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Load In & Day of Show Information

Thank you for participating in the Mankato Bridal Show! 




 LOAD IN: Sunday, February 25th - 8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Booth Assignments will be emailed out the Thursday prior to the show, and maps will be posted at the loading dock and entrance.

You may use the front and back entrance to the Grand Hall (Hickory Street and Walnut Street). A limited number of carts will be available in the back of the Grand Hall where the loading dock is. Feel free to use these, but please return them right away so others may use them.


The loading dock to the Grand Hall is directly across from the Number 4 restaurant on Walnut Street. The front entrance to the Grand hall is directly across from US Bank on Hickory Street.


Please spend as little time in the loading dock area as possible and respect other vendors needing the space also.   



SELLING - If you are selling merchandise or products that people will walk away with the day of the show, we will require a ST19 form.  If you have not already done so, please forward a copy prior to the show date.  If you need a blank ST19, please contact Katie.


FOOD SAMPLES - If you are giving away samples, samples must 2 ounces or less per Minnesota State Health Code. We will need a copy of your food license prior to the show, please email this over to Katie. No alcohol samples allowed. 




PARKING: The Civic Center Parking Ramp will be open and free for you to park on Saturday and Sunday. The City Center Parking Ramp (Hilton Ramp) has free parking available as well.  NO PARKING in the loading dock 


VENDOR ACCOMMODATIONS:   Coffee, water, and donuts will be available for vendors on Sunday inside the loading dock or placed at your booth.  There will also be bar service available for purchase.


LOAD OUT: Please do not start tearing down your booth until 2:00 PM if in the Grand Hall or 2:15 PM if in the Banquet Hall - No earlier.  The room must be cleared by 4:00 PM on Sunday.


ELECTRICITY: If you have not already requested electricity at your booth, and you would like electricity during the show, please request prior to Saturday, February 17th. Electricity is provided in the cost of your booth, but we will need to know in advance, or a $50 fee will be charged for day of hook-up.  Standard booths are 8’ x 10’ with draped dividers and one skirted, linen-covered table with two chairs.


If you have any special requests (forklift, extra tables, unique set up needs), please reach out to Katie in advance so we can ensure that we can accommodate your needs.


If you have any questions during load-in or day of show, please fell free to reach out


Katie Cell – 507-720-2009

Thank you again!!!

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