Coastline Conferrence & Event Center
501 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(located on the river, just up the hill from the
Ballast [former Hilton] Hotel)
NOTICE: THE DATES FOR THE 2018 SHELL SHOW WILL BE SEPTEMBER 27-30
Annual Shell Show
Coastline Conference and Event Center
501 Nutt Street
Set-up and Judging 9-27-18
Show Open to Public
Friday 9-28 through Sunday 9-30
School Children Admitted Free
While the rules and categories for 2018 will remain generally the same, there have been some major changes in a few instances. Be sure to refer to the 2018 Shell Show Prospectus for any information regarding rules or exhibits (Will be available under Application Tab by Spring 2018.) Any questions should be directed to Karlynn Morgan, Shell Show Chair.
Thursday, Sept. 27: Set up for Show - 7 am-12 noon
----------------------------Judging 12 noon - 5 pm
----------------------------Dealers access 7am - 5 pm
Friday, Sept. 28: -----Open to Public 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 29: -Open to Public 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 30: ---Open to Public 9 am - 3 pm
----------------------------Show Strike 3 pm
Exhibitors will receive an instruction and orientation packet prior to the show including directions to Convention Center and where/how to unload their exhibits.
Admission Charge $4 Adults
Children 18 and under Admitted Free
Seniors Age 65+ $3
Exhibitors and volunteers will be provided complimentary passes for the duration of the show.
General Deadline: September 7
Masters Trophy Deadline: August 1
Shell Show Entries Now Closed
Entries may be mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to the Show Chair, Karlynn Morgan, but must be in her hands by posted deadlines
SHELL SHOW CHAIR
Entry is open to anyone submitting an application. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no entry fee.
Exhibitors and vendors will receive a detailed map showing the location of the Convention Center, noting the loading dock, public parking lots and exhibitor parking approximately two weeks before the show.
It is the policy of the North Carolina Shell Show not to limit space for any exhibit. 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 2018 Shell Show Prospectus may be obtained by clicking on the "Application" Tab above or from Karlynn Morgan, Shell Show Chair at the contact information shown above after the Spring of 2018.