To introduce the outdoor sports of Hunting, Fishing, Camping and Power Sports as family friendly activities, with a focus on education and the preservation of our God given natural resources for future generation.
About The Show
The Upstate Outdoor Expo is the only outdoor consumer event of its kind in the Upstate of South Carolina where outdoor enthusiasts can view and shop for hunting, fishing, camping and power sport products. Additionally, attendees and their families will be able to plan outdoor sport and camping vacations, as well as participate in a wide range of outdoor seminars. We take pride in offering something of interest for everyone in the family and sparking an outdoor interest in the next generation.
We will be featuring exhibitors, vendors, seminars and more that are focused on outdoor sports such as hunting, fishing, camping, power sports and other outdoor activities. In addition, a special focus will be placed on showcasing education, gear, equipment, guide services and more. Families coming to this unique event will learn how to take advantage of all the outdoors have to offer.
Greenville, located in the upstate of South Carolina, is home to a myriad of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, rafting, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, camping, ATV riding, hiking, biking and more! Those of us that live in the area recognize that these activities help to create the fabric of our amazing southern lifestyles. We also recognize that visitors travel from all over to experience the beauty of South Carolina with access to mountains, lakes, rivers and the ocean.
It is time to celebrate that heritage with the Inaugural Upstate Outdoor Expo coming to the Greenville Convention Center, formerly known as the TD Convention Center, located in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina the weekend of February 8th – 10th. The Greenville Convention Center features several shows and events each year, and utilizes 280,000 square feet of indoor floor place. Click here to visit the Greenville Convention Center website for more detailed information about the center and surrounding area.
About the Promoters
Brian J. Collins
Brian is a proud outdoors-man at heart. He believes that you should dream big and never stop chasing your dreams or passion. With Christ as his center, Brian is always finding new ways to be inspired and to inspire others.
Jill is the organizer of the family and the rock to Brian and his dreams. Jill is the one who keeps things moving along and running smooth making sure things fall in to place in a timely manner.
Why the Upstate:
Simply stated, Growth:
Info from greenvilleonline.com
The city of Greenville, according to the bureau’s latest population figures, is the fourth- fastest-growing city in the nation — growing by 5.8 percent as of last July from the year before, to 67,453.
The city’s share of population is but a fraction of the nearly 500,000 people estimated to live in Greenville County, but the rate of growth over the years shows a pattern of re- urbanization, Mayor Knox White said
Info from www.visitgreenvillesc.com
- Population – City of Greenville 65,245
- Population – Greenville County 491,000
- Median Age – City of Greenville 35.9 years
- Median Age – Greenville County 37.8 years
Location, Location, Location:
Greenville is located between Atlanta and Charlotte along Interstate 85, one of the nation’s hottest growth corridors. The Greenville Convention Center facility is easily accessible by air or highway.