Our annual Chattanooga Holiday Market occupies Exhibit Halls B, C and D each year; for orientation, our stage is placed in Hall B against the wall which separates us from Hall A.
Hall A has been not been occupied by us to allow for other events to use the facility without disrupting our setup. That’s worked our fairly well in the past, but this year Hall B (in additional to Hall A) is going to be in use by another event Dec 11-13. This means that we must vacate Hall B after the first weekend, and setup again before our second weekend.
It’s a pain, but it’s part of the deal - we don’t actually rent the facility during the week (they simply allow for us to remain in place as a favor/convenience). So there are a few things we are going to do to make things slightly easier this year:
We’ve asked the Venue to flip the active concession stands from Hall D to Hall B; this will allow for us to flip the setup of the vendors towards the back of Hall B to the left (Hall D), and allow for them to remain in place.
There are some open spots in Halls C/D from people who did not early-bird renew in December; we are going to allow Hall B early-bird renewals the option of switching locations (from what’s available, based on priority points, etc) if desired.
Finally, moving out of Hall B doesn’t necessarily mean packing everything up and taking it home – tents, tables and the like can be scooted over to Halls C/D for that week and scooted back early Saturday morning Dec 14. As such, we’re going to staff up a bit heavier than usual Sunday Dec 8 to help move fixtures, and again Sat Dec 14 to help move them back.
It’s definitely a hassle, but they’ve done us solid with advanced notice and time to plan. If you are confirmed for Hall B and wish to permanently move your spot into Halls C or D, contact the Help Desk and we will add you to the request-to-move list. Discussion to this post will be read, but you will not be added to the move list unless you submit a Help Desk ticket.