As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. 

2025 information will be posted closer to event dates

The Des Moines Home + Garden Show does not print or mail the Exhibitor Guide.  All information can be found in the the links below.
CLICK HERE to Download Exhibitor Guide

Please note that this page is always being updated as new information becomes available. 

Additional Questions?
Contact Ryan McCune, Operations Manager
816.601.2705 |     



10 Tips for Exhibitor Success




   Exhibitor Access:
ThursdayFebruary 22, 202412:00 pm - 9:00 pm  8:00 am 
FridayFebruary 23, 202410:00 am - 9:00 pm
  9:00 am
SaturdayFebruary 24, 2024  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  8:00 am
SundayFebruary 25, 202410:00 am - 6:00 pm  9:00 am


Each vendor will be assigned a specific date and time to set up their booth. These assignments will be communicated via a color-coded map posted below 30 days prior to move-in.  Driving into the building, if feasible, is only allowed during your assigned date and time. Hand carry or pushcart move-in is allowed any time during and/or after assigned time.

CLICK HERE  to Enlarge or Download Map.


Exhibitors may only drive into the building during the scheduled times.

6:01 pm - 8 pm 

RED SECTION is last in, first out. Booths in this section must move out Sunday immediately following show close to clear a pathway to loading dock doors.  Exhibitors located in the RED ZONE will be provided a Dock Pass, allowing your vehicle to proceed to the front of the line.

8:00 pm- 10 pm 

ALL SECTIONS are encouraged to begin breaking down their exhibit space while the red section is cleared.  Exhibit space must be COMPLETELY disassembled before vehicle will be permitted to drive into the building.

Move-out hours are:
Sunday, October 29th     6:01 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday, October 30th     7:00 am – 11:00 am

All Booths must be removed by 11AM  Monday, February 26th, 2024


There have been a number of spam emails offering our attendee lists. These are scams and the senders are unauthorized to use the Marketplace Events’ name. These scammers are attempting to receive monies from exhibiting companies without providing anything in return. These emails are not approved by Marketplace Events, and Marketplace Events would never ask for bank information or other sensitive information over email.  

CLICK HERE for more information.

Electric | Utilities | Internet 

To purchase any of these services please visit the Iowa Events Center website or contact Exhibitor Services at 515.564.8018.  An advanced purchase discount is offered.

Order Online

Food Sampling

The City of Des Moines & the Iowa Events Center requires that all exhibitors sampling food during the show have a temporary food service permit.

Temporary License Application

Iowa Events Center Sample Authorization Request Form

Temporary Food Service and License Guide

Show Decorator | Gilbert Exposition Management Services

Exhibitors are responsible for flooring (required for all booths.) You may supply your own tables and chairs or rent from the show decorator. An advanced purchase discount is offered & will ensure availability of all needed items.

As an exhibitor, you will automatically receive an introduction email from GEMS with a Username and Temporary Password.

After you’ve logged on you will be able to order services.  Should you have any questions or need to have the introduction e-mail resent, please contact GEMS by phone at 214.388.5722 Ext 1 or e-mail

Order Online

Pre-Order Discount Deadline is Friday, February 9, 2024

Exhibitor Parking


Parking Garage is located on 4th Street & Grand Avenue.
(Connected to Dominos Pizza, on the NW corner of 4th Street & Grand Avenue)
address is 401 Grand Avenue

CLICK HERE to download map.

$7.45 to park and MUST use ParkMobile App. Parking is limited to the Main Floor. Please let parking attendant know you are coming back.

Conveniently connected to the skywalk and 24/7 on duty parking attendant

Trailers cannot be parked in the parking garage.
Best to use the North lot at the Iowa Events Center

If you need to purchase a hang tag to have a trailer or other vehicle in the North lot it must done Wednesday Feb 21st directly with the parking lot attendant between the hours on 8am-5pm. 

Hotel Information

We have negotiated discounted rates at the following hotels:

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Click Here to reserve your room for $139/night 
Discount Deadline is 4pm CST, Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Insurance Needs

Our shows have all been set up so exhibitors can apply using this link:

A few things to be aware of:

  • Exhibitors will have to pick the show from a drop-down list that includes shows other than just those run by MPE. 
  • Marketplace Events is not selling this insurance and doesn’t profit from it in any way.  This is simply a resource for those exhibitors who don’t already have the required insurance coverage per their contracts. 

The Insurance clause is #5 on the Terms and Conditions page of all booth space contracts.  For easy reference, exhibitors are required to have:

  • Comprehensive General Liability and All Risk Property insurance
  • Coverage must be from the start of move in to the end of move out
  • Coverage of at least $1,000,000 for each separate occurrence
  • Name Marketplace Events LLC and the venue as additional insured
  • Provide a copy of certificate of insurance to MPE

Contact Kendra Reilly Monahan, Buttine Underwriters Purchasing Group, LLC
212.867.3642 |


Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email our digital support rep,

Learn more about the benefits of creating your enhanced listing.
Go from basic to ENHANCED!

Introducing the QR Code!

A new way to accelerate leads generated onsite at the show. A floor decal with a unique QR Code will be placed in front of your booth.

hand holidng cell phone displaying QR code
Learn More...


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In efforts to protect potential joint customers from fraudulent events and scammers, we request that you do not create your own Facebook Event. This helps us manage ticket sales for the event, and ensures that our team are available to support both exhibitors and potential attendees with any questions, comments, or concerns that they have. Please feel free to reach out to your show manager or show marketing manager with your companies’ Facebook page and we can add you as a co-host to the official event.

Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2023.

Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit

Are you looking for more exposure before and during the show?

Make sure to increase your sales, leads and awareness by taking full advantage of the Show and our many marketing opportunities. As things get a little tougher these days we all need to work a little harder. One way to do so is stand out from your competition. We have a few options to help out!

Stand out from the competition and increase your presence on the Show floor with our surprisingly affordable marketing options.

Contact your sales representative for more details

Contact Us Today!

Shannon Nathe, Show Manager  515.244.5456

Tasha Arends, Exhibit Sales Consultant       515.244.1459

Ryan McCune, Operations Manager        816.601.2705