Kansas City National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Kansas City Convention Center
    301 W 13th St
    Kansas City, MO 64105

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  • Fair Hours:

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    October 22, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    October 22, 2019
    5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

    We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

    To reserve your parking spot for the Kansas City National College Fair, visit the Kansas City Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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  • Contact Us:

    Email or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

Need to change your fair contact* for this (or another) fair? Complete and submit this form.

*The Fair Contact is the person that will receive communications pertaining to the event

Need to change your lead retrieval contact* for this (or another) fair? Complete and submit this form.

*The Lead Retrieval Contact is the person that will receive the lead contact report after the event

Kansas City Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Fair Hours:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Transportation, Directions, and Parking:
The Kansas City Convention Center is located in downtown Kansas City, MO. All major highways feed into downtown, so the convention center is easily accessible. Directions from nearby starting points and local areas can be found online.

Parking is not offered directly at the convention center; however, there are many garages and lots located nearby. The closest parking garages to the Grand Ballroom are the Kauffman Center Garages. Parking is $10 and operated through Towne Park. For specific questions on garage rates and parking, please call Towne Park at 816-701-6441.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Monday, October 21, 2019
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22, 2018
7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Estimated Attendance:

The Grand Ballroom Loading Dock is located between 14th and 16th Street on Central. Those using handcarts and small dollies may deliver their materials directly through the Grand Ballroom main entrance at 16th and Wyandotte Street.

Exposition Services Provided by:
Fern Exposition Services
P: 816/221-0525
F: 816/471-1602


Shipping Information:
All materials should be clearly labeled and addressed to:
(Institution Name)
c/o Fern
751 Wyoming Street
Kansas City, MO 64101
Kansas City National College Fair
(Booth #)

Shipping Deadline:
All shipments must arrive between Friday, September 20 and Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Material Handling Charge:
Please reference the Exhibitor Kit or contact the Decorator directly ( or 816/221-0525) for pricing and shipping arrangements.

Electrical Service:
Electrical and wi-fi services are supplied exclusively through Green Wave Technologies. You can order your ancillary needs online or by phone at 816/513-5200.

Host Hotel:
Hilton President Kansas City
1329 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64105

A limited number of rooms are available at the NACAC rate. The Hilton is one block away from the Convention Center.
Rate: $179 per night
Hotel Deadline for Group Rate: Saturday, September 21, 2019
To receive the NACAC rate, reservations can be made by calling 816-221-9490 or by using NACAC’s personalized reservation link.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this fair, email Elizabeth Hudnall or call 703/299-6825.

Busing Information

If you are bringing students on a bus to the Kansas City National College Fair on Tuesday, October 22, please complete this form to register your bus.   The information on this form will also be used in consideration of bus grants. 

Promote this Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. You can now download NACAC College Fairs promotional materials here. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, Social Media (Facebook and Twitter Hashtag: #nacacfairs) and in-person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support! ​​