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2023 Crappie Expo

Birmingham, AL –City of Birmingham to host the 2023 Crappie Expo September 22-24, 2023 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. The Crappie Expo is the largest annual expo dedicated to the sport of crappie fishing and brings in the top industry leaders and manufacturers in the fishing industry. The expo, in its 5th year, attracts more than 100 vendors and up to 25,000 fishing enthusiasts to the 3-day show.

The Crappie Expo is held in conjunction with the Mr. Crappie $300,000 Invitational Classic. The 2023 Classic is to be held at Lincoln’s Landing on Logan Martin Lake. The Mr. Crappie Invitational Classic is the world richest crappie tournament with anglers from all over the southern United States competing to win $100,000 for first place.

The World’s Largest Crappie Fry is held on the Saturday of the Expo each year. This year’s Crappie Fry will be September 23, 2023 beginning at 11AM and lasting until the crappie is gone! This portion of the event is free to all Crappie Expo attendees.

“It is so very exciting to be the host for the 5th Annual Crappie Expo scheduled for September 22-24, 2023 in Birmingham, AL” says Sports Development Director Tonia Whatley. “Professional fishing is always a huge draw in Alabama and hosting this event will once again bring thousands of fishing enthusiasts from around the country to see the top crappie anglers, fishing products, seminars, boat companies, live music, and The World’s Largest Crappie Fry! I attended this event in Branson last year and the fish fry was “off the hook” delicious and free to all in attendance on Saturday! We look forward to everyone coming to Birmingham to enjoy our world class restaurants, attractions, retailers, and hotels and know you won’t be disappointed with new additional Expo events planned for this year. Hosting this event reinforces the fact that the Greater Birmingham area is a great professional and amateur sports destination, and we anticipate hosting a record-breaking event so don’t miss out!”

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