Exhibitor Info
for the Builders Show

General Information

March 10-12, 2023
NMU Superior Dome, Marquette, MI

This information is very important for your success at the Show. Please read thoroughly.

SHOW HOURS
• Friday, March 10: 4 pm to 8 pm
• Saturday, March 11: 10 am to 6 pm
• Sunday, March 12: 10 am to 2 pm

SET-UP HOURS
Thursday, 9 am to 6 pm • Friday, 7 am-3 pm

TEARDOWN HOURS
Sunday, 2-8 pm • Monday, 8 am to 11 am

HOTEL RATES - Some of our great hotels in Marquette are offering exhibitors special discounted rates. Coming Soon!

BOOTH DEMOS, MERCHANDISE SALES & RAFFLES:
Product demonstrations by exhibitors are highly encouraged!  The times and content of these demonstrations are up to the exhibitors, upon approval of the Builders Show Committee. Exhibitors can sell merchandise in their booth which relates to their display. Free raffles are permitted, but only non-profits can have cash raffles.

BOOTH AWARDS:
There are four Top Booth Awards: Single, Double, Multiple & New Vendor. From those winners, a Best of Show booth will be awarded. The Best of Show booth winner will receive a free booth in next year’s show. All Top Booths will have an opportunity to talk to the press about their business and booth and will be featured on the Builders Show Booth Awards website page and in social media. Each will receive a plaque to display in their booth all weekend and at their place of business after the show. Start planning early to win!

 

GENERAL RULES:
Booth space may not be sub-let in any way. Only one exhibitor per 12’ x 12’ booth. No weapons of any kind are allowed in the NMU Superior Dome. No helium balloons. No smoking. As stated in the contract, any damage done by the exhibitor to the dome is the responsibility of the exhibitor.

CHECK-IN:
A registration table will be inside the south entrance. Exhibitors can check-in there and pick up table skirts, plastic name tag covers.  In order to check-in, these items must be on file: the signed contract, your current insurance certificate, and a copy of your Builders License, if applicable. The booths must also be paid for in full. No exceptions.

BOOTH SET-UP:
All tables, chairs, and drapes will be in the booths when exhibitors arrive. After checking in, and once they are authorized by the Builders Show personnel, exhibitors may bring in their displays in one of three ways:

  1. You may drive a vehicle inside the dome to unload or you may bring in your exhibits using the carts and dollies. There will be a couple available by the south entrance when not in use, otherwise, bringing your own would benefit you. 
  2. Unloading may be done by semi at the loading dock.  During set-up, expect delays to happen. Please arrive in plenty of time to set up your booths. Every exhibitor must be set up and ready for the opening of the show at 4 pm on Friday. Booth juding starts at 3 pm. Please have all booths ready. 

No children are permitted at set-up or tear down. This is a construction site and very dangerous for children. If you bring your children to the set-up or tear down and they suffer any injury, the Builders Show, sponsoring organizations, and NMU  will not be held liable. By attending the 2023 Builders Show,  exhibitors agree to these terms.

BOOTH TEARDOWN:
Teardown will be coordinated by the Builders Show personnel. You will be contacted on Sunday to assess your teardown needs. Please do not begin teardown until 2 pm. If you begin to dismantle your booth early, you may be assessed a fine that must be paid in order to participate in next year’s show.

 For loading dock pickup, all displays must be moved to the loading dock area. All tables, chairs, and drapes can be left in your booth to be collected.  Clean-up of individual booth space is the responsibility of the exhibitor. Please leave your exhibit space as clean as you found it. Kindly remove the numbers and tape from the floor.

All exhibits must be removed from the dome by 11 am on Monday.  Fines may be assessed.  Outdoor vehicles or exhibits parked on display at the front entrance must also be removed by 11 am Monday. If necessary, hauling trailers may remain in the parking lots until later Monday. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, your outdoor display cannot be removed by the specified time, please alert the  Show personnel or NMU staff, so additional arrangements can be made.

CONTACTS:

Sarah Foster
Executive Officer
Home Builders Association of the U.P.
906-228-2312
[email protected]

Address: The Builders Show, HBAUP, 3125 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855