My husband can remember years ago helping to set up his family's business at the State Fair. They would start a month early on design followed up by two or three weeks of completely building from scratch. The whole booth and displays were all handmade. It was a long drawn out process.
In today's world it's so much easier because of companies that are making so many different designs in furnishings starting with trade show flooring. It's so nice just to interlock all the square pieces as you lay them down. What an improvement and so fast. Very impressive.
We travelled to Syracuse New York this year to watch the world bowling championship and all the flooring was trade show carpet. For me it was easy to notice because I had worked with it before and as with the regular flooring the carpet looked great. The logo mats were so bright and brilliant with their insignia you probably should have had sunglasses if you were standing next to them for any length of time. The logo canopy were used in a different way inside to cover some of the concession booths.