BlackBizFest - Kansas City | Join us for this Citywide Cultural Edutaining Experience |  May 13 - 19 

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Vendor Opportunities  


Step into a world of possibilities at the Vendors Marketplace during the Black Expo—a bustling marketplace that transcends commerce and celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship within the Black community. Here, every stall tells a story, and every product carries the legacy of hard work, innovation, and dreams realized.

Immerse yourself in a curated collection of black-owned businesses, each offering a unique blend of products and services. From fashion to technology, beauty to home goods, the Vendors Marketplace is a treasure trove of quality and diversity.

For black business owners, this is more than a marketplace—it's a platform to connect with a wider audience, forge meaningful connections, and showcase the excellence that defines their enterprises. Expo attendees have the opportunity to discover and support a myriad of businesses, contributing not only to economic growth but also to the vibrant tapestry of our community.

The Vendor's Marketplace isn't just a shopping experience; it's a celebration of resilience, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Join us at the Black Expo and explore the wealth of talent and innovation that our black business owners bring to the forefront. Shop consciously, support local, and be a part of a community that thrives on empowerment and unity

*One Network Marketing and MLM Representative Per Company. ( Paparazzi, Mary Kay, Plannet Marketing etc.) 
All Vendors are required to provide all materials needed to decorate and brand your space. Signage or merchandise is not allowed to impede the space of other vendors and must be contained in your area.


BlackBizFest - Black Expo is May 18th, 2024.

Expo Hours 11 AM - 8 PM
Doors Open to Public 10:30 AM 
Vendor Move-In 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Vendor Move-Out 8:01 PM - 9:00 PM 

The Black Expo is FREE and Open to the Public with Registration.  

Point-of-Sale terminal and create their own Point-of-Sale vendor account to process payments for all transactions during the event. This is a cashless event.
● All vendors will be required to make a footprint payment to confirm their footprint assignment.
● Vendors will be required to provide BlackBizFest with an official end-of-Festival sales report generated from their chosen Point-of-Sale platform which will be collected by BlackBizFest’s authorized representatives at the end of the day. (We need this information to show us how vendors collectively financially benefited from the Expo. This helps with future Expos)
● All vendors must record transactions in their chosen point-of-sale terminal for an honest and transparent settlement.
● Credit card processing fees for all digital transactions (credit, debit, etc.) are the responsibility of the vendor.

GOOD FAITH CONTRIBUTION: Each vendor is requested to provide at least two (2) promotional items valued not less than $10.00 each to be used as stage prizes during the festival. Vendor contributions will be duly acknowledged over the PA system during the Expo.

These items must be available upon arrival and given to the Vendor Committee Representative. Merchandise Vendors shall provide a tangible item and Food Vendor items shall be in the form of a coupon in which the food item can be redeemed at any time during the Expo.

**All food vendors must have food permit from the health department and per convention center must be Sample-size food, of one (2) ounce or less, and/or beverage products consisting of three (3) ounces or less. You are responsible for obtaining permit and will not be refunded if you do not have a permit. You can get a temporary permit here
* *Food Vendors interested in serving more than samples inside within the expo or via food truck but book under food truck and food vendor registrations. 

ARAMARK SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT (Contact if you have questions about vending food at the expo)

Stephen Kerr, General Manager

Phone: 816-273-7628

(Aramark is the exclusive vendor for this area within the convention center and would normally use their own vending services and approved food truck vendors. They have generously made modifications to their food policy in order to allow our community to benefit from food sales. 

​No refunds for cancellations due to inclement weather or no shows.

Submit Your Vendor Information after payment

We will announce more vending opportunities as they become available.