All Sports, Recreation & Fitness Expo Planned for Fall
Information Session for Sports-Related BusinessesTo Preview All Sports, Recreation & Fitness ExpoRegistration Deadline Nears for Vermonts New Sports ShowBusinesses that provide sports, recreation, fitness or wellness products or services are invited to attend a preview meeting on Aug. 15 or 16 for the All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo which will be held October 20-21 at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.Whether you would like to exhibit, demonstrate, entertain or lecture or all of the above at the All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo, we encourage interested businesses to attend our event preview for this new show, said Tom Oddy, Director of Special Events at Champlain Valley Exposition.Well have representatives from all our partners in the show to talk about the costs and outreach opportunities designed for the education and entertainment of active Vermont families, couples and individuals, he said.All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo is endorsed by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Convention Bureau and the Vermont Sports & Events Council, Vermont Sports Magazine, with gold medal sponsorship by the Green Mountain Glades, the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) and The Soccer Center.The first informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Montpelier Room at Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. The second will be held Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 am in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at Champlain Valley Exposition.There will also be more than 60 seminars and demonstrations by experts in the sports, recreation and fitness industry at the October show. The Expo will be supported by an aggressive advertising, promotion and public relations campaign to bring quality, active and focused consumers to the Expo, Oddy said. Exhibitors who sign up by Sept. 1 will be listed in the printed program for All Sports, Recreation and Fitness Expo.During this all encompassing two-day show, Oddy explained, exhibitors will display and provide information on the latest equipment, services, venues, leagues, teams, associations and related supplies for sports, recreation and fitness enthusiasts. In the three seminar rooms, on the indoor field turf, climbing walls and even on the plastic ice surface a variety of demonstrations and seminars covering literally every aspect of the sports, recreation and fitness world including martial arts, hiking, ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, fitness, football, stretching, ultimate frisbee, rugby, kayaking, rock climbing, sports psychology, sports medicine/training, sports nutrition, action sports, extreme sports, Pilates, yoga, snow sports, skating, golf, skateboarding and more!Organizers say this will be one of New Englands largest sports, recreation and fitness educational events & consumer-trade shows and will provide a venue for industry professionals and consumers to come together to highlight opportunities and impact for our active lifestyles in the region and State of Vermont. A sampling of current exhibitors include Vermont Lake Monsters, Vermont Outdoor Guides Association, 100 on 100 Heart of Vermont Relay, American Red Cross, Best Western Waterbury Stowe, Best Western Windjammer Hotel and Conference Center, Catamount Trail Association, Curves, Eddie’s Energy Bars, Extreme Adventures of Vermont, Fitness Options, Vermont Frost Heaves, SG Fitness, Sports & Fitness Edge & Physical Therapy, Green Mountain Glades, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, RehabGYM, Vermont Eye Laser, Vermont Chapter of American Physical Therapists and the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife.For more information about registering for The All Sports, Recreation & Fitness Expo on Oct. 20-21, contact Suzie Petrie at Champlain Valley Exposition, (802) 878-5545 or by email, [email protected](link sends e-mail).