If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please fill out the Vendor Form and we will let you know if tables are still available for the next show. We do restrict vendors to those selling reptiles or reptile-related items. Once we receive your Vendor Form, and if tables are available, we will then send you a paypal email invoice with a link to purchase by CC. Upon receipt of payment a full vendor confirmation will be mailed to you.
TABLES/PAYMENTS All tables are 8
feet long by approximately 30 inches wide, and cost $85 each. Each table is provided with two chairs.If you cancel your table at least 10 days
prior to the show, a refund or credit will be provided without question.
With less than 10 days notice, a refund or credit will be given ONLY if the
table can be re-sold. Each table can receive up to two free vendor badges that will be supplied when you check in the day of the show.One additional badge per table may be purchased at check-in for $5. Tables are standard rental tables that, while
sturdy, have been “well-used’- we do recommend bring a table cloth or covering.
Tables must be claimed by 9:30AM or they will be made available to other
vendors without refund. If you are running late, please contact us through the
hotel by 9am at (603) 625-1000 to hold your table for you!! Please let us
know if you just need the "spot" and not the actual table. All tables
will be within 50 feet of a shared electrical outlet. You are responsible for
providing a 50 foot extension cord and power strip to connect to your table.
Extension cords may NOT be taped across the aisles open to the public. Please
bring your own, labeled, loading cart- none are available at the hotel. We
retain the right to prohibit certain types of exhibit and behavior that we feel
is inappropriate or unsafe. Flashing lights, music, handing out flyers away
from your booth, and walking around with animals for sale are all prohibited.
Signs or banners may be taped to the wall behind your table if you have wall
space- no tacks, nails, etc.
SET-UP The show is held
in the Expo Center at the Radisson hotel. Vendor
set-up time is from 6am to 9:30am.
Please do not arrive before this time! Show hours are from 9:30AM to 4PM. Vehicles less
than 7 feet tall should park and
unload directly from the covered parking garage (2nd level=
closest to the Expo
Center).Be sure to validate your parking ticket in
the validation machine at the front of the show to receive the discounted $5.00
parking rate.Larger vehicles and
trailers can load from the loading dock in the back of the open Armory parking
lot, and a few may, on a space-available basis, unload from the circle in front
of the hotel.After unloading, oversized
vehicles may park in the open Armory parking lot (space limited- get there early!),
or in the metered spots along Pleasant
St. (meters are currently free on Sundays, subject
to change).Please be sure to NOT block
the front driveway of the hotel, as their shuttle buses and emergency vehicles must
be able to get through!
HOTELS The Radisson
Hotel/Center of NH- (603) 206-4109-
does allow animals in the rooms, provided that they are caged at all times, and
that the cages are covered from public view (i.e. during check-in, etc.). A
limited number of discounted rooms are put aside for vendors- mention the expo,
or code REPT01. Rooms at the discounted expo rates are not available less than
3 weeks before the show.Be sure to book your room early- the hotel often
sells out for weekend dates months in advance!Another nearby hotel used by vendors in the past is the Hilton Garden
Inn- 603 669-2222.
SMOKING/DRINKING The Radisson
Hotel/Center of NH specifically requires that there be NO SMOKING or ALCOHOL
allowed in the building. The hotel will operate a food concession selling
sandwiches, sodas, etc from 11 to 2pm. NO other food sales allowed at the
ANIMAL RULES Vendors are
responsible for following all federal, state, and local regulations!Below includes a summery to the best of our
knowledge, but vendors are ultimately responsible for making sure that their animals
are legal!! - Although we do not restrict sales
to just captive bred animals, we do require that all animals be outwardly healthy
and acclimated. Any animal deemed unsuitable or unhealthy by the show staff
must be removed from the table without question!
- All turtles and tortoises must be at least 4 inches long- sale or display!
- All animals must be sold in secure containers or bags. No "loose"
- All animals must be properly housed and not displayed in overcrowded cages.
- All animals must be displayed in closed containers or tanks that children
cannot reach into!
- No live mammals or birds except eyes closed pinkie/fuzzy feeder mice.
- No crocodilians allowed- NH law.
- Crickets or other feeder insects allowed only in sealed, pre-counted boxes.
- No federally endangered, threatened, or NH native herps may be sold or
displayed. New Hampshire
specifically prohibits any North American box turtles, wood turtles, spotted
turtles, or bog turtles. No venomous reptiles allowed- NH law!- Vendors must be
prepared to provide a receipt upon request to the purchaser that includes the
vendor’s name, address, and phone number.
Vendors shall hold Animal Encounters LLC, the show coordinators, staff, and
the Radisson Hotel/Center of New
Hampshire harmless from all claims beyond the price
of the table rental. The expo staff reserves the right to refuse entry or evict
any vendor not in compliance with any of the above show regulations without
refund of table rental fee. Vendors assume full responsibility for all animals
brought to the show, and any injuries caused by animals brought by a vendor are
the sole responsibility and liability of that vendor.