Featured Areas

These featured areas at the National Hardware Show are where you’ll find the newest products & trends across a variety of dedicated product categories. Click on each icon below to learn more about what these areas have to offer!

NHS AwardsThe NHS Awards program has been redesigned for 2019. All of the products showcased exemplify innovation, uniqueness and value and will be on display for attendees in the Featured Product Gallery. The 2019 NHS Awards will have first, second, and third place winners in each of the following product categories: Homewares (including Smart Home), Hardware & Tools, Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living/Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ, Paint & Accessories and Plumbing & Electrical.

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Central Hall & North Hall

The New Product World areas on the Show Floor (located in Central Hall & North Hall) is where you’ll discover the newest innovations, products and trends across all product categories. These areas also feature the products participating in the NHS Awards and can be viewed by all NHS attendees as well as our judges.

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Central Lobby

In New Product Launch, you’ll discover new products that have not yet hit the market, have no pre-negotiations, no pre-sales or exclusives, representing a variety of product categories!

The New Product Launch Awards features winning products, voted on by a panel of industry judges.

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Central Lobby

Attendees celebrate Made in USA exhibitors and the latest products & trends that are primarily manufactured in the USA in this dedicated product display. With the increased focus on domestic production, the Made in the USA area is not-to-miss!

The National Hardware Show American Manufacturing Awards, sponsored by Made in USA Brand | GBQ Partners, features the best products that reflect American manufacturing excellence in design, quality and innovation.

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Made in USA | GBQ

View Made in USA Exhibitors

Manufacturing products made in America are becoming increasingly important to conscientious consumers. The National Hardware Show, Made in USA Brand and GBQ Partners support manufacturers who are at the forefront of this national trend.

Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery is commissioned to fabricate the 2019 National Hardware Show American Manufacturing Awards.

National Hardware Show Art of Fire
National Hardware Show Art of Fire

National Hardware Show Art of Fire

An emergency can happen anywhere, anytime. This product display features the latest products on the market that your store should be stocked with for consumers in the case of an emergency.

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Inventors Spotlight Awards display features products not yet on the market, to give you an inside look at what may be the next big product or service to revolutionize the home improvement industry. Inventors also have the opportunity to meet with buyers and potential investors to get feedback on their products.

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Backyard MarketplaceThe Backyard Marketplace is a must-see destination celebrating your favorite outdoor lifestyle products. Located in Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ, the Backyard Marketplace is the primary stop where you can find it all–shade, drinks, a hydration station, food, music, entertainment and featured brands with products that are leaders and trending in the outdoor lifestyle category.

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Smart Home Virtual Reality ExperienceFeaturing leading products in this developing trend, the Interactive Smart Home allows you to be hands-on in a demonstrative way. A realistic experience, the Interactive Smart Home is just how it sounds—interactive. This real home structure on the Show Floor will display NHS exhibitors with products and services that are moving the smart home trend forward. Attendees can be hands-on in experiencing and using the featured products.

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