Move in Procedures
We have contracted with the Philadelphia streets department to have streets bordering the Armory closed down during our move in hours Thurs and Fri, and move out on Sun. However, we still need to expedite our move in process and keep things flowing. You will be given a time slot to move in and we need to be more strict than in the past about keeping to these times. If the time absolutely cannot work for you please let us know asap and we will make arrangements.
Early move in is from 2pm-5:00pm Thursday April 3rd.
Regular move in begins at 8:00am on Friday April 4th.
We will email about 2 weeks before the show and ask if you have a preference for day or time, and we will try to accommodate as best we can. Then we will email you all with your time slot.
Directions to the venue will be under the “tickets, directions…” tab on the homepage when we have update the hotel and ticket info.
Bring your vehicle to the corner of 23rd and Ranstead St. (the street to the right of the Armory). A staff person will meet you at your vehicle and give you your move-in packet (with badges, local info, etc.) and direct you to the right move in door and parking area. Once you reach the front of the line at your entry point, park and take your booth contents in by hand truck or dolly, which you are expected to bring.
You may NOT take time at this point to set anything up, as you must move your vehicle out of the way (park in the lot we have arranged, listed below) as quickly as possible.
You must be set up in time for the 6:00 pm Preview Party on Friday.
If you need to park an oversized vehicles (anything larger than an SUV or van) the lot we have established is Central Parking on N. 23rd at Arch St. (its a few blocks away, directions will be in your packets). It is $25 per day (up to 24 hours) for large vehicles, including trailers, that take up 2 spaces, either in length or width; In your packet you will find a parking pass to show the attendant and to put on your dash with your parking receipt. You must pay upon entry for the duration of your stay.
For regular size cars, vans and SUVs the best price is the indoor lot next door to the Armory, Park America – $10 per day (per 24 hours). You do not need a pass, just mention you are with the furniture show upon leaving. They are not 24 hours. They close at 9:30 on Friday, open 9:30am-7:30pm Sat, and 9:30-5:30 Sunday.
Move out begins at 5:00pm on Sunday. Do not retrieve your vehicle until your booth is packed and dismantled. You will not be allowed to park your vehicle for loading if your packing has not been accomplished. The move in crew will direct you to a parking spot to load your vehicle.
Badges are in your packet, delivered upon arrival at the venue.
Badges are provided as follows:
10’ x 10’ (or smaller) booths = 2 badges
10’ x 15’ booths = 3 badges
10’ x 20’ booths = 4 badges
Booths larger than 20’ = 5 badges
All badges will just have “ASST” and your booth # on it, unless you request a specific name to be printed.
KEEP BADGES IN A SAFE PLACE as they need to be used all weekend. Badges may be left at the show office desk for helpers to pick up.
Credit Card Station Procedures
There will be a credit card station at our front desk/ticket booth for exhibitors to use to for sales. You must have a purchase order/invoice for each purchase and you must calculate the total cost of the sale including tax if applicable. You will be charged approximately 4% of the sale for the costs we incur from the credit card companies. Accompany your client to our booth with your invoice and we will process the order with/for you.
*you do NOT need your booth number to make electrical and pipe & drape orders
Electrical Service-electrical contractor, Green Tree Electrical Services
We strongly encourage the ordering of electrical service, the overhead lighting at the venue is dim and not adequate for lighting your work.
A ten amp (1000 watt) electrical hookup is available for $95 (if preordered by March 16th) through our electrical provider. Click HERE to print out the order form or HERE to order and pay online.
You are encouraged to bring your own power strips and extension cords, though they will be available to rent from Greentree as needed. You need to bring your own lighting, as the regular overhead lights at the Armory will not provide sufficient lighting for most needs. Lighting/lamps/spotlights are also available to rent through Greentree.
Green Tree Electrical Services
Decorator Services- show decorator, Main Line Expo
You must order pipe and drape or bring your own surround, the only exception is if you ordered an island booth.
We just changed show decorators and this will save our exhibitors money. You do not need to order carpet this year, it is included. You are still welcome to bring your own fancier rug for ambiance, of course. Click HERE to print out all forms, information, pricing and payments. If you have any questions feel free to call them.
Main Line Expo
Office: 610-265-6200, ask for Patti Gallagher
Any other questions about moving in please call Alex or Josh at 215-387-8590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org