Vending At Central Oregon Cosplay Convention

 Central Oregon Cosplay Convention, or Central Oregon CosCon for short, is a one day event located at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.

  Since we are a community event we encourage local PNW artists and craftsman to consider vending at our one-day only event. After all, local vendors and artist are the backbone of a convention! 

Booth Space & Booth Numbers

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 Upon application approval and payment, all vendors receive a table no bigger then 8' x 30" wood folding table. All items brought to the convention must fit in our booth space and may not block the walkway or hangover into another vendor's space. Cloths for tables are not provided.

 

 Vendors are split up into two areas: Artist Alley and Exhibitor Hall. Artist Alley is an area of the con where artists, crafters, and creators may set up their space and display/sell their artwork, prints, or crafts that are made exclusively by them. Manufactured goods such as pins, badges, lanyards, pillow cases, ect., are also permitted items in Artist Alley as long as the artwork is done by the vendor.

 

 Exhibitor Hall is an area of the con that's setup for small shop owners, businesses, and the re-sale of manufactured goods. Items such as comics, books, board games, ect., that are not made by the vendor is permitted to be sold here. Please read and review our Product Policy before bringing your merchandise to the convention.

 

 Outside food within the convention hall is prohibited by the venue. Snacks such as dry granola bars, nuts, dried fruits, and water bottles are permitted within the convention hall as long as you keep them at your booths.

 

 

Product Policy

 We do not endorse the sale of illegal knock-offs of copyrighted products or stolen artwork/prints/ect. If we suspect a vendor intends to sell knock-off products and/or stolen artwork/prints/ect., we will ask you to remove you and your products from our venue space and will not be allowed to comeback next year.

 

 You are responsible to know what you are selling is 100% legitimate and not stolen or bootlegged to any degree. This goes for both exhibitors and creators. Central Oregon CosCon is a family and kid friendly event, all content/items sold that are not suited for a younger audiences (13 and under) viewing may not be put on public display.

 

 If you have an questions on what is considering "suitable for younger audiences" while selling your merchandise please do not hesitate to e-mail about the item in question. If you display anything that is not suitable for a younger audience in your booth space we will ask you kindly to put it away and out of the view of the public.

 

 

Venue Rules & Regulations

 In order to provide a long-lasting experience for our attendees we, as a convention and as attendees, must abide by the rules and regulations our venue has put forth. This is to ensure a smooth and safely ran event. By attending our event you are responsible for abiding by these rules and regulations.

 

 If you have any questions on the rules and regulations provided below by our venue then please do not hesitate to contact the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. You can reach their staff in the Administration Building, just to the left of the Welcome Gate. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. , closed on County holidays. Or you can call the office directly at 541-548-2711.

Bag Checks

For everyone’s safety all guests and their personal possessions are subject to an inspection prior to admittance into the fairgrounds.

Dogs & Pets

The only animals allowed on the grounds are those that align with the ADA’s service animal classification for animals specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are therefore not allowed on the grounds.

Is Smoking Allowed?

The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center is a tobacco free facility.

What Can I Bring Through The Gate?

Each person is allowed to bring one sealed or empty water bottle (no glass). NO outside food or beverages are allowed into the Fair or arena/concert venues.  Exceptions include bottle/sippy cups for small children or those who have special medical dietary needs.

What Items Are NOT Allowed?

Fireworks, sparklers, throwing toys including balls and frisbees, laser pointers, tents, play pens, high-profile or standard height lawn chairs, coolers, large musical instruments, large bags, weapons including pocket knives and illegal drugs. We are a tobacco free and smoke free facility.

Where are ATM's Located?

There are 4 locations for ATMs:

  1. Bank of the Cascades Center

  2. Middle Sister Building

  3. Rodeo grounds

  4. Carnival

Where Is The Lost And Found?

All lost and found is located  at the Police headquarters located on the North side of the Bank of the Cascades Center.

Get Involved! Apply To Volunteer

  Central Oregon Cosplay Convention 2021 is looking for volunteers from the Central Oregon community to lend us a helping hand!