Vendor Set Up & Tear Down Information

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Set Up & Tear Down Information

The 2024 HBA Home & Outdoor Living Show is quickly approaching!

We will be using Sign Up Genius to reserve dock and set up times, so check your emails. You must have a scheduled dock time to use the loading dock. 

We understand that load-in times may not align with your setup plans. If you are unavailable on the date we suggest, please contact us to work out another setup time for you. Additionally, please be mindful that if you do not reserve a dock time or show up unannounced, other vendors who secured time will take priority. In this case, we will also be unable to guarantee when you will use the dock or drive into the building.

Vendors will receive a wristband upon check-in. This will grant access to the show as well as the vendor lounge. Please be sure each person staffing your booth checks in upon arrival each day.

Passport Punch Card sponsors will receive stamps at vendor check-in.

If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to the HBA Office at 417-881-3711, or send an email to

Set-up schedule

teardown schedule

Monday, April 8, 2024 | 8AM – 5PM 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 8AM – 8PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 8AM – 8PM: Vendors loading in through the front door may begin set-up.

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 8AM – 3pm 

We prefer that all booths be set up by 3:00pm on Thursday, April 11. The Industry Insider Night event will take place that evening, and we’d love for all booths to be available for viewing.


Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 4PM – 9PM

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 7AM – 4PM

All exhibits must be out of the arena by 4 pm on Monday following the Show.

Please read the following for information regarding vendor booth set-up.

Booths will be marked, and we will have a map and volunteers available to help you find your booth, but you may also familiarize yourself with your booth location by viewing the vendor maps online. We are still accepting vendors for the mezzanine. Pipe and drape will not be installed until AFTER load-in is complete on Tuesday.

If your booth is not located in Rows A-E or along the perimeter of the arena, please consider loading in on Tuesday. If you’re not sure where your booth is located, please view the vendor maps.


  • If you prefer to bring your booth materials in through the front door, we ask that you wait to set up no earlier than 8am on Wednesday, April 10, unless you need more than 8 hours to set up or have a staff scheduling concern. No sign-up necessary!
  • If you plan to drive in (2-hour time slots), please click the link below to schedule. Once you have made it to your booth, please unload everything and remove your vehicle from the building as quickly as possible to allow room for other vehicles to get through.
  • If you plan to use the loading dock (30-minute time slots), please click the link below to schedule. Plan to unload as quickly as possible and remove your vehicle. Be advised that your items will need to be able to clear a 7’ tall door.
  • If you plan to do a quick drop-off at the drive-in ramp (1-hour time slots), please click the link below to schedule. Plan to drop your items off and transport them to your booth quickly.

We will provide a forklift, two dollies, and pallet jacks, but be prepared to bring any other necessary load-in equipment with you (additional dollies, carts, etc.). We are not able to rent that equipment from the arena. Other vendors may share with you if you say, “Pretty please with a cherry on top.”

Mezzanine vendors: We will have the 3’ pipe and drape on each side of your booth. We will also have 8’ tall piping (without drape) on the back side of your booth. You are welcome to hang signage that will also be visible from the floor, but it cannot hang over the outside (arena floor side) of the railing.

Arena floor vendors: We will have 8′ pipe and drape on all sides adjacent to another booth.

If you find that your desired time slot is full, please email Thank you for your patience while we worked through this process at a new venue!