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.
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.
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.
The Von Braun Center has three main parking lots. While each lots offers access to all events, specific lots offer certain advantages. The North Hall parking lot has convenient access to North Hall, Concert Hall and Playhouse events. Ticket Office parking has convenient handicapped access to Concert Hall, East Hall and West Hall events. South Hall parking is a covered parking garage providing protection from weather and access to all venues with convenience to South Hall events.
North Hall Parking Lot
Access to the North Hall parking lot is from Clinton Avenue. Platinum Parking is $10 per car per day.
South Hall Parking Garage
From Clinton Avenue, turn onto Pollard Street and follow signs.
Box Office & Administrative Office Parking
From Clinton Avenue turn south on Monroe Street and take the first right into the front parking lot.
Parking in VBC lots is $7 per car per day unless otherwise noted.
The City of Huntsville’s web site “Parking Huntsville” has additional parking information. Their site can be accessed at www.parkinghuntsville.com.
Monroe Street City Parking Garage
The Monroe Street parking garage will be accessible from Monroe Street and Church Street and will open to accommodate event activity.
Former Meadow Gold Lot
The former Meadow Gold lot is accessible from Clinton Avenue.
Parking in any of these lots is an additional charge and could be as much as $10.