Useful Documents

Exhibitor Manual

Show Survival Guide

Tips to Ensure Proper Electrical Setup

Exhibitor Kit

The exhibitor service kit are only available online. Information will first be e-mailed directly to exhibitors.

For questions about freight, rentals, electric and set-up services, please contact our official show decorator / contractor, Hargrove at 301.731.2342 or customerservice@

View the Exhibitor Kit (Show Code: 5029015)


The following Webinars are available by private invitation. (Exhibitors: Check your e-mail inbox or contact your Exhibits Manager.) They are offered as a benefit to participating exhibitors in the Buyers Market of American Craft. Artists interested wholesaling who are not ready to exhibit should register for our regularly scheduled FREE webinar, “Entering the Wholesale Marketplace,” which is announced on the Buyers Market Facebook page.

New Exhibitor Training: Booth Display & Lighting

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

We’re sure you have hundreds of questions about preparing for the show: How does a wholesale display differ from a retail booth? Is it better to ship or bring your materials? Do you DIY your display or rent it? What kind of lighting is best for your work? What is drayage?

Panelists Bruce Baker (retailer, author and consultant) and Stacy Simbrom (artist mentor) will share essential tips on creating an effective display that complements your work and helps it sell. Show Director Rebecca Mercado will also walk you through the exhibitor kit and important rules with booth set-up.

New Exhibitor Training: Pre-Show Promotion

Date: Monday, December 12, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Think if you build it, they will come? Think again! Don’t make the critical mistake of assuming that new exhibitors should wait to be discovered by buyers. Megan Auman, of Designing an MBA, will share ways to build a mailing list and effectively market your work to potential buyers before your trade show debut. Join us for this important pre-show training session specially developed for new exhibitors to Buyers Market.

Megan Auman is a designer, maker, educator, and entrepreneur who has built a multi-faceted business around her passion for great design and sustainable business. Her eponymous jewelry line is sold in stores across the US and online. In 2009, Megan founded Crafting an MBA to help designers and makers develop their business skills. In 2011, the site name was changed to Designing an MBA.