This morning the entry for this year’s OHIO NATIONAL Poultry Show stood at 5,710 birds with over 300 pigeons. One hundred and seventy of the exhibitors are Juniors. It is hoped that the entry will exceed 5,800 birds which is the record for the largest poultry show ever held that did not feature either an ABA of APA national meet. That record was set three years ago in Columbus. If anyone wants to make an entry to help us set a new record telephone or email entries will be accepted. Contact Eric Markley, Show Secretary, at [email protected] or call 419 303 6909. As of now there are a few rooms left at the host hotel- The Hilton Garden Inn 8535 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio, United States 43240 Tel: +1-614-846- $96.00 per night This is a special rate and even if our block of rooms is used they will still extend you this price if you mention you are with the poultry show. The show weekend of November 9th and 10th is not a home game date for The Fabulous Number 4 Ranked Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team so hotels and restaurants will not be super busy. (It might be mentioned at this point that that football team “from up north” in the land of the Michiguineas is ranked 22ed.) Six hundred and twenty Traders Row cages are planned and 500 of them have been pre sold. No more 10’ X 10’ floor spaces are available. The OHIO NATIONAL is highly regarded nationwide as a location where some of the best exhibition poultry is bought and sold. Commercial vendors include our Junior Show Sponsor- Meyer Hatchery. Smith Poultry Supply, Twin Cities Poultry Supply and Foy’s Pigeon Supply - all long time vendors will be in attendance. You will be able to examine their line of products and benefit from sage advice at the show. Something we are quite proud of is the fact that the Poultry Science Department of the University of Arkansas always has faculty and student recruiters at our show. It is sort of the “happy hunting grounds” for them. They have quite a respectable number of students enrolled that came to them from the ranks of Junior and 4-H participants. If any young people have an interest in fields related to poultry stop by and visit with these folks. Check back on this thread as more information will be posted as things develop and questions of interest are answered.