Vendor Information

Vendor Information

Register now for the next GEARS show

The next GEARS  show will be held at the Kliever Armory in Portland, Oregon. We chose this location for the easy access it provides from the Portland Airport as well as to I-5, the major interstate highway that runs from California to Washington. There are many hotels and resturants within easy access of the armory.

Portland is a major metropolitan area boasting approximately 2 million people within 2 hours driving time. We believe this will provide you a large audience for selling your products and raising awareness of model engineering and home shop machining.


Vendor booth fees are $75 per table in arrangements of one, two, three or four tables with a minimum increment of one table. If you need more than four tables or other arrangements please contact us for pricing.

Additional Needs

Compressed air is provided and electricity is available on request. Only 110V AC electrical service is available. Indicate your compressed air and electrical need on your registration form. You will need to provide your own extension cords and the cords must be covered where they cross walking areas.

We encourage the use of advertising banners, posters, and special display stands. We will not be able to provide supports for the advertising banners and posters so please plan on bringing your own supports.

Vendors may provide their own tables if they so choose. We also encourage you to demonstrate your equipment and tools to our visitios. We will announce your demonstrations and times over a PA system. Contact us at the registration booth with your program schedule.

Show Schedule

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 4:00 PM on Sunday. Exhibitors and vendors will have 2 hours after the close of the show to take down and remove their exhibits.

When you arrive at the armory, please check in at our registration booth. An assistant will be assigned to show you to your location and help you with any facilities needs.

If you would like to be in the program directory for next GEARS show please include a business card. If you would like to purchase larger advertising please contact us for details. The program has turned out to be a vendor catalog, which is highly desired by the hobbyists and the general public.


Security will be provided by GEARS staff for the duration of the show.


A forklift and carts will be available on site. However the numbers of carts and dollies is limited, so if you have your own cart it would be advisabel to bring it.