Exhibitor Rules and Information

AIRPORT INFORMATION

The closest airport to the show is Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, also known as the Santa Ana Airport

HOTEL INFORMATION

Be sure to reserve your room at the special show rate by visiting the website link on our homepage. If you would like to call the hotel directly, be sure to ask for the show rate by using the code “R1K”.

SHOW SETUP

Exhibitors can pick up their badge/badges beginning at 8AM on Saturday morning, October 26th, in the lobby just outside the ballroom where the show will take place. Doors to VIP collectors will open at 11AM, so please be sure to have your table setup and attended before the doors open.

There will be security at the door, and only entrants with Exhibitor badges will be allowed to enter before 11AM.

HOTEL SHIPPING INFO

FedEx Express comes every day around 3:30 PM. If you are shipping FedEx Express, just fill out the FedEx forms that will be available at the hotel’s front desk.

FedEx Ground DOES NOT come on a daily basis, so if you are shipping FedEx Ground, you will need to schedule a pick up, as well as provide the FedEx shipping documents/labels.

UPS also DOES NOT come on a daily basis, so if you are shipping via UPS, you will need to schedule a pick up, as well as provide the shipping documents/labels.

Typically, if you are already a UPS or FedEx customer, the driver can bring the label with them when they pick up.

CALIFORNIA SALES TAX

IMPORTANT – NOT OBTAINING PROPER PERMITS CAN RESULT IN FINES ALONG WITH SHUT DOWN OF YOUR TABLE AND POSSIBLY THE ENTIRE SHOW. Local sales tax is 7.75%. For those of you who have not had a temporary California Sales Tax Permit, the information can be found online, or you can call and speak to a representative with the State at 800-400-7115.

Below is a link to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (formally the California State Board of Equalization). Click on the “Register a New Business Activity” link and follow the steps.

https://onlineservices.cdtfa.ca.gov/

EXHIBITORS SELLING VIA LOTTERY

If you are choosing to sell via lottery, there are two options available that will optimize the efficiency and success of having a smooth show and selling out!

BEEP BEEP LOTTERY – If an exhibitor chooses to do a BEEP BEEP lottery format, we ask that you DO NOT inform attendees of when the winning tickets will be drawn. This will prevent attendees from crowding your table, along with possibly your neighboring tables, in anticipation of getting drawn. We suggest that when a lottery entrant asks when the drawings will occur, you can respond with, “randomly throughout the day.”

PUBLIC DRAWING LOTTERY – If an exhibitor chooses to do their drawing at a specific time/day and announce the winners publicly, we ask that you hold the drawing in the designated area OUTSIDE the ballroom in the lobby. This will prevent attendees from crowding your table, along with possibly your neighboring tables, in anticipation of getting drawn. To reserve a time slot for your drawing, please contact Tamar via email at tamar@californiacustomknifeshow.com, or via call/text at 818-523-1509 on the day of the show.

TABLE LOCATION – While we strive to place all exhibitors in  a location that will benefit the maximum potential of what the show has to offer, we understand that some exhibitors will not be satisfied with the location of the table. If an exhibitor would like to request a table location change for future shows, they must submit a request IN WRITING via email to Tamar@CaliforniaCustomKnifeShow.com or in person directly to Tamar at the 2018 show. Exhibitors cannot request any table changes for the current 2018 show.

EXOTIC/ENDANGERED SPECIES – Any parts of whale, bear, elephant, condor, eagle, rhino, or any other animal that is on any endangered species list cannot be sold or transported into the state of California. Mammoth, walrus, and wart hog are also now illegal in California. It is the exhibitors responsibility to make sure none of these materials are present at the show. Failure to follow the rules will result in the exhibitor having to remove the items from their table. In extreme cases, the exhibitor may be asked to leave the show with no refund for the table fee.

SECURITY – The exhibitor is responsible for the security of their table and products/belongings/property during all hours of the show. At no time will the show promoter, or any representative of the show assume any responsibility for the security of the exhibitors’ property. Overnight security will be provided, but does not guarantee the security of your property. We strongly suggest that exhibitors obtain a specific insurance policy for the show to cover any loss/livability.

FIREARMS – Absolutely NO fire arms are allowed for display, for sale, or to be shown or carried in the show. This is a zero tolerance policy. If a fire arm is seen during any time of the show, the individual who  possesses the fire arm will be IMMEDIATELY escorted out of the show and not allowed to return.

GENERAL RULES – Only knives that are legal in the state of California can be offered for sale. Switchblades over 2″ are illegal for sale in the state, except to Military and Law Enforcement offices who are on active duty. Gravity knives are also illegal, including butterfly knives. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to make sure the items that are offered for sale at the show are legal. Failure to follow the rules will result in the exhibitor having to remove the items from their table. In extreme cases, the exhibitor may be asked to leave the show with no refund for the table fee.