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Vending at the CDRE

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We're glad you're interested in getting additional information about vending at the next Capital District Reptile Expo.  There are a few things that you should know before signing up for consideration to vend.

  • This show is located in the New York Capital Complex in the Albany Capital Center.  You can find more information about this fantastic venue here

  • The venue is over 80k square feet, including an education room (for hands on experiences for attendees, rather than them looking to do this at your tables), a family fun area (select non-animal vendors), and our main vendor sales floor.

  • We have just under 200 tables across those areas.  We could certainly set up more, but we choose to limit our vendor count so that our vendors have better sales. 

  • We review each application to vend for reputation and suitability for our show.  We will also assure that we have a good variety of each type of animal and goods.  This is to assure a good event for our patrons as well as a successful one for each vendor.

  • The cost of each 8 foot table is $150, including electricity.  Renewals of existing vendors that occur at an Expo are discounted to $120 per table.

  • We will offer a load-in the night before the Expo as well as at 6am on the day of the event.

  • We will offer a room block at the Albany Renaissance Marriott hotel for vendors at a discounted rate.  This hotel is directly connected to the venue and we highly recommend taking advantage of staying there. 

  • There is ample parking in and around the Capital Complex and vendors have access to the Albany Capital Center's parking garage directly under the venue.  You can also park standard vehicles at the hotel (if you choose to stay there), and oversized parking for taller vehicles and those with trailers is available for an additional fee.

  • We communicated logistics to our vendors via our Facebook "Vendors Only" group.  Which you should join here

Note:  We currently have a waiting list, but please sign up for consideration for cancellations and future shows.  You will not be contacted unless you're selected to vend, at which point you will be invoiced.

NEW! Simplified Vendor Registration Process:

Sign-up to Vend --> Receive Invoice via email --> Pay

  1. Click the Sign-up To Vend button below to complete the registration form with information about your business as well as how many tables you'd like to request.

  2. Your completed Vendor Registration form will be reviewed by the Expo team.  

  3. Once approved you will receive an invoice via email for your requested number of tables

  4. You can securely pay via PayPal using the link in the invoice itself.  

 NOTE: Tables are not reserved until payment is received and once paid are non-refundable.

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