The Peninsula's Premier Event Location


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We do not have security onsite. We do have a preferred security provider and would be happy to get you a proposal.

7:30am – 10pm. If you need access prior to 7:30am or after 10pm, there is an additional fee per hour.

Wi-Fi is available and can be purchased onsite through your device. There is a fee, per user, per device

No, once you exit the lot your parking ticket is no longer valid.

We accept cash, and all major credit cards.

Handicap parking spaces are located along the fence line directly in front of the event halls.

Yes, we have a drop off area to the left of our ticket booths. Simply inform the parking attendant when you come in of your intentions.

No, RV spaces are only provided to vendors involved in a show at the Event Center.

General Public Event Entrance Policy: The safety of patrons and staff is a top priority at the San Mateo County Event Center. This is not an open campus and for security purposes (in order to protect event attendees and staff), Gate 1 has been closed. However, for your convenience, we have provided these entrance options:

  • Option 1 – Pedestrian Entrance (Gate 3A)
  • Option 2 – East Parking Lot at 1346 Saratoga Dr.

No. You may use chalk stick per our Venue Guidelines.

No. The SMFD does not permit any exit doors to be obstructed with any booth, equipment or unit. You will be required to submit a floor plan detailing the layout of the event.

No. Nothing should be hung on walls.