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Event Policies

Photography

No Professional/Commercial Photography is allowed. Personal "Point and Shoot" and Phone cameras are allowed.

This policy is subject to change for specific shows. Please check the Event Page for more details on the photo policy.
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Strollers

Strollers are not allowed in the Arena for seated shows. Before entering the Arena please check in all strollers at the Guest Services Office located in the Main Lobby.
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Prohibited Items

The lists represents the most common items attendees want to know about. All items may not be listed and will be at the discretion of law enforcement or security at the gates. The list may change based upon specfic needs/requests made by the Promoter and/or Law Enforcement/Security.


  • WEAPONS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING SHARP OBJECTS
  • BAGS LARGER THAN 14"x14"x6"
  • OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES, INCLUDING LIQUIDS OF ANY KIND
  • HARD-SIDED CONTAINERS, INCLUDING BOTTLES, CANS, FLASKS, COOLERS AND THERMOSES
  • GLASS CONTAINERS
  • AEROSOL CANS, MARKERS, PAINT
  • ILLEGAL DRUGS
  • ANY SIZE POLE OR STICK, INCLUDING "SELFIE STICKS"
  • BATS OR CLUBS
  • TRIPODS
  • FIREWORKS
  • DRONES
  • ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS
  • PROJECTILES, INCLUDING INFLATABLE BALLS AND FRISBEES
  • STILL CAMERAS WITH DETACHABLE LENSES
  • VIDEO CAMERAS
  • LASER POINTERS
  • LARGE RADIOS
  • PORTABLE CHAIRS
  • SCOOTERS, STROLLERS, BICYCLES, ROLLERSKATES AND SKATEBOARDS
  • NON-SERVICE ANIMALS
  • INAPPROPRIATE ATTIRE OR SIGNAGE
  • LARGE BANNERS OR FLAGS
  • BALLOONS AND INFLATABLES
  • MACE OR PEPPER SPRAY
  • ANY ITEM DEEMED BY MANAGEMENT TO BE DANGEROUS, INAPPROPRIATE OR DISRUPTIVE TO OTHER ATTENDEES ENJOYMENT OF THE EVENT
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REFUSAL OF ANY GUEST TO COOPERATE WILL RESULT IN NON-ADMITTANCE INTO THE COW PALACE. MANAGEMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS LEFT BEHIND AT THE GATE OR ITEMS LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED.



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Drones

The operation of drones, unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft anywhere on, around or over the premises is strictly prohibited without the advanced written consent of the Cow Palace. Violators may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

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