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 prior to prospective exhibitors. Payment must accompany booth application for exhibitors who reserve space after our final payment deadline.
Q. How much does a booth cost for the Builders Home & Garden Show?
A. Exhibit Space Rates: Click here for application and additional pricing information.
Q. How do I purchase additional exhibitor passes or VIP tickets?
A. Contact Tammy Ridgley at the HBA at (314) 817-5624.
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 1-24 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. Otherwise, passes will be available for pick-up onsite in the Home Show Office, Room 116 during set-up and Show days. You are welcome to leave your passes in the will-call in the Home Show Office, 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 Tammy Ridgley at (314) 817-5624.
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 tear-down?
A. Exhibitors may start dismantling their displays on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Move-out on Sunday continues until 9 p.m. Tear-down hours for Monday are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on the exhibitor check list). Each exhibitor is responsible for removing their own trash from the building. 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 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. 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 through the HBA.
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. From the East: Traveling west on I-70, cross the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge then exit left to N. Tucker Boulevard. For Overhead Doors 4B, 5 and 6, turn left onto Cole Street and drive east approximately 4 blocks. To access Overhead Doors 1, 2, 3 and 4A, continue on Tucker Boulevard and turn left onto Washington Avenue. Drive east approximately 4 blocks and turn left onto 9th Street.
From the North (or Lambert-International Airport): Traveling east on I-70, take exit #249A toward Tulsa/Memphis onto I-44W. Take exit #292B, N. Broadway and drive approximately 2 blocks. For Overhead Doors 4B, 5 and 6, turn right onto Cole Street. To access Overhead Doors 1, 2, 3 and 4A, continue on Broadway, turn right onto Washington Avenue, then turn right onto 9th Street.
From the South: Traveling north on I-55 and I-44 (I-44 East merges with I-55 North) take exit #291A to Walnut Street. Turn left on the Walnut Street Bridge. Turn right onto 4th Street and drive approximately 7 blocks. Turn left onto Washington Avenue. Turn right onto 9th Street. Overhead Doors 1, 2, 3 and 4A are accessible from 9th Street. For Overhead Doors 4B, 5 and 6, turn right onto Cole Street.
From the West: Traveling east on I-64/40 take the 11th Street/Stadium exit (left exit) and continue north on 11th Street. Turn right onto Washington Avenue, then turn left onto 9th Street. Overhead Doors 1, 2, 3 and 4A are accessible from 9th Street. For Overhead Doors 4B, 5 and 6, turn right onto Cole Street.
Q. Where is the best place to park at the show?
A. Discounted parking is available at select lots on Laclede’s Landing, with shuttle service to the Show. Participating lots include the Citi Park lot located on 3rd St., Laclede’s Landing Lot located on the corner of Laclede’s Landing Blvd. and 1st St. (Riverfront Parking Garage located on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. is not available due to flooding.) See map with parking lots and shuttle pick-up locations below. In order to receive the discount, you must present a parking voucher to the attendant upon exiting the parking lot. Vouchers will be available at the shuttle drop-off location, inside the main entrance to America’s Center on Washington Ave.
$20 Valet Parking available at Washington Street Entrance
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. 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. 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, a dumping station and 24-hour security. The park is located at 900 N. Jefferson Avenue. For more information, call (314) 241-3330.
Q. Is there handicap parking available?
A. There is not handicapped parking immediately around the building, but the building is handicap-accessible. The shuttles are not handicap-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. Where do I stay?
A. Please see the exhibitor manual for hotels offering reduced rates for exhibitors.
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