City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 08
Chapter 08.01
Section 08.01.025

Title 08 Taxation and Revenue

Chapter 08.01 Business Registrations

Section 08.01.025 Consumer Show Definitions

The following definitions relate to consumer shows:

  1. Consumer Show.

    1. A “consumer show” is an organized exhibition, display, or show that lasts for not more than five consecutive days and involves ten or more exhibitors.

      1. A consumer show includes events that may occur:

        1. within a building,

        2. within a connected set of buildings,

        3. at parks or on grounds, or

        4. at buildings and on grounds.

      2. It includes those events that partake the character of a unified display as well as those that are open to the public or limited to a prospective clientele.

      3. It does not include shows exempted under SMC 8.01.090(C).

    2. Consumer Show Illustrated.
      The term “consumer show” includes in addition to its common meaning any of the following:

      1. An antique show, boat show, sports show, arts and crafts or hobby show, agricultural show, street fair, festival, consumer show, horticultural show, or industrial show.

      2. An art exhibit, coin, stamp, or hobby show.

      3. A home show or recreational vehicle show.

      4. A commercial or business fair; or

      5. Any other show or exhibition of a similar nature.

    3. “Consumer show” excludes a farmer’s market, “flea” market, antique mart, bazaar, or similar congregation of vendors and/or exhibitors which offers goods or services to the public at the same location on a recurrent basis more than four times per year or other events of similar character.
  2. A “consumer show exhibitor” is anyone who sells, barters, or exchanges goods or services at a consumer show or who exhibits goods or services at any fixed location, such as a stall, booth, stand, space, section, or an identified area at a consumer show, for the purpose of sale, trade, barter, exchange, advertisement, or providing information about goods or services that may become available, or for the distribution of samples.
  3. A “consumer show organizer” is anyone who promotes, sponsors, or organizes a consumer show. If such person is not identified, an organizer is anyone identified by the license officer as performing important duties relating to the consumer show such as securing the location, allocating exhibit space or assignment of floor area, coordinating with exhibitors and collecting fees, and/or arranging for advertising or paying expenses.

Date Passed: Monday, November 30, 2009

Effective Date: Friday, January 1, 2010

ORD C34517 Section 7