Q. When can I purchase exhibit space for the shows?
A. Exhibit space can be purchased based on the following schedule:
Builders Home & Garden Show (February/March): Exhibit space sales start the first week of July. We only book 20x20 or larger blocks of space the first week of sales. After the first week, any size booth can be reserved.
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 prior to prospective exhibitors.
Q. How much does a booth cost for the Builders Home & Garden Show??
A. Exhibit Space Rates:
* A $100 premium will be charged for a single corner booth. This fee witll be waived when two or more adjoining booths are purchased
** A $935 fee will be charged to eliminate two booths from the floor plan to create an island.
Click here for application and additional pricing information.
Q. How do I purchase additional exhibitor passes or VIP tickets?
A. Contact Joyce Hargrove at the HBA at (314) 817-5626.
Q. Where do I get my exhibitor passes?
A. Exhibitor passes are available for pick-up at the HBA office (10104 Old Olive Street Rd., St. Louis MO 63141) from February 1-14 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. daily. Otherwise, passes will be available for pick-up onsite in the Home Show Office, Room 115 during set-up and show days. You are welcome to leave your passes in the will-call in Room 115 if you'd like. Otherwise, it is your responsibility to distribute the exhibitor passes to your workers. If an exhibitor pass is lost or forgotten you will be required to purchase a one-day exhibitor pass from the Home Show Office. If you need to purchase additional passes, contact Joyce Hargrove at (314) 817-5626.
Q. When can I set up my display?
A. To assist exhibitor move-in, we schedule exhibitor set-up times based on booth size and circumstances. Please follow the schedule posted in the online exhibitor manual.
Q. When is teardown?
A. Exhibitors may start dismantling their displays on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Teardown hours for Monday are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each exhibitor is responsible for removing their own trash from the building.
Q. What are the show hours?
A. Show hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday 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 that 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. They do not go to the HBA. It is to your benefit to order services early to receive them at a reduced rate.
Q. Is there free internet service in the building?
A. There is not free internet service and if you need it for your booth, you must order it from Edlen Electric.
Q. Do tables, chairs and carpet come with my exhibit space?
A. No. The exhibit space does not include these items but does include standard pipe and drape. Floor covering, however, is required and must be supplied by the exhibitor. These 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. How do I get to America's Center?
A. Directions to the Arch Parking Garage:
From the East: Traveling west on I-64 or I-55/70, cross the Mississippi River and take the Memorial Drive exit (right lane). Garage parking is accessible by traveling past the Arch (right lane) and taking the first right (Washington Avenue).
From the North (or Lambert-International Airport): Traveling east on I-70, take the Memorial Drive-Downtown-Arch exit. Travel through one stoplight then turn left on Chestnut Street. Cross over the highway then turn left on Memorial Drive. Stay in the right lane and turn right on Washington Avenue.
From the South: Traveling north on I-55 and I-44 (I-44 East merges with I-55 North) take the Memorial Drive exit (Downtown) which is the 2nd right-hand lane (the far right lane goes to Illinois). Garage parking is accessible by traveling past the Arch (right lane) and taking the first right (Washington Avenue).
From the West: Traveling east on I-64/40 take the 11th Street/Stadium exit (left exit). Turn right on Walnut Street. Turn left on Memorial Drive. Garage parking is accessible by traveling past the Arch (right lane) and taking the first right (Washington Avenue).
Q. Where is the best place to park at the show?
A. There are 3,500 parking spaces available at Laclede's Landing and the Arch garage. Show visitors can park in these lots for $3-$4 and catch a FREE shuttle to and from America's Center. The shuttle, sponsored by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will run in five to ten-minute intervals throughout the show. Park and walk lots are also available surrounding America's Center, but may not always be available. The Metro Link offers another convenient option for transportation to the show with its station a short distance from America's Center. We have also negotiated a $10 exhibitor parking pass good for all four days of the Show with the Arch Garage. See the exhibitor manual for complete details.
Q. Where can I park an RV?
A. If you have an RV and need a place to stay, St. Louis RV Park has full service, showers, dumping station, and 24-hour security. The park is located at 900 N. Jefferson Avenue. For more information call (314) 241-3330.
Q. Where do I get shuttle parking validated?
A. Bring your ticket with you and have it validated at the shuttle bus drop off entrance of the show. If you are purchasing a four day exhibitor pass from the Arch Garage, you will need to have it stamped upon exiting the Parking Garage the first day.
Q. Are the shuttles handicap accessible?
A. The shuttles are not handicapped-accessible. It is suggested that handicapped individuals be dropped off at the Washington Avenue entrance to America's Center. If further help is needed for visiting the show feel free to contact Tammy Ridgley at (314) 817-5624 at least one week prior to the opening of the show.
Q. Is there handicap parking available?
A. There is not handicap parking immediately around the building, but the building is handicappd-accessible.
Q. Where do I stay?
A. There are two hotels located directly next to America's Center: the St. Louis Renaissance Suites Hotel (888) 225-6459 and the Ramada Plaza (314) 421-4000. Reduced rates are available for Home Show exhibitors. More information is available in the online exhibitor manual.
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