Parking and Materials Logistics

Shipping Information

*Packages should not arrive before 10/02/2023.*

Packages should be shipped directly to Holmes Convocation Center at: 

ATTN: Ticket Office/Trevor Rowe/Walker Business Connections
Holmes Convocation Center
Appalachian State University
111 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608


PARKING IS OFF-SITE. Due to ongoing construction on campus, parking for the fair will be at Shoppes on the Parkway (formerly Tanger Outlets.) The address to use in your GPS is 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Carpooling is strongly encouraged, as parking spaces are very limited. Please plan to arrive early to allow plenty of time to drop off your materials (if needed) at the Holmes Convocation Center, head to the parking lot at Shoppes on the Parkway, and be shuttled back to campus for the event. It is approximately a 10 minute shuttle ride from Shoppes on the Parkway to Holmes Convocation Center. We will have multiple shuttles running throughout the day.

Materials Drop-Off

If you have a large load of materials, you are still free to use the material drop-off spot at the loading dock at the Holmes Convocation Center on Holmes Drive. If you have a smaller carry-on of materials, you are welcome to carry those with you in the shuttle. Please note: The loading dock can only be accessed from Hwy 321 to Holmes Drive. Most of Holmes Drive will be closed as shown in red on the map below. 

Please arrive early. We will be shuttling representatives and materials for over 115 companies from the Shoppes to Holmes. Shuttles will begin running at 8:30 a.m. with Employer Check-In beginning at 9:00 a.m.