San Mateo County Event Center: November Events

Posted on October 11, 2013



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November 1 – 3:  Bead Show, Fiesta Hall

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Come to Bead Show!  Fashion and beaded jewelry, as well as jewelry making supplies and classes.

Dates and Times:  

Friday, November1, 2013 12:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:00am-5:00pm

Admission Fee: $8.00 —  one low ticket price good for all three days or you can purchase advance DISCOUNTED tickets [$6.00] at ***NEW POLICY – CHILDREN 8 AND UNDER NOT PERMITTED***

Parking: $10.00, cash per vehicle.

November 1 – 3:  Hillsborough Antique Show, Expo Hall

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The West’s Most Prestigious Antique Show is an Antique Show for the 21st Century Too! 325 Dealers From North America, Europe and Asia in 506 Booths. Vintage Home Furnishings Including Furniture, Lamps, Textiles & Accessories from Various Periods including Arts & Crafts and Modern, Art, Pottery, Glass & Porcelain, Silver, Jewelry, Antique Toys & Playthings, Books, Ephemera, Country Store & Coin-Op. Whether you are a connoisseur or just starting to buy, you will find a home at Hillsborough. Proceeds from the Show support our Veterans by the work of United Voluntary Services at 44 VA Medical Centers throughout the United States.

Date(s) and Time(s):  

Friday, November 1, 2013 11:00am-8:00pm

Saturday, November 2, 2013 11:00am-7:00pm

Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:00am-5:00pm

Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (65+)

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

For Discount Coupon and Show Information:

November 2: Championship Cat Show, Redwood Hall


Join the fun and watch feline fur being primped and fluffed at the big CFA Cat Show. Up to 200 pedigreed cats will be looking glamourous and vying for prizes and titles.  Breeders will be present to answer questions and shelters will have beautiful cats for adoption.  Vendors will have cat-themed clothes and jewelry, and supplies for any discriminating feline.  Proceeds benefit local cat rescue.  For more information, visit:

Date and Time:  Saturday, November 2  9:00am – 5:00pm

Admission:  $8

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

November 15 & 26:, Sequoia Hall


The largest foreclosed home auctions, trustee sale foreclosure auctions, luxury home auctions, commercial property auctions, note auctions & land auctions.

Dates and Times: November 15 and 26—  Registration, 12pm; Auction begins 1pm

What to bring:  Cash or cash equivalent (permitted forms of checks should be made payable to yourself or, LLC) required on auction day.  Government-issued identification required on auction day.

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

November 15 – 17:  Harvest Festival, Expo Hall


Find Something Amazing Around Every Corner!  Shop The Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show with 24,000 handmade American art & crafts in hundreds of booths, all day entertainment, and kids activity center. Each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more.  Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket.  Please visit: for more information.

Date(s) and Time(s):  Friday, November 15  10am – 6pm / Saturday, November 16 10am – 6pm  / Sunday, November 17 10am – 5pm

Admission:  Adults, $9 / Seniors (62+), $7 / Youth (13 -17), $4

Order tickets:

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

November 22 – 23: Pakistan Business Trade and Investment Exhibition and Conference, Expo Hall

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Pakistan Business Trade and Investment Exhibition aims to do match making and networking between Pakistani business community within USA and from outside with American business groups and individual businessmen.

The conference will be presided over by leading speakers representing American Business groups, Government of California, Pakistani Business groups and Pakistani Trade Organizations. These speakers will provide valuable insights into their respective industries and countries, and share success stories alongside potential avenues of business growth. In-addition the conference also aims to an environment conducive of boosting Pakistan USA trade by providing first-hand information into the many government backed programs focused at facilitating and promoting trade between the two countries.

For more information and sponsorship packages, please visit:

Dates:  November 22 – 23, 2013

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

November 29 – December 1:  International Gem and Jewelry Show, Expo Hall

This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you’ll ever see under one roof. For more than 44 years, the acclaimed International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country — and now the show is back in town. You can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a huge selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and those of us looking for unique new accessories at a great price.

Date(s) and Time(s):  Friday, November 29  12pm – 6pm / Saturday, November 30 10am – 6pm / Sunday, December 1 11am – 5pm

Admission:  $8, good for all three days. Purchase advance DISCOUNTED tickets [$6.00] at!

Ticketing and Information:

New Show Policy: Children 8 & under are not permitted.

Parking: $10, cash per vehicle

November 25 – December 24:  Honey Bear Trees, West Lot and Redwood Hall


We are pleased to welcome our NEW Christmas Tree vendors!  Since 1986, Honey Bear Trees in Redwood City has been a trusted source of the finest Christmas trees.  They offer four different sustainable varieties, including hard-to-find tall trees ranging from 10-ft. to over 20-ft. tall.  Wreaths, garland, mistletoe and tree stands.   Honey Bear Trees began over 40 years ago, when a young beekeeper in Oregon began growing Christmas Trees on a lark. Hans, the beekeeper and now a tree grower, began giving away a free bottle of honey whenever he sold a tree.   They continue this tradition by giving away  a free bottle of honey (while supplies last) with every Christmas Tree sold.  For more information, visit:

Dates:  Opening for sale on November 25 while supplies last

Parking:  FREE

About the San Mateo County Event Center:

San Mateo Event Center is the Bay Area’s top destination for events, meetings, promotions, and special events – from 15 in small meetings up to 50,000 campus-wide. Offering expansive space, lush landscaping, and flexible amenities conveniently located 20 minutes from all major cities.

Call us today! 650-574-3247