Birmingham National College Fair


 Location and Hours

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
North Exposition Hall
2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Fair Date and Hours:
Sunday, September 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking*:
Directions and parking information for the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex is available online.
Metered Parking is available around the perimeter of the complex. After 5:00 PM and on weekends there is NO charge for metered parking. Daily Parking is available in the parking deck on 22nd street that is conveniently attached to the Sheraton Hotel. Daily Parking is $8.00 per day OR $1.50 for the first hour and $1.00 each additional hour.
*Rates subject to change without notice.

Need more information?
E-mail​ or or call: 703/299-6855


 For Exhibitors


Fair Set-Up Hours:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.​

Estimated Attendance: 4,000


Use Loading Docks 1 or 2​, which have access to the North Exposition Hall. Dock 1 is located on 9th Avenue, and Dock 2 is located directly across from the Sheraton hotel entrance on 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard.

Exposition Services Provided by:

Reber-Friel Company
Exhibitor Service Kit​

Authorized Shipping Address:

The facility will not accept advance shipments. Advance shipments must be directed to Reber-Friel Company.
Advance Shipping Address:
College/University Name
Birmingham National College Fair (Booth #)
c/o Reber-Friel Company
422 Business Center
1900 South Drive
Oaks, PA 19456​

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by September 3, 2014.

Material Handling Charge:* 
Cost is $60 per box per hundred weight (cwt), two box minimum charge. Please contact the decorator directly to arrange shipping. Make check payable to Reber-Friel Company. 

*Rates are subject to change. Contact Reber-Friel for current rates.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.  You can place your order online​. Order forms are available by email​ or by calling 205/458-8898.

Host Hotel:
There is not a hotel block for this event. The following hotels are located near the convention center. 

Sheraton Birmingham
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, AL 35203
The Sheraton Birmingham is five miles from the Birmingham International Airport and located next to the convention center. 

Westin Birmingham
2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Need more information?

E-mail​ or or call: 703/299-6855

Event Manager Information:
Rachel McCoy  - 703/299-6855.


 Workshop Information

​College Admission for Fine Arts Students
1:30 p.m. (Room G)

Everything You Need to Know about the SAT
1:30 p.m. (Room I)

Financing a College Education
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Room A)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Room F)

College Admission for Students with Disabilities
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Room C/D)

Taking the ACT
1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. (Room  H)

NCAA Eligibility
2:00 pm. and 3:00 p.m. (Room E)

Getting Started - College Application Basics
2:15 pm. and 3:15 p.m. (Room G)