PEPSI FEST IS ONLY AS GOOD AS OUR HELP! Volunteer to help at one or more of the events (Auctions, Raffle Ticket Sales, Swap Meet, Where Needed) just note it on your registration form OR jump in to help when the event is getting organized - the more help, the more enjoyable for everyone. No previous experience required – on the job training is provided.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PEPSI FEST & THE MOVE . . .
The Clarion Hotel has closed … they closed their doors on August 5th. The PCCC Board actually began looking in January 2019 for 2020 and beyond in other locations. After a search of surrounding cities and states (IN, IL, KY, OH) the best deal we received that worked for the Club was back to the Marriott East in Indianapolis. The room rate is $111.00 plus taxes for double standard room. The Marriott is providing our meeting space free of charge as long as we meet are agreed upon guest room night count, which means we need you booked at the Marriott and to let us know your dates on your registration form. If we don’t meet our room night requirement we will be charged $5,000 for the meeting space.
We also have additional expenses that we have not had since moving to the Clarion that we will have at the Marriott, those include AV Equipment rental and a larger catering requirement, thus we have had to raise the registration fees to help cover those costs. This year Registration with a packet will be $50.00 and Registration only will be $40.00. We have not raised registration fees in 3 years and added the Buffet Dinner every year without raising the fees. You will still be getting a Buffet Dinner on Thursday and Pizza Party on Friday. They are permitting us to bring in outside Pizza (other hotels would not permit it) and our donated Pepsi products (other hotels wanted to charge us anywhere from $300 to $1,000 to bring in our FREE Pepsi). So the days of low expenses are now gone, but we have upgraded to a better hotel (you get what you pay for) at the most reasonable rate in the area. An interesting fact to note about the Marriott - when we were last there in 2015 our room rate was $104. Every year the Marriott increases the room rate by $3.00, so if we had stayed at the Marriott all these years the current room rate would be $119.00 - so we are still getting a good deal.
SOME NEW THINGS HAVE BEEN ADDED (see details below):
* Pepsi Collecting Informational Seminar (Thursday night from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Details to be announced at a later date
* Long Sleeve Pepsi Club T-shirts
* An Additional Way to Win Raffle Prizes
RETURNING FAVORITES(see below for details):
* Mini Collection Displays (Thursday Night)
* Friday Evening Program Fun sponsored by the Pepsi Ladies Club - "#Summergram Charades"
* Double 50/50 Raffle - 2 nights to win!
DON'T DELAY TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND TO SEND IN YOUR REGISTRATION ---
Can't wait to see you ALL in Indy!
Another Great Pepsi Fest has come to an end.
We had 166 attendees, 13 First Timers and 12 kids and a teenager!
Registration Form and schedule information are available to download at the link below.
it will also be in the Oct-Dec and Jan-Mar PCCC Express Newsletters.
Information contact the PCCC Secretary
Yahoo! Mountain Dew! - Pepsi Fest had a sub-theme this year as we celebrated 55 years of Mountain Dew as part of the Pepsi Family. Phillip Dillman presented an awesome seminar on the history of Mountain Dew. Along with our Silent Auction, Oral Auction, Pizza Party and Buffet Dinner (that we ate in by the light of flashlights and cellphones - as the wind blew down a pole outside the hotel), but it came back on in time for our Mini Collection displays and we topped off our final evening with a fantastic hat parade - over 30+ people participated. IF you missed it - you don't want to miss it next year ...
YOU ASKED - WE HEARD YOU . . . LONG SLEEVE PEPSI CLUB T-SHIRTS are being made available for advance purchase only for Pepsi Fest attendees. They are limited to one color (Royal blue) with the PCCC Logo (not the 2020 Pepsi Fest Logo) - you must order and pre-pay for them on the registration form. If we have a good response, we may add additional colors each year. Deadline to order a shirt is January 31, 2020, for delivery at Pepsi Fest. No orders will be received or processed after that date.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and download the forms as a PDF File.
Pepsi Fest began in 1987, when members of the Pepsi Cola Collectors Club met in Indianapolis for the first time ever. It is held in March every year in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the exception of 1998, when Pepsi Fest was held in New Bern, North Carolina to celebrate Pepsi's 100th anniversary. Pepsi Fest is a three day event where collectors are given the opportunity to buy and trade from each other, attend seminars on Pepsi memorabilia, and get to know each other at social functions. The purpose of this event is to bring Pepsi collectors together from all over the world. The ultimate goal of the event is fun!
Must Be a Member of the PCCC to attend this event or a guest of a PCCC Member.
Click to download Registration Form & Schedule
MARCH 19-21, 2020
Marriott East (317) 352.1231
7202 E. 21st. Street, Indianapolis, IN
Guaranteed Room Rate - reserve by March 1, 2020
Contact the hotel directly by phone to reserve your room.
Or you can reserve your room online at
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