Schedule of Events

Tuesday May 16 through Saturday May 20, 2017
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria, Illinois, USA

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trade Show Area Setup (Staff)   8:00 a.m.   —   2:00 p.m.
Competition Area Setup (Staff)   8:00 a.m.   —   2:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open   2:00 p.m.   —   8:00 p.m. 
Trade Show Exhibitor’s Move In   2:00 p.m.   —   8:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Entries Accepted   3:00 p.m.   —   8:00 p.m. 
Taxidermy Seminars 1 (see details)   6:00 p.m.   —   9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Registration Desk Open   8:00 a.m.   —   6:00 p.m. 
Taxidermy Entries Accepted  *8:00 a.m.   —   3:00 p.m. 
Trade Show Exhibitor’s Move In   8:00 a.m.   —   4:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 2, 3, and 4 (see details)   9:30 a.m.   — 12:00 p.m.
Judges’ Meeting  11:00 a.m.   —  12:00 p.m.
Live Sculpting Competition 12:00 p.m.   —   8:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted   1:00 p.m.   —   5:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Judging Begins (Master Division)   1:00 p.m.   —  11:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 5, 6, and 7 (see details)   1:30 p.m.   —   4:30 p.m.
Trade Show Open   4:30 p.m.   —   7:30 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminar 8 (see details)   7:00 p.m.   —   8:30 p.m.

*CHANGE FOR 2017:
Master Division entries must be registered and in place by 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning, May 17.
MASTER DIVISION JUDGING BEGINS 1:00 P.M.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Registration Desk Open   8:00 a.m.   —   5:00 p.m. 
Taxidermy Judging Continues   8:00 a.m.   —   6:00 p.m. 
Live Sculpting Competition   8:00 a.m.   —   6:00 p.m.
Dennis Harris Ongoing Super Seminar   8:00 a.m.   —   6:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted   8:30 a.m.   — 10:15 a.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 1: Berry (see details)   8:00 a.m.   — 10:00 a.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 9 and 10 (see details)   8:30 a.m.   — 11:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open 10:30 a.m.   —   1:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Judging, Freestyle and Work Bench Divisions   1:00 p.m.   —   6:00 p.m. 
Fish Carving Seminar 2: Compton (see details) 10:00 a.m.   — 12:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Judging, Decorative and Natural Finish Divisions   1:00 p.m.   —   6:00 p.m. 
Fish Carving Seminar 3: Schreibeis (see details)   1:00 p.m.   —   3:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 11 and 12 (see details)   1:30 p.m.   —   4:30 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 4: Guge (see details)   3:00 p.m.   —   5:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open   4:00 p.m.   —   6:30 p.m.
Competition Viewing for WTC & WFCC Registrants   6:30 p.m.   — 10:00 p.m.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Registration Desk Open   8:00 a.m.   —   5:00 p.m. 
Live Sculpting Competition Final Session   8:00 a.m.   — 12:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Judging Continues   8:00 a.m.   — 12:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 13 and 14 (see details)   8:30 a.m.   — 11:00 a.m.
Fish Carving Critiques   9:00 a.m.   — 12:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open 11:00 a.m.   —   3:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 5 (see details)   1:00 p.m.   —   4:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 15, 16 and 17 (see details)   2:30 p.m.   —   4:30 p.m.
Competition Viewing for Registrants   4:00 p.m.   — 6:00 p.m.
Competition Viewing for Public ($10 fee, $5 for kids 12 and under)   6:00 p.m.   — 10:00 p.m.
Cocktails & 2017 World Show Awards Banquet   6:00 p.m.   — 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Registration Desk Open   8:00 a.m.   — 12:00 p.m. 
Competition Viewing   8:30 a.m.   —   1:30 p.m. 
Taxidermy Competition Critiques   9:00 a.m.   —   1:00 p.m.
Competition Viewing for Public ($10 fee, $5 for kids 12 and under) 10:00 a.m.   —   1:30 p.m. 
World Shows Auction 10:00 a.m.   — 11:30 a.m.
Trade Show Final Session 10:30 a.m.   —   2:00 p.m.
Remove All Competition Entries   2:00 p.m.   —   4:00 p.m.
Celebration and Wind-Down Party   8:00 p.m.   — 12:00 a.m.