Mint 400 Contingency Vending FAQ

Who are my contacts for contingency information/questions?

Izzy is back!  Israel Stone ([email protected]) is the man and will be your primary contact for tech and contingency information/questions. More information regarding load in/out schedule and placement will be available closer to the event.

Please contact tt Martelli ([email protected]) or Kilian Hamlin ([email protected]) for additional sponsorship opportunities or any questions/concerns beyond the information provided below or outlined in our guidelines.

How do I reserve booth space?

In short, reserving booth space a The Mint 400 has never been easier. Contingency space is available exclusively through Dirt Co.

1. Click here and select your type of booth and total footprint size.
2. Enter your EXACT dimensions (to the foot) inside the “Please leave special instructions below: ____” section of the “My cart” page.
3. Complete the checkout process.
4. Crack a beer or pour a glass of wine! A Mint 400 representative will reach out to you regarding the next steps.

Where is Tech & Contingency?

The Mint 400 Tech & Contingency is right in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street East, beginning on Las Vegas Boulevard and ending on 11th Street.  The Mint 400 Contingency route will be similar to previous years and will utilize the two parking lots between 8th and 10th street.

Where is the Primm Valley Start/Finish line?

The start/finish line is in Primm, directly behind Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino.

What are the hours of operation of Tech & Contingency and Primm Valley Start/Finish vending?

Fremont Street: 8:00AM-6:00PM
Primm Start/Finish: 6:00AM-10:00PM

All vendors are required to remain in place on Fremont St. until 6:00pm on Friday, March 9th. At the conclusion of tech & contingency, vendors will be given a designated time window to move over to Primm to ensure a smooth transition.

All vendors in PRIMM must remain at the Start/Finish line until 10:00pm on Saturday, March 10th. Vendors may leave their set ups overnight but please note that The Mint 400 and PRIMM Valley Resorts will not be held responsible for damage/theft, as there will be no security in the lot over night. All vendors must be fully moved out of PRIMM by 10:00am on Sunday, March 11th.

I am moving over to Primm from Fremont Street.  Can I leave early?

No.  Those vendors who wish to avoid breaking down and moving to PRIMM Friday night may elect instead to build a second set up at PRIMM. Information regarding load in/out dates & times will be available prior to the event.

How does placement work?  Can I pick where I want to be placed?

Moving 200 vendors onto Fremont is a monumental task.  The Mint 400 rewards premium placement and choice of location on Fremont St. and PRIMM to official Mint 400 sponsors.  Please contact [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.

Vendors will have the opportunity to discuss their placement on the route with our staff in the order at which we received your contingency order.

What is the move in/out schedule?

2017 was a huge improvement due to the scheduled load in and out times. Israel Stone will contact you with your scheduled load in/out time for both Fremont St. and PRIMM as we get closer to the event.

I am selling goods.  Do I need to pay Nevada state sales tax?

You must account for ALL sales during your stay in Nevada and report them to the State for sales tax purposes.  This includes spaces in PRIMM. Nevada state sales tax forms will be supplied to you ON SITE at load in.

I want to be next to a specific vendor.  Can you place us together?

If you wish to be placed next to a specific vendor, both vendors must register at the same time (hence entering our system at the same time) and make note in the “Please leave special instructions below: ____” section of the “My cart” page. This does not guarantee that you will be placed next to each other. We will try our best to accommodate all requests, but we cannot guarantee exact placement because of the Fremont Street layout (curbs, fire hydrants, handicapped parking spaces) and city codes.

I’m not completely sure what my footprint is.  What if my layout changes?

If your layout changes after you book with us, please contact us right away to update your layout space. If you arrive to contingency move in with more space than reserved, you will be billed the difference doubled after the event.

I want to be placed next to another vendor.  What do I do?

If you wish to be placed next to a specific vendor, both vendors must register at the same time (hence entering our system at the same time) and make note in the check out process of who you wish to be placed next to. This does not guarantee that you will be placed next to each other. We try our best to accommodate all requests, but we cannot guarantee exact placement because of the Fremont Street layout (curbs, fire hydrants, handicapped parking spaces) and city codes.

I don’t want to be placed next to a specific vendor.  What do I do?

We are hip to this.  We will do our best not to place two vendors selling similar products next to each other.

When is load in and out for placement?

A Mint 400 will contact you with your scheduled load in/out time for both Fremont St. and PRIMM.

I want to make the most of my contingency experience.  How can I stand out and increase my sales?

The Mint 400 is all about activation.  Promoting your presence at contingency before and during the event is crucial.  We suggest creating an interactive experience for Mint 400 race fans including giveaways, raffles, contests, coupons, games or anything else that will attract people to your booth.  TV screens and music are allowed, provided they are at a nominal volume and don’t disturb the vendors next to you.

Are there any items I am not allowed to sell at contingency?

Prepared food, beverages (including alcohol), fireworks, firearms, weapons of any kind, materials of adult nature or any items prohibited by state and local law are prohibited from being sold at The Mint 400.

Can I vend in Primm on race day without vending on Fremont St.?

No.  Vending in Primm is only available to those who vend on Fremont St. on Thursday, March 8th and Friday, March 9th.

What should I do with my trash?

You are responsible for any/all of the trash in your immediate area. Please do not fill the city trash cans with your waste. There are dumpsters located in the Llama Lot across from Atomic Liquors. Help us keep costs down by picking up your trash please!  

My booth is near a fire hydrant or handicap access.  What should I do?

We cannot block fire hydrants. We cannot block the flow of pedestrians. And we must not block the ability for those in wheelchairs to cross the streets and use the cement ramps. Please be sure your display is set up within the area allocated and does not impede pedestrian, ambulance, or handicap access.

Can I have a BBQ, open flames, or heater to stay warm?

There are no open fires allowed on Fremont or Primm. No BBQ’s – gas or charcoal, no propane heaters, nothing with flame. The Fire Marshall will be walking contingency checking for open flames.