The FSTA holds an annual convention where the latest news is exchanged, members can attend workshops to improve their craft, and renew old friendships and meet new people. In addition, competitions are held in a variety of categories.

Upcoming 2018 Convention

The 2018 Florida State Taxidermy Convention will be held February 8-10, 2018 at the Ramada Inn in Lakeland, FL. Additional information will be forthcoming as the year progresses. (To make room reservations, please call the Ramada inn and conference center at 863-688-8080.)

Past Conventions

2017, March 2-4 in Lakeland, FL

The 2017 FSTA convention/competition was held March 2nd-4th 2017 at the Ramada Inn in Lakeland, FL.
43 various pictures taken during the convention are available here.
Pictures of the awards ceremony are available here.

2016, Feb 4-6 in Winter Haven, FL

The 2016 FSTA convention/competition was held February 4th-6th 2016 at the Winter Haven Suites and Conference Center in Winter Haven, FL.
Pictures of the awards ceremony are available here.
Group 1: 57 various pictures taken during the convention are available here.
Group 2: 50 various pictures taken during the convention are available here.
Some commercial interests were also at the convention. Various pictures are available here.

2015, January 29-31 in Gainesville, FL

The 2015 FSTA Convention was held January 29-31 at the Gateway Grand Hotel in Gainesville, Florida. Contact Garry for details.

2014, June 5-8 in Gainesville, FL

The 2014 FSTA Convention was held June 5-8 at the Gateway Grand Hotel in Gainesville, Florida. Contact Garry for details.

2013, Feb 14-16 in Plant City, FL

The 2013 FSTA Convention was held February 14-16 at the newly remodeled Ramada Inn in Ocala, Florida. Contact Garry for details.

2012, Feb 2-4 in Plant City, FL

The 2012 FSTA convention/competition was held February 2nd-4th 2012 at the Red Rose Inn in Plant City, FL.
Pictures of the awards ceremony are available here.
Group 1: 98 various pictures taken during the convention are available here.
Group 2: 110 various pictures taken during the convention are available here.

2011, Feb 3-5 in Plant City, FL

The 2011 FSTA convention/competition was held February 3rd-5th 2011 at the Red Rose Inn in Plant City, FL.
Pictures of the awards ceremony are available here.
Various pictures taken during the convention are available here.

2010, Feb 11-13 in Ocala, FL

The 2010 FSTA convention/competition was held February 11th-13th 2010 at the Hilton in Ocala, FL.
Pictures of the awards ceremony are available here.
Various pictures taken during the convention are available here.

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