Frequently Asked Questions
Is food available at the shows?
The venues the shows are held in offer concessions at a price.
Is there a fee for my kids/grandkids to go to the show?
Kids under the age of 16 are admitted freely with a paying adult.
Can I use my credit card to purchase tickets on-site or to purchase goods from vendors?
On-site ticket purchases are cash only. To purchase a ticket via credit card you must purchase online or simply click here. Most vendors selling goods at the show accept all major credit cards. Helpful tip: make your bank is aware that you are planning to make purchases at a trade show (vendors are located across the united states so each transaction will show as being processed in that state causing confusion on your banks end).
Is there seating available for all seminars?
Seminars offered with admission are first come first serve and have +/- 30 chairs available. If you are looking for a good spot our advice is to get there early. Paid seminars only allow for a certain number of participants so so make your payment early to ensure your reservation.
If I am submitting a woodworking item for the Project Challenge, when do I drop it off?
Project Challenge items can be dropped off 1 hour prior to the show beginning Friday & Saturday only. Judging occurs all day Saturday and prizes are awarded Saturday before the close of the show. All times must be removed from the show floor before 3:00pm on Sunday.
If I am volunteering with a club/guild can I go to the show all weekend?
When you volunteer to assist your club or guild during show hours you're contact with the show will provide us with your name and hours of assistance. Any leisure time on the show floor requires an admission ticket as we are providing education that is meant for paying customers only.
Are tickets purchased online transferable?
All tickets purchased online are good for 1 person's use only. They are transferable and coded so the same individual that uses the ticket, on their first day of entry, must be the same person using the ticket throughout the weekend.
Is there a discount for veterans or senior citizens?
Unfortunately we do not offer any veteran or senior citizen discount. As we're sure you're aware our audience is made up of a large percentage of veterans and senior citizens. While we appreciate their service and their wisdom without their monetary contribution we would be unable to provide our show.
Do I need to purchase a ticket to the show if I register for a seminar?
There is only 1 class offered this season requiring registration (AAW Introduction To Woodturning). This seminar registration is not your admission ticket. In order to access the Introduction To Woodturning on the show floor you must also purchase an admissions ticket.
Is my $14 admission included in the paid educational seminars being offered?
When you purchase paid education whether it be for $50 or $25 your $12 admission is included.
What is the busiest day of the show, and the least busy?
The busiest day of the show is typically Saturday afternoon. The least busy is typically Sunday morning.