Panoramic view of the MATRA tent complex part way into installation

Tent rental companies from all over the country met last week at the annual MATRA (Mid Atlantic Tent Renters Association) Conference.  The show took place at Dover Downs and Casino, and had over 20 different manufactured tents installed over a 4 acre parking lot.

This is the 21st year in a row Event Central has participated in this “one of a kind” show!

Attendees of this show are looking for the latest the industry has to offer. If you are serious about providing safe and professional tent rental services,  this is the show to attend. The show is broken up into several areas:
  • Education and Training
  • Static displays of the latest and greatest tents
  • Trade show complex with all things related to tenting, installing, decorating and more
  • MATRA Games – where the installers and managers install for the coveted Golden Sledge Hammer Award
  • The Gala Awards event held on Wednesday night
Sliding in the clear top in Eureka E-Span in preparation for the Gala Banquet
Registration tent by SEC Sales Group installed by Event Central
Glass wall structure by The Veldeman Group of Belgium - finished with glass walls


Trade show booth with Granite Industries - material handling specialties
Show booth by Poineer Tool & Forge providing stakes and stake driving tools
MATRA GAMES - 2 man stake driving contest
Tent rental companies assist in the transport and installation of manufacturers tents
Top Tec Epic Series Tent (Lower left) lit up in preparation for the Gala Event
Several of the MATRA board members at the 70's theme party
Event decorated with light cube tables, special effect lighting, dancing and entertainment

The annual Matra show is always held the first full week of November. Every other year the location of the show alternates between the New England and Mid Atlantic States.  This offers smaller rental stores the opportunty to send installers and management alike.

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