2022 Exhibitor Manual

This manual will not be mailed out or printed for distribution.  Please read thoroughly, as it will answer most of your exhibition questions.  The document and this page will be updated as new information becomes available closer to show date.

CLICK HERE for the 2022 Exhibitor Manual

Exhibitor Forms & Information

U.S. Bank Stadium Exhibitor Rules and Guidelines - PLEASE READ

Certificate of Compliance Form - REQUIRED BY ALL EXHIBITORS

FOOD & BEVERAGE PERMIT PROCEDURES

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

 2022 H&R Short Term Food Permit Procedures

This document includes links to forms and important information, including deadlines and payment details

 

decorator kit

Show Decorator - Fern Expo
Jessica Mulheron
jmulheron@fernexpo.com
800.774.1251 x1

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

electric

Electricity, Water, Cleaning, and Internet Services are ordered through Fern Expo and installed through U.S. Bank Stadium. Each booked exhibitor will be contacted directly by Fern Expo to set up an account to provide you with details on pricing and ordering.

Order Processing and Billing / Fern Expo / Jessica Mulheron/ jmulheron@fernexpo.com / 800.774.1251 x1

 

2022 Show Dates & Hours:

Date                                     Time                          Exhibitor Access

Friday, February 4              10:00am- 8:00pm       8:30am
Saturday, February 5          10:00am- 8:00pm       8:30am
Sunday, February 6            10:00am- 5:00pm       8:30am

Exhibitors can access the show 1 1/2 hours prior to show open.

Exhibitors enter through the NW Legacy gates or the skyway connection from the Mills Fleet Farm ramp.

2022 MOVE IN map and schedule

Click HERE for a pdf of this map and schedule

FIELD LEVEL:

Tuesday, February 1:  1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Yellow zone – Loading Dock Entrance (S. 4th Street) & Lower Pentair for carry in only (S. 6th Street)

Wednesday, February 2:  8:00am–1:00 pm

Blue Zone –Loading Dock Entrance (S. 4th St.) & Lower Pentair for carry in only (S. 6th Street)

*Green Zone- do NOT come at 1:00pm.  This hour is used for Blue Zone exhibitors to remove their vehicles from the field.  Green Zone exhibitor will NOT be let in until 2:00pm.

Wednesday, February 2:   2:00pm-8:00 pm

Green Zone – Loading Dock Entrance (S. 4th St.) & Lower Pentair for carry in only (S. 6th Street)

Thursday, February 3: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Red Zone Field – Loading Dock Entrance (S. 4th St.) & Lower Pentair for carry in only (S. 6th Street)

*Carpet will start being set at 2pm on Thursday - no further driving on the field

 

CONCOURSE LEVEL:

Wednesday, February 2:  8:00am – 8:00pm

Gray Zone –Plaza entrance from Chicago Ave.

Thursday, February 3: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Gray Zone –Plaza entrance from Chicago Ave.

*Carpet will start being set at 2pm on Thursday

stadium/move in and out details

Roll up doors: 18'

Entrance to field: 16'

Dock Height: 19'

Concourse Doors: 5' wide and 6'8" tall

loading dock address

1005 4th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

For any exhibitors using the Loading Dock for move-in and move-out

2022 MOVE OUT map and schedule

Click HERE for a pdf of this map and schedule

Sunday, February 6:

FIELD LEVEL:

Sunday, February 6: 5:01pm – 6:00pm
Carpet and electrical taken up only.  Exhibitors are encouraged to start taking down their booths and/or hand carry out of the Pentair Gates.  No vehicles will be allowed in until 6:00 p.m. and a path has been cleared. 
 
Sunday, February 6: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
Red Zone Move-out.  All other exhibitors are encouraged to start tearing down.  Exhibitors can use Pentair to hand carry, but Red Zone will be the only exhibitors allowed to use the dock during this time. 

Sunday, February 6: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Green Zone Move-out.  All other exhibitors are encouraged to start tearing down.  Exhibitors can use Pentair to hand carry, but Green Zone will be the only exhibitors allowed to use the dock during this time. 

 

CONCOURSE 

 

Sunday, February 6: 5:01 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Carpet and electrical taken up only.  Exhibitors are encouraged to start taking down their booths and/or hand carry out of the Pentair Gates.  No vehicles will be allowed in until 6:00 p.m. and a path has been cleared. 
 
Sunday, February 6: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Red Zone Move-out.  All other exhibitors are encouraged to start tearing down.  Exhibitors can use Pentair to hand carry, but Red Zone will be the only exhibitors allowed to use the dock during this time. 

 

*Concourse exhibitors can also have until 2pm on Monday, February 7th to move out.  

 

Monday, February 7:

 

FIELD 
Monday, February 7: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Green Zone Move-out continued.  All other exhibitors are encouraged to continue to tear down.  Exhibitors can use Pentair to hand carry, but Green Zone will be the only exhibitors allowed to use the dock during this time. 

 

Monday, February 7: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Blue Move-out continued.  All other exhibitors are encouraged to continue to tear down.  Exhibitors can use Pentair to hand carry, but Blue Zone will be the only exhibitors allowed to use the dock during this time. 

 

Monday, February 7: 10:30 a.m. -2:00pm 

OPEN TO ALL EXHIBITORS 

 

CONCOURSE 

Monday, February 7: 7:00 a.m. – 2:00pm 

OPEN TO ALL EXHIBITORS 

INSURANCE

Our shows have all been set up so exhibitors can apply using this link:

https://www.buttine.com/eventExhibitor.html

A few things to be aware of:

  • Exhibitors will have to pick the show from a drop-down list that includes shows other than just those run by MPE.
  • Marketplace Events is not selling this insurance and does not profit from it in any way. This is simply a resource for those exhibitors who don't already have the required insurance coverage per their contracts. They do not have to purchase this.

The insurance clause is #5 on the Terms and Conditions page of all booth space contracts. For easy reference, exhibitors are required to have:

  • Comprehensive General Liability and All Risk Property Insurance
  • Coverage must be from the start of move-in to the end of move-out
  • Coverage of at least $1,000,000 for each separate occurence
  • Name Marketplace Events LLC and the venue as additional insured
  • Provide a copy of the certificate of insurance to MPE

Contact Kendra Reilly Monahan, Buttine Underwriters Purchasing Group, LLC

212.867.3642  kar@buttine.com

badges and tickets

Exhibitor badges will be picked up in the Show Office during move in.  Digital comp ticket codes/links will be emailed to all booked exhibitors 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! 
  • 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. 

BOOTH AWARDS & TIPS!

Each year, the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show awards five exhibitors, each in a different category, for standing out from their competition and peers. The categories for the booth awards are listed below, accompanied by the criteria our panel of judges look for when selecting the winning booth and company. We value all of the hard work our exhibitors put in to create their displays and design their spaces and award those who go above and beyond to put their best foot forward.

Best In ShowRegardless of size, this booth displays the most unique display and design of any other in the show.
Best in Show - 400 SF+
Best booth 400 square feet or larger
Best in Show-  200 SF+
Best Booth between 200 - 399 square feet
Best in Show - 100 SF+
Best Booth between 100 - 199 square feet
Rookie of the YearRegardless of size, this brand new company has taken the initiative to design their space in a manner that truly sets them apart from other new companies.

Things we look for:
• Meeting basic booth standards/expectations – height, signage, flooring, layout, etc 
• Full floor covering (no subfloor, concrete exposed) and quality of floor covering 
• Hard wall display (not mandatory but helps in the presentation of a professional display)
• Signage and signage quality
• No exposed studs or wiring (inside and outside booth)
• Paint and paint quality – taking the time to edge, tape seams, make the paint job look professional
• Wall quality – no visible damage
• Creativity and thought evident in booth design

SHOW HOTEL

Radisson RED
609 3rd Street S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Click HERE to book your stay.  Must book by Monday, January 10, 2022 to receive the discounted rate.

 

PARKING

There are several options for parking around U.S. Bank Stadium with over 20,000 parking spaces from the venue and Hennepin Avenue, all within a 20 minute or less walk.  

Click HERE to view all parking options for U.S. Bank Stadium.

The closest parking options are below:

Mills Fleet Farm Ramp
740 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Central Parking
300 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Impark Lot
247 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Spot Hero


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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 Remodeling Show, visit the US Bank Stadium 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.

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Contact

Dan DeJaeger, Show Manager
DanD@MPEshows.com  651.373.6884 

Bruce Evans, Show Manager 
BruceE@MPEshows.com 612.209.4593

Kristin Nelson, Exhibit Sales Consultant - (C-L)
KristinN@MPEshows.com 612.225.2331

Danielle Schroht, Exhibit Sales Consultant - (M-T)
DanielleS@mpeshows.com 952.933.3850 x726

Christie Elig, Exhibit Sales Consultant - (#, A-B, U-Z)
ChristieE@mpeshows.com 440.376.2057

Autumn Pennington, Show Coordinator 
AutumnP@MPEshows.com 612.225.2334