VENDOR RULES & REGULATIONS
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SEND IN YOUR VENDOR APPLICATION. THANK YOU!
BOOTHS – Each booth will consist of one 6’ table with covering and two chairs within an 8’x8’ booth space. The size is approximate. This area will be taped off. There will be no draping. You may bring your own additional table or rent them if needed. You may purchase electricity separately. No exhibit will be permitted to extend outside the designated booth area. Exhibitors may not solicit outside the designated booth area.
ASSIGNMENT OF SPACE – Location assignments are made by the Vendor Coordinator on a priority basis determined by the previous years’ booth assignments and availability of space at the time application and payment are received. HOME reserves the right to alter location of booths, if deemed advisable and in the best interest of the Convention. Vendors may not share booth space with any other company or organization or display materials for another company or organization.
REFUND POLICY – Exhibitor cancellation of signed paid application, before 90 days of the event will receive 90% refund on the booth rental space monies paid. Cancellation before 60 days of the event will receive a 75% refund of booth rental monies ONLY if the vacated space is resold. After 60 days, no refunds will be issued for any reason, unless the booth space has been resold. All requests must be made in writing through postal mail.
DAMAGES – Vendors are liable for any damages caused to the building, floors or walls of the facility, or other vendor property. Vendors must not apply any adhesive to the walls.
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Thursday, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Thursday evening’s shopping hours are a prime time for vendors, as you have the undivided attention of your patrons. There are no scheduled workshops or activities during this time to draw the attention of Convention goers away from the Exhibit Hall.
HOME requests that all vendors stay open until the closing time of the last day to allow shoppers ample time to visit all vendors. If a vendor is found leaving early, they risk not being invited back the following year. Exhibit halls must be vacated within 1 (one) hour after closing on the final event day.
USED CURRICULUM SALE & EXPO
Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ELECTRICITY AND LIGHTING – Any exhibitor purchasing electricity is required to bring a 15’ – 25’ extension cord. Lighting may be inadequate for your needs depending on your location. If this is important to you, order electricity and bring lights.
DEADLINES – There is a separate sheet that outlines deadlines since these change from year to year. If you did not receive a copy with this packet, please request one from the HOME Office.
NEW EXHIBITORS – Please enclose a detailed and accurate description of your complete line of products, or services and/or company brochure. We cannot process your application without this information.
STANDARDS – HOME reserves the right to exclude specific items or entire displays, which in HOME’s opinion would be inappropriate for display during the event. Vendors who refuse to remove items deemed inappropriate by HOME will be asked to leave without refund. Participation at HOME events implies an understanding of and agreement to the conditions, and releases HOME from any financial or other liability.
ADDITIONAL AV REQUIREMENTS – If you have additional needs for AV equipment, please contact the site where the event is being hosted to make your own arrangements for these, as early as possible prior to the event.