Pinners California March 8-9, 2019
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
Fri 10am - 8pm | Sat 9am - 7pm
Tandy Leather

Exhibitor Information

Ontario Convention Cener in Ontario, California


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

Show Supplier/Decorator - Modern Expo

You can supply your own booth items but we will have an excellent decorator/supplier available through Modern Expo. You may down load the 2018 Exhibitor Kit here. Your booth is simply your space with black piper and drape (8' back wall and 3' sides) and Modern can supply everything else except electrical or internet connections (see below). Many commonly ordered items include draped tables, chairs and carpet.
* Material handing fees are expensive. Be sure to know the costs before you ship or receive anything on site at the show.


Electrical hook-ups can be ordered through Edlen Electrical. To fill out your order online click here. If you'd like to order over the phone please call 619.696.6625. There is reduced pricing for ordering in advance.


Complimentary wifi is available for exhibitors and the general public at Del Mar. Personal hot spots are welcome as well. If working through the public internet makes you nervous other customized internet options are available by calling Del Mar at 858.792.4265 or e-mailing rrogers@sdfair.com.

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. No pop-up tents (or displays with ceiling covers) are allowed at Del Mar Fairgrounds for fire reasons.

Shipping & Material Handling

Please see pages 13-18 of Modern Expo's Exhibitor Kit for their shipping & receiving information.

Please call the Pinners Office for more details.

Set-Up | Take-Down

Set-up is Thursday, April 12th 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!

Custom Booth Signage/Display Ideas

If you need booth ideas and/or printing, we have a great Pinners partner in Signs.com. They have done a lot of work with Pinners and various exhibitors. They understand your goals for this show and you'll love working ideas with these guys.


You may load and unload from the south roll-up doors on set-up and load-out days. Please park in the main lot when you're done unloading to create space for others. On show days you must park in the main east or west lots. On show days exhibitors will be charged a one-time parking entry fee ($14) that will be good for the entire weekend inlcuding in-and-out priviledges. The general public will be charged each day.


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'. 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 -or- 10% off all tickets, please request it here.


Our 2018 host hotels:
*Marriott - Residence Inn Del Mar (858.481.8800) located at 3525 Valley Centre Dr. Click here for a booking link.
*BWP Premier Del Mar (858.755.9765) located at 720 Camino Del Mar. Click here for a booking link. 
*Courtyard San Diego Solana Beach/Del Mar. (717 Hwy 101, Solana Beach) Please call Yessica Dempsey at (858.792.8200) ext.305 and ask for the Pinners Conference group rate. Click here for a booking link.

Giveaways & Swag

Contributing an item to the swag bag is an opportunity to get your brand and products even more exposure to this amazing audience (please no coupons/flyers). The Thursday before the show begins (after setup) we host a VIP party for our most loyal attendees, local bloggers and trendy influencers. Each attendee will receive a SWAG BAG that you can contribute to for free! You will need to bring 350 items with you to set up Thursday morning, and we’ll take care of the rest.
If that seems like more than you can contribute, stay involved by donating a raffle prize that will be announced and raffled off at the VIP party. Raffle prizes must be at least a $50 value.

If you'd like to participate, please let us know.

Food and Temporary Food Permit Questions

You will need a temporary food handling permit to give out anything other than small pre-packaged candies at the show. Details from the San Diego Health Department are here and long-story short they're going to want you to fill out their Temporary Vendor Food Permit here. If you'd prefer to talk with them in person you may call 858.505.6900. Even if you have a food handlers premit you may need a temporary one for the show. More details coming soon.

All food vendors will also need approval by the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You will need to fill out this sampling form and send it to Maryann at Premier Food services. Maryann's contact information can be found on the form.

Tax Information

Tax Rate: 8.75%
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 a friendly service and is not gauranteed to be complete or final. 

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.


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.

2018 Pinners Conference Media Kit

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


To download an application/contract, click here.

Exhibitor Packet (supplier/decorator)


Trade shows are consistently the #1 marketing return on investment among all options.

If you need GRAPHICS to help you promote the show, please click on your favorite below for a higher resolution of the image.