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South Georgia Outdoor Expo 2014
South Georgia Outdoor Expo
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Join us for the 4th Annual South Georgia Outdoor Expo, which will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Central Square Complex in Douglas, Georgia 200 S. Madison Avenue. Admission: One-Day Pass $5.00, Two-Day Pass $8.00, 12 and Under Free.  To kick off the event, a Wild Game Supper will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Event Flyer Information
Volunteer Signup Form

SPONSORS
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Special Thanks to our sponsors!
Lasseter Implement
Aniston Restaurant
McRae Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Satilla River Outdoors
Moore Than Graphics
Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation
National Wild Turkey Federation
General John Coffee State Park
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Rocky/Norris Shoe Store
The Douglas Enterprise
OnMedia
WSWG TV
W&W Video Production
Rocky/Norris Shoe Store


EVENTS FOR ALL AGES!!!
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CHAOS the Mechanical Bull
Other Events
24ft. Rock Climbing Wall
Arts & Crafts Vendors
Variety of Food Vendors
Activities for Kids
Smokey the Bear
"Chaos" Mechanical Bull


Wild Game Supper
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Capt. Tommy Clack, Wild Game Supper Speaker
FLYER - WILD GAME SUPPER

The Wild Game Supper will kickoff the South Georgia Outdoor Expo on Thursday, August 21, 6:30pm,  at the C.E. Weir Center.  Venison, quail, and wild pork will be cooked up by the experts from Gopher Plantation.  The guest speaker for this year will be Captain Tommy Clack, a motivational Vietnam War veteran, as well as, an avid hunter and fisherman, who was recently inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame.  Tickets are $15.00 and on sale at the Public Information Office located at 211 South Gaskin Avenue.  Event partners: National Wild Turkey Federation, Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation, and McRae Coca-Cola.

CELEBRITY APPEARANCE - BUTCH "RUNNING BEAR" MOGER AND HIS SUPER CRITTER GETTER TRUCK
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Super Critter Getter Truck
Butch "Running Bear" Moger's truck began as a hobby, and has grew into a one of a kind must see!    All of the skins are animals that he has trapped, most of which were used for food or their meat was donated to charity.  Both he and the truck have been spotted in several films and music videos.  Currently, he is working with Sharp Entertainment and the National Geographic Network filming a reality series on Butch's trapping skills in the Penholloway Swamp. 

CELEBRITY APPEARANCE - HARLEM LEGENDS
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Look who's coming to Douglas...
Two Harlem Globetrotter Legends, Michael "Memphis" Douglas and Larry "Shorty" Coleman.
                     

Friday, August 22nd, 2pm - 4pm
Saturday, August 23rd, 10am - 2pm

Michael "Memphis" Douglas has traveled to over 100 countries entertaining crowds as the 7th Showman in the history of the Harlem Globetrotters - sharing a positive attitude and embracing diversity.  In 1991, Michael founded the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation (MDYF) in order to help individuals and communities realize their optimal potential.  Growing up in Memphis, TN, Michael had a love for the game of basketball.  His dedication and determination led him to be an outstanding basketball player at all levels.  The opportunity presented itself in 1986 for Michael to try out for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters along with 1500 outstanding athletes.  Michael was the top pick for the Harlem Globetrotters and toured with the team from 1986 - 1993.

Larry "Shorty" Coleman is a 5’10 Guard from Washington, DC.  He was the dribbler with the Harlem Globetrotters from 1986-1990 and his ball handling skills has been compared to the great Marcus Haynes, and Curly Neal. Shorty will warm you over with his personality off the court and is one of the world’s greatest shooters on the court. He conducts basketball camps and trains kids through-out the year.

Www.HarlemLegends.com 


FREE WORKSHOP "DUCK HUNTING BASICS" BY CLINT SHIPMAN, 2014 GEORGIA STATE DUCK CALLING CHAMPION
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Clint Shipman, 2014 Georgia State Duck Calling Champion
Georgia native, Clint Shipman, recently won the Georgia State Duck Calling Championship that was held in Duluth, Georgia. After winning the championship in 2008 and 2010, this 2014 win has made him state champion for the third time. Winning the state title qualifies Clint for the World's Championship Duck Calling Contest that will be held in Arkansas later this year.  He will make his fourth appearance at the World championship, which is the most prestigious duck calling contest in the world.

FREE Duck Hunting Basics workshop on Saturday, August 23 at 2pm in the Dogwood Meeting Room.

FREE WORKSHOP - "LAKES, BASS, AND PAN FISHING IN SOUTH GEORGIA" BY BERT DEENER
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Be sure to sign up for this free workshop that will be instructed by Bert Deener, an experienced angler, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist.  

The workshop will be held during the South Georgia Outdoor Expo on Saturday, August 23 at 10:00am in the Dogwood Meeting Room, Central Square Complex.

WOW WHITETAILS DISPLAY "GOLIATH AND THE GIANTS"
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W.O.W. Exhibit
Don't miss the World's Outstanding Whitetails, which is a stunning collection of sixteen of the biggest Whitetail deer ever on display. These are some of the absolutely largest monster deer to ever walk the planet. Three of the deer score over 400 non-typical and 10 of them score over 300 non-typical.  It's total "Shock and Awe" to view this quality and beautiful Whitetail Deer Display. Come see Goliath and the Giants!

Also an added attraction will be a photo opportunity with one of the collections World Class Whitetail deer.


STRAIT JACKET MONSTER TRUCK!
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Don't miss Kevin King's "Strait Jacket" monster truck on exhibit both days with a special Car Crush on Saturday only at 4:00pm.  This monster truck is a 2013 SoExMo monster truck chassis, 540cid big block Chevy, 1600 horsepower with Allen Pope Performance Transmission, 66x63.00-25 tires, body is modeled after a 1979 Ford F-250 crew cab pick up truck, 10' tall and 12' wide and weighs in at 10,500 lbs.

Photo opportunities are available.  

http://straitjacketmonstertruck.com/about/ 

"SNAKES ALIVE" PRESENTED BY ROCKY SNAKE MASTER STEVE SCRUGGS
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Rocky Snake Master, Steve Scruggs
Norris Shoe Store and Rocky Boots present Steve Scruggs and his Snakes Alive educational seminar!  Using live non-venomous and venomous snakes, Snake Master Steve Scruggs educates on safety and identification of snakes.  Focus is to teach children what they might see in their backyard and what they should and should not do with snakes.  Also, teaches attendees how not to be bitten by a snake.  ONE show on Friday, Aug. 22 at 4pm and TWO shows on Saturday, Aug. 23, 11am and 3pm.

BASIC ARCHERY PROGRAM BY GENERAL JOHN COFFEE STATE PARK
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Staff from General John Coffee State Park will present a basic archery program where participants will be given basic instruction in the NASP standards, learn the 11 steps to archery success, and try their hand at getting some arrows in the target. 

General John Coffee State Park


DNR HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION CLASS
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Individuals must register online and take the course prior to the Expo.  Test time will be Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10am - 12Noon in the Youth Center located at Central Square Complex.

VENDOR/EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Both outdoor and indoor spaces are available ranging from 10X10 to 20X40 in size.  Water and electricity are available.  All vendors must have an application and hold harmless agreement on file.  Some general vendors may be required to provide a certificate of liability insurance naming the City of Douglas as a certificate holder.  All food vendors must have an application, hold harmless agreement, Health Dept. food permit and certificate of liability insurance naming the City of Douglas as a certificate holder.
NO LONGER ACCEPTING FOOD VENDORS.

VENDOR MAP/FLOOR PLAN

Vendor/Exhibitor Sign Up Form
Vendor Hold Harmless Agreement
Food Vendor Health Permit Information
Vendor/Exhibitor General Information and Rules
Vendor Parking Map

INDOOR VENDORS/EXHIBITORS
Alapaha Tri-County Hunting Club
DPD Heat Car
Low Country Outdoors
Watson's Leather
NRA Recruiting
General Coffee State Park
Douglas Exchange Club
Coffee County Republican Party
Girls of Green Pastures and Kickin K Soap Co.
The Engraver's Mark
I'm Hooked 
Sunset Nursery
Custom Design Dog Boxes
Civil Air Patrol
Air Evac Lifeteam
Deep South Cuts
Aniston's Restaurant
Springleaf Financial Services
Southern Pup Clothing
LaRiccia for State Rep 168
Granny's Woodworks
GeorgiaCarry.org
Cotton Camo, LLC
Southern Born Outdoors
Coffee County Gun Club
Douglas Christian Fellowship Church of God
Georgia Hunting & Fishing Federation
Lasseter Equipment/John Deere
Satilla River Outdoors
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
C. Mo's Kids
Philgood Entertainment Chaos Mechanical Bull
Family Ties Paracord
Big Carl's Sauce Company
A Buck & 3 Does
Davis Creations
Douglas Lions Club
Southern Heritage
Southern Arms
Deep South Jerky Direct
Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce
Mossy Creek Game Calls
Scentsy Wickless Candles
Fred's Leather Shop
AllAboutSoles
Georgia Forestry Commission
Ms. Frizles Crafts
Big Buck Sauces
Gunter's Fishing Supply
Hubbard Auction Co.
Rada Cutlery
McRae Coca-Cola Bottling Company
National Wild Turkey Federation
Moore Than Graphics
Norris Shoes/Rocky Boots
First Baptist Church
Hydro Glow Fishing Lights
Thirty-One
Parker's Pet Palace
WSWG-TV

OUTDOOR VENDORS/FOOD VENDORS
Stylish Handbags
Adaptive Southern Ingenuity
Rockin Roland Rock Climb, LLC
South Georgia Leather
First Baptist Church Youth Outreach
Aniston's Restaurant
Terry's Iron Kettle
Wings-N-Things
Cool Treats Shaved Ice & Peanuts
Kathy's Kitchen
S & S Concession
Bridget's Quik Stop
Georgia Boys Roadside BBQ
TNT's Tiki Hut Shaved Ice
R & T Concessions
Miles Concessions
Lil Mike's Family Restaurant
Cole's Backyard BBQ

CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact the City of Douglas Public Information Department at (912) 383-0277 or email to find out more.

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