Vendor Info

Vending Booths

We invite you to join us for the Golden Retriever Club of America 20243 National Specialty at The Big E in West Springfield, MA hosted by the Golden Retriever Club of America from Tuesday, October 8 (move-in) – October 13, 2024.

  • Vendor spaces will be indoors around the conformation ring and nearby to the obedience/rally rings.
  • Vendor set up will begin on Tuesday October 8, 2024.
  • Vendor breakdown will be after Best of Breed judging on Saturday, October 13, 2024.

The cost for a 10’ x 10’ space for the week is $150, plus a donation made to the raffle (an item valued at $50 or more).  Additional 10’ x 10’ booths are available at $150 each. Electricity is available at an additional charge of $50. Eight-foot tables are available at $10 per table and no charge for chairs. 

Daily parking is $5.00/day. Those requesting a motorhome spot will need to request a spot through our online RV reservations.

Melanie Porter, Vendor Chair


Vendors must provide a Certificate of Insurance no later than September 1, 2024.  Vendors are required to provide the GRCA with proof of $1M Liability Insurance.

Freelance Photography

Freelance Photographer Policy at GRCA National Specialties (GRCA Res 18-27)

Any professional photographers, other than the official event photographers, taking candid photographs or videos at the National Specialty which are intended for sale shall:

  1. Be a vendor authorized by the GRCA National Club.
  2. Pay a required vendor fee
  3. Wear a GRCA National Specialty Press Pass while taking photographs or videos, and
  4. Not take photographs in the designated win photo area or during the GRCA Top Twenty Event.


The GRCA National Specialty Committee is offering vendor opportunities for all photographers who wish to take candid photos of any event and then offer those photos for sale. Each such photographer must have a vendor badge and pay the appropriate fee of $100 for all events. Questions about a vendor permit for candid photography should emailed to Mel Porter:


Unfortunately, there will not be a contracted official videographer for the show this year.  Individuals are invited to live-stream on Facebook. Please contact the Show Chair, Sharon Shilkoff at if you would like to video and live stream on Facebook so we can let everyone know where to view the videos. This can be several people and the classes you video will be your choice. Since there isn’t an official videographer, there is no conflict, so no vendor fee will be required.