FAQ for Exhibitors

Where is the CARS Racing Show 2023?

-It will be held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, in Hickory, NC. 

What are the dates of the show?

-The show will take place Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th, 2023.

What are the show hours?

Thursday, January 5th – 9am-7pm – Move in

Friday, January 6th

                8am Doors open for Exhibitors
                9-11 am – B to B hours for Exhibitors
                11 am- 6pm – Show open to Attendees

Saturday, January 7th

                9am – 5pm – Show open to Attendees

How much does exhibit space cost?

-Please fill out our booth request form to request a booth. 

10×10 – $550
10×20 – $975
10×30 – $1350
20×20 – $1650
20×30 – $2500

Is there still exhibit space available?

-Sorry!  We are sold out for the 2023 show.

Where can I register for my exhibitor badge?

-Please fill out our exhibitor badge form for each member of your booth. Please make sure we have names for everyone in your booth. If you do not pre-register, there will be a $10 fee per badge at move in. 

What are the best hotels for the show? Are they Expensive?

-We have partnered with local hotels to get the best deals for our attendees and exhibitors. You can visit our hotels page to see the hotels and amenities they offer. 

When is move in for exhibitors? 

-Exhibitor move-in is Thursday, January 5th, 2023. We will have special parking for exhibitors, with plenty of room to navigate large trailers and trucks. To see the move-in map and instructions, click here.

Where can I request carpet, chairs, and tables?

-We are not handling the requests for these items this year. You may requests these items through our vendor soon! Check back for the request form. 

Is there a welcome party for exhibitors?

-Yes! Our CARS 2023 Welcome Party is Friday, January 6th from 6pm – 8pm. It will be open to Exhibitors and Attendees. We will have food, drinks, and entertainment. We will be highlighting sponsors throughout the party with displays. There are additional sponsorship opportunities available for the welcome party, you can Adopt a Keg or become a Food Sponsor here. 

How do I place an Advertisement in the Event Guide?

– You can sign up for an ad placement here, we have several size options to fit your needs:

Full Page (5.5”x8.5”) – $200
Half-Page (5.5”x4.25”) – $100
1/4 Page (5.5”x2.125”) – $50

I’m interested in hosting a Seminar, how do I sign up?

– We’d love to have you! Please fill out our seminar sign up form, and we’ll be in touch. 

I would like to have my car featured in the show. How do I sign up?

– If you have a car that you feel would bring value to the show, please fill out our sign up form here