Vendors

The Pacific Bonsai Expo recognizes that vendors provide crucial support to the bonsai community by making their trees, pots, stands, tools, and other bonsai supplies available online and at events around the country. 

To request vendor space at the 2024 Pacific Bonsai Expo please send your request via email to info@pacificbonsaiexpo.org

The Expo is pleased to announce that we have additional space for vendors in the new venue! If you are interested in becoming a vendor, send a note indicating your interest in vending and the number of 6' tables you'd like to reserve.

Final determinations of which vendors will be able to participate will not be made until March 2024. Although this year's vendor area is larger, we may not be able to accommodate all requests due to space limitations. Our selection criteria, as it was last year, will be to select vendors that provide visitors with a mix of trees, containers, and supplies that support the aims of the Expo: to create, to care for, and to display beautiful bonsai.

Vendor Setup Hours:

Thursday October 24th 9am-5pm

Friday October 25th, 9am-3pm NO SETUP after 3pm.

Vendor Open Hours:

Saturday October 26th:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 27th:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendor FAQ

How Do I Become a 2024 PBE Vendor?

Send an email to info@pacificbonsaiexpo.org with your requested number of tables and any other information you need us to know.

What do Vendor Tables Cost? The organizers will provide details on cost and obligations to accepted vendors as part of a contract for the event. A discounted rate will be available to vendors who complete their contract and pay for table space by 6/1/2024.

Where will my Vendor Table be Located? The main event hall is over 25,000 square feet - more than twice the size of the 2022 venue. Details about layout of the event will be provided when available. 

Do Vendors also have to Purchase Tickets?  No, each accepted vendor will receive 1 vendor pass, granting access to the event for all vendor setup and vendor open hours. Vendors who purchase 3-4 tables will receive 2 vendor passes.  Vendors who purchase 5 or more tables will receive three vendor passes.  If you need more passes for your staff members please include this in your table request email.

Where Should I Plan to Stay?

Please see the Hotel section of the "Plan your Visit" page:  official hotel information here.

Do Vendors Need to purchase a separate Parking Pass? All paid vendors will receive one parking pass as part of their contract, for the venue lot. 

I have a large van/truck, where can I park it?

While we cannot guarantee either the safety or accommodation of vehicles, we are prioritizing availability of parking for vendors at the venue. The venue has an open parking lot (no height restriction) and there are public and private garages nearby. Please mention your parking concerns when contacting us regarding table space. The recommended hotel also has an open lot, but does charge for oversize parking. 

Will you be providing tables and table coverings, or just the space for my setup? PBE will provide 6' tables and black table coverings. If you do NOT wish to have tables provided please note this when communicating your vendor request to us. If you provide your own setup, the design must be approved by the organizers in advance.

 (Edited 01-05-2024, ES.)