Gold Crest Distributing

The Wild Bird Expo™ and 5th annual Heart of America Gift Show™

Click here to visit the Expo website.

Mark your calendars and save the date because on October 2-4 birding retailers from all across the country will be migrating to Mexico, Missouri for the 2018 Wild Bird Expo™, to be held in conjunction with the 5th annual Heart of America Gift Show™!

"Over 40% of households in the U.S. help their backyard neighbors and feed the birds," says Mel Toellner, also known as Birdman Mel, owner of the family operated business Gold Crest Distributing that is sponsoring the Expo. "Along with feeding the birds these folks also take pride in making the backyard a fun, relaxing oasis by adding wind chimes, fountains, and other garden decor to fit their lifestyle."

The Wild Bird Expo™ has become known as North America's premier wild bird show and event and boasts the largest gathering of wild bird industry retailers, vendors and experts. Over 100 backyard nature vendors and 600+ retailers from 44 states and 3 provinces of Canada attended in 2017.

Brenda Wright, coordinating this year's Wild Bird Expo™, is pleased to announce a great line-up of seminar speakers. This includes an attendee favorite Stan Tekiela who will give a presentation on "Backyard Birds: Welcomed Guests at Our Gardens and Feeders," along with Diana Ratliff on "Online Strategies to Improve Q4 Sales." Also joining us will be Steve Endres on "Monarch Butterflies" from the All Seasons Wild Bird Store. As always 30 ideas in 30 minutes will be put on by fellow retailers.

Several other popular Expo features also remain part of the schedule including the opening night Oktoberfest celebration, Share Night, and the latest new products and services, plus much more.

Wright states, "We anticipate another overall record crowd as folks who come once, seem to come back year after year as I think they enjoy the show but also find some great new products to promote for upcoming seasonal sales and for the following spring. "

Other details and features of this year's show will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information and to sign up, visit or call Brenda Wright, Show Coordinator at 888-985-2473 or by email