Aftermarket, Accessory and Specialty Exhibits

Vendor Information

Dates & Show Hours:

  • Media Preview: Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 & 1 (Based on your location, you may select to staff your booth during the media preview.)
  • First Look for Charity: Friday, Feb. 10, 7 - 11PM (First Look for Charity worker passes are not provided to aftermarket and allied vendors.)
  • Public Show: Saturday, Feb. 11 – Sunday, Feb. 19, 10AM - 10PM.  Monday, Feb. 20, 10AM - 8PM. (Booths must be staffed at all times during the public show.)

Vendor Booths must be set by 6am Thursday, Feb. 10


  • See Pricing Grid (on following pages)
  • Booth Space includes 8’ backwall and 3’ siderail drape (based on location), basic carpet, 10 AMP electrical outlet and identification sign.
  • There is an 8 ft. height restriction in this area. Booths taller than 8 ft. must be reviewed and approved by Show Management prior to move-in; this includes banners or signage of any type that hit above the 8 ft. drape line.

Minimum Space Allocation:

  • 100 sq. ft.  
  • Exhibitors with amplified demonstrations or audio / video require 200 sq. ft. minimum.  
  • Vehicles can be displayed in this area.
  • Sales are limited to your booth area.

Move-In / Move-Out:

  • Location: South Hall loading docks
  • Move-In: Wednesday, February 8 based on size and location
  • Freight will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. Freight will not be accepted after Wednesday.
  • Please consult the Exhibitor Manual for dock hours of operation.
  • Move-Out: Monday, February 20, 8PM - 11:59PM.

Allied Vendor booths must be show ready by 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9

Move-In/Move-Out Costs:

  • A teamster crew and crate storage costs based on Target floor plan. No hundred-weight charge for show site material handling.
  • New work rules allow most work to be done by exhibiting company full-time employees. See Exhibitor Manual.

Additional/Optional Costs:

  • Exhibitor set-up/tear-down, display properties, decorator fees, electrical connection, telephone service, enhanced carpet, internet, phone, furniture etc.

For Further Information:

The Chicago Auto Show will not be responsible for any damage or loss incurred to any exhibit or property of the exhibitor. Exhibitors should take precautions against such incidents.


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