Last year's show, which was held at the Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park, was once again our best show ever, with 141 exhibitors occupying 210 spaces. Attendance was again phenomenal (it has ranged from 8,500- 12,000 the last 4 years) and we are hoping to make this year's show even better.
The North Central West Virginia Home Builders Association "Home Show 2019" is scheduled to be held on March 8-10, 2019. The hours for the show will be from 12 pm - 7 pm on Friday, 10 am - 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday.
We will once again be offering an "early bird" discount ($50.00/booth) for contracts paid in full by December 31, 2018. In addition all "early bird" contracts will be entered into a drawing for a free ad in the Home Show Program (1/4 page). As always, our returning exhibitors will be given priority placement deadline for their booth space, all other booth assignments will be made on a first received basis. There was a slight increase in booth prices this year due to an increase in the cost of the venue.
We are continuing to offer the outdoor booth spaces which are 20'x20' and have electric available. The price is the same as the indoor 10'x10' spaces. Tents/Canopies not provided.
We will again be using a setup schedule based on booth location, which will be sent with your executed contract and begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Our promotional package will include advertising on local radio stations, in local newspapers, on local television, on the web and other mediums. Our promotional package will exceed $75,000.00. This has proven to be a very effective way to draw interested traffic to the show. We are once again working with West Virginia Radio Corporation (WVAQ, WAJR (FM and AM), WKKW, WFBY, WBRB, and WWLW), the Dominion Post, WBOY-TV, WDTV-TV, Comcast, Spectrum Reach, Micro Outdoors and TMS Publishing (and others). They will all also offer Home Show packages for our exhibitors. This will allow our exhibitors to do additional advertising customized for their businesses at a greatly reduced rate. We are also continuing our web presence with the help of Stick, LLC and WV Radio, which will provide much more information about the show. We have also created a Facebook page for North Central WV Home Builders Association, which will feature information on the Home Show. You should like and share this page to help increase exposure for the show.
We still believe that you would be hard pressed to find any marketing event that will provide you with this type of exposure at such a small cost. If you have not participated before, there is no better time than now to start. If you haven't participated in a while, there is no better time than now to come back.