This is the last weekend to register before the fair begins. Online registration will close Monday, August 20th at 8 am Central.
Register online before the event and get your 3-day pass for $100. (Price will be $200 at the gate)
Monday Night Mixer - August 20, 2018
Network with the trainers and presenters at the Monday night mixer and cocktail party. Beat the crowd Tuesday morning with early check-in while you enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres with a full bar. This mixer will take place Monday night (August 20th) from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the event site (3421 Lumber Ln, Springfield, IL 62702). If you are interested, please RSVP.
Learning is just around the corner!
Here are just a few of the many things you can expect at the Decorative Concrete Fair this year:
- Game of Stones: If you think you have what it takes, use your skills to compete in the Game of Stones. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places. The grand price includes a trailer filled with Brickform texturing tools... over $10,000 value. Register your team by August 1st to compete.
- Live Demonstrations: Big names and rising stars in the decorative concrete industry will conduct live demonstrations featuring a wide variety of basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques. No matter your skill level, there's something to learn.
- Classes and Seminars: Go beyond application. A wide variety of classes will be offered covering design, business management, troubleshooting, and more.
- Excellent Value: For only $200 ($100 if you register online) you'll get unlimited access to all of the classes, demonstrations, and other features of the Decorative Concrete Fair. To get this kind of learning opportunity, you would have to spend thousands at other events.
Did you miss the 2017 Concrete event of the year?!?
Consider this THE premier event for decorative concrete pros. Whether you’re a stamped concrete guru, an overlay enthusiast, or a complete novice to all things concrete, The Decorative Concrete Fair is your chance to expand your skills, build your knowledge, and grow your earning potential. Attend instructional demonstrations with the biggest names in the industry. Take part in lively discussions and round tables. Master your craft.
Don't miss your chance to be part of the fun in 2018!
The Decorative Concrete Fair is back, bigger, and better! For 2018, we have introduced plenty of new and exciting learning opportunities without losing what people enjoyed most about the previous Decorative Concrete Fair.
Decorative Concrete Fair Schedule of Events:
Learn from the best names and organizations in the business!
For the 2018 Fair, we'll have completed a luxury outdoor living space. Each demo and breakout session will show you how to complete an element of this complete project - with a finished example conveniently at hand.
Demos & Classes
Benefit from a variety of learning opportunities, ranging from technical demos to business classes. You'll have unlimited access to each of these events at no additional cost.
Just like last year, the 2018 Decorative Concrete Fair will feature some of the industry's leading trainers, contractors, and technical experts. Learn from centuries of combined experience, all in one place.
Cast-in-Place Countertops - Brandon Gore
Practical Stains, Dyes & Stencils - Rachel Knigge Bruce
New & Unique Decorative Concrete Techniques - Tom Ralston
Wet Polishing with Lythic - Ryan Lakebrink
Vertical Carving - The Cement Sisters
Scored & Stained Floors - Dylan Lauger
Business Training: A 2 Day Keynote - Rocky Geans
Trends in Decorative Concrete - Chris Sullivan
Marketing Your Decorative Concrete Business - Tom Ralston
Creating a Niche in the Concrete Industry - Brandon Gore
Becoming Sealer Savvy - Chris Sullivan
Exposed Aggregate w/ Integral Color & Stencils - Staff
Overlays: Simple to Extreme - Staff
Outdoor Fire Table - Staff
Colored, Textured & Stained Concrete - Staff
Sealers 101 - Staff
Repairing Decorative Concrete - Staff
After Hours Round Table - Harlan Baldridge
Fibers for Concrete - Ed McLean
Photography & Social Media - Staff
Succeeding in Decorative Concrete, 2018 & Beyond - Greg Hyde Hryniewicz
SOLOMON COLORS PRESENTS:
The Game of Stones Decorative Concrete Competition! Only at the Decorative Concrete Fair can you form a team to compete in a contest of skills this intense. Don't compete just for the epic prizes.... do it for the honor!
Join us at The Decorative Concrete Fair in Springfield, Illinois! Centrally located, Springfield is no more than a day’s travel from anywhere in the continental US! In the dog days of summer, take a break and visit us!
Why You Should Attend
The most successful pros never stop learning. The Decorative Concrete Fair is your prime chance to pack as much learning and development into three short days! Demonstrations and discussions will cover a broad spectrum of decorative concrete, concrete practices, products, and equipment.
This is more than just a product demo or training. Multiple manufacturers will be demonstrating products and equipment. Decorative concrete experts will be demonstrating cutting edge techniques and applications. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions, discuss, and learn.
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI)
13 minutes (6 miles)
Chicago O’Hare (ORD), United Airlines
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), American Airlines
Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI)
1 hour (67 miles)
Chicago O’Hare (ORD), American Airlines
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), American Airlines
Atlanta/Hartsfield (ATL), Delta
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), Delta
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
St. Louis, MO
1 hour, 40 minutes (110 miles)