Zag Fest

Do you want your business to be in front of 1100+ new students at Gonzaga University? Be a part of ZagFest!

Save the date for Friday, August 23, 2024 from 10am-2pm

Prizes | Samples | Discounts | Music

Come join local Spokane businesses and Gonzaga University Offices who want to welcome you to town. Connect with and learn more about what your new community has to offer. Lots of freebies, music and more!

What is Zag Fest?

Taking place on Friday, August 23rd from 10am-2pm during New Student Orientation, ZagFest is designed to introduce new students to all that Spokane has to offer! ZagFest is an annual event hosted by Gonzaga University which exists to welcome new students and their families to the university and broader Spokane community. This resource fair connects students and family members to campus departments, local community partners, and businesses in Spokane that directly serve and empower students to create a sense of belonging within the university and Spokane community. Invited organizations must align with Gonzaga's missional commitment to the dignity of the human person, diversity, and social justice.

Space reservations are now available

To reserve space please email and one of our student sales execs will contact you with details and a contract. Save $100 by signing by the Early Bird Deadline of July, 1 2024. Final space deadline is July 31, 2024.

The Attendees

Gonzaga University expects to have over 1100 new students joining us in the Fall of 2024. Over 80% of incoming Gonzaga students are from more than 250 miles outside of Spokane. The vast majority of these students needed information about Spokane businesses and the community as a whole.

Successful ZagFest Vendor Participants will consider:

  • Creating an interactive booth
  • Providing samples of their product
  • Distributing coupons for future sales
  • Hosting a raffle or product giveaway

ZagFest Application Form and Rules

  1. Read the ZagFest Exhibit Prices and Policies and fill out the Interest form application by clicking the button below.

  2. Receive Exhibition Approval
  3. Pay and sign space contract with student sales exec. 
  4. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@Zagfirstyear) for updates on orientation throughout the summer
  5. Complete the application and make payment by July 31, 2024
  6. Contact with any questions.