General Policies 

 

Pet, comfort or therapy animals are not allowed within our venues for the safety of the animals and others in attendance. ADA service animals are welcome under the law. All ADA laws must be followed and observed.  

Explosives, firearms, weapons or similar are forbidden to be sold at our events. All Federal and State laws regarding the carrying and concealment of firearms must be adhered to while attending our events. 

Please keep our venues clean and protect our environment.  Trash should be deposited in the receptacles provided.  Any items that are recyclable should be placed in the proper recycling receptacles.

   

Soliciting at our events, by anyone for anything, is not allowed.  Pamphlets not pertaining to our event, our mission or our vendors may not be distributed or posted within the venue or in vendor spaces during the event. Petition drives are not allowed at our events. This includes all religious and political items/issues.  

Tobacco products are not allowed to be used or sold within the event venues. This includes cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and vaping products.  Anyone wishing to use these products must leave the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds property (outside the fences) per Benton County laws. Please observe all posted signs.   

All cannabis (THC) products are strictly prohibited to be consumed, smoked or sold at the events per state law. Hemp products are allowed to be sold by vendors. They must follow all Oregon packaging laws for sale.  

Alcohol may not be brought, consumed, sold, traded or raffled off at the events. 

All balloons are strictly prohibited at our events. They may not be brought into our venues, sold, given away or used as decorations. They pose serious environmental issues and are deadly to animals.    

Marked fire lanes are to be kept clear of vehicles at all times.  Parking is allowed in designated areas only as determined by the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. We reserve the right to have your vehicle towed. 

Shoplifters will be prosecuted under the law.   

 

Crowd Release for photography, video, voice recordings etc. - taken by any source - applies to all attendees at our events. 

Biosecurity protocols must be practiced and promoted at all times at our events. Wearing clean clothes and shoes, using provided Sanitation Stations and hand sanitizer at vendor booths, disinfecting any cages brought for purchases, not touching animals without permission and quarantining all purchases for a minimum of 30 days.   

Any animal death, illnesses or other issues encountered at our events should be reported to OPS Inc. Please be prepared to answer questions about your quarantine procedures and set up, biosecurity protocols, animal information including symptoms and all vendor information.  A necropsy report will be required for all deaths in order to determine how to handle the situation.

OPS Inc. does not allow animals to be hand carried at the event due to safety and biosecurity.  Larger livestock should be leashed and taken off property after purchase. OPS Inc. no longer provides boxes or bedding material. Customers must bring their own cages, crates or boxes to secure their purchases. All items must be clean and disinfected. Hand warmers should be used for chicks, ducklings etc. 

OPS Inc. is not liable for items or animals sold at our events or any misrepresentation on behalf of our vendors.  OPS Inc. is an agent between the vendors and their customers only, providing a space for the transactions to occur while at the event and in between events on our social media sites.

We reserve the right to refuse a vendor space, service or admittance to our events to anyone for not complying with our policies or for disrupting the event through their actions.  We reserve the right to remove anyone from our events and social media sites for failing to follow any of our policies, for bullying, harassing or discriminating against persons or for disrupting OPS Inc. events or social media accounts.

OPS Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of board members, volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and the public. 

OPS Inc. Policies

Set forth by the Board of Directors for all the Events hosted by Oregon Poultry Swap Inc.  Oregon Poultry Swap Inc. reserves the right to amend these rules. 

Those attending OPS Inc. events or registering to be a vendor are agreeing to accept and abide by all policies set forth in this document. 

~ Mission Statement ~

"To provide education and commerce opportunities to poultry, livestock and agricultural enthusiasts in our communities through organized events."