Schedule of Events

Tuesday April 30 through Saturday May 4, 2019
Springfield Expo Center & University Plaza Hotel
Springfield, Missouri, USA

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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 a.m.   —   7:30 p.m. 
Trade Show Exhibitor’s Move In   4:00 p.m.   —   8:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Entries Accepted   3:00 p.m.   —   7:30 p.m. 
Taxidermy Seminar 1 – Huffaker (see details)   5:30 p.m.   —   8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Registration Desk Open   8:00 a.m.   —   6:00 p.m. 
Master Division Taxidermy Entries Accepted  *8:00 a.m.   —  11:00 a.m. 
Other Divisions 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 (Arkansas Room, University Plaza Hotel) 11:00 a.m.   —  12:00 p.m.
Live Sculpting Competition 12:00 p.m.   —   8:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Judging Begins (Master Division)   1:00 p.m.   —  11:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 5, 6, 7 and 8 (see details)   1:30 p.m.   —   4:30 p.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted   3:00 p.m.   —   5:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open   4:30 p.m.   —   7:30 p.m.

*CHANGE FOR 2019:
Master Division entries must be registered and in place by 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning, May 1.
MASTER DIVISION JUDGING BEGINS 1:00 P.M.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted   9:00 a.m.   —  11:00 a.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 9, 10, 11 and 12 (see details)   8:30 a.m.   —  11:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open 10:30 a.m.   —   1:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 1: Guge (see details)   1:00 p.m.   —   2:45 p.m.
Fish Carving Judging, All Levels   1:00 p.m.   —   6:00 p.m. 
Fish Carving Seminar 2: Arndt (see details)   3:00 p.m.   —   4:45 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 13, 14 and 15 (see details)   1:00 p.m.   —   4:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open   4:00 p.m.   —   6:30 p.m.
Competition Viewing for WTC & WFCC Registrants   6:30 p.m.   —   9:00 p.m.

Friday, May 3, 2019

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 16, 17 and 18 (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 3: Berry (see details)   1:00 p.m.   —   2:45 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 19, 20 and 21 (see details)   2:30 p.m.   —   4:30 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 4 Richmond (see details)   3:00 p.m.   —   4:45 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.   —   9:00 p.m.
Cocktails & 2019 World Show Awards Banquet   6:00 p.m.   — 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Registration Desk Open   8:30 a.m.   — 12:30 p.m. 
Competition Viewing   8:30 a.m.   —   1:30 p.m. 
Taxidermy Competition Critiques   9:00 a.m.   —   1:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 5 Panel Discussion (see details)   9:00 a.m.   —  11:00 a.m.
Competition Viewing for Public ($10 fee, $5 for kids 12 and under) 10:00 a.m.   —   1:00 p.m. 
World Shows Auction 10:00 a.m.   — 11:30 a.m.
Trade Show Final Session 10:30 a.m.   —   1:30 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.