Early this year, I received an invitation from John Burrell from the High Adventure Company and Michael Pepi from Jonas Brothers Taxidermy to attend the Game & Field Fair. To me, this felt like a return to normality.
I generally spend about 4 months on the road each year. With the current state of affairs all over the world, travel has stopped. Given the opportunity to travel and see friends, I jumped all over this. Finally, an opportunity to show off our products to potential customers! It has been over a year since our last trade show.
This event was held at Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, GA. If you haven’t been there, go. You will not be disappointed. The High Adventure Company offers hunting, shooting and fishing at this location.
They had the 25 vendors split up into 2 outside venues. The first was at their hunting grounds. This was where my booth was located. This location had dog demonstrations, cooking, taxidermy, etcetera. The other location was at their shooting grounds. The gun companies and clothiers were displaying here. Both venues were under a covered area, but still open air.
I took off Friday morning. It was about a 5 hour drive for me. I stopped and had lunch with my daughter and finally arrived around 3:00 p.m. I quickly set up our display and was ready for the show to begin.
Saturday started as a washout. The rain held on until about 2 o’clock. When the weather broke, people showed up.
Saturday afternoon and Sunday were amazing. We had an incredible crowd of people show up. We spent the next day and half displaying our products and eating like kings. This was truly a successful inaugural event.
Hopefully, they can pull this off again next year, and you’ll be able to join us!