Just a quick note guys! The show was great! Sure it could have been bigger and better, but we all did the best we could the first year. You have the 141 Vendors who exhibited to thank for that! 100%!
First year shows are very hard to develop - and I know that better than anyone. When I started the original Bowhunting Trade Show (which is now the ATA show) I only managed to get 40 exhibitors to take a chance on the idea of an archery only show, back in 1990. It grew from 40 to 275 companies the first year, to over 400 the next and peaked in 1997 at 553.
This show just makes sense for this industry, sport and most of all, for you, the bowhunters and archers. I'm sure it will grow into a huge show very soon, and we'll host every conceivable archery event we can, and cater to everybody who wants to be involved.
Stay tuned, it's all I'm thinking about and all I'll be doing for the next 359 days! I'll keep you up to date on this website, and feel free to contact me anytime with ideas, requests, suggestions via our contact page. Till then, shoot straight and scout hard!