Tennessee Tow Show FAQs

Event Overview

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The Tennessee Tow Show, celebrating its 14th year, is a four-day event being held September 2528, 2024, at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Training classes are being held Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 – 26. An electric vehicle training seminar is scheduled Friday, September 27. Events are open Friday and Saturday, September 2728.

Exhibits, equipment, demonstrations, training, on-floor demonstrations and social events highlight this industry event. Held in conjunction with Museum Weekend (towingmuseum.com), which includes a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony recognizing industry leaders, Wall of the Fallen Name Unveiling Ceremony honoring tow operators who have lost their lives in the course of towing and recovery, a Hall of Fame Reunion and an annual fundraising auction.

How large is the event?

The Tennessee Tow Show fills the entire Chattanooga Convention Center space of 100,800 sq ft.

How many vendors?

About 100 vendors selling equipment, products and services are expected.

What is the anticipated attendance?

Show planners anticipate 1,800 attendees from throughout the U.S. with heavy attendance from the southeast U.S.

Does it cost to attend the trade show?

The tradeshow is FREE to attend; however, a badge is required for every attendee. Attendees can pre-register by selecting the registration button on tennesseetowshow.com.

What training is available?

Training sessions can be found at tennesseetowshow.com/training.

Does it cost to attend the Friday night street party?

The Friday night street party is held on 13th Street between the Convention Center and the Staybridge Suites Hotel. The party is FREE to show attendees and includes food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. A DJ plays music and children’s activities include face painting.

What is the Beauty Contest?

Show attendees can enter their tow trucks into a beauty contest. Entries compete in one of six categories: Light-duty, Medium-duty, Heavy-duty, Rotator, Car Carrier, Antique and Show Truck. Entry fee is $60 per truck.

Winners receive plaques and/or ribbons and are highlighted in an issue of Tow Times magazine.

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