Wildbird Expo 2015 :: Mexico, MO

Exhibitors & retailers alike agree…

“The Wild Bird Expo™ is North America’s Premiere Wild Bird Show & Event!”

Why is the Wild Bird Expo™ the BEST show of the year to attend?

  • FREE Rooms while you’re visiting us
  • FREE Meals while you’re visiting us
  • FREE Goodie Bag (worth $200 value) which helps offset the cost of transportation
  • FREE Shuttles to and from the St Louis Airport in addition to the hotel and all events going on in Mexico and Columbia

We guarantee the 2016 Wild Bird Expo™ will be a good investment for you (minimal cost, as we cover most expenses). FANTASTIC SPECIALS – NEW PRODUCTS – GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND SO MUCH MORE! Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect when you attend this show:

More NEW Products

This will be the largest number of Wild Bird vendors in one spot at one time in the USA in 2016! ALL Gold Crest vendors will offer at least 5% OFF everything you purchase, some up to 20% OFF! Vendors will open at 5pm Tuesday evening for early shopping during our Oktoberfest Celebration.

One-of-a-Kind Shopping Experience

In addition to the 120+ vendor booths, our popular warehouse aisle shopping will give you the ability to take a shopping cart and walks-see-touch & hopefully buy any of our 14,000+ items in stock! No other show gives you the ability to hold and analyze every product we carry. Perfect timing for the upcoming holiday selling season. Bring your walking shoes.

Valuable Seminars

Every year, visitors tell us that seminars are the #1 reason to attend. Most seminars will take place Wednesday to allow more time for shopping. A few will be on Thursday to accommodate those just visiting for one day. We’re excited to welcome Key Note Speaker Dr. David Horn, Principal Investigator PROJECT WILDBIRD, as he proves how feeding wild birds actually helps them! All seminars are guaranteed to help you grow your business and better serve your customers.

More Learning!

Retailer after retailer told us they love our event because we don’t just sell you – we help YOU sell! Don’t take our word for it! Read the unsolicited retailer comments after our 2015 show on the side of this webpage. We happily continue our Wednesday night Share Night where retailers bring in and share all of their best ads, displays, promotions and direct mail pieces. After the show, participating attendees may request a digital notebook with copies of all ideas shared. This book alone makes it worth your time to attend.

Place Your Vote in the Best New Product Showcase

Last year’s winners of the Best New Product Showcase have proven to be top selling HOT NEW Products! Be sure to check out this year’s candidates and place your bet for your favorite product. It’s a great way to stay informed on this year’s soon-to-be hottest products.

See Our Permanent In-House Show Floor

Gold Crest has been expanding its gift-related product offering for years. This year marks the third official year for the Heart of America Gift Show, in conjunction with the Wild Bird Expo™. Many of these great products span both markets and it just makes sense to open our doors to more gift vendors and retailers. Be sure to visit all of the gift vendors and displays to show how you can expand your product offering.

Everyone Loves our Garage Sale

So many folks join us every year just for our garage sale, where we have samples, discontinued items, overstocks and slightly damaged products ALL AT JUST $2, $5, $10 or $20 (at least 50% OFF regular pricing)! All day Wednesday and Thursday starting at 10:00 am with a sneak preview on Tuesday. The tent is always packed from open to close with hundreds of people taking advantage of the amazing deals. First come – first save! New products are added daily!


Our Tuesday evening opening Oktoberfest will again be held at the Gold Crest warehouse where the Wild Bird Expo™ is located. Vendor booths and show floor will open early at 5 pm.

Bird Walks to Relax

We’re also having Bird Walks at multiple locations, both Wednesday and Thursday mornings. These will be hosted by local birding experts at our best locations for you to add to your life list! Birding trips will be scheduled to arrive back before seminars begin so you don’t miss out on anything.

Concept Bird Store Tour

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll offer shuttles to tour our retail concept store located in Columbia, Missouri. Songbird Station won Columbia’s Business of the Year in 2010. Don’t miss the tour to see what new products and merchandising ideas we are testing in our store in 2016. We want to share the fruits of our labor with you!


Please sign up ASAP! This year’s event will be larger than ever and first sign-ups get the best lodging. Please fill out the attached sign-up form and return via mail, email, FAX or complete the online registration form.

The Wild Bird Expo™ could not be possible without the generosity and dedication from many of our vendors as they host meals, shuttles and refreshments. We want to say a big THANK YOU for their support of the 2016 Wild Bird Expo™!

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Customer Comments

I think I can safely say that everyone at Gold Crest Distibutors has spoiled me for other shows. The hospitality shown to us as Vendors is definitely unlike anything I've ever experienced! The goody bags left at the hotel for us, and given to us when we checked in for set up were a God send, especially when we arrived late at night and found nowhere open to get a drink or snack. Everyone at Gold Crest was friendly and helpful, from offering to move our pallet out of the booth so we didn't have to work around it to giving us directions around the warehouse, it was all done with a smile. Mike in shipping was wonderful after I had the pallet packed and didn't know how to go about getting my Bill of Lading, he just told me to send him the information from my shipper and he'd do it for me, and my pallet is safely en route back to me.
In addition to the wonderful staff and hospitality that Gold Crest showed us, we had a great location for our booth, which led us to have a record breaking show. We surpassed our previous high show total by almost $1500! We were able to meet a lot of new people and obtain new customers, as well as write reorders for existing customers, some who had no intention of ordering until they saw our new items.
Gold Crest Wild Bird Expo is a great show to meet new customers and connect with existing customers. It is a perfect venue to debut new products and get honest opinions. The low cost for the show and the hospitality of everyone at Gold Crest has put this show at the top of my list of favorites for sure!

I can't wait till next year's show!

Tami L. Scone
Truebite, Inc
2590 Glenwood Rd
Vestal, NY 13850

Dear Mel,

This is a bit delayed, but I wanted to say thank you again for hosting Neil and I as well as the Wild Bird Center franchisees at this year’s Wild Bird Expo. This event (and Gold Crest) is becoming increasingly essential in our world and it was a pleasure to be part of it. I look forward to our continued partnership well into the future.
On a personal note, and as part of a family company, it resonated strongly with me to see your own family and staff fully engaged in the business. It was obvious how glad they were to be there and be part of a successful business practicing consideration and compassion for their customers. That’s not an easy accomplishment.
We look forward to next year. Thanks again, Mel!

My best,

George Jr.

Hello Goldcrest Family,

I would just like to thank you for having J & E Gifts there for the Bird Expo , I would like to thank everyone there because you are all like family to me I love seeing everyone's smiling faces everyone I asked for help was more than willing, in today's world that is very hard to find. I talked with so many molted and everyone of them says to work for this place is like a great big family that you never want to leave. May I say that is just amazing, may I also say the vendors this year as always was so helpful and the knowledge was unbelievable so many was willing to go step by step on how there product was created or how there products have been tested and proven effective in society today. I would also like to say thank you to all of the vendors that helped with meals by sponsoring. Thank you to all of our guest speakers who took the time to come and share with us again this year, your knowledge will help us as retailers understand more options for our own business. I look forward to see what is new and exciting next year and see all of my Goldcrest family again.
Once again Mel and entire staff thank you all for making this happen and possible every year.
Thank you

J & E Gifts
Moulton Iowa


Wild Bird Expo was wonderful (as always)! Especially liked the Birdtoberfest; complete with beertender wearing lederhosen! Everyone was helpful even getting everyone to and from with umbrellas (during all the rain)! :)

Kaye Douglas Young
St. Matthews Feed & Seed


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