AWFS Fair 2021

Wood You Look At That AWFS Fair 2021

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) invites you to the AWFS Fair this summer, from July 20-23 hosted in the Las Vegas Convention Center, located at 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The Fair brings together manufacturers and distributors of hardware, lumber, machinery, plastics, and other construction materials and is the premier place to connect with leaders in the home and commercial furnishings industry as well. If woodworking is your business, the AWFS Fair, which draws over 15,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors both domestically and abroad, is an event you will not want to miss. 

North America’s Largest Woodworking Show in 2021 offers many opportunities and to make sure you take advantage of them, we’ve made a list of events to attend while at the convention and also a list of things to do while in Las Vegas. Hope you enjoy it!

What should I know before arriving?

The biggest sin you could make while flying into Sin City is being unclear about your travel plans. Luckily for you, we got you covered. McCarran International Airport, located at 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 is about 5 miles south of Downtown Las Vegas and has many flights and car rental services available. To find out more, go to https://www.mccarran.com. Furthermore, in partnership with onPeak, AWFS Fair 2021 has obtained discounted rates for a variety of Las Vegas hotels. Be sure to check out their website for more information at https://www.awfsfair.org/show-info/hotel-travel/.

Las Vegas Airport
Las Vegas Airport

What should I do at the convention?

With new and improved products hitting the market, AWFS Fair 2021 is the ideal place to encounter them and connect with their manufacturers. Therefore “A New Product Showcase” and special industry awards will highlight the most noteworthy concepts and creations to grant you a nuanced perspective on what’s currently available to elevate your competitive status.

Furthermore, immersing yourself in the most up-to-date industry insight and empowering yourself through exceptional education is possible at AWFS Fair 2021 through the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars. Starting with their early morning technical “SMART” sessions and encompassing  live demonstrations and interactive destinations throughout the day, professionals and keynote speakers will share their ideas, advice, and connections to upgrade your craft. The invaluable networking opportunities cannot be understated and coupled with the bustling AWFS Fair floor showcasing the latest products, services, and technology, your favorite trade show has something for you.

Go all in this summer and visit https://www.awfsfair.org/exhibit/reserve-booth-space-for-2021/ to reserve a booth space and go to https://www.awfsfair.org/attendee-information/registration/ to sign up today!

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas Convention Center

What casinos should I go to?

Depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re into sports betting, Caesar’s Palace is widely known for its acclaimed sports book, culminating with a 138-foot LED video wall composed of a constantly-updating betting lines board and plasma screen TVs broadcasting live games. If poker is more up your alley, the Bellagio is a popular choice for casual and committed players. If you are like us and enjoy nothing more than a sandy beach with an ocean breeze … ok, while Las Vegas does not have exactly that (except for the sand though, but that is mostly because of the surrounding desert), the Mandalay Bay boasts the next best thing: a 1.6-million-gallon pool and nearly 3,000 tons of actual sand. It should come as no surprise that visitors and staff alike call Mandalay Bay’s pool “the beach.” So whether you’re searching for the underdog to bet on or aiming for a royal flush to cap your day, the possibilities for fun and diversion are endless.

Caesar’s Palace
Caesar’s Palace

What restaurants are near me?

Great question. As exciting at the convention might be, and as great as casino food is, Las Vegas is a premier food destination for a reason. Based on your palate (and budget), here’s a helpful list to get you started. 

Honey Salt, located at 1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145, is famous for its high quality comfort food, especially its Biloxi buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs. Even for its relaxed atmosphere, conventional fine dining is also an option at Honey Salt; its roasted Scottish salmon and charred filet mignon are must-eats too. To check out Honey, visit https://www.honeysalt.com

For world-class Italian cuisine, Las Vegas features dine-in only Osteria Fiorella located at 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Heralding an expansive menu, dishes such as ricotta gnocchi with brown butter and crispy leeks, linguine with littleneck clams, and Fiorella sausage ragu are popular mainstays. To see if Osteria Fiorella peaks your interest, go to https://www.redrockresort.com/eat-and-drink/osteria-fiorella-menu/

Heading to an oyster bar is among the most iconic things to do in Vegas and therefore the “creatively” named Oyster Bar located at 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 is a highly-recommended experience for visitors. Chow down on some, well, homemade chowder and sample their shucked oysters, not to mention their late night $1 oysters. For this remarkable dining experience, head over to https://www.palacestation.com/eat-and-drink/the-oyster-bar/.

Honey Salt
Honey Salt

What bars are near me?

Las Vegas is known as Sin City and it’s not because of the Raiders’ offensive line. With a robust nightlife scene, figuring out the best bars to hit up can be a fun challenge. Here’s our two cents. 

It always bodes well for an establishment when Vegas’ top bartenders flock there in their free time. In other words, Herbs & Rye is your favorite bartender’s favorite bar. Located at 3173 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102, Herb & Rye is a cocktail bar known for its inspired menu, divided into drinks from different eras of American History. Anything from 1776 to today is fair game, so check them out to have a drink for the ages at http://www.herbsandrye.com.

If you’re interested in nukes and drinks, swing by Atomic Liquors located at 917 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Back in the 50’s when watching nuclear test explosions was just another Tuesday in Nevada, Atomic Liquors was the place for people to grab a drink, sit on the roof, and enjoy the radioactive show. Nowadays, as the oldest free-standing bar in Las Vegas, Atom Liquors has become both a historical hotspot and a cocktail crowd-pleaser you don’t want to miss. Check them out at http://atomic.vegas

In a city full of  bars, it takes a lot to be considered iconic. The Sand Dollar Lounge has what it takes. Located at 3355 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, this establishment has a rocking reputation for having musical greats grace their stage. The likes of Muddy Waters, B.B. King. and even Mick Jagger have all swung by to sing some tunes since the bar’s opening in 1976. Coupled with its $5 locally-crafted “Beer Roulette” and best-selling drinks like The Lupita – a home-brewed orgeat and flash-infused basil tequila – and Thai Tea Trippin’ – rum, milk, sugar, and spiced tea – the Sand Dollar Lounge makes for an entertaining experience. Find out more at https://thesanddollarlv.com.

Herbs & Rye
Herbs & Rye

What strip clubs are near me?

Let’s face it. It’s Vegas.

So instead of ignoring the elephant in the room, let’s talk about the rhino. The Spearmint Rhino to be exact. Located at 3340 S Highland Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109, the Spearmint Rhino has a reputation much better than its unusual name would suggest. Though a bit pricey, the newly renovated club has four massive stages, a kitchen cranking out quality meals around the clock, and of course, beautiful women to make your night one to remember. Be sure to check out the award-winning club at their website https://spearmintrhinolv.com.

To continue our pattern of animal names, Crazy Horse III is a popular strip club to swing by. Located at 3525 W Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, Crazy Horse III is a 40,000 sq ft nightclub-esque strip club. Not only does the club have plenty of stages across several rooms, but because of its relative neatness, it’s a classy spot to watch the big game on one of many TVs and to enjoy some great late-night meals. Oh, and they offer free limos. Be sure to find out more at https://crazyhorse3.com.

Larry Flint’s Hustler Club, whose name alone should stir some interest, is often the place for big groups! As one of the most electrifying and lively strip clubs in town, the three-story venue is more than name-brand: they’ve made a name for themselves. Neon lights shower the stage as performers put on an absolute show. Located at 6007 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118, be sure to check them out at https://vegashustlerclub.com.

Crazy Horse III
Crazy Horse III
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