Category Archives: Barricade or Fence

Summer of the Arts Festival in Iowa City, IA : Event Tents by Big Ten Rentals

View of some of the tents Big Ten Rentals set up for this event:

Artwork found around the Summer of the Arts festival:

Found under Emerging Artist Tent:

Found under Emerging Artist Tent (high school students):

During the event setup at night:

Political event setup for BNY Productions at Larsen Park in Sioux City, Iowa

Late night political event setup for our client BNY Productions all the way on the west side of the state of Iowa in Larsen Park in Sioux City, Iowa. It was a political event for Hillary Clinton with 16 pieces of stage (dual structure), 125 bike barricade, 8′ x 30″ tables, 80 chairs, 4-step stairs, adjustable stairs and other items.

Setting up tiered stage & barricade for political event at Giese Manufacturing

This event needed to be set up after 1:30 pm for this political rally. We set up a two-tiered stage with 4 sets of adjustable stairs, bike barricade for crowd control, black chairs plus pipe & drape parts (drape was provided).

Last minute political event setup in Lincoln Nebraska

Lied Center for Performing Arts logoWe know what you are thinking…. “But wait, Big Ten Rentals is located in Iowa City, Iowa not Lincoln, Nebraska which is about 300+ miles West! It takes a special rental company to deliver multiple bleachers, bike barricades and black retractable stanchions for crowd control and pipe and drape for the backdrop.  We were able to mobilize, deliver and set up for this event starting at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 3rd.

Images after setup:

During the political rally:

Christmas in Kalona with a Synthetic Ice Skating Rink

Christmas in Kalona IowaThe 2015 Christmas in Kalona event held on December 5th by the Kalona Chamber of Commerce was an amazing event filled with carriage rides, cookie decorating, crafts/vendor fair and of course our very own synthetic 32′ x 72′  ice skating rink with white fencing. They opened up the rink before the scheduled time due to demand.

Tent rental at 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois

facebook-logo2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur Illinois LOGOTwitter IconWe are at yet another Farm Progress Show! Orders for tents (frame and “rope and pole”) and clearspan structures are already flooding in to Big Ten Rentals for this event being held in Decatur, Illinois being held on September 1, 2 and 3. We are the supplier for several vendors already. Some of the items are: Custom covered bleachers with graphics, VIP area, security fencing, air conditioning, towable generators/power, LED lighting , tables and chairs and more for this event. We have been a trusted temporary structure supplier for 34 years!

See pictures of the tents we set up for this event
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Target stores rent crowd control for Black Friday

Target logo

The “push” is on to get ready for the large crowds on Black Friday. Two Big Ten Rentals employees have been driving around Eastern Iowa delivering a large quantity of bike barricade and belt style stanchions to several Target stores today.

See our available crowd control options.

First Lady Michelle Obama at a political event.

We were called to set up a specialty designed motorcade tent. We started construction of it early morning October 21st 2014. This event was held at the University of Iowa’s campus in Iowa City. It had someone quite important to the nation attending, the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Barricade & Pipe and Drape set-up:

Set-up of fully enclosed motorcade tent with walkway:

Pictures of the event:

Street closings due to security of this event.

2014 Iowa Soul Festival Sept 19- 20 in Iowa City

Iowa Soul Festival: logo

Large festivals, like this one, are often set up late at night and into the early morning. Roads are closed and streets are cleared to make way for our 14  person setup crew from Big Ten Rentals. We set up 20 frame tents, 1 stage (CBS channel 2 KGAN-TV), 1 Scaffolding event entrance, event perimeter of bike barricade fence, orange border fence, security fencing for beer garden, 4 picnic tables, +100 tables, +100 chairs, pole banners, 1 Inflatable (Bounce House/Slide) and more. We finished setup at 3:00 am.

Below are pictures of our crew at work late on setting up for the 2014 Iowa Soul Festival in Downtown Iowa City & The Daily Iowan.

See more information about the 2014 Iowa Soul Festival on Facebook.

Images during the event:

2014 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City

Images of the 2014 Iowa Arts Festival in downtown Iowa City.
Read more about Big Ten Rentals involvement in the setup of the 2014 Iowa Arts Festival in downtown Iowa City.