23RD NORTHEAST FISHING & HUNTING SHOW” CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Was to be held March 20-22 at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford

HARTFORD, CONN., March 11, 2020 – The longtime producer of the Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show today announced the cancellation of its 23rd annual show, in response to increasing public health concerns about the Coronavirus COVID-19.

Connecticut’s largest fishing and hunting show was scheduled to take place from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. There are no plans to reschedule the event that is always held just before the start of the spring fishing season.

“This is the first time in the history of this family event that we have cancelled even one day,” explains Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos, Inc. and a past president of the National Association of Consumer Show Producers. “But as a responsible show producer, it is my job to ensure the safest and best environment for my exhibitors and the tens of thousands of attendees who come every year. I express my sincere appreciation to all the exhibitors, expert speakers, vendors and volunteers from across Connecticut and beyond who have worked so hard to prepare for this year’s consumer show.”

The annual Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show is designed for longtime fishing and/or hunting enthusiasts and novices alike. It features the latest merchandise by the nation’s top fishing, hunting and outdoor equipment, accessories and apparel manufacturers, as well as seminars led by international, national and regional experts, numerous fishing and casting shows, and entertaining demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.

Gonsalves’ North East Expos also produces the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn.; that popular show was held on February 20-23. One week earlier on February 14-16, North East Expos successfully debuted its Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show at Mohegan Sun’s Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn.