About Market

The History

Tupelo Furniture Market opened in

September 1987 as a showcase for the

products of a region, which is now widely

recognized as a major producer of low- and

medium-priced home furnishings.

Today, the market offers hundreds of

exhibitors in more than 1.5 million square feet of space, all on one level.

In 2003, TFM received the Mississippi

Governor’s Cup District Award.

The Show

Unmatched service & hospitality.

Known as the friendliest market with a

relaxed atmosphere.

Manufacturers that only exhibit in Tupelo.

Single story shopping convenience.

Bi-annual furniture market in January and


Show dates are Thursday through Sunday.

The Statistics

One of the largest order-writing markets in

the country.

Buyer attendance from all 50 states &

foreign countries.

More than 300 exhibitors annually from all

over the world showcase an exceptional

selection of case goods, upholstery, bedding,

accessories and services.

More then 5,000 participants per market.

The Services

Our housing program reserves hotel rooms throughout the region.

Complimentary shuttle service is available from both the Tupelo & Memphis airports, & hotels throughout the city.

Over 2 million square feet of complimentary

parking adjacent to the facilities.

Every morning Thursday through Sunday enjoy a complimentary buyer breakfast located in the front of Building 5. Furniture Factors, Inc. is the sponsor of this year’s breakfasts.

Every evening Thursday through Saturday enjoy a complimentary dinner buffet served in the food court of Building 6. Dinner is followed by entertainment.

The National Buyer’s Award Presentation is

held Thursday night of the market.

Manufacturer’s Representative Award

Ceremony Friday night of the market.

The Location

Tupelo Furniture Market’s hometown of

Tupelo has been selected numerous times as

an All-American City.

Tupelo is known nationwide as a key city for

economic and industrial growth.

Since the early ‘80’s, Lee County has created

an average of 1,000 additional

manufacturing jobs every year.

A large percent of the population in

Northeast Mississippi is employed in the

furniture industry.

Tupelo, Lee County and Northeast Mississippi

are the upholstery capital of the world.

The State of Mississippi is the Southern

Hospitality State.

The Staff


V.M. Cleveland


Adam Cleveland


Cheree Brown

Executive Assistant & Events Coordinator

Hotel Information/Housing

Katie Taylor

Sales/Exhibitor Information 

Debbie Henry - Director of Sales

TOS Information

Evelyn Pritchard

Buyer Recruitment

Rhonda Dowdy

Market Asssitant

Shay Dillard


Jodi Trott


Wanda Dillard

Accounts Payable

Melinda Ware

Accounts Receivable

Vicki Hitchcock

Manager of Property/Inside Maint. 

Dennis Chittom

Property Management/Outside Maint. 

Nita Cleveland


The Tupelo Furniture Marketing (TFM) Association was founded in 1988 to better convey the buyer opportunities available through North Mississippi’s furniture  manufacturers and the bi-annual Tupelo Furniture Market.

The Market is operated under the auspices of the Association which is a non-profit corporation governed by a 26-member Board. Marketing efforts are greatly enhanced through the cooperation and financial support of the Mississippi  Department of Economic and Community Development.

The Association is headquartered at the Community Development Foundation (CDF) in downtown Tupelo, Mississippi, where activities are coordinated and staff members provide operational, logistical and professional support to the many projects undertaken by the Association.

Founded in 1948, the CDF is a nonprofit membership organization composed of civic, business, and professional leaders representing the Tupelo-Lee County Region, whose basic objective is to strengthen the region through economic and community development projects with emphasis on creating new jobs. CDF has been selected numerous times as one of the top ten industrial development agencies in the nation by Site Selection magazine. CDF’s job recruitment endeavors have resulted in Lee County becoming a manufacturing center for the State of Mississippi.