Exhibitors

We have 50 years of history in Lincoln. The Nebraska Builders Home and Garden Show is the largest show in the market.

The Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show is a yearly event that is a community favorite! Most homeowners believe face-to-face interactions are the most important source of home improvement information.

Your business will reach a year’s worth of customers in just three days while you increase your name recognition. Once you get set up you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your work, meet other vendors, and share ideas!

Present your product in person at the Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show

Click here for the Lancaster Event Center’s COVID-19 Health Guidelines.

2022 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show Exhibitor Contract

Lancaster Event Center’s COVID-19 Health Guidelines

Floor Plan

Parking Map

How to Get the Most Out of the Home Show

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Your Home Show Check List will be emailed in January to the address you listed on your 2022 Exhibitor Contract. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the email. Please complete all paperwork by deadline to ensure best pricing. Links to the files are available below:

  • Website Marketing Order Form – coming soon
  • Sponsorship Opportunities – coming soon
  • LEC’s Online Portal – coming soon (Electrical Service, Wireless Internet Access, Natural Gas Service, Water Supply, Booth-delivered Catering, On-site Marketing & Sponsorship)
    *order by February 7 for best pricing on gas services.
    Click on “Exhibitor Services” and look for our logo.
  • AAA Rents Official Order Forms – coming soon (Furniture, Carpet, Freight)
    You MUST complete this form, even if declining table and/or chairs.

Website Marketing Opportunities

Sidebar Ad – $200*

Dimensions: 275 x 200 px
File format: GIF or JPG
Resolution: 72 pixels/inch

*Design Rates: No charge for non-animated graphics. $50 minimum design fee for animated graphics.

Upgrade Listing – $60

Move your company to the top of the category listing! For each category your company is listed in, your information will be bumped to the top of the list. This includes your company logo and a short description as listed below.

Add a Log & Description – $40

Include your company logo for additional brand recognition and a short 25-word description to emphasize the products or services you provide.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Media Sponsor – $10,000

(Limit one sponsor)

  • Company logo in Business Builder each month the Home Show is listed
  • Company logo used on 30 second TV commercials (80)
  • Company logo on HBAL’s print ads (min. of 10)
  • Company logo on TV screen ads at LEC
  • Company logo on Home Show billboards (min. of 10)
  • Full color company logo on cover of Home Show Program
  • Upgraded website listing with company logo and description
  • Ad on website
  • Credit for three booth spaces
  • 100 additional complimentary admit one tickets
Exhibitor Wristband Sponsor – $1,750

(Limit two non-competing sponsors)

  • Company logo on exhibitor wristbands
  • Full color company logo in Home Show Program
  • Upgraded website listing with company logo and description
  • Ad on website
  • Credit for one booth space
  • 25 additional complimentary admit one tickets
Program Sponsor - $3,000

(Limit two non-competing sponsors) 

  • Full color company logo on cover of Home Show Program
  • Upgraded website listing with company logo and description
  • Ad on website
  • Credit for two booth spaces
  • 25 additional complimentary admit one tickets
Upgraded Program Listing – $1,000

(No limit)

  • Company name and booth number listed in color in Home Show program
  • Upgraded website listing with company logo and description
  • Ad on website
  • Credit for one booth space
  • 10 additional complimentary admit one tickets
Ticket Sponsor – $2,500 (SOLD)

(Limit one sponsor)

  • Company logo on Home Show Admit One tickets
  • Full color company logo in Home Show Program
  • Upgraded website listing with company logo and description
  • Ad on website
  • Credit for one booth space
  • 50 additional complimentary admit one tickets
Exhibitor Reception Sponsor – $3,000 (SOLD)

(Limit one sponsor)

  • Logo on Home Show Contract
  • Signage at Exhibitor Reception
  • Recognition in Business Builder
  • Recognition in exhibitor packets
Kids Square Sponsor - $2,000

(Limit three non-competing sponsors)

  • Home Show Program Kids Square brought to you by: your full color company logo
  • Company banner displayed in Kids Square
  • Upgraded website listing with company logo and description
  • Ad on website
  • Credit for one booth space
  • 25 additional complimentary admit one tickets

Previous year’s sponsor(s) have first right of refusal.
For more information about these sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michaela Schwarten at 402-423-4225.

Comments from the 2021 Show:

  • The traffic was good which tells me it was well advertised. It was easy moving in and out which is nice.
  • Good crowd, good choice of facility, well run, easy for exhibitor to manage, nice array of exhibitors.
  • Those that attended the show were serious shoppers. They knew what they were looking for, asked all the right questions and were ready to make appointments for a site visit. Great support staff from HBAL. Appreciated the extra effort the HBAL staff went through to make the event possible and a huge success.
  • Always fun vendors full of energy and excitement.
  • Overall it was a weird year because of COVID, but we were busier than expected and I thought it all went well.
  • HBAL did a great job of promoting the show. All in all we thought it was a huge success.

FAQs

Where are exhibitors allowed to park?

During the Show, we want to provide the public with the most convenient parking. To do this, we ask all Exhibitors to park in the lots located east of Pavilion Four. There is also a limited amount of Exhibitor parking available south of the Exhibitor Entrance which is on the south side of Pavilion Four.

How do I get electricity, wi-fi, and other services?

The Lancaster Event Center has an online portal where vendors can purchase a variety of services, including:

  • Electrical Services
  • Tradeshow Internet Services
  • Booth Setup/Teardown Labor
  • Natural Gas Hookup
  • Cold Water Services
  • Pre-ordered Booth Catering
  • Custom Catering
  • Cafe & Bar Vouchers
  • Printing Services

*Portal open after December 15. To access the portal, click on the Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show Exhibitor Services graphic on www.lancastereventcenter.org. The portal will stay open until 3 days prior to the show, but will have late pricing in effect after 45 days (gas) or 14 days (all other services) prior to show. Please see the Official Order Form (available in the Fall) for specific deadlines for special services.

Note: LEC services ordered after the online portal closes are NOT guaranteed to be delivered before the show starts.

What are the hours of the Show?
  • Friday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
What timeframe do exhibitors have to move in/out?

Move-In Hours:

  • Wednesday: 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

No fork-lifts allowed after Thursday at 8 p.m. All overhead doors will be locked Thursday night.

Move-Out Hours:

  • Sunday: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Monday: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
What are our options for lodging?

The Lancaster Event Center provides a list of hotels here. Discounted rates may apply. You can find a list of additional nearby hotels here.

How much is a booth?

A standard 10′ by 10′ booth is $731 for non-members and $550 for HBAL members. A multi-booth discount does apply.

How do I get member pricing?

Complete and submit the HBAL Membership Application with the applicable dues along with your Home Show Contract. Your membership will be submitted to the HBAL Board of Directors for approval at the next monthly board meeting. If for any reason your application is not approved, you will be required to pay non-member pricing.

Have a question? Let us know!