Helping your show run smoothly.
The following schedule is designed to help everyone move-in and out of The Waterloo Convention Center at Sullivan Brothers Plaza as smoothly as possible. If you have any problems, please contact us. The Exchange Club and Iowa Show Productions are there to help you sell!
On Saturday and Sunday entrances are unlocked for exhibitors one hour before show time.
REGISTER AT SHOW OFFICE
Please register at the show office, located in the Commercial Street lobby to pick up your exhibitor passes. Booths must be paid in full prior to setting up. Exhibitor passes are for sales staff working in your exhibit booth. You will receive a maximum of four exhibitor passes. If more than four people will be working your booth, please supply a printed or typed list of names on company letterhead by end of January. We will check these individuals through the exhibitor entrances.
FOR EXPRESS CHECK IN, COMPLETE THIS FORM BY THE END OF JANUARY.
The Waterloo Convention Center will be remodeled inside and out for the Home Show. The exterior remodel creates changes to the footprint of the building. There will be less space outside for hand loading so make plans to use the overhead door on Commercial Street if needed. Carts are not allowed through the new walk-in doors, but hand carrying is. The main attendee entrance will now be on the corner of Commercial/Fourth Street with the Jefferson and Commercial side doors used for exiting and exhibitor entrances prior to show hours.
ELECTRICITY IN BOOTHS
There is a $50.00 electrical charge for 110V 20-amp service If you need electricity and did not indicate this on your contract, please order electricity by contacting our office. Fire marshal codes prohibit light weight cords, overloading circuits or power strips, or any open wire splicing. Please use heavy duty grounded cords and junction boxes. This will be checked by the Fire Marshall.
Oak View Group 360 is the official decorator for the show.
CLICK HERE for additional information on Waterloo Convention Center Vendor Services and to access the ordering form. Advanced rates are good through the first week of January.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 291-0155.
Download the Exhibitor Services Order Form
Booths in the lower-level exhibit hall are required to have a floor covering in their booth to enhance the show. (Other exhibit areas are carpeted).
Do not park on the street for extended periods of time or you will be ticketed.
After unloading please move your vehicle away from the Waterloo Convention Center block. After unloading and during the Home Show hours, exhibitors and those with trucks and trailers are asked to use the free parking lots under Highway 218, one block south of the Waterloo Convention Center between W Park Ave & W 5th St.
Contact our office if you need to order a telephone line. Wireless internet is available at no charge.
SALES TAX PERMIT
If you plan to sell any taxable items in your booth you must have an Iowa Sales Tax Permit. NO temporary tax permits are being issued by the state. If you do not have a permit, please call 800-367-3388 or go to https://tax.iowa.gov/businesses/business-permit-registration scroll down and click “Online Permit Business Registration.”
FOOD & BEVERAGE
No food or beverages (including intoxicating beverages) may be brought on the premises without prior approval. Sample portions are generally accepted.
BALLOONS & POPCORN
No helium filled balloons or popcorn are allowed in the Waterloo Convention Center.
Exhibitors are not allowed to play music or videotapes with copyrighted music back-grounds in their booth due to Federal Copyright Liability laws. For more information, contact our office.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Refer to the Liability section on your contract.
As a standard requirement of all of our show exhibitors, it is necessary for you to provide proof of general liability coverage from an insurance company in good standing with minimum policy limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence. If you do not have this coverage in place, we have made arrangements for all of our exhibitors to acquire this coverage at significant savings by purchasing as part of a group. This policy covers you during move-in, show hours and move-out. Complete this form and obtain this coverage for $94.
LAWN MOWERS & TRACTORS
Fire marshal guidelines require minimal fuel, batteries disconnected and gas caps taped. Place drip pans under all motorized equipment and plywood under tires if exhibiting on carpet.
The Waterloo Convention Center does not receive or ship freight. Tell your freight company to make deliveries on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday during set up. If you plan to ship exhibit material after the show, be sure to confirm with your freight company.
Tues-Wed: Request Early Access | Thurs: 8am – 7pm | Friday 8am – 2pm
TEAR DOWN SCHEDULE
Sun: 4pm-7pm | Mon: 8am-12pm | All exhibits must be removed by noon on Monday.
Use your Facebook page to promote you at the show. Be sure to like Eastern Iowa Home and Landscaping Show on Facebook, create an event on your page, promote yourself in Details, and Tag the show in the Co-Host section under Options.
ADVANCE SALE TICKETS
Exhibitors may purchase advance sale tickets for customers, family, etc. Click here to purchase tickets.