NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) announces it has acquired two outdoor trade shows, the Tennessee Wildlife Extravaganza in Nashville, TN and the Mid-South Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza in Memphis, TN.
Both shows were acquired in an effort to educate the public regarding wildlife, fund Federation programs in the areas of wildlife advocacy, education and stewardship, and provide broad public exposure to the non-profit’s mission and purpose.
“These acquisitions are critical to the future growth of the Federation and our ability to meet our mission, and as result we are committed to hosting the highest quality shows in Tennessee and the southeast,” said Mike Butler, Executive Director of TWF. “In Memphis we plan to grow the highly successful Mid-South Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza into one of the South's largest and most productive show experiences. For Nashville, our immediate goal is to produce a show that meets and exceeds the highly successful Deer and Turkey Expos of the 1990's.”
TWF is currently in the process of recruiting vendors and seminar speakers to participate in the show, with the goal of attracting families and providing them with the best available wildlife information, education and entertainment. Chad Whittenburg, Director of Outreach for TWF, will be managing the day to day operations of both shows. “We are committed to taking these two shows to the next level, in both quality and attendance and are very excited about the vendors and sponsors we have lined up so far. We expect that both shows will exceed all attendees and vendors expectations,” he said.
The Tennessee Wildlife Extravaganza in Middle Tennessee will take place in July 18-20, 2008, and has been moved to the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Park in Franklin. The move will allow for future growth as the event space features over 100,000 square feet in a modern, open and air conditioned setting.
The long running Mid-South Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza in Memphis will be held August 8-10, 2008 at its traditional home, the Agricenter International on Walnut Grove Road.
Proceeds from both shows will go to support TWF programs such as Hunters for the Hungry, Great Outdoors University, the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, wild elk restoration, and many others. For information on booth space or attending the outdoor shows, contact Chad Whittenburg at (615) 353-1133 ext. 3 or visit www.tnwf.org.
The Tennessee Wildlife Federation is a not for profit organization established in 1946 whose mission is to champion the conservation, sound management and enjoyment of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations through stewardship, advocacy and education.
Karen Vaughn (615) 353-1133, ext.2 or firstname.lastname@example.org