insured with respect to general liability and liquor liability for the Sip Idaho Liquor Tasting event on 11-09-24 at Blue Cross Conference Center located at 1690 Event Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

If you are doing all (or multiple events), you may combine the descriptions.

This is typically a $1 million policy, which will need to include Liquor Liability, if you are pouring liquor samples. This can be obtained as a rider to your existing business insurance policy, but you may need to pull an event policy, depending on what type of insurance you already carry for your business. We recommend you contact your insurance carrier and/or attorney for further details.

Still confused? Here are examples for Sip Idaho North, Sip Idaho South, Sip Idaho Boise, Sip Idaho East, and all 4 locations.

Please email insurance certificates to Rebecca Gainza at Admin@SipIdahoEvent.com, or upload them to this form.

Important Details: The Event Venues do not allow the use of glue, nails, tacks, or staples in the venue space. They also do not allow the use of open flame. There is no smoking of cocktails permitted due to fire restrictions. Please make sure to follow these guidelines when decorating and planning for your booth in order to avoid any additional fees.

Age Restricted Event: This is a 21+ event. All persons manning your booth space must be 21+. Although we all love our babies and pets, they are not allowed in the venue throughout the duration of the event.

Bartender Certifications: Due to insurance liability reasons for this type of event, anyone pouring liquor must be TIPS, SafeServe, SureSell Now, A+ Server Education, or Boise Police Alcohol Server Training certified. Classes may be taken online between now and the event, and pricing varies, depending your class choice. Please note in the attendees area below who is certified and pouring at your booth space. Please send in your Bartender Certifications to Rebecca Gainza at Admin@SipIdahoEvent.com, or attach them to this Registration Form, in order to avoid any delays in the acceptance of your booth space. A secondary non-certified person may man your booth and talk about the brand, distillery, etc, but not pour. We highly recommend that you attend the event yourself in person and use your time in Idaho to work the market. If that does not work out, certified bartenders are available for hire for an additional $200/booth space for the evening. Please contact Rachelle Kelch if you need to hire a bartender.

Hotel Stay Information: Traveling to attend the event and man your own booth? Great!

For Sip Idaho North: The Red Lion Hotel Templin’s on the River has a limited number of rooms available to our vendors and guests at a discounted rate. You will need to reserve your room by calling the Red Lion Hotel Templin’s on the River at (208) 773-1611 and ask for the “Block Code: SIPI0517” to qualify for the discount. There are a limited number of discounted rooms available, so we encourage you to reserve your hotel room right away, before the discounted rooms are gone.

For Sip Idaho South: The Hilton Garden Inn in Twin Falls has rooms available for our group, located just down the street from the event venue. You can call the Hilton Garden Inn, Twin Falls, at 208-733-8500, or go online to Hilton.com to reserve a room and make a weekend out of it. There is also a La Quinta Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Town Place Suites by Marriott very close by, for additional hotel stay options.

For our Boise Event: The Riverside Hotel has a limited number of rooms available to our guests at the discounted rate of $189 per night for standard rooms, or $199 for view rooms. You will need to reserve your room by calling the Riverside Hotel at (208) 343-1871 and ask for the “Sip Idaho” discount. There are a limited number of discounted rooms available, and the room block closes on August 28th, 2024, so we encourage you to reserve your hotel room right away, before the discounted rooms are gone.

For Sip Idaho East: Coming soon for 2024

All venues will be open at 2:00pm on Saturday for vendor set-up, except Boise, which is open at 12pm on Sunday. If you are staying at a nearby hotel and would like to coordinate an earlier set up time, please contact Rachelle Kelch at 208-350-9589.

Parking: There is plenty of parking in the front (and back) of the event venues. We encourage vendors to park near the side of the hotel to unload into the event space, and then move your vehicle to the back of the hotel, in order to make room for event attendees. In consideration of those attending the event, please try to leave open space near the front of the hotel.

Boozy Classes in North Idaho & Boise This Year: We have added optional paid classes that attendees can take earlier in the day, prior to the grand tasting event for 2024 in North Idaho. We are also offering a series of classes in Boise the DAY PRIOR on Saturday, September 21st. If you or someone you know is interested in teaching a class, or has a class idea to add to our offerings, please reach out to our Rachelle Kelch to discuss.

Sponsorship Opportunities: For 2024, we are looking for Event Sponsors! If you are interested in getting your brand name out there to several hundred attendees, please contact Rachelle Kelch and let us know if you are interested in sponsoring any items. We are currently in need of branded Tote Bags for 2024! If you would like to discuss other sponsorship opportunities, please reach out, so we an get your company name up on our website and in promotional materials.

Vendor Post-Event Happy Hour: After each event is over, please tear down your booth and load out immediately following the event. Then, join us for a drink and relax at the bar to network with your fellow industry friends! Food and beverages are available for purchase from each venue, post-event.

Questions? Contact Rachelle Kelch at (208) 350-9589 or Rachelle@SipIdahoEvent.com

Please note: Upon submission of this Vendor Registration Form, your booth fee is due immediately to secure your vendor spot. Additionally, please submit your Bartender Certifications + Certificates of Insurance for the event as soon as possible after registration, to finalize your booth space and confirm your attendance. Thanks so much, and we look forward to the best Sip Idaho Events yet in 2024!