June 20-21, 2013
The 2013 TriState Pecan Trade Show and Convention will begin on Thursday morning in Raymond, Mississippi, at the Randolph Smith orchards being renovated by Bill and Matt Goff.
Directions and map are included in the LPGA newsletter link below.
After orchard tours there, a picnic lunch will be provided. Next, a tour of some interesting nursery techniques across the highway at the Max Draughn orchards and nursery will follow.
By midafternoon the proceeding will move to Vicksburg for refreshments in the exhibit hall with exhibitors. State meetings will follow, and the day will finish with a reception in Exhibit Hall featuring a cash bar and heavy hors d’ouvres. The Friday educational program is being planned by Charlie Graham and a tentative program is included. The conclusion of activities will include the traditional Pecan Prognostication by Ben Littlepage around midafternoon on Friday. The hotel/casino that used to be just down the hill from the convention center has been closed. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at two hotels. These are a couple of miles away from the convention center and are next door to each other. If you reserve rooms by June 5 and use the code “TSP” a night at the Hampton Inn will be $109; use “TriState Pecan” at the Quality Inn for a rate of $62.