Today's Bride Pros

August Day-of Itinerary

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Sunday, August 25th

JOHN S. KNIGHT CENTER 77 E MILL ST, AKRON, OH Show hours open to the public:  11AM-4PM

7:00 AM

The exhibit hall opens for booth set-up and unloading.
(No earlier please. The facility will be locked.)
All exhibitors must unload at the upper Broadway St. Lot off the loading dock area and enter thru Dock Door 2.

10:45 AM

Silent opening of the doors.
All booths must be ready to go!

11:00 AM

Publicized doors open to the public.

12:30 PM & 2:30 PM

Fashion Shows taking place on the main stage.

4:00 PM

Vendors may begin to dismantle their booth display
(no earlier than 4pm) 
Beginning to tear down early is prohibited, will result in the forfeiture of the lead list and $100 fine! 

What you need to know


All exhibitors must unload at the upper Broadway St. lot off the loading dock area and enter through Dock Door 2.  Plan extra time for lines that may form.Exhibitors CANNOT unload/load through the main, front doors of John S. Knight Center.

We suggest you bring your own dolly to wheel your materials in and out quickly.

Should move-in require additional help, a few complimentary porters will be on hand to assist.  Refer to the JOHN S. KNIGHT CENTER EXHIBITOR INFORMATION packet for specific rules and regulations that relate to their facility.

Overnight Accommodations

To reserve a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Akron East, call the hotel directly at 330-733-2900 and mention Today’s Bride as the group.  Or reserve online at; use TB as the “Group Code” when completing a reservation.  Discount deadline is August 11th.


Use “John S. Knight Center Guest” network.  Open Internet browser and click on “Agree and Continue”.


The CITY lots are free of charge starting at 6:00pm on Friday continuing through Sunday.  There are other PRIVATE lots available for a fee.  See posted rates for the rates.

Food Options

Food for your staff is not permitted to be brought into the facility from outside restaurants, fast food chains or catering companies.  Concessions will be available during show hours on Sunday.   

Identifying Brides

For easier identification, engaged attendees will be wearing a TODAY’S BRIDE sticker, thus making your efforts easier to speak directly to the bride.

Exhibitor Hotline  330-568-5638

Electricity not working?  Trash overflowing near you?  Music too loud?  Call or text this number to alert show management without leaving your booth!


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