SHELL SHOW: GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

The Shell Show has been rescheduled to October 14 & 15 due to Hurricane Irma

 

 

 

SHOW LOCATION

Cape Fear Museum

814 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

910 341-4350

 

NOTICE: THE DATES FOR THE 2017 SHELL SHOW WILL BE SEPTEMBER 16-17.

While the rules and categories for 2017 will remain generally the same, there have been some major changes in a few instances. Be sure to refer to the 2017 Shell Show Prospectus for any information regarding rules or exhibits (Available under Application Tab.) Any questions should be directed to John Timmerman, Shell Show Chair.

 

SHOW HOURS

Friday September 15 (October 13)

Shell Show Set-up: __
Vendors arrive/unload: _7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibitors arrive/setup: , 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Judging: , 12:00PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibitors will receive an instruction and orientation packet prior to the show including directions to Cape Fear Museum and where/how to unload their exhibits.
No Shell Show exhibitor or associated person will be allowed entry to the Museum before 7 AM on Friday.
All exhibits must be set up by 12 PM (Noon.)
No exhibitor will be allowed to remain in the Museum during judging.

Saturday, September 16 (October 14)

Exhibits open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shell Show Banquet __ details to follow

 

Sunday, September 17 (October 15)

Exhibits open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Show Break Down 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm

(No exhibits shall be dismantled or removed from the exhibit space prior to 5:00 pm)

 

Regular museum admission charges will be in effect.

Exhibitors and volunteers will be provided complimentary passes for the duration of the show.

 

 

ENTRY DEADLINE

August 21, 2017

Entries may be mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to the Show Co-Chair, Karlynn Morgan, but must be in her hands by August 21.

 

CHAIRPERSON

John Timmerman

206 Quail Ridge Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28409 -2637
(910)452-0943 (H) or (910)798-4368(W)
njredstone2gr@hotmail.com
~or~
jtimmerman@nhcgov.com

 

CO-CHAIR

Karlynn Morgan

3098 Shannon Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27106-3647
(336)692-4492
karlynnmorgan@earthlink.net





         

ELIGIBILITY

Entry is open to anyone submitting an application. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no entry fee.

 

ACCESS


Exhibitors and vendors will receive a detailed map showing the location of the Museum, noting the loading dock, public parking lots and exhibitor parking approximately two weeks before the show. All exhibitor access is via the loading dock at the rear of the museum.

 

SPACE

It is the policy of the North Carolina Shell Show not to limit space for any exhibit. Due to space Cape Fear Museum can provide for the show this year we cannot accommodate very large exhibits without at least one 90 degree turn or a switchback. If you do have a large exhibit we recommend entering early to ensure it is positioned with as few turns as possible.
Only once in recent history was the show forced to request that an exhibit be reduced in size to fit available space. In 2013 the show reached the limit of our space. It is our goal to continue welcoming all entries but it is imperative that exhibitors wishing to enter large exhibits reserve their space as early as possible.

 

The entire 2017 Shell Show Prospectus may be obtained by clicking on the "Application" Tab above or from John Timmerman, Shell Show Chairman at the contact information shown above.