Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Show Returns for 14th Year
By: Deborah Martinelli
March 23, 2015
The show saw crowds of over a thousand, on both days, to enjoy the over 150 vendors that were available.
“We have people that come from up to two hours away, that drive here for the show on the weekends and the numbers grow every year.” Labeth Hall, the event founder and organizer said. “We get thousands and thousands of people through here. So we just hope that number keep getting bigger.”
There was over 53,000 square feet of space containing everything needed to go hunting, fishing, and enjoy the outdoors. The vendors came from across the United States, Canada, and even parts of South Africa.
John Tucholski, from J.T Sport Fishing Charters and vendor at the show, looks forward to the business he can potentially gain by coming, each year.
“I’ve been doing this show for 10-12 years now. I come down every year to see old clients but gain new ones,” he said.
Some of the other activities and items offered at the event included
- Fishing Equipment
- Guns & Ammo
The show attendees liked the variety that was offered.
“It’s not just outfitters. There is a lot of different vendors from a lot of different sport shops and things like that. It’s helpful to see what is out there,” Alvin Sapp said.
The first 50 people through the doors on Saturday received a prize. A raffle for a 7-day hunt to South Africa was also given away on Sunday. Exotic animals, face painting, and a climbing wall were also available for kids in the Fun Zone.
The Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Sports Show is the largest in West Virginia. It stops in Morgantown each March and was previously presented at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va, in early January.
*Photo credit to Deborah Martinelli