Vendor FAQs

Midwest Tool Expo

Vendor Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the deadline to register as a vendor?

Oct. 15, 2022 – Same Space Deadline – Register by this date if you want the same booth location as last year.

Nov. 18, 2022 – Earlybird Deadline – Register by this date for a chance to win a FREE booth for the 2024 expo! That’s a $575 value!

Dec. 5, 2022 – Registration Deadline (Payment Due with Reservation). Deadline for Ads in Catalog (Space and Artwork Due). If registration & ad are not submitted by Dec. 5, we will not guarantee your ad in the catalog or your booth on the map.

When can I set up?

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Jan 24-26) : 8am-5pm
  • Friday (Jan 27 ): 6am-8am  All vendor set-up must be complete by 8am on Friday.

Is there anyone available to help me unload / set up?

Our crew is available to assist with unloading starting Tuesday the 24th. Hand carts are available at the front desk for use. If you have larger items our tow motor operators will help.

What advertising opportunities are available?

You can place an ad in our Show Catalog which will be seen by over 5,500 readers. Catalogs are available to all the attendees during the show, but many will keep it as a directory all year long! Your advertisement in our Show Catalog will be seen by over 5,500 readers.
Various Sponsorship Packages Available.

How does shipping work?

Incoming Freight — Monday, January 23. All incoming freight must be properly marked with Name, Address, & Booth Number. We will place incoming freight in your booth. For shipping questions contact Karen at the Michiana Event Center at 260-768-3300 ext 2.

Outbound Freight — Monday, January 30, for local vendors. Outbound freight must be properly marked with a bill of lading.

All other shipping needs outside arrangements.

Can I see a Booth Layout Map?

Check out a Map of the show here.

More Vendor Questions? Contact Ervin Miller by emailing