FAQ's

Exhibitor Manual

Please visit the Exhibitor Manual for details on each of these items.

When can I purchase exhibit space for the Home Shows?

Note: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 St. Charles Home Show was cancelled, therefore, this schedule has been slightly modified from what is listed below.

 

Exhibit space can be purchased based on the following schedule:

 

Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show (February/March)

An email notification is sent to exhibitors informing them that the St. Louis Home Show Exhibitor Portal is activated the first week of June and that we will be accepting applications according to booth size and location.
 

Builders St. Charles Home Show (April)

An email notification is sent the Tuesday after Labor Day informing exhibitors that the St. Charles Home Show Exhibitor Portal is activated and that exhibit space applications are accepted on a first come first served basis.
 

Builders Home & Remodeling Show (September)

The Exhibitor Portal for this Show is activated during the Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show and is sold on a first-come first-served basis. Exhibitors participating at the St. Louis Home Show receive a notification in their booth during the Show. Exhibitors are welcome to submit their application through the Exhibitor Portal or they may visit the Home Show office to complete a paper application. An email notification is sent the week that the Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show ends.

What is required to reserve exhibit space?

An exhibit space application is required to reserve a booth. A 50% deposit is due 15 days from submitting your exhibit space application. Exhibitors paying by credit card can choose alternate payment plans made available in the Exhibitor Portal. Final payment is not due until the beginning of January.

Show Hours

Show hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Exhibitor Passes

Exhibitor passes are the ONLY tickets that allow entry into the show prior to Show opening to the public at 10 am. With an exhibitor pass, exhibitors may gain entry onto the Show floor beginning at 8 am each Show day. Exhibitor Passes will not be mailed. They are available for pick-up at the HBA office on weekdays during the month of February, 8:30 am - 4 pm; or may be picked up in the Home Show Office during set-up and show days.

 

Each exhibitor receives 6 exhibitor passes per 10' x 10' booth and 2 passes for each additional 10’ x 10’ booth. For example, 10’ x 20’ = 8 passes.. Exhibitor pass admits 1 employee for all show days. 

 

If you lose/forget your pass, you must buy a one day exhibitor pass for $4 or a full show pass for $8.

Exhibitor Parking

Negotiated weekend rates are available to Exhibitors in a particular parking garage. Please see Exhibitor Manual for current rates, discount code and location of parking garage.

Food and Beverage

America's Center provides an array of food options at concession stands and kiosks located throughout the Show.

Set Up and Tear Down of Displays

Exhibit Space Set Up

Set up takes place the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to Show opening (Thursday) between 8 am and 5 pm. Monday is reserved for large booths that require extensive set up on a scheduled basis. All vehicles must be unloaded and removed from the building immediately. All exhibits must be set up prior to 5 pm on the Wednesday prior to Show opening.

 

Exhibit Space Tear Down

Move out begins at 5:30 pm on the Sunday of Show close. Tear down continues the next day beginning at 8 am. All exhibits must be removed before 3 pm on that Monday. Note: Exhibitors are allowed to drive on the Show floor to load up for move out.

 

Breaking down early or moving out booths before the close of the Show on Sunday is strictly prohibited. There will be a $200 fine for anyone that starts breaking down early. Exhibitors who do so will not be allowed to exhibit in future HBA shows.

 

Please review Exhibitor Manual for move in schedule and instructions.

Ordering Booth Utilities

Utilities such as electric, WIFI, water, etc. can be ordered through the Exhibitor Portal. Forms are also included in the Exhibitor Manual that is available online 45 days prior to the show. The utility order forms are to be sent to the HBA at the address/email/fax listed at the top of each individual form. It is to your benefit to order services early to receive them at a reduced rate.

Decorator Services (tables, chairs, carpet, etc.)

Floor covering is required in all exhibitors' booths. Exhibitors may rent carpet (tables, chairs, etc.) through the Show Decorator, Heritage Exposition Services, or they may bring their own. Please see Exhibitor Manual for order forms.

Hotel Accommodations

The Holiday Inn St. Louis/Downtown located across from America’s Center at 811 N. 9th Street offers a discounted rate on a limited number of rooms. Parking is included with the room. Please see Exhibitor Manual for current rate and discount code to receive the special rate.