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49th annual Mid-South Sports & Boat show

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Don't miss this great show for the whole family!

It's that time again - 49th annual Mid-South Sports, Boat & RV Show

The 49th annual Mid-South Sports & Boat show is coming to the Agricenter in East Memphis Feb. 15-17.

If wall to wall boats, fishing tackle, seminars, vacation destinations and even a chance to rub shoulders with some of the Mid-South's most well-known outdoors personalities aren't enough, the 49th annual Mid-South Sports & Boat Show will have some special guests.

One of its "biggest" special guest will be the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission's 3,000-gallon portable aquarium, which is 37 feet long, 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide and features 10-12 species of fish, including at buffalo, gar (maybe even an alligator guard), blue and flat head catfish (one that weighs 40-plus pounds), drum, common carp and largemouth bass.

"It's a show stopper," says Lea Gray, AGFC assistant aquatic resource education coordinator. "It's our biggest aquarium. We have smaller ones that we take to schools and smaller events, but this one is always something people like to see."

James ‘Bo' Davidson, who works out of the agency Lonoke hatchery, will be at show to talk to show visitors and answer questions about this unique part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's public relations family.

Gray says many of the show's fishing seminars will be conducted on a platform over the aquarium; including those by noted Mid-South guide Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service on Greers Ferry Lake near Heber Springs, Ark.

Among other seminar speakers:

C. Ward Weems, chief historian for the Tennessee State Parks based out of Nashville, will talk about the park system and its 75th anniversary. His presentation, as part of the show's seminars, will center on the cultural heritage interpreted in the state parks' system.

Gary Harlan of Tishomingo, Miss., will be another of the show's seminar speakers. He has been guiding on Pickwick Lake with nationally known angler Roger Stegall since 2006, fishing more than 100 days a year. One of Harlan's sponsors is Collierville-based Strike King Lure Company.

Mike Whitten, a Germantown based CPA, who has more than 38 years of tournament fishing experience, including Anglers Choice, Fishers of Men, BFL, BASS Weekend Series and local charity events. He is a two-time winner of the Pickwick Sauger Tournament and a regional qualifier for the Anglers Choice circuit in 1999, 2001 and 2002; winner of the 2001 Anglers Choice Rex Spoon Invitational at Log Loader; three top 10 finishes in the North Mississippi Anglers Choice (2001-2002) and first place tie in the 2003 Fishers of Men/North Mississippi. He is a published author since 2004 in Yamamoto's Inside Line magazine and is part of 15-20 seminars/speaking engagement a year.

If that's not enough, check the hottest new boats and dealer incentives; come see the latest RV models and join the RV lifestyle and load up on tons of tackle with discount pricing with hourly door prizes.

Expo South produces and promotes shows, expos and festivals in the boating, hunting, fishing and retail industries. Click on the links below to view the list of shows, expos and festivals for the current/coming year.

Welcome to Expo South. We promote and produce a variety of shows and expos in the South: Fishing Shows, Hunting Shows, & Boat Shows.

Since its inception, Expo South has become the leading independent promotion and production company in the South, providing an exciting and totally comprehensive range of services to consumers and exhibitors alike. We pride ourselves in service and strive to meet the needs of each person who attends our shows. Our staff has a combined total of over 35 years in the production and promotions business and we strive to bring you the very best.

One of our key values and favorite sayings around our office is that "We Sell Fun!" Our shows are about family and friends coming together to do the things they love and we hope your experience at our shows will make you feel like you are part of the Expo South family.

Please look around our sites and we hope to see you out at one of our shows in the near future?bring your family and friends and don't forget to come ready to have fun!

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Details and Specs

Event Date: Feb 15, 2013 02:00 PM - Feb 17, 2013 05:00 PM
Hours of Operation:
Fri2:00 PM8:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM7:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM5:00 PM
Notes: None Listed
Venue:Agricenter in East Memphis


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