2022 Wisconsin Tow Show - 55th Anniversary

The Wisconsin Towing Association Tow Show and Convention will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 17-19, 2022 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING OUR 55TH ANNIVERSARY!!

 

Fri. June 17:

  • 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration
  • 1:00 pm Vendor & Exhibit Set Up
  • 6:45 pm Opening Ceremonies and Color Guard
  • 7:00 pm Homer’s Pig Roast Picnic
  • 9:30 pm Truck Light Show

Sat. June 18:

  • 8:00 am Exhibits Open
  • 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration
  • 8:00 am Continental Breakfast at the Vendor Tent
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Talk Heavy Duty Recovery Seminar
  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Working Wrecker Contest
    ($25 entry fee for WTA members; $35 for non-members)
  • 10:00 am – WTA Silent Auction (Auction ends after the evening banquet)
  • 11:30 am Burger/Brat Cookout
  • 11:30 am – Vendor Introductions
  • 12:00 pm Ladies Luncheon
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Professional Tow and Recovery Demonstration
  • 4:00 pm Kids’ Party at the Family Fun Zone
  • 5:00 pm Exhibits Close
  • 6:30 pm – Cocktails in Banquet Room
  • 7:00 pm Banquet, Awards Presentations, Silent Auction End, and Program

Sun. June 19:

  • 9:00 am Annual Business Meeting
  • 10:30 am Board of Directors Meeting
  • ADJOURN

Adult is ages 13 and up. Child is age 5-12. No charge for kids under the age of 5 but does not include the Saturday cookout lunch.

Adult Pig Roast, $5 Breakfast voucher, Cookout Lunch and Banquet $100
Adult Pig Roast, $5 Breakfast voucher, and Banquet       (No charge for Ladies Lunch, if attending) $75
Adult $5 Breakfast voucher, Cookout Lunch and Banquet $85
Adult Pig Roast Only $15
Adult Cookout Lunch Only $20
Adult Banquet Only $55
Child Both Days        (Pig roast, $5 breakfast voucher, lunch and Kids Party) $25
Child Friday Only $10
Child Saturday Only     ($5 Breakfast voucher, lunch and Kids Party) $20

$5 BREAKFAST VOUCHER MAY BE REDEEMED AT THE KILBORN CAFE ON SATURDAY MORNING.  THERE WILL ALSO BE PASTRIES, COFFEE AND JUICE AT THE VENDOR TENT ON SATURDAY MORNING.

Please review the Vendor/Exhibitor maps below before selecting a space.

TABLE SPACE INCLUDES ONE (1) COMPLIMENTARY PASS TO THE FRIDAY NIGHT COOKOUT.

EXHIBITOR SPACE INCLUDES TWO (2) COMPLIMENTARY PASSES TO THE FRIDAY NIGHT COOKOUT.

VENDOR TABLES (Inside Tent)

VENDOR EXHIBIT AREA (Parking Lot)

VENDOR AND EXHIBITOR GUIDELINES

GENERAL POLICY FOR VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS:

CONTRACTSSubmission of application, payment by check or credit card to the Wisconsin Towing Association and notice of approval by the Wisconsin Towing Association shall constitute a binding contract.

NO REFUND monies will be made for cancellations made by the vendor of booth or display area rentals after June 10, 2022.

The Wisconsin Towing Association reserves the right to judge the suitability of all exhibits and shall have the right to make any changes deemed necessary.

Subletting of contracted space by any exhibitor is prohibited. Space assigned to an exhibitor shall be for their exclusive use only.

Unless otherwise authorized, all exhibits must be displayed within the dimensions of the specific exhibit space that has been contracted by the vendor from the Wisconsin Towing Association.

All exhibits will be displayed in a clean, quiet, safe and orderly manner and in compliance with State statutes and local ordinances.

Exhibitors are responsible for setting up and completely dismantling their exhibit and thoroughly cleaning up their display area.

There will be no admittance to the display area during hours of darkness.

To ensure the safety of all concerned, lifting or winching of vehicles to demonstrate heavy-duty equipment will not be allowed in the exhibit area.  Another area will be provided for such demonstrations upon request.

INSURANCE Exhibitors are required to have their own insurance which is to include worker’s compensation, personal injury liability, and property damage.  Execution of the exhibitors’ contract is a waiver to any claims against the Wisconsin Towing Association, their staff, directors, officers or members.

SET UP TIME

Equipment Exhibits: Thursday afternoon, June 16thor Friday morning, June 17th

Tent/Booth Exhibits: Friday morning, June 17th

SHOW HOURS       Friday                    12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.

                              Saturday      8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                              Sunday        8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (if necessary, but most vendors depart on Saturday evening)

*All exhibits in booth tent must be taken down by no later than 1:00 pm on Sunday.*

SECURITY SERVICESSecurity personnel will be on the premises Friday and Saturday evenings from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. the following mornings.

CANCELLATIONS

If the event is canceled either by the Association, the Chula Vista Resort, or by an act of government, a full refund shall be made to the exhibitor regardless of date of cancellation.

NO REFUND monies will be made for cancellation BY THE VENDOR of booth or display area rentals after June 10, 2022. However, If the event is canceled either by the Association, the Chula Vista Resort, or by an act of government, a full refund shall be made to the exhibitor regardless of date of cancellation.

55th Anniversary Shirts and Hoodies are now available for sale in many sizes and styles for both men and women.  Order today and pick up in the Registration Trailer at the Show!

T-SHIRT: GRAY WITH COLOR LOGO OR BLACK WITH GRAY LOGO

HOODIES: GRAY WITH COLOR LOGO OR BLACK WITH GRAY LOGO

The Working Wrecker Contest is your opportunity to show off your truck(s) and compete in several classes and types of tow trucks.  The cost for WTA members is $25 per truck and for non-members, $35 per truck.  You must register your truck in advance at the Registration trailer no later than 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Judging begins at 10:00.  Please be sure to remain near your vehicle during judging hours and provide us with your cell phone number in case the judges need to find you.

 

CLASSES/TYPES JUDGED:

A – CARRIER (2017 AND OLDER)

B – CARRIER (2018 AND NEWER)

C – CAR CARRIER SIDEPULLER

D – SPECIALIZED INDUSTRIAL CARRIER

E – LIGHT DUTY (2017 AND OLDER)

F – LIGHT DUTY (2018 AND NEWER)

G – MEDIUM DUTY (2017 AND OLDER)

H – MEDIUM DUTY (2018 AND NEWER)

I – HD SINGLE AXLE

J – HD TANDEM AXLE (2017 AND OLDER)

K – HD TANDEM AXLE (2018 AND NEWER)

L – HD TRI-AXLE (2017 AND OLDER)

M – HD TRI-AXLE (2018 AND NEWER)

N – HD SPECIALIZED

O – 5TH WHEEL

P – TRAILER (DROP/HYDRAULIC)

Q – SERVICE TRUCK

R – ANTIQUE WRECKER (SHOW)

S – ANTIQUE WRECKER (WORKING)

T – MECHANICAL (LIGHT AND MEDIUM DUTY)

U – MECHANICAL HD

V – COMPANY FLEET

W – PAINT AND GRAPHICS

X – UNIQUE/MOST INNOVATIVE

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Phone: (888) 598-4313 ♦ Address: 2501 River Rd – Wisconsin Dells WI 53965 ♦  Website

WTA Booking ID# is: i19705

CUT-OFF DATE IS MAY 16, 2022

WTA Room Rates

Tower Jr Suite  $169.00
Condo Jr Suite  $179.00
2 Bedroom Condo  $289.00
3 Bedroom Condo  $469.00

We get a lot of questions about the Tow Show each year.  Please check this list first to see if your question(s) is answered.  If not, call our Madison office at 608-827-5783 or send an e-mail to djohnson@witruck.org

 

If I just want to walk around the convention grounds and talk to vendors, do I have to register for the Tow Show?

No.  Registration is only for meals or if you’re going to be a Vendor or Sponsor.  There is no need to register for anything other than that.

When is the deadline for registration?

Generally speaking, we would like to have everyone registered no later than Friday, June 11th so we can let the hotel know how much food to prepare.  You can register and pay the day of the Show at the Registration area.  However, it is possible that tickets for the Saturday cookout and Saturday banquet may be sold out.

Can children attend the Tow Show?

Absolutely!  We have special pricing for children’s meals and offer a free Kids Party on Saturday evening.  However, we do like to limit the party to no more than 25 kids, as we are limited on chaperones for the party.

There is no charge for kids under the age of 5, however that does not include the Saturday afternoon cookout.

Is there a cost to attend the Women’s Towing forum on Friday evening?

No.  But if you could indicate your attendance on the Registration form, we would appreciate it.

Is there a cost for the towing and recovery forum on Saturday?

No.  The Professional Tow Talk Seminar will be held on Saturday morning in the Laguna Vista Room of the hotel.  Just show up!

Is there a cost for the Ladies Lunch?

No, but please let us know in advance if you are attending.  We do like to keep this luncheon at a limit of about 50 people.

I’m a Vendor/Exhibitor at the Tow Show.  When can I start setting up?

Usually Friday in the early afternoon, unless there are special circumstances.

Where do I pick up our meal tickets and other items for the Tow Show?

There will be a large trailer in the parking lot, just to your left as you drive into the Chula Vista Resort.  All materials for your registration, including meal tickets, wristbands, name badges, programs, t-shirts (if ordered) and the WTA Silent Auction will be in the trailer.

Do I have to register my truck for the Friday night light show?

No.  Just bring your truck and turn your lights on around 9:30 p.m.  Please shut everything off by 10:00 p.m. and no horn honking after 10:00 p.m.

Where do I park my truck?

When you enter the Chula Vista Resort, there will be WTA officials there to help with parking.

Will there be WTA shirts for sale at the Show?

Unfortunately, no.  It’s simply too difficult to determine the amount and sizes to order.  However, shirts may be available for order on-line after the Show has ended.

I have some items I’d like to donate to the WTA Silent Auction.  Where should I drop them off?

The Registration trailer in the parking lot.

How will the proceeds from the Silent Auction be used?

100% of the proceeds from the WTA Silent Auction will be donated to the the International Towing Museum, including the Survivor’s Fund, Wall of Fallen, and Scholarship Fund.

Every few years at the Tow Show, one individual is selected to receive the George Lanser Memorial Award for their contributions to the towing industry, the community and the Wisconsin Towing Association.

Nominations for this special recognition is now open and a committee will review all nominations and make its selection prior to the Tow Show.  This is a great opportunity to honor and thank someone who has dedicated time and effort to making the towing and recovery industry better.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SPONSOR

KIDS PARTY/FAMILY FUN ZONE SPONSOR

LADIES LUNCHEON SPONSOR