There are so many ways to reach the homeschool community leading up to and during this popular HOME event. Promote your business or service longer (and save money) by registering early!
Event Sponsor - Sponsoring HOME's Annual Convention helps to financially support HOME, while giving you maximum coverage during our three-day event and on into the rest of the year. This package includes a standard booth; 1/2 page ad in the annual HOMEschooling in Maine magazine; 1/2 page ad in the Beginner's Handbook; 1/2 page ad in the Convention Program; your printed advertisement in our Event Bag; an ad promoting you as an event sponsor on the HOME Table during the event; a link to your website from ours from the time you register until after the event.
Event Bags - Include a single printed item (brochure, flyer, catalog, business card) in HOME event attendee gift bags (one per family). These bags are made available at the HOME Convention, Used Curriculum Sale & Expo and Getting Started in Homeschooling workshops throughout the year, as long as supplies last. This option is free to first time vendors with paid booth space! (Keep in mind that HOME does not have staff available to verify the arrival of your package of inserts. Please track your shipment to the HOME office if you are concerned about its arrival.)
Convention Program - Place an ad in our printed convention program. One program is distributed to each family upon registering. Each year, we anticipate handing out 400 of these programs to convention goers.
Silent Auction - This is an annual fundraising event for HOME. Consider donating toward our silent auction, which is held during the HOME Convention. To advertise your product or service, include a business card or letter-sized poster for display along with your donation, so that bidders can associate you with your item. Donate an item or items of $100 or greater in value, and include an insert in event bags for free!
Booth Space - Rent booth space in one of our exhibit halls during the convention. Vendors who register by the early-bird deadline are guaranteed a listing in the convention program. All vendors will have a link to their website from HOME's Convention Exhibitor List page. An additional discount for Interactive Children's Activities is available to those providing hands-on activities to convention goers throughout the event.
Interactive Children's Booth - These booths will provide interactive activities for children of all ages who are attending the convention with their parents. The activities must be ongoing in exhibit areas throughout the event during exhibit hours.
Young Entrepreneurs - A limited number of discounted booths are available for homeschooled students or graduates between the ages of 10 and 21 who are operating their own business or service that is not part of a family business. Participants must be unmarried and living at home. Those under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at the booth at all times.
Homeschool Family Booth - A limited number of discounted booths are available for families who are currently homeschooling their own children and operating their own small business or service.
Sponsor a Workshop - Sponsor one of the convention workshops. Your business and a link to your website will be prominently featured in the workshop description on the online convention schedule. This website page is regularly promoted by HOME and frequently referred to by convention attendees as they plan ahead for the event.
Display Only Booth - A limited number of booths are available for businesses without an onsite company representative. Send along a display and brochures to be set up and monitored by HOME volunteers throughout the event. Prepaid return shipping labels for display are required.
The downloadable form below contains registration information, booth options and prices for this event.
Or, if you prefer, you can fill out our online vendor registration form!
Please use this form to request your general advertising needs.
Submit the form with payment by mail to:
P.O. box 159,
Camden, ME 04843.
You can also make payments using PayPal (see Donation button in the margin to the right) and emailing a scanned copy of your form to email@example.com