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Located next to the DoubelTree Hotel

The Garden State Convention Center is located on the same grounds as the DoubleTree Hotel, which... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
Garden State Convention Center

They have some great shows but popular ones, like the Craft one, there is limited parking. Other's... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Somerset, nj
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50 Atrium Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873-4164
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I will always & forever remember attending AnimeNEXT. I've meet with friends, shopped at the artist/dealers room, attended panels/screenings, ate at the buffet & watched anime on CCTV in my hotel room. I will miss it very much. Thanks so very much for all of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The boat show was the best we've seen in New Jersey. Plenty of parking and easy access. The aisles were well layed out. We got to see so many of the boats on display and talk with people who love boating.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TomandMaryAnn
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The Garden State Convention Center was sold. It no longer hosts the events the people of Somerset appreciated. No more Salt Water show. No more Craft show. No more Home show. No more Woodworkers Show. All gone. Sorry to see this change.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Closed. Now a commercial warehouse. Used to attend Sugarloaf Craft Festival twice a year and get all my gifts. One of NJ's governors hosted his inauguration dinner there back in the 1980s.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vwgates
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This Exhibit Center has been around for many years and it shows it, very dated. The parking lot is a mess, ample but not a lot of parking for the large events. Rumors are it's going to be closed but no timeframe. Sad since it's...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 888arthury
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Garden State Convention Center is located on the same grounds as the DoubleTree Hotel, which make staying at the DT a good choice

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JonDkinn
Reviewed 11 April 2017

They have some great shows but popular ones, like the Craft one, there is limited parking. Other's cause local traffic problems, like the day of the law exams.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank nancydavis
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Sugar Loaf notified us that they are moving and this building will become a warehouse ! They will go to the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ for the Fall Show. Have been going to the Sugar Loaf Craft fare some 20...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have frequented this convention center mostly for scrapbooking conventions. There are usually large crowds which the center handles well. At times it can be difficult to park but if you go early it shouldn.t be a problem. There are food areas available which can...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 4my2sons
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This show itself was excellent with a large selection of campers, motor homes, and vendors. It has improved from past years. The venue itself is large and parking is free which is nice. There is nothing remarkable about the venue itself, but a convention center...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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