GEARS is a two day event, Saturday and Sunday. The facility will be open to exhibitors and vendors to set up their displays on Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. On Saturday and Sunday exhibitors and vendors will be given access starting at 7:30 AM. The show will be open to the public starting at 9:00 AM both days.
There will be NO public access on Friday. The building will be secured starting at 4:30 PM on Friday and on Saturday at 6:00 PM and no one other than facility security staff will be allowed inside.
The building will cose to the public at 5:00 PM on Saturday and at 3:00 PM on Sunday. Exhibitors and vendors will have 2 hours after the close of the show to take down and remove their exhibits.
Security will be provided by GEARS staff for the duration of the show.
Exhibitors may show as many items as they desire provided the items relate to the hobbies of Home Machining and Model Engineering. Items to be displayed should contain a significant degree of work by the exhibitor. It can be completely scratch-built, or it can be built from a kit, as long as it is not a commercially made, mass-produced item that requires little or no work to complete.
Space is limited and exhibitors are encouraged to register early. This will help us in our event planning plus ensure you or have a space to show off your skills. Each exhibitor will be allocated space based on the amount of space you request on the registration form. Exhibitors are urged to request only as much space as you honestly think you will use.
To ensure a safe environment for everyone and to comply with Federal, State and local safety regulations the following rules will be enforced.
Gasoline and other volatile fuels for models must be kept in non-breakable containers.
Propane/MAPP gas is allowed in small(one quart) containers only, unless approved by GEARS staff. Large pressurized gas bottles must be firmly secured to prevent being knocked over. Proper pressure valves and controls must be attached to all large containers.
Firearms may be exhibited but NO live ammunition is permitted on site at any time. Exhibited firearms are to be those built by the exhibitor. Commercially manufactured firearms are not allowed.
The operation of gas engines will be allowed. All operating engines must be attended at all times.
Forklifts and wheeled carts will be available on site. However the numbers of carts and dollies are limited so if you have your own cart it would be wise to bring it.