October first will celebrate the return of the Chambers County Outdoor and Wild Game Expo for the annual event. The Expo will be held from 9:00 until 2:00 in the fields surrounding the LaFayette Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center. There will be no admission charge.
This is a great opportunity for sportsmen and outdoor lovers to share their appreciation of God’s great outdoors and to hone their skills and increase their knowledge of the sporting activities they love.
The Expo has grown significantly with the number of guests increasing every year. This year promises to be even bigger than before. Parking will be at The Chambers County Agricultural Park and Rodeo Arena. The main entrance and registration table will be through the gate leading from the Arena to LaFayette Heights. Only handicapped parking for vehicles with proper identification will be allowed in the church parking lots.
An underemphasized aspect of the Expo, but one of the features most enjoyed by guests, is the fact that the best wild game cooks and grillers in Chambers County will be demonstrating their cooking skills and sharing samples of the wild game they harvested from last hunting season. From year to year, the variety is different. Food prepared by the cooks is offered in sample size servings, and all of it is free. Visitors have the opportunity to graze from tent to tent and enjoy something from all of the cook teams. Food is available until it is consumed which (take note) occurred about 11:00 am last year.
Among the speakers at the Expo will be John Davidson, Game Warden for Chambers County. He will be talking about Alabama hunting regulations and specifically about any changes which hunters may be unsure of. In previous years, this has been one of the most entertaining segments of the program because hunters always have some interesting questions for the Game Warden.
Steve Lucas from Buckmasters will be there to score and certify your antler racks at no cost (a service that typically incurs a fee). People who bring their mounts to be scored will be eligible to win a nice prize. Only deer taken during the 2015-16 Alabama season will qualify for the prize.
The keynote speaker this year will be Jimmy Whatley of Valdosta, GA. Special Musical guest will be “God’s Mercy”.
A large number of vendors and exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate their products and to answer questions from Expo visitors. In many cases items being demonstrated will be available for sale.
The Expo will be open to gun exhibitors and dealers. State and federal firearm laws will govern the sale of any guns and ammunition, so change of gun ownership may not be able to take place on site.
There will be no gun trading, and only exhibitors at the Expo with Federal Firearms Licenses can bring guns onto the premises.
Many door prizes will be given away during the day.
Winners of hunting knives which will be given away during the day must be 16 years old and above. For all prizes given away during the day, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing and claim the prize in a timely manner.
The Expo Organizing Committee invites everyone to come out and enjoy a great day with us.