Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 8th

Shuttles will run all day Tuesday from St. Louis airport to & from hotels & GCD warehouse.

8:00 am Shuttles begin running from St. Louis Airport.
10:00 am Gold Crest permanent sales floor opens for shopping.
10:00 am Garage Sale opens. Gold Crest will be open for warehouse shopping.
12:00 pm Light lunch served at Gold Crest warehouse.
3:00 pm All Vendor Booths will be open on Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
Beverages @ 5:00 pm Oktoberfest begins!!! Beer, Brat, Burgers and Pretzels for all Tuesday arrivals. All vendors and attending
Food @ 6:00 pm retailers are invited so this will be a great time to share ideas and experiences and simply “have fun” together!! Celebration takes place at Gold Crest warehouse and vendor booths will be open late for shopping!

Wednesday, October 9th

Shuttles will run all day Wednesday from St. Louis airport to & from hotels & GCD warehouse & then to Steinman Banquet Hall in the evening.

6:15 am - 7:00 am Shuttles - Grab everyone signed up for the Birdwalk and leave Gold Crest promptly at 7:00. Local birder to guide group. (To-Go breakfast plates for birdwatchers.)
7:00 am - 9:00 am Free breakfast served at GCD warehouse. Back by popular demand is the “Pancake Man”. Truly a show, not just a meal!Vegetarian meals available upon request.
8:00 am Gold Crest garage sale opens.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Gold Crest Distributing Wild Bird Expo™ opens! Our show features 120+ vendors, all with a savings of at least 5% off & up to 20% off or MORE.
8:00 am Shuttles will be available to tour Songbird Station retail concept store in Columbia.
10:30 am - 3:00 pm Seminars featuring fellow retailers discussing issues important to you.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Seminar Session (Keynote Seminar given a second time at 3-4 p.m.)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Free BBQ Ribeye Steak Sandwich at warehouse (Vegetarian meals available upon request).
2:00 pm Shuttles will be available to tour Songbird Station retail concept store in Columbia.
5:00 pm Trade Show closes for the day, includes Garage Sale.
6:00 pm Share night with free homestyle fried & baked chicken dinner & free drinks at Steinman Banquet Hall (Vegetarian meals available upon request). Retailers are asked to bring copies & examples of their best: advertising, displays, promotion,and direct mail piece. Attendees will vote & $50 gift cards will be awarded to the winners. Everyone that brings something to show is guaranteed an electronic copy of a notebook of all entries that will be sent to them upon request after the event. Lots of time for fun & idea sharing with fellow retailers.

Thursday, October 4th

Shuttles will run all morning to & from hotels & GCD warehouse.

6:15 am - 7:00 am Shuttles - Grab everyone signed up for the Birdwalk and leave Gold Crest promptly at 7:00.Local birder to guide group. (To-Go breakfast plates for birdwatchers.)
7:00 am - 9:00 am Free breakfast served at GCD warehouse. Includes homemade breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, fruit & cereal.
8:00 am Gold Crest garage sale opens.
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Gold Crest Distributing SUPER Warehouse Trade Show Opens! Save big money - “Just in time for Christmas!”
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Free BBQ pork & chicken lunch with all the fixings (Vegetarian meals available upon request).Afternoon / evening shuttles run to St. Louis airport.
1:00 pm Wild Bird Expo™ closes for 2019 - SAFE TRAVELS HOME!
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gold Crest Permanent Show Floor, Warehouse & Garage Sale will remainopen for those wanting to continue shopping until 4:00pm.