Exhibitor FAQs

Q: When can I purchase exhibit space for the shows?

A: Exhibit space can be purchased based on the following schedule:

St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show (Feb./Mar.): Exhibit space sales typically begin the first week of June.
Builders St. Charles Home Show (April): Exhibit space sales start the first week of September for any size space.
Home & Remodeling Show (September): This floor plan is available at the Builders Home & Garden Show between 12 and 2 p.m. daily in the Home Show office to reserve exhibit space. Exhibit sales information will be sent the first week of March (unless the Builders Home & Garden Show dates cause a conflict).

Q: How do I reserve exhibit space?

A: Once we start selling each show, we recommend calling us at your earliest opportunity to check available exhibit space so that we can place a booth on hold for you. You can then complete the paperwork and send in your 50 percent deposit after speaking with us. Exhibit space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and past exhibitors receive information before prospective exhibitors do.


Q: How much does a booth cost for the St. Charles Home Show?

A: Exhibit Space Rates: Click here for application and pricing information.


There are no exhibitor passes since this show has free admission.


Q: When can I set up my display?

A: Exhibitors may contact Renee Mincher at (314) 817-5618 to schedule a move-in time on Thursday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. If necessary, hand-carry items may be brought into the building between 8 and 10 a.m. on Friday morning through the South Exhibitor Entrance. A forklift with operator is available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Q: When is tear-down?

A: Exhibitors may start dismantling their displays at show close on Sunday at 5 p.m. Move-out on Sunday evening continues until 9 p.m. Tear-down hours for Monday are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lower Level and from 8-11 a.m. on the Upper Level. Each exhibitor is responsible for removing his or her own trash from the building. A forklift with operator is available on Monday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

Q: What are the show hours?

A: Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Q: How do I order services such as electricity or water?

A: The order forms are included in the Exhibitor Manual, which is available online 45 days prior to the show. These forms need to be sent to the address/fax number on the top of each individual form. It is to your benefit to order services early to receive them at a reduced rate.


Q: Do tables, chairs and carpet come with my exhibit space?

A: Each exhibit space includes one 4', 6' or 8' skirted table – if requested in advance on your exhibit space application. Carpet is also included with your booth. If you do not wish to have carpet installed in your booth, Home Show staff must be notified at least seven days prior to the show opening. Flooring is required in every booth, whether it be concrete block, slabs, linoleum, hardwood, etc. The exhibit space also includes a standard pipe and drape and a 7" x 44" company ID sign that has your company name and booth number on it. Chairs and additional items may be rented through the show decorator (forms are in the Exhibitor Manual that is available online 45 days prior to the show), or you may bring them yourself.


Q: Where is the St. Charles Convention Center?

A: The St. Charles Convention Center is located approximately 30 minutes west of downtown St. Louis off Interstate 70 at Fifth Street in St. Charles, Mo.

Q: How do I get to the the St. Charles Convention Center?

A: I-70 to the Fifth Street exit South. Turn right onto Veterans Memorial Parkway.


Q. Where is the best place to park at the show?

A: 1,100 FREE parking spaces make it convenient to attend the show. Additional parking is available in the commuter lots located just across Veterans Memorial Parkway.


Q: Is there handicap parking available?

A: Yes.

Q: Are wheelchairs or strollers available at the show?

A: Strollers are not provided, but wheelchairs are provided by the St. Charles Convention Center. They can be picked up at the Service Desk in the Lower Level lobby.


Q: Can I get something to eat at the show?

A: Yes. The St. Charles Convention Center has food service available at the show.