The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences hosted the inaugural Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo on April 5th & 6th , 2013 at Crooked Oaks Farm in Notasulga, Alabama. This nationally renowned farm, owned by legendary coach Pat Dye, is site of Quail Hollow Gardens, a beautiful Japanese maple farm, and the Crooked Oaks hunting lodge. All proceeds raised from the event went toward scholarships in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
Evening events on Friday, April 5th, included fabulous silent and live auctions conducted by Coach Dye, demonstrations by Auburn University’s EcoDogs and Raptor Center, live music and dancing, tours of Coach Dye’s home and Quail Hollow Gardens, and an outdoor expo pre-show. The Outdoor Expo, open to the public on Saturday, featured exhibitors offering a wide variety of products and services relating to work and leisure in the outdoors. Vendors included businesses specializing in hunting, conservation, research and education, horticulture, outdoor recreation, and more.
Details will be coming soon about next year’s event.
Like the Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo Facebook Page to see photos from the 2013 event and to get details about 2014 as they come available.