Rates, Labor, & Equipment

With an extensive menu of services, rental equipment and our own box office, Cal Expo offers everything your event requires to be a success.

So whether you need plants, a dance floor, security personnel or folding chairs, all you have to do is ask. Our customer-oriented staff will ensure you have everything at hand, provided arrangements are made 14 days prior to your event.

View Complete Reimbursable Rates at the here.

Maintenance Rate/hourly
Electrician $45.00
Sound Technician $40.00
Plumber $45.00
Carpenter $45.00
Equipment w/ Operator $98.00
Operations Rate/hourly
Janitorial $22.00
Trash removal (per yard) $9.00
Cardboard removal No charge
Admissions $19.00
Parking $19.00
Area Supervisor $42.00
Security Rate/hour
Dispatcher $25.00
Security Guard $25.00
Mobile Security $30.00
Police Officer $40.00
Police Sergeant $43.00
Police Lieutenant $45.00
Mobile Officer $45.00
Chairs Rate/weekly
Folding (dropped) $1.50
Folding (set up) $1.75
Padded $2.25
Tables Rate/weekly
8′ folding (dropped) $10.50
8′ folding (set up) $11.50
8′ Test tables (set up) $12.00
60″ or 72″ round $14.00
Picnic $16.00
Tall Cocktail $10.50
Other Seating Rate/weekly
Bench (several types) $10.00
Wooden Gazebo $200.00
Bleachers Rate/weekly
25-seat portable $140.00
75-seat portable $365.00
150-seat portable $700.00
Staging Rate/weekly
4’x8′ section, all heights 6″-48″ $75.00
ADA or equipment ramp $250.00

Note: Stage set-up and tear down is in a building or flat area, not on grass or slope. One set of steps and skirting is included.

Canopy Rate/weekly
20’x20′ $400.00 (includes set up and tear down)
Sound Rate/weekly
Portable sound system 500 watt with hardwire mic $160.00
Hand held wireless or lavaliere wireless mic $110.00
Lighting Rate/weekly
Portable light tower (generator) $200.00
Portable street light $82.00
Decorating Rate/weekly
Portable banner tower $80.00
VIP barricade (4’x6′ white plastic) $7.00
Crowd Control Rate/weekly
Metal barricade (4′ H x 8′ W) $14.00
Chain link fence (6′ Hx 11′ W) $1.75 per square foot