The HHS 2017 Active Leisure, Hunting and Fishing Exhibition organized by Tauro ragas and Litexpo took place during March 17-19, 2017 in the Litexpo Vilnius Exhibition Centre. This exhibition reached its record growth, with over 112 Lithuanian and foreign companies offering their goods and services to visitors. The exhibition was attended by 21,402 visitors who could enjoy its extensive and interesting programme. Everyone was fascinated by the Deer-Calling Championship. Experienced chefs demonstrated their skills in a grill competition. Outside, visitors were able to become acquainted with various hunting dogs. A greyhound competition with mechanical hares took place and there was an exhibition of working dogs. The Exhibition’s visitors could sample doe prepared and cooked by experienced chefs.
HHS 2017 is the first and only exhibition in Europe authorized to sell hunting weapons. Its visitors were able to buy smoothbores and rifles for attractive price. They could also purchase clothing, footwear and other items necessary for active leisure.
A surprize was prepared for the visitors who attended HHS 2017: a main exhibition partner, Turkish Airlines, presented an award for one lucky visitor. The surprise was two airline tickets to any city of choice. All the ticket-holding visitors participated in the lottery, and the winner was Arūnas Samsonas.
Interest has been growing and the number of participants has increased every year. The net area occupied by HHS 2017 exhibition participants was 3,924 sq. m., and over 40 specialized reports and presentations of goods and services were organized.