Every spring, nearly seven thousand people from across the Upper Peninsula attend the U.P. Builders Show to see what products and services exhibitors at the show have to offer. If you’re looking to meet new customers, make connections in the industry, and take your business to the next level, this is the event where you can make it happen!
TO REGISTER FOR A BOOTH(S):
Please fill out the Registration Form – 2018 U.P. Builders Show and return it with payment of cash, check, money order or credit card information to one of the addresses provided.
BUILDERS SHOW EXHIBITOR CRITERIA:
Exhibitors must be in a construction related business, which includes: home construction remodeling and renovation, architecture and design, interior and exterior contractors, home furnishings, interior decorators, landscapers, realtors, financial institutions, utility companies and building suppliers and more. Call if you are unsure whether your business qualifies, 906-228-2312 or 906-225-1216.
BOOTH SIZES AND DESIGN:
Single A booths measure 12’ x 12’. Multiple booths are available at discounted rates. Blue enclosure drapes and 110 electric power are included in booth fees. Back drape panels are 8 feet high and side panels are 3 feet high. Exhibitors may construct their own walls, but must not block the view of adjoining walls from customers.
Please note: Only one exhibitor per 12’ x 12’ booth will be allowed. Two exhibitors in partnership must rent a minimum of two booths. Also, no advertising signs or displays from non-participating vendors will be allowed, nor signage or displays from exhibitors themselves which does not fit the Builders Show criteria.
CENTER OF THE SHOW DISPLAY:
The main focal point of the Builders Show is the center display booth which consists of either a 24’ x 60’ x 8’ area or a 36’x 36’ x 8’ area. The approved display must be walk-through and see-through, have floor protection and be fully accessible with 10’ wide walking aisles. Preliminary designs must be submitted to the Builders Show Committee for approval by January 5, 2016. If interested, please call #906-225-1216 for details.
OUTDOOR DISPLAY SPACES:
Five outdoor display spaces are available at the south entrance of the dome for $200 each. Each one accommodates a large company vehicle, a semi-truck, trailer or equipment display. They are available to registered exhibitors only. If more than five wish to have outdoor spaces, the Builders Show Committee will choose five by January 15, 2018. Selection will be based upon various criteria including types of exhibits and adding variety to the show entrance area.
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 U.P. 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!
The deadline for 2017 exhibitors to guarantee the same booth as last year is 5 pm on Jan 5, 2018. New exhibitors booth requests and past exhibitor requests to move and/or expand booths will be taken on a first come/first served basis.
HOSPITALITY ROOM & EXHIBITOR PIZZA PARTY:
All vendors have access to the Hospitality Room on the fourth floor media deck during show hours, where they can take a break and enjoy bottled water, coffee, pop, donuts, and fruit. There is also be a Pizza & Beer Party in the middle of the dome after the show ends on Friday night. It is a great networking event for vendors. Sponsorships are available.
BOOTH DEMOS, MERCHANDISE SALES & RAFFLES:
Product demonstrations by exhibitors are highly encouraged! Demonstrations will be advertised in the local newspaper, listed on the scoreboard at the Superior Dome, and announced over the loudspeaker. The times and content of these demonstrations is 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 chosen charities can have cash raffles.
COMPANY LISTING W/LINK ON WEBSITE!
Exhibitors will be listed on the www.upbuildersshow.org website with a link to their website or email address.
PAPERWORK REQUIRED BEFORE BOOTH SET-UP:
Once registered, exhibitors will be mailed a contract packet which includes your assigned booth number(s), an exhibitor checklist, contract, booth worker list, and other important information. The checklist will tell you which paperwork must be returned before set-up at the Show. This includes: the signed contract, worker list, insurance certificate and a builder’s license, if applicable. All exhibitors must be insured to participate in the Show, and no set-up will be allowed unless all required paperwork has been received.
Exhibitors can set up on Wednesday, March 8th or before 3 pm on Friday, March 9th. An overhead door is available, as well as a loading dock for semis. Please see your registration form to sign up for an arrival time. Booth teardown is from 4—9 pm on Sunday, March 11th and 7—11 am on Monday, March 12th.
BOOTH CANCELLATION RULES:
In the event an exhibitor drops from the Show after registering, a percentage of the paid registration & rental fee will be refunded according to the following schedule: 100% refund through January 31, 2018 and 50% refund from February 1 through February 24, 2018. No refunds will be given after February 24, 2018.
U.P. Builders Show
Phone: Jen at 906-225-1216, or Sarah at 906-228-2312