The Des Moines Holiday Boutique does not print or mail the Exhibitor Kit.  All information can be found in the Exhibitor Manual and the links below.

Exhibitor Manual Coming Soon

Please note that this page is always being updated as new information becomes available. 

Additional Questions?
Contact Ryan McCune, Show Coordinator

816.931.4686 ext. 305 |

Connect with us!

• Twitter: @DSMHolidayShow
• Instagram: @HolidayBoutiqueShows
• Facebook: @HolidayBoutique
• Hashtags: #DSMHolidayBoutique #HolidayBoutique
Promote the show and YOURSELF on social media.

We'd prefer if exhibitors did not make their own Facebook Event, but we'd love if you joined ours!  We can make you a co-host, so our Facebook Event will appear on your Facebook Page.   You can also share the Facebook Event regularly.   You can post show specials and business information in our Facebook Event regularly.  It's the best place to connect with our attendees prior to, during and after the show.  

Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2021.

In addition to using our Facebook Event to your advantage, consider submitting an Exhibitor Spotlight.   We'll use your answers to create a blog that will appear on our show website, and be shared on Twitter and in the Facebook Event.

Click Here to fill out the Exhibitor Spotlight form.

Interested in getting your name out there? Donate Items for Girls Night out/Saturday Night Out.

On November 5th and from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm & November 6th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Holiday Boutique turns a unique shopping experience into a party with a special Girls Night Out on Friday & a Saturday Night Out on Saturday - complete with music, entertainment and fabulous door prizes!

You can reach shoppers and gain more exposure at the show by providing a gift certificate from your business. 

Click Here to learn more.


Promote your handmade products through this year’s ARTISAN PRODUCTS feature. We’re looking for new makers to feature on the show website and through social media. We’ll also be promoting this feature through paid TV, radio, and print advertising.

Click Here for the Artisan Submission Form.
Application Deadline is October 6, 2021


FridayNovember 5th10:00 am - 9:00 pm
SaturdayNovember 6th10:00 am - 8:00 pm
SundayNovember 7th10:00 am - 5:00 pm



Assigned dates & times for move-in COMING SOON

General Move-In Hours:

WednesdayNovember 3rd
     Noon -  8:00 pm
ThursdayNovember 4th
8:00 am -  8:00 pm


Dismantling of displays is not permitted until 5:01 pm on Sunday, November 21st.

General Move-Out Hours:

SundayNovember 7th
5:01 pm -    8:00 pm
MondayNovember 8th
7:00 am -  11:00 am

Show Decorator | More Info Coming Soon

Exhibitors are responsible for flooring (required for all booths.) You may supply your own tables and chairs or rent from the show decorator. An advanced purchase discount is offered.

Electric | Utilities | Internet 

To purchase any of these services please visit the Iowa Events Center website or contact Exhibitor Services at 515.564.8018.  An advanced purchase discount is offered.

Order Online

Food Sampling

The City of Des Moines requires that all exhibitors sampling food during the show have a temporary food service permit.

Temporary License Application

Handwashing Requirements

Public Event Sample Authorization Request 

Temporary Food Operation Guide

Insurance Needs

Our shows have all been set up so exhibitors can apply using this link:

A few things to be aware of:

  • Exhibitors will have to pick the show from a drop-down list that includes shows other than just those run by MPE. 
  • Marketplace Events is not selling this insurance and doesn’t profit from it in any way.  This is simply a resource for those exhibitors who don’t already have the required insurance coverage per their contracts.  They do not have to purchase this.

The Insurance clause is #5 on the Terms and Conditions page of all booth space contracts.  For easy reference, exhibitors are required to have:

  • Comprehensive General Liability and All Risk Property insurance
  • Coverage must be from the start of move in to the end of move out
  • Coverage of at least $1,000,000 for each separate occurrence
  • Name Marketplace Events LLC and the venue as additional insured
  • Provide a copy of certificate of insurance to MPE

Contact Kendra Reilly Monahan, Buttine Underwriters Purchasing Group, LLC
212.867.3642 |
Application Deadline is October 27, 2021

Iowa Sales Tax Information

For information regarding sales taxes prior to the event please visit the Iowa Department of Revenue website.

Additional Exhibitor Badges & Discounted Show Tickets
Click Here  

Hotel Information

We have negotiated discounted rates during the show at the following hotels:

Hilton Des Moines Downtown (connected to IEC via skywalk)
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Click Here  to reserve your room for $129/night
Booking Deadline is 5pm CST, October 20, 2021

Contact us today!

Marc H Gary, Show Manager    816.931.4686 Ext 307

Ryan McCune, Show Coordinator   816.931.4686 Ext 305