2020 Show Dates & Hours
Date Hours Exhibitor Access
Wednesday, February 26th 12pm-8pm 10:30am
Thursday, February 27th 12pm-9pm 10:30am
Friday, February 28th 10am-9pm 8:30am
Saturday, February 29th 10am-9pm 8:30am
Sunday, March 1st 10am-6pm 8:30am
Exhibitors can enter the show an hour and 30 minutes prior to daily show hours.
Show Decorator - Fern Expo
Show Orders: https://www.fernoneview.com/login
Fern Expo will send all booked exhibitors a direct link/email with login information. You will not receive this information until you are fully booked in the show.
*Please check your spam for email
Click HERE for the Move-In Schedule
Exhibitors will be divided into six (6) move-in times over three (3) days.
Red Zone Exhibitors may NOT move in until Tuesday, February 25.
Sunday, February 23: HALLS D and E ONLY
7:00 am – 8:00 pm
- YELLOW ZONE: 7:00 am
- GREY ZONE: 1:00 pm
Monday, February 24:
7:00 am – 8:00 pm
HALLS D AND E:
- Yellow and Blue zones can continue to move in: 7:00am
- NO Orange Zone until 1:00pm
HALLS B AND C:
- GREEN ZONE: 7:00 am start
- ORANGE ZONE: 1:00 pm start
Tuesday, February 25:
7:00 am – 8:00 pm: ALL HALLS
- RED ZONE 1 (full shaded red): 7:00 am start
- RED ZONE 2 (dashed red area): 1:00 pm start
EXHIBITORS WHO DO NOT MOVE-IN DURING THEIR DESIGNATED TIME ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO DRIVE ONTO THE FLOOR.
Click HERE for the Move-Out Schedule
- All booths MUST remain up and fully staffed until show close on Sunday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m.
- No vehicles are allowed in the halls until all carpet is removed by Fern.
- Exhibitors wanting to move out all night must make arrangements with Show Management.
Move Out Schedule:
Sunday, March 1 6:00 p.m. – roughly 8:00 p.m. ALL 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, March 1 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Open Move Out
Monday, March 2 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open Move Out
*Monday, March 2 *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, March 1st 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, March 2nd. 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, February 29th to park in the marshalling yard on Sunday, March 1st. 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.
*Exhibits not removed by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd are subject to removal and a cleaning fee. Marketplace Events is not responsible for any materials or displays that are left at the building.
badges and tickets
Exhibitor badges will be picked up in the Show Office during move-in. Comp tickets be mailed out prior to the show.
Tickets to the show make great gifts and give you a reason to reconnect with clients, suppliers, vendors, partners and prospects to help them get started on their home and renovation projects. Here are a few ideas on how other companies have distributed tickets across our shows:
- Give away tickets on social media – use these tickets to help build your likes and increase engagement on your social media channels. Offer two complimentary tickets to the first 10 people to post on why they need to attend the Home Show this year. Tag a friend and receive a four pack! Don’t forget to link the Show in your postings!
Facebook Event Page: CLICK HERE
- Get in touch with past customers – thank previous customers for their business and mail them complimentary tickets or send an email to customers to respond if they would like complimentary tickets (remind them to come visit your booth when they are at the show). Call top customers and offer to leave the complimentary tickets at will call for them.
- In Store – offer tickets to customers, for example, who spend $100 or more and get two free tickets to the show!
- Give tickets away at your location or service calls – offer complimentary tickets with purchase or as a leave behind when at their home.
EXHIBITORS! DO YOU HAVE A JOB TO POST?
For any exhibitor needing to purchase insurance through the show, please click the link below for details.
1001 Marquette Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The hotel is conveniently connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center by skyways.
Click HERE to book your room online or contact the Hilton or call 1-888-933-5363 and reference HMG.
Single/Double: $105 + tax
Triple: $125 + tax
Quad Rate: $145 + tax
The room block is available until 1/20/20 or until filled.
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 Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00am, 1/3 on Monday, February 24th at 7:00am and the final 1/3 on Tuesday, February 25th at 7:00am.
• Parking passes are only valid during Wednesday, February 26th - Saturday, February 29.
• IMPORTANT: Parking will NOT be available on Sunday, March 1. 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, February 29.
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:
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.
To reserve your parking spot for the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, visit the Minneapolis Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.
Food & Beverage Permit Procedures
Short Term Food Permit Application
NEW FIRE CODES:
• 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.
Lauren Wallerius, Show Manager
LaurenW@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x725
Kim Shipman, Operations Coordinator
KimS@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x734
Jill Kottke, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha #, A-C)
Jennifer Sorensen, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha D-G, I, M-O)
Kristin Nelson, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha H, K, L, P-R)
KristinN@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x715
Danielle Maki, Exhibit Sales Consultant (Alpha J, S-Z)