Visitor Tips

We want you to make the most of this year’s show. Here are a few tips to help!

How Much Time?

We have found that most browsers need a couple of hours to tour the exhibits. Because the Show gives you a chance to shop and compare in one place at one time, even the most focused visitor can lose track of time. Please arrive at least two hours before closing time to take full advantage of all the exhibits.

What to Bring?

With so much to see, be sure to bring paper and pen so you can take notes. Bring any relevant measurements or material names to assist you when talking shop with suppliers and contractors. Because children may tire from walking, we encourage the use of strollers and backpacks.

What to Wear?

The Von Braun Center is air conditioned so visitors can feel comfortable in shorts as well as long pants. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of ground to cover.

Can We Eat at the Show?

The Von Braun Center offers a food concession area during the show.

Where Can I Get Help?

You can check at the Show Office in the South Hall Lobby at the Von Braun Center.

Event Parking

$10.00 cash and cards accepted

VBC Parking Areas

North Hall Parking Lot (P1): Convenient access to North Hall, Rhythm on Monroe, Mars Music Hall, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall and Playhouse.   Entry into the North Hall Parking Lot (P1) is from Clinton Avenue. 

South Hall Parking Garage (P2): Covered parking garage with convenient indoor access to all venues.  Access to the South Hall Parking Garage (P2) is from Clinton Avenue, turn onto Pollard Street and follow signs into garage.

Parking Lot V (P5): Convenient access to North Hall, Rhythm on Monroe, Mars Music Hall, and South Hall. Access into Parking Lot V (P5) is from Clinton Avenue.

CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION!!!
East Parking Lot/Box Office (P3): NOTE: THIS LOT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION.

City Parking

Monroe Street City Parking Garage (P4):  Adjacent to Hampton Inn and directly across the street from the VBC Box Office.  Convenient access to VBC Administration, Box Office, Rhythm on Monroe, Mars Music Hall, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, East Hall, Playhouse and Propst Arena,  Access into the Monroe Street City Parking Garage (P4) is from Clinton Avenue. 

Parking Lot K (P6): This is also known as the ‘Former Meadow Gold Lot.’ Access into Parking Lot K (P6) is from Clinton Avenue. 

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Directions to the Von Braun Center

From I-65 (North or South)

Take Exit 340 to Huntsville I-565 headed East. Travel approximately 19 miles to exit 19-C to Washington Street. Turn right on Washington Street, cross over the bridge to the first traffic light – Monroe Street. Turn right onto Monroe Street and travel to the 3rd traffic light (Clinton Avenue). To reach the Ticket Office and additional handicap parking, continue south on Monroe Street. The Ticket Office and additional handicap parking is on the right. To reach the North Hall or South Hall Parking Garage, turn right (west) on Clinton Avenue from Monroe Street. The North Hall is on your left or continue to the next traffic light and turn left on Pollard Avenue to access the South Hall Parking Garage.

Entering Huntsville from 72 West (from Scottsboro)

Take exit 19-A to Jefferson Street after Highway 72 West merges into I-565. Follow Jefferson Street to the first red light at Monroe Street, and turn right. Stay on Monroe until you come to the Clinton Avenue red light. You can turn right on Clinton to go the North Hall parking area (it will be on your left) or continue on Clinton and take a left on Pollard Street to access the South Hall Parking Garage. Continue on Monroe Street to access the Ticket Office and additional handicap parking which will be on your right.

From Guntersville

Take Highway 431 West will become Governors Drive. Follow Governors Drive across California Street and past Huntsville Hospital on your right. Turn right at the traffic light at Monroe Street. Go through the light at St. Clair, and turn left at the next light to stay on Monroe. The Ticket Office and additional handicap parking will be on your left in front of the VBC. For North Hall parking turn left at the Clinton Avenue light, North Hall parking will be on your left. For the South Hall Parking Garage, continue on Clinton Avenue and take a left on Pollard Street.

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