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North American Elk Breeders Association International Antler Competition

For more information, call (888) 431-3605, (816) 431-3605.

You're Gonna Be WOWED in St. Cloud!

August 5 & 6, 2000

St. Cloud Civic Center
10 Fourth Avenue South * St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 255-7272

Host Hotel:
(320) 253-0606, Best Western Kelly Inn, Hwy. 23 & 4th Ave. South, adjacent to Civic Center, free parking. Specify Antler Competition when booking; release date of July 4.
$79 flat rate plus tax

Overflow Hotels:
(320) 654-1661, Radisson Suite Hotel St. Cloud, 404 West St. Germain, one block west of Civic Center, $4 per night parking. Specify Antler Competition when booking.
$69 plus tax, single/double * $74 plus tax, master suites

(320) 253-9000, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 37th Ave. & W. Division, a couple miles from Civic Center, complimentary shuttle from St. Cloud airport and to Civic Center. Specify Antler Competition when booking.
$99.95 plus tax, single/double * $104.95 plus tax, poolside rooms

(320) 252-8700, (800) 950-8701, Best Western Americana Inn, 520 S. Hwy. 10, mile from Civic Center.
$67.95 plus tax, queen room * $70.95 plus tax, king room

Getting There:
Directions: I-94, exit 171 to Washington Memorial Dr.
Right on Hwy. 23 for 1 mile to 4th Ave. or Hwy. 10 to Hwy. 23. West on Hwy. 23 for 1 mile.


  • The Kelly Inn is providing complimentary shuttle service to and from the St. Cloud airport for our event. Call the hotel from the airport and tell them you're with the North American Elk Breeders.
  • The Radisson offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the St. Cloud airport. Call ahead to notify them of your arrival time, or call from the phone at the airport.
  • The Holiday Inn provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the St. Cloud airport and the Civic Center.
  • Shuttle to and from Minneapolis airport: See below, under "Flying."

Flying:With service by Northwest Airlink/Mesaba Airlines, the St. Cloud Regional Airport offers round-trip service daily with six arrivals and departures from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. If you fly Northwest and ask for the fly-local program, the round-trip fare from Minneapolis to St. Cloud is a $30-$40 add-on to the Northwest fare to Minneapolis, if at least 21 days' notice is given. Limited seating is available in this program, so book early. For more information, call (320) 251-8574 or (800) 225-2525.

St. Cloud is 65 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, so attendees may want to consider flying to Minneapolis and renting a car or booking a shuttle with Executive Express, (320) 253-2226. A round-trip fare from the Minneapolis airport to the Kelly Inn or Radisson is $66. (Advance reservations, with at least 2 working days' notice, are required, guaranteed with Mastercard or VISA.)

Tentative Schedule
Saturday, August 5
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Antler judging-not open to public
8:00 a.m. - Midnight Meeting rooms available at Kelly Inn (Call NAEBA to schedule.)
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tradeshow at Civic Center
Breakfast on your own (Hotels have breakfast buffets available.)
8:00 a.m. Board for morning or all-day farm tours.
Noon Lunch on your own
Noon Return from morning farm tour.
12:30 p.m. Board for afternoon farm tour.
4:30 p.m. Return from afternoon farm tour.
5:00 p.m. Return from all-day farm tour.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Social hour at Civic Center (cash bar)
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Banquet and ERC Auction
10:00 p.m. - Midnight Social at Civic Center (Call NAEBA if you'd like to sponsor and host.)
Sunday, August 6
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tradeshow at Civic Center
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meeting rooms available at Kelly Inn (Call NAEBA to schedule.)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast at Civic Center
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Velvet Management Seminar (required for AEPB's EQAP) at Kelly Inn
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Seminar at Kelly Inn-Topic to be announced
11:00 a.m. Awards Presentation
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch at Civic Center
1:30 p.m. Viewing of Entries, Distribution of Score Sheets, and Photos

Farm Tours, Saturday, August 5. For details, including boarding location, visit Minnesota Elk Breeders Assoc. booth at the Civic Center.
Morning Tour: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Afternoon Tour: 12:30- 4:30 p.m.
All-Day Tour: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tradeshow:Reserve a booth by July 7. Call (888) 431-3605 or (816) 431-3605 to book a space or for more information. Single booth, $350 (U.S.); double booth, $500 (U.S.); includes one lunch ticket for August 4 and for August 6.

The North Central Antler Competition will be held at the St. Cloud Civic Center on August 3 and 4, so the tradeshow will begin at 1:00 p.m. on August 3 and run through August 6. Attendance for both events is expected to total over 600, making this tradeshow a great opportunity to exhibit your product or service.

Booth setup will be 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 3, but exhibitors can set up as late as Saturday afternoon if they wish.

Volunteers Needed: Many volunteers are needed to assist judges and to move antler. If you would like to help for a few hours during the international competition, please call the NAEBA office by August 1 so that a schedule can be compiled.

Sponsors Needed: Contact the NAEBA office if you are interested in sponsoring the Sunday continental breakfast ($2,000), a coffee break ($400), or the social after the Saturday banquet ($1,500). For award sponsorships available, see "Awards" in "2000 Antler Competition Policy."

(Includes 3 meals, seminars, tradeshow and antler show.)
Save money by registering before arrival!
Please send form to NAEBA, P.O. Box 1640, Platte City, MO 64079, or fax to (816) 431-2705.
Registrations received in the NAEBA office by August 3 (Indicate number registering.):
___ $100 Single
___ $175 Couple
___ $50 Ages 12-16
___ Free Under 12
$__________Total Due

Prices at the Door Will Be: $120 Single, $210 Couple, $60 Ages 12-16, Free Under 12

Spouse's Name____________________________________________

Children's Names__________________________________________________

Ranch Name_____________________________________________
City___________________________ State/Province____________


Please check method of payment: _____Check _____Visa ______MC ______Am. Ex.

Card #___________________________________________Exp. Date_________________

Cancellations must be made before August 1, 2000. No refunds will be issued after this date.



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