Tuesday May 5 through Saturday May 9, 2009
St. Charles Convention Center
St. Charles, Missouri, USA

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The World Show will be back in St. Charles again!
May 3-7, 2011
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No one ever forgets his first World Show! Make plans now to be a part of the biggest and brightest taxidermy and fish carving event in the world! Join thousands of your peers for five days of educational and inspirational fellowship that will change the way you look at our profession. Record-numbers of taxidermists and fish carvers are already making travel plans to attend the 2009 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships. Past World Shows have attracted registrants from all 50 states and 22 nations! Whether you're new to the taxidermy industry or a seasoned pro, The 2009 World Shows offers valuable educational and networking opportunities for all taxidermy levels.

SEMINARS! Over twenty seminars by leading industry experts, which will cover every facet of taxidermy and fish carving.

COMPETITION! The world's largest taxidermy and fish carving competitions. At the past World Shows there have been over 750 entries. It's great fun if you enter, but if you don't, just viewing it is an experience you will long remember.

TRADE SHOW! A huge exhibit hall with featuring the top suppliers of taxidermy services, technology and supplies.

AWARDS! The climax of the event is the 2009 World Show Awards Banquet, where $25,000.00 in cash prizes will be awarded.

HOST FACILITY! The Embassy Suites Hotel is the host hotel and is connected to the convention center. Each suite has two rooms with a private bedroom and a separate living room area. The suites feature two flat-screen televisions, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and wet bar area. The living room includes a sleeper sofa and dining table. Included with each room is a complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast, and an evening Manager's Reception with a favorite complimentary cocktail. We have been given very attractive room rates for a hotel of this quality.

LOCATION! The St. Charles, Missouri area is easy to get to, with over two-thirds of the nations taxidermists living within a one-day's drive. Enjoy the ambiance of this gorgeous luxury hotel and new convention center. Take advantage of the great shopping at the nearby gigantic BassPro store!

EXCITEMENT! Ride the wave of emotion and excitement of watching the world's best taxidermists and carvers comptete for the coveted Best in World Titles!

Make your Reservations NOW!
At the last World Show, the host facilities filled up fast! Don't be disappointed. Reserve your room today to ensure your accommodations.

Host Hotel: Embassy Suites Saint Charles, Two Convention Center Plaza, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303.
The Embassy Suites Saint Charles,is the host hotel. Room rates are $124.00 for 1–2 people and $134.00 for 3–4 people. Call 1-636-946-5544 and ask for the World Show room rates. This special WTC rate expires on April 4, 2009, so make your reservations NOW!

The three other World Show hotels are within a two-minute drive of the Saint Charles Convention Center.

Quality Inn and Suites. 1425 South Fifth Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303.
Adjacent to the Bass Pro Shop. Room rates are $84.00 for 1–4 guests. Complimentary continental breakfast. Call 1-636-946-6936 and ask for the World Show room rates.

Country Inns and Suites. 1190 South Main Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303.
Room rates are $92.00 for 1–2 guests. Suites are $122.00 for 1–2 guests. Complimentary continental breakfast. Call 1-636-724-5555 and ask for the World Show room rates.

Comfort Suites. 1400 South Fifth Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303.
Room rates are $101.00 for 1–2 guests. Includes deluxe continental breakfast. Call 1-636-949-0694 and ask for the World Show room rates.


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World Show Archives:
The 2008 World Taxidermy Championships® was held February 18–24, 2008 in Salzburg, Austria.
The 2007 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 17–21, 2007 in Reno, Nevada, USA.
The 2005 World Taxidermy Championships® was held March 29–April 2, 2005 in Springfiled, IL, USA.
The 2003 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 8–12, 2003 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
The 2001 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 3–7, 2001 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
The 1999 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 7–10, 1999 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
The 1997 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 2–5, 1997 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
Henry Wichers Inchumuk Lifetime Achievement Award


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