Exhibitor FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a WVHS Exhibit Winner?        

The following categories of exhibits are judged independently on Friday evening during WV Home Show hours:
  • Best Newcomer
  • Most Original
  • Best Overall (Single Booth)
  • Best Overall (2-3 Booths)
  • Best Overall (4+ Booths)
  • Best Bulk Space
  • Best of Show

The following criteria of exhibits is used to determine the Best of the Best:
  • Engagement – positive consumer interaction
  • Identification – easily recognizable product or service
  • Appearance – professionalism of exhibit and staff
  • Theme – creativity of exhibit design
  • Originality – innovative ideas of marketing for product or service
Where do I get exhibitor badges?

Four (4) exhibitor badges are included with your booth/bulk rental. Additional badges may be ordered on your WVHS registration form for $8.00 each. Badges need to be picked up on move-in days at the show administrator’s office (outside arena A). If you need to get your badges prior to move-in, please call the WVHS administrator at 304-744-2200 to make arrangements.

What is included in my booth or bulk space rental?

The booth and bulk space includes drapes for back – 8 ft., drapes for sides – 3 ft., 1-110 electrical outlet, 2 chairs, 4 exhibitor badges, and wireless internet during the Show. All other items are available for purchase.

Can I order Home Show tickets?

Yes. If you are an exhibitor, advance tickets are an additional item included on your WVHS registration form. Otherwise, contact the Charleston Convention Center at 304-345-1500 for more information.

Why can't I get a front space?

The policy of the West Virginia Home Show is that the exhibitors from the previous Show year will have an opportunity to renew their space prior to selling to anyone else. The WVHS administrator will take your front row requests; should that position become available you will be notified.

I don't want my booth space to be beside my competition, how will you handle that?

The WVHS makes every effort not to place like companies beside each other. We realize you want your conversations with potential clients to be private. However, it could happen if your company waits to sign up for the WVHS when space is limited.
When can I move in to the Charleston Convention Center Grand Hall?

Booth space move-in for exhibitors is Wednesday, March 30th and Thursday, March 31st from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. You will be assigned a scheduled move-in time prior to the show opening. Bulk space move-in is Wednesday, March 30th before booth exhibits are set up. Selected exhibitors will be scheduled to move-in on Tuesday, March 29th.

Can I drop my material off on Friday?

NO. The Charleston Fire Department; Charleston Civic Center Management and the West Virginia Home Show Management are in the process of making sure we have a safe facility. Absolutely NO ONE is allowed on the Show floor until 11:00 am on Friday; that includes deliveries of any kind.

Can I get an extra table when I move in?

Yes, all you have to do is let us know you need an extra table. You will need to pay for the extra items ordered at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center that day or make arrangements with the WVHS administrator to invoice your company.

What time can an exhibitor get in the Show?

All exhibitors wearing the exhibitor badge are admitted to the Show floor 1 hour prior to the Show opening times.

When do I have to be moved-out of the Charleston Convention Center Grand Hall?

No later than NOON on Monday April 4th, 2022. You may start moving out as soon as the Show closes on Sunday evening, April 3rd, 2022. There are no exceptions to the move-out time.

Where can I find lodging in the area?

Charleston Marriott    304-345-6500
Embassy Suites        304-347-8700
Holiday Inn Express  304-345-0600
Hampton Inn             304-343-9300