FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


location

Where is the Statehouse Convention Center?

The convention center is located at 101 E. Markham St. in downtown Little Rock next to the Marriott.


parking

Where do I park?

There is public parking at the 2nd & Main Street parking deck for $5. The parking deck is just a block from the convention center. Visitors can also park at Riverfront Park behind the River Market for $5. Access to the Riverfront Park lot is from Rock Street. There is an underground parking deck located on Markham St. near the Doubletree hotel which often has spaces available.  The Little Rock Marriott is attached to the convention center and has valet parking for $15/day.  In addition, there is some on-street metered parking near the convention center.

One of the easiest ways to get to the convention center is using the River Rail Streetcar.  You can park anywhere along the River Rail Streetcar route and ride the trolley to the Little Rock Marriott stop. Free parking is available at the Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer International, Historic Arkansas Museum, 7th & Main St. in North Little Rock, and many other locations. There are covered waiting areas at many of the trolley stops.


shopping

Is there package holding so I don’t have to carry my purchases around all day?

Yes, the show offers a free package holding service. There is one package holding station located near booth #2 on the show floor and another located in the main lobby of the convention center just inside the Markham Street entrance. Packages may be left during show hours, but should be picked up before the close of the show that day. We cannot be responsible for items left overnight.


boxes

How do I get items that I’ve purchased to my vehicle?

Large items can be left at the package holding station just inside the Markham Street entrance while you go to get your vehicle. There is an elevator available so large items do not have to be transported on the escalators. Show vendors may help you get a purchased item to the package holding station. You can use the 10 minute loading zone on Markham Street to load packages into you vehicle.


wheelchair

Are wheelchairs or shopping carts available?

The convention center does not have wheelchairs or shopping carts. You may bring your own wheelchair or rolling cart. You can use the loading zone on Markham Street to unload these items and they can be left at the package holding station while you park your car. In addition, the River Rail Streetcar is ADA compliant and can accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, and rolling carts. Parking along the River Rail route and taking the trolley to the Marriott stop may be the easiest way for individuals with these items to get to the show.


stroller

Can I bring a stroller?

Yes, strollers are allowed in the show.


food

Are food and drinks available?

Food trucks and other vendors provide concessions throughout the show. The concessions will be located on the show floor. In addition, there are many great restaurants within walking distance of the convention center. You may leave the show and return the same day by showing your ticket stub.


tickets

Where do I buy tickets and how much do they cost?

Tickets can be purchased online at the show’s website through Eventbrite. Tickets are also available at the door. Single day tickets are $10 and 3-day passes are $15. Children age 12 and under get in free.


clock

What are the show’s hours?

The show is open Friday from 10am-7pm, Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-4pm.


exit

Can I leave the convention center and come back later that day with the same ticket?

You may leave the convention center and return the same day by showing your ticket stub at the main entrance.


children

Are there things for children to see or do at the show?

Many children love coming to the show! Walking through the live indoor display gardens and seeing the amazing floral arrangements can be fun for all ages. There is a printable scavenger hunt on our For the Kids page which can keep kids focused during their visit. Arkansas 4-H will also have hands-on activities for kids throughout the show. In addition, on Sunday there are special hands-on workshops for families where kids accompanied by an adult can participate in fun and educational gardening activities.


pawprint

Can I bring my dog?

Animals are not allowed in the show unless they are service animals.


price tag

How do I become a show vendor?

Info about becoming a vendor can be found on the Vendors page of our website or you can call 501-821-4000 for more info.