NAS Oceana Air Show Retail Vendor Information
The NAS Oceana Air Show is the U.S. Navy’s largest open house event, attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually to the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This year’s show, scheduled for September 16 – 17, 2023, celebrates 50 years of Women in Naval Aviation. The NEX offers food, beverage and retail vendors as well as other businesses the opportunity to sell their products to visitors during the Air Show weekend.
Non-Food Vendor/Concessionaire: Must provide/sell a tangible good onsite that a visitor can take with them.
Exhibitor/Concessionaire: Must sell a good or service that a visitor CANNOT take away with them (i.e., must be purchased and/or received at a later date - including but not limited to gutter guards, spas, time shares, etc.)
Important Vendor/Concessionaire/Exhibitor Dates:
March 28, 2023: Online Applications Open
May 31, 2023: Application Deadline; Completed registration due to NEXCOM POC
August 11, 2023: All Fees and Documentation Deadline to include signed contract, proof of liability insurance, proof of temporary business license and attendee information for base access. Menus prices and products finalized. No changes to the menu will be allowed after this date.
September 1, 2023: Booth location and base access notifications sent to vendors/concessionaires/exhibitors.
NOTE: If selected, only the products listed on the submitted vendor/concessionaire/exhibitor application will be considered for retail at the 2023 NAS Oceana Air Show. The specific items a vendor/concessionaire/exhibitor will be allowed to sell will be listed in the acceptance letter/contract. The following criteria will be used in determining category, space size, fee and location:
Non-Food Vendor/Concessionaire or Exhibitor:
10′ x 10′ - $500
20′ x 20′ - $1,500
Tents: Tents, tables and chairs will NOT be provided. Vendor/concessionaire must provide their own.
Note: Personal generators will NOT be allowed on the flight line.