Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the show times for the general public?

Answer: Sneak Preview, September 10, 6 – 9 pm & Day Show, September 11, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm.  This year, we are starting the Day Show Happy Hour at 4:30 pm.

Question:  What is the booth size and what comes with my booth?

Answer: The booth size is 8' deep by 10' wide.  You get a table, 2 chairs, a waste basket and a sign with your business name and booth number.

Question: When can my team get into the Civic Center to start setting up our booth?

Answer: The Civic Center will open at 9 am on Tuesday, September 10, to Exhibitors for booth setup. Your booth needs to be completely setup by 4 pm for cleanup, prior to the start of the Sneak Preview. Your team can enter and exit from the Castell Ave. loading dock/service door or the front doors.

Question: What supplies do I need for setup?

Answer: Besides your business-specific needs, you will need to bring your own dolly/handcart because the Civic Center does not supply them. Also, if you need electricity, bring a power strip and perhaps an extension cord.

Question: When can I get in for the Day Show?

Answer: The Civic Center will open at 10 am on Wednesday to Exhibitors wanting to get organized prior to the Day Show. Doors open at 11:30 am for lunch.

Question: I want to give away or sell food. Are there any restrictions?

Answer: If you plan to distribute samples of food or beverages, please fill out the temporary food concession permit and return to the City of New Braunfels: Temporary Food Establishment Application.

Question: What can I leave at my booth on Tuesday night? What kind of security will there be?

Answer: It is not advisable to leave any cash boxes or items of value, just to be safe. However, the Civic Center will be locked overnight and the security alarm set with motion detectors. Should you have helium balloons, they must be weighted so as not to set off alarm.

Question: When can I break down my booth?

Answer: All booths must remain intact until close of the event at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 11. If you should dismantle your booth before the Show closes, you will not be invited to return to the 2020 Business Trade Show.

Question: Do I need to be at both days of the Business Trade Show or can I just set up for Wednesday?

Answer: You must have your booth setup for the entire show or your business will not be asked to return in 2020. It is very important that your booth be manned and your business present.

Question:  What is the Scavenger Hunt?

Answer: The Amazing Race scavenger hunt will be held during the Day Show.  Each attendee and exhibitor will receive a stamp card upon entry that contains a number of booths. They will need to go to each of the booths on their card to get a stamp or sign off.  When the card is full, they can fill in their personal information for a chance to win $1000 Gift Card at the drawing at the end of the show.  MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Question:  What are the Interviews?

Answer: A film crew will come around to your booths beginning at 10 am on Wednesday to film a quick commercial of you for your business.  Exhibitors are encouraged to get to their booths early to get this done quickly because we have a limited window of time for the filming.  The commercials will air on the screens in both rooms throughout the day.


Please contact Laurie Wehring at with any questions.