Dealer Toy Show Info
In 2013 we had 45 dealers come in from 8 states, and attendees come in from around the Midwest.
We are looking for dealers to sell the following types of new, old and customized
die-cast toys (list is not all inclusive):
*Farm toys of all scales (Ertl, SpecCast, Scale Models, etc)
*Construction toys (Norscot, First Gear, Ertl, NZG, Conrad, Sword, etc)
*Semi's (DCP, PEM, Tonkin, Ertl, SpecCast)
*Older Pressed Steel vehicles
*Firetrucks, Police Cars & Emergency vehicles
*Hot Wheels & Matchbox
*Cars of all scales (Ertl American Muscle, SunStar, Danbury & Franklin Mint, etc)
*Pedal Tractors & Cars
*Nascar, NHRA (Action, Ertl, Revell, Brookfield, etc)
*Toy Parts & Decals
*HO Scale Trains & Vehicles
*Farm Toy Related Memorabilia (Signs, Clothing, Hats, Buckles, Pictures, Barns, etc)
*Custom Displays (Wood & Acrylic)
*FFA, 4-H & Collector Related Groups
For the 2013 show we had to turn away dealers as our table space was full. For the 2014 show we will give space preference to returning dealers who turn in their contracts by Nov. 1, 2013. After that date, table space still open will be assigned based on the date contracts are turned in. We recommend sending in your contract early.
Dealers interested in getting a contract to participate in the toy show should call 515-266-8697(TOYS) during store hours or send us an e-mail for a dealer contract to be sent out.
The tables provided will be 8 ft long. Dealers will be able to rent from 1-6 tables (We reserve the right to limit it to 4 tables per dealer if needed).
Table rent will cover both Saturday and Sunday. Dealers are required to be set up during the entire show both days.
On the Fri. night before the show dealers will be allowed in to the building to set up their table(s) between 5-9pm. Please do not show up early as the building will not be open.
On Sat. & Sun. the concession stand will be open for the purchase of food. Dealers are not allowed to sell any food products in the building.
For those who need to reserve a hotel room, there are a number of places within a few miles of the fairgrounds. For a complete listing you can visit the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor Bureau site. Located directly across the street from the fairgrounds is the The EconoLodge Inn & Suites 515-262-2525.
Through-out the year leading up to the toy show we will advertise the toy show in a variety of ways including:
*Summer Farm Toy Show and National Farm Toy Show
*The Toy Farmer magazine
*The Toy Trucker & Contractor magazine
*The Des Moines Register & The Juice
*Commercials on KDMI & KCWI TV Stations
*WHO Radio (covers all of Iowa)
*Updates on the Ag Farm Toys website
*Updates on the Ag Farm Toys Facebook page
*Flyers will go out to Iowa JD & Case IH implement dealers.
*Info will be posted in our store windows.
*Flyers will be given out to store customers during the holiday season.
*Notices will also go out to local advertising venues, including local tv stations.
*Posted on the Iowa State Fairgrounds calendar & digital billboards.
*Posted on the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitor Bureau calendar.
*Info will be posted at the Great Iowa Tractor Ride.
*Posted on the Toy Tractor Times calendar.
*An email will go out to our customer database.