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California Homeschool Convention General Information

Date: June 13-15, 2024

Ontario Convention Center- Ontario, California

2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764 (800) 455-5755

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Exhibit Hall Hours


  • Exhibitors with 3 or more booths: set up 5:00–9:00 PM


  • Set up: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
    • Check in at the exhibitor check-in desk to receive your wristbands and exhibitor envelope.
  • Exhibit hall open to attendees: 5:00–8:00 PM


  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–7:00/7:30 PM
  • Exhibitors can access the exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have an exhibitor badge for entry.


  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–5:30 PM
  • Exhibitors can access the exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have an exhibitor badge for entry.
  • **No early takedowns on Saturday. Takedown begins at 5:30 PM

Hotel Scam Alert

Each year, a third-party company claims to be booking rooms on behalf of Great Homeschool Conventions. This is a scam; their rates are $45–$70 higher than what GHC has negotiated with area hotels. We have nothing to do with this company, and they do not represent us in any way. Please book your accommodations through one of the options on the Great Homeschool Conventions website to take advantage of our negotiated rates.

City of Ontario CA Sales Tax 8.75%

2024 – Exhibitor Kit – California – Shipping, Materials, Caravan, and Furniture Information - Click Here

2024 WiFi and Electricity Forms - https://gocvb.org/ontario-convention-center/event-services/

2024 California Workshop Schedule - Click Here

2024 California Booth Assignments - Click Here

2024 Floor Plan - Click Here

California Parking Information

Prohibited items: Helium balloons, fog/ haze, candles, outside food and beverage and Battery packs.
All Fabrics for display must be fire retardant per Fire Marshal certification.
*No deliveries will be accepted prior to contracted times*
*Cashless Facility*

Reduced parking rate of $8.00 per vehicle entry during the active event dates with no in and out privileges.

Exhibitors who have tractor-trailers or trailers for restocking purposes only can park overnight in Parking Lot C for $50/night (no in and out privileges). Arrangements can be made ahead of time by calling the Ontario Convention Center Service Desk at 909-937-3068. Upon arrival at the Guard Shack on Holt Blvd leading up to the dock, you can also make arrangements.

No RVs or overnight sleeping in lot permitted. 

California Sales Tax Information

California Vendor License Information and Sales and Use Tax Information

Your business may require a vendor license to make sales in the state of California. Visit the California State Board of Equalization to obtain a temporary seller’s permit.

If your business does require that you obtain a temporary seller's permit for the state in which you are exhibiting, you also need to submit payment of sales tax after the conventions. Sales and use tax forms can be found on the website mentioned above.

Questions about taxes or licenses should be directed to the professionals at each state department.



Every person who engages in business in this state as a retailer must obtain a retail license before making any sales. This includes sales made online and persons who make infrequent sales in this state. If you have more than one business outlet, you must have a separate retail license for each location.