Exhibitor Information

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

BIG CROWDS. BIG SUCCESS.

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape is your opportunity to showcase your business to thousands of Backyard Lifestyle enthusiasts!

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape is produced by Saskatoon Prairieland Park and was established in 1990 in support of the growing industry. Through strong local support and a growing province, the show has continued to provide exhibitors with the opportunity to expand their customer base, making this a must attend event. Eager for spring, over 22,000 visitors attend annually, to walk the show, gain inspiration, purchase hot new items and meet with industry experts.

Exhibitor Criteria

In keeping the show focused on outdoor living and horticulture, all exhibitors must meet the criteria of providing backyard living and horticulture related products and services to exhibit in the show. We encourage all exhibitors to add plant material to their exhibit. Booths with plants get noticed! Trade show applications are accepted on a first-come basis, so please return your application early to ensure your acceptance for 2018.

Exhibitor Criteria

Show Attendees… Your Current and Future Customers

  • Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape – Saskatchewan’s original outdoor living, gardening and landscaping show is a proven marketing tool for your business. Below are some 2017 survey results:
  • An attendance of 22,047 people.
  • 60% females & 40% males
  • 65% between the ages of 36-64
  • 65% live in Saskatoon; 20% live within 80km of Saskatoon; 13% live more than 80km of Saskatoon; 2% outside of SK
  • 82% of attendees purchased goods or services from an exhibitor
  • 44% of attendees purchased between $51-$299 at the show
  • Visitors ranked trade show component #1 reason for attending

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 booth award winners – Moody’s Equipment, Boychuk Greenhouses, Steelmet Supply, and Saskatoon Bee Club. Thank you to all the exhibitors for a job well done … this award could be yours in 2018!

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape is produced by Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation:

Susan Kuzma, Manager – Special Events

Guylaine Patenaude, Special Events Coordinator

Kylie Chupa, Exhibits & Events Coordinator

For additional exhibitor information contact: kchupa@saskatoonex.com

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape – A proven marketing tool

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape is the perfect place to expand your customer base. Meet potential customers, sell merchandise, introduce and demonstrate new products, generate sales, develop brand name recognition, elicit media attention, and distribute information and samples to thousands of customers at the show. Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape attracts your target audience by strategically promoting the show in radio, TV, print, internet and social media to create a fully integrated marketing campaign. It’s the ideal sales environment where consumers can touch, see, compare and buy your products and services.

Sponsorship/Marketing Opportunities – Drive customers to your booth!

There are many sponsorship opportunities available at Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape. We can customize marketing packages to your product or service that will fit your specific marketing goals and budget. Jason Hynd, Manager – Corporate Sales & Sponsorship (306-221-2502 or jhynd@saskatoonex.com) would be happy to work with you on a customized promotion.

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape will occupy more than 180,000 square feet in Halls A, C, D & E with an estimated 350 booths. Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape is a show designed to motivate people to create or improve their own personal outdoor living spaces. Patrons of Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape are treated to the sights, scents and sounds of feature gardens with blooming perennials, annuals, and trees.

Digital Marketing Opportunity:

Option 1: $500

  • Your company logo and booth number (2-3 seconds in length)

Option 2: $1000

  • Interactive Video to showcase your products, logo, and booth number (6-8 seconds in length)
  • Receive a highlight in the show guide

Note: $100 additional production fee required if camera-ready artwork/video not supplied.

Official Show Guide

$500 – Display Ad in Show Guide

This year Prairieland Park will once again be producing a full-color show guide that will be distributed to Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape patrons at the entrance of the show. This guide will contain the exhibitor list and locations, along with building maps, show schedules and other pertinent information. Limited advertising opportunities will be available as well.

Show Attendees… Your Current and Future Customers

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape – Saskatchewan’s original outdoor living, gardening and landscaping show is a proven marketing tool for your business. Below are some 2017 survey results:

  • An attendance of 22,047 people.
  • 60% females & 40% males
  • 65% between the ages of 36-64
  • 65% live in Saskatoon; 20% live within 80km of Saskatoon; 13% live more than 80km of Saskatoon; 2% outside of SK
  • 82% of attendees purchased goods or services from an exhibitor
  • 44% of attendees purchased between $51-$299 at the show
  • Visitors ranked trade show component #1 reason for attending

Please forward completed service forms to kchupa@saskatoonex.com or fax 306-931-7886. Thank you.

Wireless/Hardwired Internet Service:

Unsecured Wireless Internet Service is provided with your booth space this year ($125 value). For guaranteed bandwidth, a dedicated Hard Wired Service can be ordered. Please be aware that if you are operating a Rogers based debit/credit card machine you will experience difficulties as our cellular service is SaskTel based.

Hard Wired Internet

Electrical Service

One 110v 15 amp outlet is provided with each booth space. If additional electrical service is required, please complete attached order form.

Electrical Service

Utilities Service

Exhibitors requiring water/plumbing service are subject to fees. This includes filling hot tubs with water. NOTE: Natural gas services are available in some booth locations. Notification of this service is necessary when applying for booth space.

Utilities

Sign Hanging Service

Please be aware that any exhibitor signs or banners hung from the ceiling, must be hung by Prairieland Park staff. There is a charge for this service and size restrictions may apply.

Sign Hanging

Handy Special Events

Show Supplier

Display accessory rentals – tables, chairs and other display material.

Handy Rentals

Official Suppliers to Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape:

Pelican Signs & Decals Inc.
Prairieland Park Sign Supplier
306-384-0356

Parktown Hotel
Host Hotel
1-800-667-3999
reservations@parktownhotel.com (Special Rates Apply)

Move-In Times

Tuesday, March 20 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (By Appointment Only)

Wednesday, March 21 8:00 am – 12:00 noon (By Appointment Only)

Wednesday, March 21 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

Thursday, March 22 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Move-Out Times

Sunday, March 25 5:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Monday, March 26 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Additional Information

Exhibit Awards – awards will be presented for best display in designated categories.

Exhibitor admission badges may be obtained at the Events Office.

Exhibitors’ Mixer – Industry Night, an informal social is planned for Saturday, March 24.

Drapery – eight-foot high backs; four-foot high sides. Drape color: green backs and white side-wings.

Security: 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 21 to Monday, March 26 at 10:00 am, during non-show hours.

Overhead door dimensions: 1 – 24’ X 20’, 2 – 12’ X 14’ – Hall D 20’ X 20’ – Hall E.

Thank you for applying to become an exhibitor at our annual Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape show. Please provide specific details on your product and/or service. All applications will be reviewed by the Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape Committee. Deadline for applications is November 20, 2017. We encourage you to apply early and provide generous detail on your product or service. Confirmation will be sent to approved exhibitors along with invoices and additional information. To determine if you are a commercial exhibitor or a society/association please review the exhibitor criteria.

Cancellation Policy: Rental space fees will be refunded, with the exception of $100.00 administration fee, when cancellations are received by February 1, 2018. No refunds will be paid on later cancellations or no-shows. Saskatoon Prairieland Park reserves the right to cancel this agreement at any time if, in its opinion, the terms and conditions of this licence agreement are not being observed. Applications are confirmed upon receiving your invoice. Payment is required within 30 days.

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