Exhibitor Info

JACKSON 2018 Dates To Be Announced Soon

MS Trade Mart / State Fairgrounds Jackson, MS The Exhibitor Information Below Pertains to the JACKSON SHOW ONLY! 

Registration:

Exhibitors registering after January 1, 2017 are not ensured the benefits outlined in the Exhibitor Application. This includes Booth ID Sign, listing in the official show program, or listing on the MNLA website. MNLA reserves the right to limit the number of similar exhibitors selling non-plant material.

Electricity, Water, Additional Items

JACKSON: These items are to be purchased separately through Great Southern Events. That information will be available soon.

Exhibitor Move In, Move Out, Show Schedules (JACKSON)

When you arrive at the show, please come immediately to the MNLA booth to pick up your exhibitor package, along with your booth(s) assignments and name badges. We ask that you do this before you start to move any material into the building. All exhibitors must check in with MNLA by 3:00 PM on Thursday, Set Up Day. JACKSON:
  • MOVE IN: Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SHOW: Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SHOW: Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SHOW: Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • MOVE OUT: Sunday 4:00 PM

Terms & Conditions CLICK HERE

Exhibit Regulations:

MOVE IN/MOVE OUT:
All exhibits must be completely set up before 9:00 AM, Friday. Exhibitors will not be allowed to pack up or move any material out of the building before the show closes. Any material and trash not removed from the building will incur a removal fee. Please do not leave the facility until your trucks are loaded and all material and trash has been removed from the building. Everything must be out of the building Sunday night - no exceptions. Exhibitors are responsible for moving their own product in and out of the facility. Additional help may not be available this year.  MOVING IN LARGE ITEMS OR ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE DRIVEN INTO THE BUILDING: If you need to move large items in the facility (Ex: buildings, pools or spas, fountains, etc.) please indicate so on your application and contact us the week before the show to make arrangements. Exhibitors will not be allowed to drive in the building on Thursday/regular Set Up Day.
LOADING DOCK:
PLEASE be respectful of other exhibitors when parked in the loading dock area. Limit time to less than one hour. Unload products onto the show room floor, and then set up your booth. Please do not block loading area with vehicles while you are setting up booth display racks. During the show, vendors are not allowed to park on the loading dock.
EXHIBITOR PARKING:
The designated exhibitor parking will be on the west side of the building (facing the Equine Center) and back towards High Street. There will be NO PARKING ON OR ACROSS FROM THE LOADING DOCK this year. This area will be roped off starting Friday morning until the show closes Sunday. NAME BADGES: All exhibitors, exhibitor's employees and booth workers must wear name badges during show hours and when entering the facility at any time on show days.  Security guards will be at the doors and will be checking for badges. We will have a company on-site Thursday only if you require additional badges. Each additional badge will require a $5.00 fee.
EXHIBITOR STORAGE AREA:
There will be a designated area for exhibitors to store extra product inside the building. This is a free space to exhibitors and is first come, first serve. However, exhibitors selling plants will have priority over exhibitors selling hard goods, due to the fact that their items are perishable. There is very limited storage at the Biloxi Show. Please limit the storage area to product only-no chairs, tables, boxes, etc. Please do not “work” out of this area; CUSTOMERS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THIS AREA. This will be monitored. Please follow the rules so that this can continue to be a free service.
SECURITY:
Security guards will be provided. These security guards will be enforcing all Exhibit Regulations and Terms & Conditions. Please be respectful, as they are there for your protection. .
BOOTHS:
Per the Fire Marshall, exhibitors cannot block aisles at any time. All exhibitors must keep all product inside the area purchased; please make sure you purchase enough booth space. This will be monitored.
RESTOCKING:
During Show Hours exhibitors cannot use large dollies or equipment to bring additional product onto the showroom floor. If you need to bring a cart or wagon onto the showroom floor during show hours, please contact Haley or Judy at 601-919-8111. The safety of our shoppers must be of the utmost importance!
CUSTOMER HOLDING AREA:
(This is for the customers - this is separate from the exhibitor storage area.) The $25 fee listed on the application is for the Customer Holding Area. We ask that all exhibitors pay the holding area fee, this will go to the student workers in the customer holding area. These students provide a wonderful service for your customers at the show and are the future of our industry. In order to maintain security for these products, each shopper must sign their own items into the area.  Exhibitors can accompany the shopper, but cannot check the items in for them. If you need to use a cart or wagon to help a customer, please call Haley or Judy at 601-919-8111. Safety First!
SALES TAX:
The Mississippi State Tax Commission requires that tax money collected at this show (8% in Jackson), must be turned in to MNLA Sunday between 2-4pm. As of January 1, 2009, the Mississippi State Tax Commission is now requiring the promoter (MNLA) to collect all tax money. Checks are preferred. All monies collected by MNLA will, in turn, be turned over to the Mississippi State Tax Commission. All exhibitors are required to turn in an envelope for taxes, even if you do not sell a product. You may contact the MS State Tax Commission Office of Audit and Compliance at 601-923-7305 if you have questions. FOOD: Exhibitors are not allowed to bring food or drinks into any of the facilities. This is not a our rule, this is a facility rule. The facility will take food and drinks away from any exhibitor at the door IF THEY SEE IT
INTERNET:
Jackson Show - Limited internet access; not for running credit card purchases. Can have your own hot spot.

Directions:

Jackson Garden & Patio Show

Mississippi Trade Mart 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202. The facility is located on the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, MS.
  • From I-55: Exit onto High Street (Exit 96B); take a left at the 2nd light. The Coliseum will be directly ahead; the Trade Mart will be the building on the left.
  • From I-20: Exit onto I-55 North. Less than one mile, you will exit onto High Street (Exit 96B). Take a left at the 2nd light. The Coliseum will be directly ahead; the Trade Mart will be the building on the left.
  • From I-49 South: Exit I-20 West. Less than one mile, you will exit onto I-55North. Exit onto High Street (Exit 96B). Take a left at the 2nd light. The Coliseum will be directly ahead; the Trade Mart will be the building on the left.