IABA Home Show

March 28-30, 2025
Carlson Center – Fairbanks, Alaska

Couple dreaming of their new house

The Interior Alaska Building Association’s Home Show, sponsored by Alaska EcoWater and Renewable Energy Systems of Alaska, will take place at the Carlson Center on March 28-30, 2025. The 2024 event had over 130 vendors and just under 4,000 people in attendance. The show’s continued success attracts statewide and nationwide businesses alike and has become a major community event for people interested in every aspect of northern living.

It is the only home show in Fairbanks and has become the unofficial kickoff to spring and the building season in our community. From financing to new construction to remodeling to refurnishing, it’s all there in one location on one floor, with lots of free parking. The event is co-sponsored by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, and 3-Tier Alaska.

The Facts

The event takes place at the Carlson Center, which is the Interior’s premier location for trade shows. A 43,000 sq. ft. of available space is laid out in single 10X10 spaces and multi-spaces.

​2025 will mark the 41st annual event. The late March dates make this a great time to start planning a summer project and a great place to highlight your business to the project-minded section of Fairbanks.

The IABA Home Show’s continued and growing success is due to the quality of the vendors and the home-related merchandise that is available at the event. To ensure growth in this direction, preference for new vendors will be given to businesses that are directly related to the home and home building.

$7,000 will be spent on advertising The IABA Home Show. In addition, there will be media co-sponsors to the event that will raise our advertising budget to well over $10,000.

Seminars and hands-on demonstrations take place throughout the weekend, from home loans to how to build an energy-rated home. If your company has a topic or demonstration to present, time slots may be requested by contacting KO Productions at least a month prior to the show.

The IABA Home Show is brought to you by the Interior Alaska Building Association. Proceeds from the event go to support this nonprofit agency whose mission is to promote safe, durable, and affordable housing while coordinating all fields related to the building industry for the benefit of our community and the industry as a whole.

Vendor Information

Move-In

March 27, Thur. – 8 am to 7 pm
March 28, Fri. – 8 am to 2 pm (If you require a vehicle to pull onto the loading bay to unload, this must be done prior to noon)

Show Dates and Hours

March 28, Fri. – 2 pm to 7 pm
March 29, Sat. – 10 am to 6 pm
March 30, Sun. – 11 am to 5 pm

Move-Out

March 30, Sun. – 5 pm to 11 pm
All displays must stay in place until 5 pm, and move-out must be completed by 11 pm.

Exhibit Space

One 10X10 – $700
Two 10X10 – $700 each
Three 10X10 – $700 each
Four 10X10 – $525 each
Five or more – $450 each
8X8 in Pioneer Room – $400 each
Outside space is charged at $1.50 per sq. ft.
IABA members receive a $100 discount off main arena registration and $50 off Pioneer Room registration.

Booth Rental Includes

Pipe and drape partitions and a 110 electrical outlet. Tables and chairs are available at the arena (first come, first serve), or you are welcome to bring your own.

Layout Map

Click here for a layout of the Carlson Center.

Registration Information

To pre-register online, just click here! Or click here for our printable registration.

Application Requirements

We will send you a space confirmation and an invoice. Early registration requires a $50 down to confirm participation. The 50% payment will be due December 15, with the remaining balance due in full on March 1. Late registrants (after March 1) must pay in full at the time of registration. PLEASE READ our new Exhibitor Contract before sending payment.

Credit card payment can be made online at the link provided in your invoice or by checks made out to the IABA and mailed to PO Box 80412, Fairbanks, AK 99708.

All IABA members receive a membership discount off of the total amount due. For information on membership, contact IABA at (907) 455-6650.