Become an Exhibitor

Get Ready to Exhibit at ASTRA's 2018 Marketplace & Academy! 

ASTRA's Marketplace & Academy is a three-day trade show and one-day education conference featuring industry leaders, hands-on production demonstrations, and networking with friends and industry professionals. The ASTRA Marketplace & Academy is your #1 destination for quality face-to-face time with specialty toy retailers during the prime time fourth quarter buying cycle! With no-conflict exhibit hours, over 1,000 attendees come to write fourth-quarter orders, see new products and meet with new and existing manufacturers like YOU.


2018 Booth Selection Process

Booth space is now available for ASTRA's 2018 Marketplace & Academy. The trade show floor is already 84% sold out so ACT NOW!

Follow These 4 Steps to Request a Booth Space:

  1. View the online floor plan below which will show available and sold booth spaces in real time:
    Booths in red are sold.  Booths in blue are available!

  2. Click on your first booth choice, then select “Request Booth”.
    Note: 5’ x 10’ (half) booths are ONLY available for new, first-time ASTRA exhibitors with 5 or less product lines/types (no exceptions).

  3. Complete the “Booth Space Request” form and include your top 4 booth preferences and desired booth size(s). Please note: You will NOT receive an automated email confirmation. After hitting "Submit", the window will close which indicates a successful submission.

  4. ASTRA will contact you within 2 business days to confirm receipt of your request. After you are assigned a booth you will receive an email with instructions to login to your Digital Booth to complete the following within five business days:
    • Your online 2018 Exhibition Contract
    • Pay your 50% booth deposit via credit card online or mailed check

    Booth space requests will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. ASTRA will do its best to accommodate booth preferences; however, requests are not guaranteed.

    Is your ASTRA Membership up to date? Would you like to join ASTRA? Click here for more information.

    For questions about exhibiting or booth request assistance, please contact the exhibits team at or (312) 955-9001.

    Are You An Affiliate?

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    Stand out from the crowd by exhibiting in ASTRA's Industry Service Pavilion, a collection of affiliates who provide resources to sharpen and support the independent toy retailing industry. The best value of the show the ISP includes a turnkey kiosk, electrical, carpet, WiFi and more.


    Join ASTRA

    Become an ASTRA Member today for countless benefits, including discounted booth pricing.



    2018 Exhibit Schedule

    Move-In  June 9-10, 2018
    Exhibit Days June 11-13, 2018
    Move-Out June 13-14, 2018


    Booth Rates & Inclusions

    ASTRA gives you more! Every booth comes with an equipment package, staff registrations, marketing opportunities and more!