Exhibitor Information

Welcome Letter
Booth Pricing
Apply to Exhibit
Exhibitor Forms
Venue & Lodging
Marketing Strategy
Testimonials

Welcome Potential Exhibitors!

More than 40,000 garden enthusiasts from throughout the state and beyond attend the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show each year. Join us and experience how so many in the industry are successful in generating solid leads and closing sales.

The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show has proven for decades to be an extremely successful way to market, sell and promote garden products and services to thousands of affluent consumers. Event marketing is an effective tool to meet your potential clients face-to-face and close the sale at an affordable cost.

North East Expos has been family-owned and operated for more than forty years. I will follow up with you shortly to discuss your participation. In the meantime, feel free to contact me at kristie@northeastexpos.com or 860-844-8461. I look forward to working with you!

Kristie Gonsalves,
President, North East Expos, Inc.

Nearly 40 years of history & 40,000+ garden enthusiasts each year!

The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show has proven for decades to be an extremely successful way to market, sell and promote garden products and services!

Dates & Hours

February 25-28, 2021

Thursday: 10a – 7p Friday: 10a – 8p Saturday: 10a – 8p Sunday: 10a – 5p

Ticket Pricing

Purchase tickets at the show

$18 – Adult General Admission $16 – Seniors (Thursday & Friday Only) $5 – Children 5-12 FREE – Children under 5

  • No online tickets sales for this event.
  • Cash only at the box office.
  • Admission price includes the 10% admission tax.
  • Box office closes 1 hour prior to the show closing times, to ensure attendees are able to visit the entire show.

Location

Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06103

Click here for interactive directions!

ticket pricing

Booth Info & Pricing

10′ x 10′ Booth

Aisle = $750
Corner = $800

Bulk Space Rate

Any space over 500′ = $6 per square foot

Deposit

A 50% deposit must be received with all contracts.

Not-for-profit Pricing

Please call 860-844-8461 to discuss your not-for-profit organization and we’ll consider special pricing & arrangements.

Prices Include

  • 8′ high backdrop
  • 3′ side rails
  • Exhibitor sign
Apply to Exhibit

Venue & Lodging Info

Venue Info

The Connecticut Convention Center is easily accessible from interstates I-91 & I-84. There is an attached parking garage as well as a number of garages and lots within walking distance.

A shuttle transportation system also operates throughout the city to the Convention Center.

Exhibitor parking is FREE all day this year in designated area in the Front Street South Garage directly across the street from the Center.

Address & Directions

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Click here or on the map for interactive directions!

Lodging Info

Comfort Inn and Suites
East Hartford
860-289-4950
$79.99 per night
Free parking

Marriott
Connected to the Convention Center
860-249-8000
$149.00 per night + tax & parking
Click to book

Holiday Inn
Downtown Hartford
877-834-3613 (Group Code – CFG)
$89.99 per night – Click to book
Free parking

The Capitol Hotel
440 Asylum Street
Hartford CT 06103
(959) 888 – 3000
$75 per night – Click to book
Rate code = LNEEI

Marketing Strategy

Our major media sponsors have traditionally provided the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show with an effective advertising campaign with tremendous exposure in the months prior to and during the event. Leading TV and radio stations have consistently sponsored our event. Our sponsors as well as other local and regional stations target the audience you want to reach. The goal is to get people there, to ensure that our exhibitors are successful.

Many Connecticut newspapers and magazines as well as The New York Times have featured this show. Additionally, live coverage appears on TV and radio before the show and continuously over the weekend. Also, we advertise extensively on TV, radio, billboards, online and in print throughout Connecticut, Western MA and NY. We also employ posters, direct mail, social media and digital promotions in a grass roots approach.

In conclusion, with help from Connecticut Green Industries and The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., garden centers, landscapers and florists all spread the word, creating a buzz drawing over 40,000 attendees on an annual basis— It’s a great show you need to be a part of!

Testimonials

“The CT Flower & Garden Show is the traditional kickoff to the region’s garden season. We look forward to renewed relationships with friends and subscribers. The four days of full-blown spring in February – is an awakening, inspiring, and educating experience for all.”

Anne & Will Rowlands, CT Gardener Magazine - Publishers

“Many, many thanks to Kristie for her generous help & support of the Federated Garden Clubs exhibit, making it our most successful show to date! Her patience, knowledge of the business and willingness to help made for a great partnership! Looking forward to doing it again!”

Ginni Donovan, Federated Garden Club of CT - Show Chair

“Thanks for putting on such a great show this year! The flower displays were spectacular and our sales were up 27%!”

Andre Kreft, Savor Fine Foods - Owner

“The Flower Show has been great for Paul Buettner Florist. We have met many current customers there and have made quite a few new ones through the exposure. We have booked two weddings after meeting the brides at the show. To be able to meet and greet the thousands of flower lovers is incredible. The show increases our recognition and gets our name out there.”

Bob Buettner, Paul Buettner Florist