34th annual Home Show March 2-3

Special to The Log

The Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties will hold the 2013 version of its highly successful Home Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. This show offers not only new and exciting products, but also informational seminars that are offered at no additional cost to attendees.

No sales take place at the Show.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor for the 2013 Home Show, please call the BIA office at 850-863-5107.

Buy Tickets for the 2013 Home Show starting on Feb. 4 at all Eglin Federal branch locations.

Booth Fee includes:

The basic booth set-up includes one 2.5’ x 6’ draped and skirted table, two chairs and one wastebasket (within an 8 ft. deep and 10 ft. wide space). If you do not require any of these items, please notify show management. All booths will be separated by pipe and drape. Outdoor space is extremely limited and is offered at a first come, first served option. For any large items or displays, please ask Show Management for approval.

This must be done prior to set up, beginning on Feb. 28. If you have any requests other than listed above, please contact show management and we will do our best to accommodate you.


During the 2013 BIA Home Show, we will not provide electricity to each booth. If your booth requires electricity, please check the box included on the entry form and a pricing list will be sent to you. Any fees incurred for electrical use will be paid by the vendor directly to the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

Exhibitor Meeting:

Failure to attend this meeting will not be considered an excuse for failure to abide by Home Show rules. Invitation for this event will be emailed to each vendor.

Deposit Policy:

A booth is not reserved until the deposit has been received by the BIA. Deposits are not refundable. The balance of the fee must be paid in full by Feb. 15 or the booth will be eligible for resale. There will be no refunds for “no shows”. Vendors who have not set up or contacted show management by noon March 3 will be considered “no-shows”.

Shared Booths:

Exhibitors may not assign, sublet, or share space without approval of Show Management. There is a $100 share fee for any shared spaces. When listed in the Home Show Guide, only one company will be listed as the vendor. Any requests will be sent to the Home Show Facilities Chair to bring in front of the Home Show Committee for review.

Exhibit Size:

It is recommended that you build your exhibit approximately six inches smaller than the actual dimensions of the booth. Be aware that “end caps” measure 8 x 16’. Any portion of an exhibit, including the back or side, that is exposed to an adjacent booth or to any area visible to the public, must be covered with appropriate material or paint. The vendor is responsible for making any alterations to his or her display necessitated by any permanent installations in the exhibit buildings. Any exhibitor placing items on the showroom floor must place a protective layer under the items to protect the convention floor. Exhibitors are responsible for any costs incurred due to damages to the Convention Center.


The Home Show Facilities Chair assigns space for all interior and exterior spaces. Exhibitors must notify the Show Management of all space requirements prior to the show.

Exhibit Set-Up: Set up must be completed between 12 and 5 p.m. Feb. 28 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1. There are no exceptions to this rule.

For complete rules and entry form, visit