The fourth two-day Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass Expo gets underway Friday, May 3 in a pristine, mature pine stand located in Scotland County between Laurinburg and Laurel Hill, North Carolina.

Established in 2011 and previously staged near Selma-Smithfield in the fall, the expo is being relocated to a tract that will be regenerated by an obliging landowner. Sponsors opted to move the time frame to the spring to avoid the hurricane season.

The event again will highlight the latest in harvesting, chipping, grinding and clearing machines, along with trucks, trailers and vans. Attachments, tires, mulchers and other products will be a key part of the mix as well, not to mention miscellaneous services. A charity-driven loader contest will test the skills of operators and children will be treated to various types of entertainment.

Attendance at this year’s show is expected to match or exceed the 4,000 or so that typically attend from the southeastern states. Admission is $20 for pre-registered guests and $25 at the gate.  Children 16 and under are admitted free.  All spouses must pay.  Pre-registration closes April 18.

Choice static and tent sites are going fast, so interested exhibitors should act soon.

See the right side of this page for pre-registration and exhibitor information. Show Manager Jack Swanner can be reached at 828-421-8444.