Star Nation prides itself on a mishmash of members with all sorts of interests and backgrounds. So, while some of you might be seasoned veterans of Mid-America and all the event has to offer, others may be planning to attend for the very first time this year!
Of course, while we might not envy them the first-timer’s sore feet or awful parking spot, you can’t help but be a little bit jealous that they’re seeing the spectacle that is the Western Star Booth for the first time.
In fact, before we drop our Mid-America wisdom on our readers, we’ve just had a very special sneak peek from Western Star that we’re excited to share with you? Are you ready for this?
Direct to you from the Western Star booth team:
Hey Star Nation!
It’s March again, and you know what that means: Mid America Trucking Show time! Here’s a sneak peak from the set of this year’s poster shoot.
Don’t forget to visit us at Booth 30185 and pick up you signed copy of the poster. See you in Louisville!
Well, judging from that still of the photo shoot, that’s something all of us can be excited about – newcomer or not!
But, for our first timers, here’s a quick list of what you should keep in mind before heading out to Louisville:
1.) Survival Kit
There are a few things you will absolutely need out there on the floor. Comfy shoes, a water bottle, and something to carry around the INSANE amount of giveaways you’ll find from booth-to-booth are the absolute must-haves. Speaking of shoes, keep in mind it has rained the last couple of years and the lots can get a little muddy. Leave the blue suede shoes at home. The PKY Truck Beauty Championship is outside too. Just prepare to spend at least a little time walking outdoors.
2.) Lay of Louisville
First time in Louisville? Get there early and make sure you’ve got your GPS or map handy to figure your way around. There’s plenty to see and do in the city around the show hours, so plan in advance, ESPECIALLY with restaurants. Reservations are your friend!
There’s very little that spans the space and stress meters of the parking lots surrounding the convention center during Mid-America. We’re not necessarily saying get there early – that might not make a difference, but don’t be afraid to drive around a bit to find an optimal spot. Most importantly, write down where you are. And if you’re way out in the boonies, wait for the complimentary golf cart guy. He’s there to help.
4.) Finding the Booth
You’ll find both a map and an exhibitor locater here. Hold on, though, that thing is huge and occasionally confusing. If you get lost at the show, check your feet. Each booth is marked with a number and each aisle is labeled from above with the designated row indicator. If all else fails, ask one of the plentiful convention center employees and they will point you in the direction of the “coolest booth at the show” in spot #30185.