By: Cindy Bissett | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2013
Champion Noodler Kaleb Summers (center) and his noodling team.
Mark your calendars for March 1-3 for the Outdoor Sporting Expo to be held at the Claremore Expo Center. This special show will be of interest to enthusiasts of all ages and outdoor genres. “Oklahomans and our surrounding neighbors know and appreciate the great outdoors, evidenced by premier lakes, world class fishing, hunting, biking, camping, hiking, archery and the popularity of RVs, ATVs, BMX and more. We are excited to see this show in Claremore,” reports Ron Burrows, Claremore Expo Center manager. “Our facility is the host to a wide variety of shows and festivals, and this new Outdoor Sporting Expo is one that we are so pleased to add to our show schedule.”
Exhibitors and vendors may apply now by contacting the host organizations Claremore Main Street, Claremore Chamber, Claremore Expo Center or visit www.claremore.org for applications. The Outdoor Sports Expo will feature over 90,000 square feet of indoor exhibitor space. “Our goal is to provide vendors and sponsors with very affordable space so that they can showcase their products and services. Admission will be family friendly as well,” said Burrows.
In addition to the exhibitors and vendors, committee members are busy confirming celebrities and seminars that will represent the best of hunting, fishing, BMX, and more. “We are excited that two of our celebrities confirmed for demonstrations and seminars will include professional bass fisherman Tommy Biffle and Champion Noodler Kaleb Summers,” said Cindy Bissett, executive director of Claremore Main Street. Biffle is a well-known professional bass fisherman who has fished the pro circuit and B.A.S.S. series for over 25 years. He is a member of the BASS Millionaires. Biffle also has his own signature bait, “The Biffle Bug,” and owns Lakeside Polaris in Wagoner. Summers is a Claremore native who became a record-holding champion this summer. In addition to his noodling skills, Summers operates his own guide service.
“The show committee is securing a professional BMX stunt team, hunting pros, and popular hosts of a reality television show,” reports Chamber President Dell Davis. “As soon as we have final confirmation we will announce details. The show will also feature special giveaways, The Bass Tank and more. In the meantime, please continue to check the website www.claremore.org for updates.”
The Outdoor Sporting Expo will be March 1-3, at Claremore’s Expo Center. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The show is presented to date by: Claremore Physicians Immediate Care and sponsored by TTCU The Credit Union, Visit Claremore and Tulsa RV.
For more information regarding exhibit space or available sponsorships contact Claremore Chamber or Claremore Main Street at (918) 341-5881.