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Countdown to The Big Shed Show

The Big Shed Show will feature a sold-out trade show floor with 70 exhibitors at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

It’s less than two months to the shed-building industry’s premier trade show—The Big Shed Show.

This year, the show heads to the Cincinnati area and the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky, October 3.

The one-day event, co-hosted by Capital Forest Products in Annapolis, Maryland, and Union Grove Lumber in Harmony, North Carolina, attracts attendees from nearly every state in the U.S. and hosts representatives from lumber mills, paint manufacturers, fastening companies, windows and doors, and virtually every other component related to shed manufacturing and shed hauling.

In fact, the 40,000-square-foot show floor is sold out, with nearly 70 exhibitors set to display products and services for the shed industry.

In addition to the networking opportunities available with the exhibitors on the trade show floor, attendees will learn valuable information from a variety of seminars and numerous hands-on demonstrations presented by exhibitors.

As always, The Big Shed Show will offer breakfast, before the trade show floor opens, and lunch.

New this year, attendees will enjoy an expedited badge system. Also, those bringing families can take advantage of a huge kids’ room, with many activities for children.

There’s still time to register to attend. Log onto www.bigshedshow.com for more information. 

NORTHERN KENTUCKY CONVENTION CENTER

The Northern Kentucky Convention Center is located in Covington along the banks of the Ohio River. It is situated at the heart of a rapidly expanding business and entertainment district just across a picturesque 19th-century suspension bridge from downtown Cincinnati.

This 204,000-total square foot multi-purpose facility has 110,000 square feet of meeting, exhibition, and social function space. The center is designed to make it as convenient and efficient as possible for meeting, conference, and exhibition planners, and is directly connected to the Marriott at RiverCenter.

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

Northern Kentucky, the top of the South and the end of the North, is perfectly situated along the Ohio River across from big sister Cincinnati. Encompassing the historic towns of Newport and Covington, as well as the suburban centers along the Covington/Cincinnati International Airport, Northern Kentucky is a strong part of the Cincinnati USA region with its roots firmly planted in Kentucky.

The Northern Kentucky Riverfront will provide a stunning backdrop for The Big Shed Show. (Photo courtesy of Atlas Imaging)

All this means everyone heading to The Big Shed Show will have plenty to enjoy when the trade show floor isn’t open. 

Northern Kentucky is home to many spirited and faith-based, family-friendly attractions. Located in the rolling hills of Northern Kentucky is the biblical reproduction, full-scale Noah’s Ark, the newly-opened Ark Encounter. Featuring a seven-story, 500-foot-long replica of the Ark with many interactive exhibits, the ark also boasts the world’s largest café, Emzara’s, with more than 1,300 seats. 

The timber-frame structure is an exact replica of Noah’s Ark according to the book of Genesis. This beautiful piece of architecture is filled with state-of-the-art exhibitions to tell the true story of Noah and the flood. The Ark is large enough to fit thousands of visitors as they witness the dozens of exhibits, including animals, Noah’s family, and the flood.

Northern Kentucky is also home to the Creation Museum, dedicated to bringing biblical stories to life. A walk through history via the pages of the Bible, explore how scripture provides an eyewitness account of the beginning of all things in a state-of-the-art, 70,000 square foot museum designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director. 

This acclaimed, one-of-a-kind museum is filled with animatronic displays (moving dinosaurs), videos, a planetarium, Special Effects Theater, and much more.

Newport Aquarium is a 100,000-square-foot facility located on the banks of the Ohio River, just across from downtown Cincinnati. Specially designed underwater tunnels will bring you face-to-face with sharks and other marine life. 

The recently remodeled theater now features Shark Ray Bay, which provides an awe-inspiring view of the giant shark tank and the aquarium’s four rare shark rays: Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike. Guests can pet the sharks and even come eye to eye with Tut, the Nile crocodile in Gator Alley. 

Northern Kentucky is also the gateway to Bourbon Country, and it is home to four distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, the little sister to the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, as well as The B-Line, a carefully crafted Bourbon collection of distilleries, bars, and restaurants. 

WHERE TO STAY

Discover the newly renovated Marriott RiverCenter hotel where convenience meets relaxation. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, this luxurious Covington hotel boasts deluxe guest room accommodations featuring stunning skyline views of Downtown Cincinnati, mahogany furnishings, and wireless internet access. 

An enclosed skywalk connects the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to this hotel, making it easy to enjoy great events and exhibitions. Enjoy a wide variety of first-class hotel services and lodging amenities, including a full-service health club and the new PURE Allergy Free guest rooms. Discover one of the most luxurious hotels near downtown Cincinnati at the Marriott RiverCenter Hotel.

Other hotels along the Ohio River near the convention center include the Best Western Plus Riverfront, Holiday Inn Riverfront, Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront, Extended Stay America Covington, Courtyard Cincinnati Covington, and Hotel Covington.           

Sources: The Big Shed Show, Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau

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