We would like to welcome everyone to the 1st annual Christmas Made in the South at the Dalton Convention Center!
(Booth numbers are found at the bottom of the page)
Show Dates and Times
Friday November 10th 10AM - 6PM
Saturday November 11th 10AM - 6PM
Sunday November 12th 11AM - 5PM
Set up day will be Thursday, November 9th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
2211 Tony Ingle Parkway
Dalton, GA 30720
For those needing lodging, our host facility is the Best Western, located at 715 College Drive Dalton, Georgia 30720. Our contract rate is $129.00 per night for single or double occupancy. For reservations call 706.272.9099 and let them know you are with the Christmas Made in the South group.
Parking is free for both exhibitors and the public. To make room for customer parking it will be necessary for all RV’s and drop offs to park on the back side of the Convention Center. All vehicles must be parked as close together as possible to accommodate everyone. Upon arrival, if you have questions regarding RV or trailer parking please check with the administrative office.
Setup Information: Booth Size - 10x10
Set up day will be Thursday, November 9th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Go directly to the registration desk located just outside the main hall in the entrance lobby. You will be given your registration information and booth number and directed to the loading bays. Do not set up in a booth before you have registered. Show hours are Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Exhibitors will be allowed entrance two hours before the show opens on Friday and an hour and a half on Saturday and Sunday. Breakdown MUST NOT BEGIN BEFORE 5:00 PM SUNDAY. Once the show concludes, please break down your booth BEFORE moving your vehicle into a loading area.
FOOD VENDORS WITH SAMPLES: Catering licenses that show food safety permits are required for any food vendors doing samples of products at this show.
Electricity must be ordered directly from the Dalton Convention Center. Please print out the form at the bottom of this page, fill out the required information on the form, include your payment in the form of a check made out to the Dalton Convention Center, and mail it to the building address on the form. You will need to indicate your booth number on the order form. Booth numbers will be available on this website in September. You may also email the form to the contact listed on the top of the form if you wish to pay via credit card. The deadline to submit electrical forms is October 20th. For anyone requesting electricity, be sure to bring an extra 50' heavy duty extension cord.
The sales tax for this event is 7%.
Badges and Hostesses
Each exhibitor is allotted 3 exhibitor badges which should be picked up at the time of registration. Additional badges will be available for $5.00 each or you may purchase complimentary tickets for $5.00 each. Be sure to WRITE YOUR NAME on your badge. These badges will be required for entrance to the building during the run of the show. Hostesses will be available to relieve those who are alone and need to take a break, however, breaks must be limited to 10 minutes. Please sign up at the registration desk on set up day if you will need this service.
Show Rules and Expectations
IMPORTANT: No kits, imports, craft supplies, mixed media or commercially produced items are allowed. Only items handcrafted by you and listed on your application are acceptable. No foul language or offensive wording is allowed on any items displayed in your booth. All art must be family friendly. Misrepresentation of these rules can result in the closing of an exhibitor’s booth without recourse or refund and violators will not be considered for participation in any future Carolina Shows, Inc. events.
IMPORTANT: Please stay within your defined booth space. This includes chairs, tables, props, etc. Fire Codes require certain size aisles be maintained the entirety of the show run. Items in the aisles will be removed or put back into your space. Tables must be covered to the floor and your display must look attractive from all sides. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their booth in some fashion in keeping with the Christmas theme (Lights, ribbons, trees, etc.). Carolina Shows, Inc. provides basic draping to include 8-foot back walls and 3-foot side walls in all booths, however, for exhibitors that need additional booth accessories such as carpet, high drapes or additional piping, please contact our decorator, HostSouth, at 843.949.8887. There will be a charge from HostSouth for additional accessories.
IMPORTANT: Bring enough work for the entire show. If you sell out, you will need to stay for the remainder of the show. DO NOT BREAK DOWN YOUR BOOTH BEFORE THE SHOW CLOSES.
Show balances are due 60 days prior to the show. If you have an outstanding balance, we will mail you an invoice. If you would prefer to pay via credit card, please contact our office directly for instructions. If we have not received your final payment 30 days prior to the show’s start date, we will assume that you are not participating in this event and your space may be given to someone on our waiting list.
We would like to wish everyone the best of luck, good selling and for those coming in from out of town… HAVE A SAFE TRIP!
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