Welcome exhibitors, to the 33rd Annual Marin Senior Fair.
Below is useful and important information about exhibiting at the fair. Please review this information carefully, there are a few rules in there we expect you to know. We hope you have a fun and productive day at the fair.
If this page does not answer all your questions, please Contact Us for answers.
To reach us at the fair, go to the Fair Information booth #157.
Booth assignments are now available. To look up your booth assignment, see Our Exhibitors and Search for your organization name.
Booths are either a Draped Booth or a Table Booth. Booths 101-192 and booths 200-204 are draped booths; all others are tables. See the Exhibitor Floor Plan.
Draped booths are a 10' wide by 8' deep draped booth that contains an 8'x30" table and 2 chairs. Draped booths are 8' high in the back and 3' high on the sides. Double draped booths are two booths together, minus the center drape. Corner booths may opt to remove one side wall so the booth is open on two sides. You are free to arrange your tables and chairs within your draped booth however you like. Booth draping is burgundy and silver in color.
Table booths are an 8'x30" table and two chairs. Table booths do not have any drapes or backdrop. Double booths are two tables together. Note that if space does not allow for two 8' tables, a double table booth may be one 8' table and one 6' table.
Please do not remove furniture from your booth or take furniture from another booth. If you require a furniture change, please go to the Fair Information booth #157.
Table skirts and tops are not provided. You must bring your own. The Main Exhibit Hall is not carpeted. We recommend that you bring a small carpet to make your booth quieter and more comfortable. A carpet is required if you plan to play music at your booth.
Booth Setup, Occupancy, and Teardown
Booth Setup - Tuesday, October 23, Noon - 5:00 pm
Booth Teardown - Wednesday, October 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
All exhibitors must check in at the Fair Information booth #157 prior to setting up. Exhibitors that have not checked in by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23 will forfeit their booth and booth payment.
If you cannot set up the day prior to the fair, you can set up the day of the fair by prior arrangement only. Please at Contact Us to discuss. Wednesday morning setup is limited to 8:00 am - 9:00 am.
Your booth should be set up and ready to exhibit by 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 24. Your booth must remain set up, staffed, and intact at all times between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Booth teardown cannot commence before 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24. Leaving your booth before 3:00 pm will adversely affect your ability to obtain a booth in subsequent years.
Your booth must be empty and unoccupied by 5:00 pm on October 24, 2018.
Booth space must be left clean and free of trash. Exhibitors can use the provided trash cans and dumpster for their trash. The Exhibit Hall requests that you to flatten all cardboard boxes. Exhibitors who fail to clean up their booth space will be billed a $50 cleaning fee.
Any booth that is not occupied or set up by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23 will be forfeited without notice or refund. The Marin Senior Fair has the right to resell or reassign any forfeited booth.
Be sure to Contact Us if you will not arrive by 4:00 pm. We are sold out and have a waiting list. Your booth will be given to a waiting organization if we don't hear from you by 4:00 pm.
Directions, Parking, Load-In and Load-Out
The Marin Senior Fair is held at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall at 100 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Your GPS or smartphone will get you to the exhibit hall by entering this address.
On setup day you can park wherever you like. Doors on both sides of the Exhibit Hall will be open on setup day. The paved main parking lot gives the best access for booths in the Manzanita room (booths numbered 300s), the Friends of Marin room (400s), and the Lobby (500s). Parking on the lagoon side of the building gives good access to the back of the Main Hall (100s & 200s).
On the day of the fair, exhibitors must park on the lagoon side of the building. Look for Exhibitor Parking signs. The paved main parking lot is reserved for attendees. The side doors will be open only prior to the fair (8:00 am - 9:00 am) and after the fair (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm).
You are permitted to pull your car up to the large door to unload your car, however you must move your car immediately upon unloading to allow for the next exhibitor to unload.
Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their booths and wear costumes to support the theme of the Fair. This year's theme is Connecting Community, the bringing together of people and organizations for the betterment of seniors. Use your imagination to design a creative, colorful and informative booth presentation. Attendees respond to eye-catching exhibits and informative presentations. Make yours memorable.
For this year's theme our decorating committee is using imagery and props that represent puzzle pieces, Like This. You can also choose imagery from stock photo sites that are appropriate for the theme; here are Some Examples. You can also download this year's Event Logo for use on your materials or decorations.
All booth decorations must be fire resistant.
Prizes are awarded for the the Best Decorated Booth, Most Informative Booth, and Best Overall Booth. Awards will be awarded at the fair on the main stage during the lunch break.
Things to Bring
For a list of things you may want to bring to the fair, download our Exhibitor Checklist.
Hanging Signs and Decorations
Do not attach anything to the Exhibit Hall walls or doors using tape, tacks, staples, or pins. Additionally, signs and decorations cannot be pinned to the booth draping.
Please use S hooks to hang items from the top pipe in your booth, or clip items to the draping. You can obtain S hooks from the Fair Information booth #157.
For table booths outside of the Main Hall, there are picture hanging tracks on the walls that can be used to hang items. Use S hooks and string or fishing line to hang your items.
Standing on the tables is not permitted. If necessary, it is recommended you bring a small step-ladder to assist you hang your signs and decorations.
All booth activities must be relevant to the purpose of the Marin Senior Fair, which means they must be relevant to the interests of seniors.
All booth activities must be done within your designated booth space. No items or displays are allowed outside of your booth.
Exhibitors may not display materials or engage in activities that are illegal or deemed (by the Exhibit Manager or Fair Committee) to be inappropriate, indecent, or unacceptable.
Internet and Power
All booths have access to a 110v power outlet. We suggest you bring extension cords to ensure that you can reach the nearest power outlet.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Exhibit Hall. Ask at the Fair Information booth #157 for the password.
The selling of goods and services is allowed and must be done within your booth space. For-profit companies and organizations agree to contribute ten percent (10%) of their gross sales to the Marin Senior Fair.
Sound and Music
The noise level in the Main Exhibit Hall is often high due to the large number of booths and the stage entertainment throughout the day. We ask that the playing of music and the use of amplification devices be kept to a level that does not disrupt the exhibitors around you.
Promotional Items and Giveaways
We encourage healthful treats and useful giveaways in your booth. Giveaways attract and encourage attendance at your booth and can leave a lasting impression on your attendees well after the fair.
Great Eats at the Fair
This year, the Marin Senior Fair is offering several great food options! Food and drinks are available at the inside Snack Counter, as well as at two outdoor Food Trucks. Both inside and outside seating is available.