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Head over to Ohio for outdoors, tourism expos

March 17, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Roadtrip to Ohio for a couple outdoors and tourism expos. Columbus will be the center of the outdoor world this weekend as the expanded Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo presented by Suzuki KingQuad opens its doors at the Ohio Expo Center in the Bricker Building and Celeste Center, which started Friday, March 15, and runs until Sunday, March 17.

The Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo presented by Suzuki KingQuad is the state’s premier expo for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, highlighting the latest innovations, trends and techniques, while showcasing new and notable equipment, accessories, clothing and more.

Attendees will have the chance to meet industry insiders, attend educational seminars and demonstrations, test out the newest products, shop for show deals and even bring their deer to have it scored. Among the highlights of the Expo: Dock Dogs, an archery range, seminars, and displays including trail camera photos, record whitetail display and more.

Adult single-day discount tickets can be purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores for $12 and $5 for youth (ages 6-15).

Tickets purchased online and at the door will be $15 for adult single-day, $20 for adult two-day, $30 for adult threeday and $5 for youth. Kids five-under are admitted free of charge.

Ticket fees apply for online tickets. To purchase tickets online, visit www.fieldandstreamexpo.com.

The 10th Annual Discover Appalachia Travel Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Gallia Academy Middle School 340 Fourth Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio.

The Expo gives exhibitors the opportunity to showcase travel, historic and business destinations from all over the region and connect one-on-one with the general public.

The Ohio Wildlife Division will be doing a program called “Migratory Birds,” Princess Elsa, Moana and Darth Vader will be there for photo opportunities, the Gallipolis City Police with have their K9 Unit there for a presentation, Boardroom46 will be doing “Make & Take’s” at their booth throughout the day and also a small petting zoo will be available outside where children and adults can get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Amanda Crouse said the Discover Appalachia Travel Expo is beneficial to both Gallia County and the surrounding region.

Admission is free and open to everyone to attend.

Go online at https://www.discoverappalachiatravelexpo.com/ or contact the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 740-446-6882 for additional information.