Attention Vendors & Visitors
We hope you had a successful show season which leads to a profitable remainder of the year. As you know, we have been eagerly anticipating being back in business for the 2024 show season but have been dealt a setback that I regretfully need to inform you about.
The new event venue we have been looking forward to hosting our Huntin’ Time Expo in, has ran into a series of zoning issues with the Township they are located within. While the building is being used for smaller consumer shows, the Township will not currently allow our show to be held there until a series of legal maneuvers and infrastructure demands are met by the owner of the building. Even though we feel these requirements are completely unreasonable, given the nature of the building history and use, the Township is dug in and won’t allow our show to be held there until which time these requirements are met by the owner.
Unfortunately, barring a last-minute solution, this conflict may end up in court which would make our ability to host the show, nearly impossible for 2024. These latest setbacks have been a huge kick in the gut for Beth and I, as we are so excited about this new venue, which offers the same great staffing and service, along with much more space than the Delta Plex Arena, our home for the past few decades.
While we are hoping and praying to be able to continue the show in the future, we realize you may need to book other shows to fill that gap in 2024. I spoke with the owner this afternoon for the very latest information and he advised me that unless they can come to terms in the next thirty days, they will not have the building ready for an event of our size, to be held there by January.
We have taken the time to look at other venues in West Michigan but simply have not found any viable options that time of year, big enough to host our show in this awesome West Michigan Market. We are disheartened to share this news with you, many of whom have been like family to us over the past thirty years, but it looks more and more likely like we will have to sit out another year.
We are so thankful to all of you, especially those who allowed us to hold your deposits, in hope of our show returning in January, and will obviously refund those deposits upon you request, as we hope for a last minute miracle. Short of that we are very hopeful, God willing, of resuming in 2025.
Thank you again for past loyalty to Beth and I as well as our show. As always feel free to call us anytime at (616) 690-0060 with any questions or concerns.
Tom and Beth Antor
The Huntin' Time Expo is a 3 day event held during the last weekend in January at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This event showcases the largest collection of hunting exhibits in the State. Whether you are an experienced outdoorsman or a first time guest the Huntin' Time Expo offers an experience you're sure to remember.
The Grand Rapids Huntin’ Time Expo has developed an industry wide reputation as one of the finest all hunting shows in the country. Grand Rapids was recently named as one of the ten fastest growing cities in the U.S. and is located in the middle of Kent County, which leads the state in hunting licenses sold. Famous for attracting very serious, hard core hunter’s year in year out, this show has become a destination for vendors from around the world!
Over 350 Booths
The expo features a variety of hunting exhibitors offering products and services unlike any other outdoor show. If you are looking to gear up, take advantage of the valuable face-to-face interaction with the product manufacturers that you can’t get in retail stores. If you have a dream hunt in mind, talk with the wide range of outfitters from all over the globe to make that dream a reality. One thing is for sure; there is something for everyone.
Why travel all over the country when you can target your efforts in the largest hunting market in the USA? Deer food plots, habitat management, strategy, scouting, buck behavior, venison processing, dog training, turkey hunting and more! Educational presentations are also included with the price of admission and cover a variety of topics.
The Huntin' Time Expo is a fun and relaxing environment for the whole family. Parking is free and ticket prices are affordable. Children of all ages can take in the sights and enjoy a variety of activities including gun and bow target practice, hands on interaction with live animals, and a wide selection of tasty snacks and drinks.