When the show first started almost 40 years ago in the corridors of Rimrock Mall, it was typical for exhibitors to come only hours before the show to set up their displays. As the show has grown over the years and the complexity of the displays has increased some exhibits start setting up as early as ten days prior to the event. The show was located at the Mall for it’s first two years and consisted of 92 exhibits. In the third year the show moved to the Holiday Inn Trade Center. The Trade center was a brand new building and gave the show the ability to grow to 175 exhibits. After five years the show expanded to two buildings – The Trade Center and the Ramada Inn Convention Center, allowing for 250 exhibits. After seven more years at these two buildings the Expo Center at MetraPark was built. The show moved over to the newly built Expo Center which gave the show the opportunity to expand to 450 exhibits. Over the past 4 years the Spring Home Improvement Show has expanded to encompass both the Expo Center and MT Pavilion at Metrapark and is bursting at the seams with over 650 exhibit spaces. Our Spring Home Improvement Show is considered the largest trade show of any kind in a five state area and our Fall Show is the largest Fall Trade show in the state with over 400 booths and an average attendance of 20,000+. In an era of national economic recovery, the major expansion of the show, and the large waiting list of businesses trying to get in the show, truly indicates the economy in and around Billings is thriving. Rimrock Promotions has been a family owned/operated business since its inception 40 years ago and continues to be today, three generations later. The show is currently developed and managed by Mark Hedin, Rhonda Hedin, Beau Hedin, and Devon Hedin.