2019 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show Exhibitor Kit Information will be made available closer to show date.

dark day access

Exhibitors can enter the building on Thursday, April 5th from 8:00am - 4:30pm only.  Please enter through the marshalling yard using the C-West doors.



Amanda Nelson
Exhibitor Representative

Phone: 651.280.4925
Fax: 651.917.2658
Email: anelson@corexpo.com

2110 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112


Click HERE for daily wifi options at the show.



Exhibitors will be divided into six (6) move-in times over three (3) days: Front, Middle and Back 1/3's and two Red Zones.  Red Zone Exhibitors may NOT move in until Thursday, March 29.  

Tuesday, March 27: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Front 1/3 - YELLOW ZONE: 7:00 am start
     Middle 1/3 - GREY ZONE: 1:00 pm start
Wednesday, March 28: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
      Front 1/3 - BLUE ZONE: 7:00 am start 
     Middle 1/3 - PURPLE ZONE: 1:00 pm start
Thursday, March 29: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
     Red Zone 1 (full shaded red): 7:00 am start
     Red Zone 2 (dashed red area): 1:00 pm start


move out


Sunday, April 8               6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.           RED ZONE ONLY
**Vehicles are NOT guaranteed to drive onto the floor until a path has been cleared.  Please remember to bring any carts or dollies needed.

**All other exhibitors are encouraged to start taking down during this time.
Sunday, April 8               8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.        Open Move Out
Monday, April 9               7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.         Open Move Out
*Monday,April 9               *2:00 p.m.                          *All Exhibitors moved out

In an effort to improve the speed of move out, the rear marshalling yard/loading dock area will be blocked off on Sunday, April 8th for RED ZONE exhibitors only.  All vehicles parking in the loading dock MUST have their vehicles removed by the end of the show on Saturday, April 7th.  Any vehicles left in the loading dock will be subject to towing.

RED ZONE exhibitors must pick up a RED ZONE parking pass in the Show Office ON Saturday, April 7 to park in the marshalling yard on Sunday, April 8th.  RED ZONE exhibitors will be verified by Show Mgmt.  One parking spot is allowed per exhibitor and is first come, first serve basis.

Because multiple exhibitors are trying to move-out at one time, exhibitors ARE NOT guaranteed to be able to drive onto the show floor during the Red Zone move-out.  We make every effort to make this possible, but it cannot be guaranteed.  Please plan accordingly and bring carts or dollies for move-out.

Promotional Tools

2018 Fact Sheet

2018 Traffic Drivers

2018 Exhibitor Lead Card

2018 Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Ad Packages

2018 Exhibitor Discount Ticket Order Form- Coming Soon

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7280_MPE_Spring_2018_Minneapolis_HGS_300x300_EXHIBITOR_WEB_BUTTON_SAVINGSUse the show web button on your website or social media to promote the event and save your clients $3 by using promo code SAVINGS.  Click HERE to download your web button and click HERE for the ticketing link (will have SAVINGS code pre-populated).  If you'd like to use a poster in your marketing efforts as well, click HERE to download!

Parking at the minneapolis convention center 

•    There is NO reserved parking at the MCC. A limited number of weekly parking passes are available for sale in the Exhibitor Services office in the back of Hall D for the marshalling yard behind the Convention Center.
•    IMPORTANT - 1/3 of all available parking passes go on sale Tuesday, March 27st at 7:00am, 1/3 on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00am and the final 1/3 on Thursday, March 29th at 7:00am.
•    Parking passes are only valid during Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1 and Friday, April 6 – Saturday, April 7.
•    IMPORTANT: Parking will NOT be available on Sunday, April 8.  The parking lot will be reserved for the RED ZONE move out only.  All Exhibitors with parking passes MUST remove their vehicles by the end of the show on Saturday, April 7.

general PARKING

A 900-space underground ramp across the street is connected by skyway to the Minneapolis Convention Center. 8,000 additional spaces are within a four-block radius. 

For additional parking options, please see the map of parking ramps and skyways near the MCC:

Spot Hero

Reserve your parking through Spot Hero in advance and get there on time, stress free!

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SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot for the Minneapolis Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Minneapolis – learn more here.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code MHGS18 for an extra 10% off your first park! 

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Food & Beverage Permit Procedures

All Exhibitors in the show who are dispensing food and/or beverages must obtain a Short-Term Food Permit.  CLICK HERE for procedures.

Short Term Food Permit Application
Guidelines for Dispensing Foods
Environmentally Acceptable Packaging
Event Self-Inspection


•    Anyone cooking with grease must have a hood above their unit.  The only exception is for displays like the Frying Saucer.
•    Any tabletop cooking or grilling will be allowed as long as our fire alarms are not going off.  As usual, if the Exhibit Hall gets too smoky, then those vendors will be asked to stop until we can properly ventilate that area.
•    Each exhibitor must provide their own hot coal bin and dispose their hot coals before they leave for the day.  The hot coal bin must be stored out of our building (in MCC marshalling yard).
•    If a smoke beam is tripped within the Exhibit Hall, the exhibitor will be required to shut their booth down for the run of the show.


Limited storage will be available for rent in Room 103 off the Show Office.  Click HERE for details.


For any exhibitor needing to purchase insurance through the show, please click the link below for details.


Hotel Accomodations

The Minneapolis Hilton (two blocks from the Convention Center) is offering special rates of $105 for a single/double room.  Call 1.888.933.5363 for reservations or book online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/HOG2017.  Make sure to reference “HOG” when making reservations.  Our rate is available until Monday, February 26, 2018 or until the group block sells out.

Show Dates & Hours:

Friday, March 30, 2018  10:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018  9:00 a.m. -   9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2018  12:00 p.m. -   6:00 p.m.
Friday,  April 6, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 2018  9:00 a.m. -   9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2018  9:00 a.m. -   6:00 p.m.

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Home + Garden Show Exhibitors receive a special offer from Papa John's!  Order from Papa John's and receive 30% off your entire order using promo code: 30MN.  Offer expires on 4/30/18.


Are you looking for more exposure at the show?  Do you have a product attendees need to test out?  Then don’t miss your chance to be part of the all-new Demo Before You Reno feature!  

Exhibitors!  Click HERE to submit your product!


  • Inclusion in the Demo Before You Reno feature webpage: logo, website URL, product image and product description.

  • Logo on the show guide floor plan featured as a Demo Before You Reno exhibitor. *Logo is dependent on space and exhibitor booth size.

  • Opportunity to provide two dedicated tweets to be sent from @HomeShowMPLS

  • Overall feature included in press releases.

  • Exhibitor receives a Demo Product easel back sign or decal to display at their booth.

Exhibitor Lounge:

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Need a break to relax?   This space is dedicated to Exhibitors to eat, lounge and relax. Located in Room 101 A&J outside of Hall B.


Lauren Wallerius, Show Manager
LaurenW@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x125

Jennifer Sorensen, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha D-I, M)
JenniferS@mpeshows.com  952.933.3850 x115

Jill Kottke, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha #, A-C, J-K)
JillKO@mpeshows.com  952.933.3850 x112

Tim Betlach, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha L, N-R)
TimB@mpeshows.com  952.933.3850 x136

Danielle Maki, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha S-Z)

DanielleM@mpeshows.com  952.933.3850 x126

Grace Dahlquist, Show|Office Administrator
GraceD@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x110