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Inaugural Heartland Hook and Bullet Outdoor Expo to be Held in Mt. Vernon, IL

Launching its inaugural year, the Heartland Hook & Bullet Outdoor Expo will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, formerly the Holiday Inn, in Mt. Vernon, Ill. The expo will run Saturday, April 8th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 9th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            “People in our region have been asking us to have an outdoor expo here for a long time”, says Angela Schrum Tourism Director of The Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It is going to be a great family event weekend for Mt. Vernon and we anticipate visitors from all over the region.”

            More than 30 booths will display and sell products such as ATVs, duck heads, fishing supplies, elk meat, goose calls, bicycles, knives, and more. Attendees will also have the chance at winning prizes and giveaways. A series of speakers will present educational information on topics including ATV safety, concealed carry, and Mt. Vernon Bike Trails. R & J Tactical Lazer Tag will be set up with laser tag games for the whole family. The DoubleTree will have food and concessions available and Mast Family Bakery and Anderson’s Kettle Corn will have take-home treats to purchase. Stress Knot Massage will also be onsite offering chair massages.

            The Heartland Hook & Bullet Outdoor Expo is presented by Mt. Vernon Tourism, Mondo’s Taxidermy, and Mike Coleman, Shelter Insurance. For more information contact the Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau at 618-242-3151 ortourism@mtvernon.com.