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Hot August Nights Event Vendor Space Hot August Nights Reno Swap Meet


Continuing the tradition of the Collector Vehicle Swap Meet started in Reno 40 plus years ago by William Harrah, the Hot August Nights Automotive Swap Meet & Nostalgia Fair will be held at the Reno Livestock Event Center on Wells Ave., during Reno's Hot August Nights annual Celebration of American Collector Vehicles.

This event features pre-1976 automotive parts, services and nostalgic items offered for sale by well over 700 vendors in 2000 plus outdoor spaces as well as 250 covered spaces. Swap meet attendees will also see well over 600 Collector Vehicles offered "For Sale" in the outdoor car corral that is adjacent to the swap area.

Inside the huge air conditioned 70,000 square foot Reno Livestock Events Center main events building in what we call the Cool Car Showroom, attendees will see over 200 beautiful Collector Vehicles on the fully carpeted arena floor. Referred to as the Best Indoor Car Show in Nevada, they are all for sale and available to be taken home by a new owner. Overlooking these beauties is the entire concourse level dedicated to crafts, nostalgia items, services, food, and beverage.

Within this venue is Auto Cross Action. Not only is this tire smokin', full throttle exciting action offered to all the participants to compete, the general public is also welcome. Hot rods, muscle cars, street and professional auto cross drivers test their driving skills through plenty of curves and turns for the shortest amount of time. Just show up at the swap meet auto cross tech area with your vehicle, seat belts and valid driver's license, and be 18 years of age to participate for one of the daily prizes. This event is also a GoodGuys qualifier for the Auto Cross finals in Scottsdale, Az. in November.

Another feature that is currently offered at the HAN Swap Meet is the availability for RV owners to park their vehicles for the entire HAN Swap Meet event. This area features restroom & shower facilities. Full hook-up RV spaces are now available.

Event Pricing:
9 X 18 outside open spaces - $55.00
9 X 18 outside end spaces - $80.00
10 X 25 outside open spaces (limited) - $75.00
Super Size 17 X 30 - $130.00
Pavilion 18 x 20 covered spaces - NOT AVAILABLE

Nostalgia Faire
Indoors, air conditioned. Crafters allowed
Standard 10 x 10 - $150.00
Standard Upgrade 10 x 20 - $250.00
Electrical 110v plug (5 amp) - $80.00
Vendor must supply own UL approved extension cords.

Special Event Fee: $20.00 (per vendor - not space)
Overnight camping in your vendor space is permitted.
No drones allowed to be flown on facility premises.

Non-Selling RV Spaces:
 Spaces at the Washoe County Fairgrounds, home of
 the Hot August Nights Reno Swap Meet
 27' X 40' full hook up $85.00 / night
 12 X 40 no hook up - $150.00 / 3 days
 20 or less no hook up - $100.00 / 3 days
 Your tow & pull cars must fit in your space.
 Dump station on property. Restrooms have showers.
 2 swap passes included with RV space rental.
Cool Car Show Room / Car Corrals:
•  Cool Car Show Room Space (pre 1976) - $200.00
Outside Car Corral Space - $65.00
Project Row - Cars on Trailer - $85.00

Exhibitor Set-up Time:
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Exhibitors Show Hours:
Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Teardown:
Saturday after 2:00 p.m., Vacate by noon Sunday

Reno Swap Meet Vendor Contract.

Download Exhibitor Space Map (PDF)

Read the Hot August Nights Reno Swap Meet FAQ

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Western Pacific Events manages vendor space for these premier Hot August Nights Venues