Exhibitors

We have 51 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

2023 Nebraska Builders Home & Garden Show Exhibitor Contract

Floor Plan

Parking Map

How to Get the Most Out of the Home Show

Small Printable Poster – coming soon!

Your Home Show Check List will be emailed in December to the address you list on your 2023 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:

(Electrical Service, Wireless Internet Access, Natural Gas Service, Water Supply, Booth-delivered Catering, On-site Marketing & Sponsorship)
*order by January 6 for best pricing on gas services.
Click on “Exhibitor Services” and look for our logo.

(Tables, Table Skirts, Chairs)
Due to changes at AAA Rents, our contract has changed from previous years and your booth price DOES NOT include a free table a chairs. All inquiries must go to AAA Rents (402-339-3707).

 

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 25-word description to emphasize the products or services you provide.

Add a Logo & 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

Title Sponsor – $6,000

(Exclusive)

Company Logo:

  • Select TV advertising
  • Select print ads
  • TV screens at Lancaster Event Center
  • Cover of Home Show program
  • HBAL.org Home Show page
  • Lincoln Business Builder

Company Recognition:

  • Select social media promoting the event

Show Perks:

  • Upgraded website listing on HBAL.org Home Show page
Exhibitor Reception Sponsor – $3,500

(Exclusive)

Company Logo:

  • Home Show contract
  • Reception signage
  • HBAL.org Home Show page
  • Lincoln Business Builder
  • Exhibitor communication

Show Perks:

  • Upgraded website listing on HBAL.org Home Show page
Program Sponsor - $2,500

(Exclusive) 

Company Logo:

  • Cover of Home Show program
  • HBAL.org Home Show page
  • Lincoln Business Builder

Show Perks:

  • Upgraded website listing on HBAL.org Home Show page
Ticket Sponsor – $2,500

(Exclusive)

Company Logo:

  • Admit one tickets
  • HBAL.org Home Show page
  • Lincoln Business Builder

Show Perks:

  • Upgraded website listing on HBAL.org Home Show page
Exhibitor Wristband Sponsor – $1,200

(Limit two noncompeting sponsors)

Company Logo:

  • Exhibitor wristbands
  • Home Show program
  • HBAL.org Home Show page
  • Lincoln Business Builder

Show Perks:

  • Upgraded website listing on HBAL.org Home Show page
Kids Square Entertainment Sponsor - $1,000

(Limit three noncompeting sponsors)

Company Logo:

  • Home Show program
  • HBAL.org Home Show page
  • Lincoln Business Builder

Show Perks:

  • Your banner in Kids Square
  • Upgraded website listing on HBAL.org Home Show page
Upgraded Program Listing – $500

(No limit)

Show Perks:

  • Name in color in Home Show program
  • Website Ad through July 1
  • Upgraded website listing on HBAL.org Home Show page

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 2022 Show:

  • Good flow of prospects, well organized as usual!!
  • Good variety of vendors, placement of vendors was nice and well thought out. Enjoyed being done at 3 pm on Sunday. Communication leading up to event is excellent.
  • I loved the variety in vendors and the variety of people in attendance. The booth sizes were great, it was well planned and overall a great success!
  • As an exhibitor we are so appreciative of the staff to best meet our needs. The show is always very well publicized.
  • Great opportunity to meet potential clients and network with industry peers.

 

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 3:00 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: 3:00 pm to 6:00 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!