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Pinners California August 27-28
Fairplex | Pomona, CA
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm
Fairplex Social

Exhibitor Information

Fairplex California in Pomona, California

All exhibitor information is listed below, but please feel free to call us anytime at 801.822.1333 with questions.

Show Supplier/Decorator

You can supply your own booth items but we do have an excellent decorator/supplier in Raphaels Convention Services. Click here for Raphaels 2021 Exhibitor Kit. Jamie can help you with any questions also at jamie@raphaels.com or 858.689.7368x104. Your booth is simply your space with black piper and drape (8' back wall and 3' sides) and the decorator can supply everything else except electrical or internet connections (see below). Many commonly ordered items include draped tables, chairs and carpet.
* Material handing fees can be expensive. Be sure to know the costs before you ship or receive items for the show.

Electrical

Electrical hook-ups can be ordered from Edlen Electric. You may use this online form to order your electrical or call them at 714-985-1480 (reference event #030028LA). Pre-ordered basic booth electrical goes for around $115.

Internet

Wifi or hardline internet can be ordered in advance from Fairplex. Rates are good at between $30-85 per device (wireless) with other options available as well. Please see their internet rate sheet here. E-mail Barbara Martinez at bmartinez@fairplex.com or call 909.865.4144 to order internet.

Booth Design Rules

All booth components must be within the allotted space (nothing in the isles) unless pre-approved. Anything deemed unsafe in the opinion of the expo organizer (such as tipping hazards) will be required to change. As a courtesy, if you have tall side-walls please tell us about them before the show so that we can group tall walls near each other. The provided drape rods will support normal banners but in general are not to be used as booth support. Helium balloons can be used, but only if they are attached securely to your booth. Please do not hand out helium balloons. Banners may be rigged from the ceiling at your expense but must fit within the allotted booth space below them.

Shipping & Material Handling

Shipping address:
Pinners Conference at Fairplex
Hall 4
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Once delivered to the city, fees for handling your materials can be expensive. Be sure to know the costs before you ship or receive anything on site at the show. Raphaels Covention Services, Fairplex or Pinners may be able to help you with materials shipped to the facility.

Set-Up | Take-Down

Set-up is Thursday, August 26th between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Take-down is anytime after 7 p.m. (to 11 p.m.) on Saturday evening. No early take downs please.

Parking & Trailer Parking

There is good parking at Fairplex. It is at a $15 rate. You'll be directed as you enter, but parking for set-up is right around Hall 4. Parking for regular days is through Gate 17 off of Fairplex Dr. and McKinley Ave. Trailers may also be parked overnights (for a fee) through Gate 17, Lot F.

Classes

We will give each exhibiting business a class punch card good for 2 classes each day of the show. You can use or pass around this card as you wish, and these are passes for 'stand-by' only. Class passes above these two classes each day will need to be purchased.

Promo Codes

If you would like a custom promo code that you can give to friends and followers for 1/2 price general admission tickets online, please request it here.

Hotels

You can find information about our 2021 host hotels by following this link. (Make sure to book through the link to receive our Pinners rate! Or if calling in, make sure to mention the Pinners Room Block in order to get our rate.) 

Raffle & Swag

Raffle Prize
As an exhibitor you can also contribute a raffle prize to be given away at our VIP night kick-off party and we will help promote your business without any additional cash cost to you. Raffle prizes must be valued at $50 or more and end up being highly- talked about items throughout the weekend. 

Swag Bag
We also wanted to remind you that you can contribute items to our swag bag for free. Each of our presenters and VIP attendees will receive a swag bag to kick-off the event. All we ask is that you don’t give any flyers or coupons. Instead, you might share a teaser of a product you have to offer. Contributing a gift like that to the swag bag will have our most influential group of attendees talking about and purchasing your stuff all weekend long. You will need to bring 350 items with you to set up Thursday morning, and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you'd like to participate, please contact Darienne (801.822.1333) or e-mail us here.

Food Selling, Sampling or Temporary Food Permit Questions

If you are selling or sampling food you will need permission from Fairplex. Please read this Fairplex food information sheet for info on how to receive permission. Our event director Maya Alvarado can help you with further questions by calling her at 909-623-3111. Even if you have a food handlers permit you may need a temporary one for this show. You will also need to get approval from the health department. Here is a link to their website. This needs to be done 30 days prior to the event. Late fees will be applied 14 days prior. 

Tax Information

www.cdtfa.ca.gov 
CA Tax Rate: 7.75%
Combined Pomona Tax Rate: 10.25%
Contact Number: 1-800-400-7115

Apply for a "temporary sellers permit" here: https://services.cdtfa.ca.gov/ereg/index.boe
Click on "Register Business Activity" and fill out the information. You do not need to apply to do business in California, you only need to call (916)227-6600 once you are in your application process and they will take care of that piece on the application. 

*This pass along information is provided as an attempt at friendly help and is not gauranteed to be complete or final. Taxes are solely an exhibitor's responsibility.

Pinners Marketing

Pinners Conference marketing will be extensive. We hope it will be the most marketing you've seen compared to previous events you may have been in. It includes a media-wide campaign including TV, billboards, magazines, newspaper, ticket distribution channels, national DIY and craft organizations, women's group e-mail campaigns, state-wide print promotion and of course many of the region and nation's most popular bloggers and social media experts.

Rates

Booth space is available by contacting Bennett Events at 801.822.1333. Booths are 10' x 10' and 8" x 10" and generally run $799. Bennett Events is a leader in connecting businesses with custom audiences and people.

2021 Pinners Information | Media Kit

To download a Media Kit with information on all of our Pinners cities, click here.

Exhibitor Application

To apply online, click here

Exhibitor Packet (supplier/decorator)

To download the 2021 Exhibitor Kit, click here.

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