Show FAQs

Event Overview

The Tennessee Tow Show, in its tenth year, is a three-day event being held October 6 – 9, 2021, at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Exhibits are open Friday and Saturday, October 8 – 9.

Exhibits, equipment, demonstrations, training, annual safety symposium, on-floor demonstrations and social events highlight this industry event. Held in conjunction with the International Towing Museum’s Weekend of Events ( which include 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 1,200 to 1,500 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

How much does it cost to attend seminars?

Seminar passes cost $75 per person if pre-purchased on or $100 per person if purchased at the door. The Safety Symposium is part of the seminar program and requires a seminar pass to attend.

What is the Safety Symposium?

The industry’s annual Safety Symposium will bring together industry and non-industry safety experts and those interested in improving the industry’s safety to address injuries and deaths that occur all-too-frequently in the towing and recovery industry. The symposium will be held Friday morning at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

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 attend and includes food, beer, waters and soft drinks. A DJ plays music and children’s activities include face painting.

What is the Beauty Contest?

Show attendees can enter their trucks into a beauty contest. Entries compete in one of five categories: Light-duty, Medium-duty, Heavy-duty, Rotator, Car Carrier, Antique and Show Truck. Entry fee of $60 per truck. Grand Champion, the truck from any category with the highest rating, will take home $400 cash. Each first-place winner will take home $200 while second-place winners will each take home $100. All cash prizes courtesy of Ford Trucks.

Beauty Contest Entry/Payment Form

Reserve your inside position. Register your entry today.

Please read the rules above completely before pre-registering. Your entry will be assigned a number based on the day/time the entry is submitted along with payment.

All trucks parking inside must arrive at the Convention Center no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Once the inside space fills, additional entries will be parked outside along 13th Street adjacent to the Convention Center.

Payment of $60 U.S. per Beauty Contest entry is required to register. If you would like to enter the Specialty Lights Class, it will be an additional $25.


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