Slideshow: Wood Pro Expo Lancaster venue is 'Spooky' fun
June 29, 2023 | 9:15 pm CDT
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The mega Spooky Nook Sports complex has more than 700,000 square feet of tradeshow and recreational space under roof.

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Wood Pro Expo Lancaster returns to Spooky Nook Sports Oct. 12-13, 2023.  

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The 80,000-square-foot fitness center at Spooky Nook Sports features LifeFitness equipment, Jacobs ladders, free weights, a boxing ring, and more.

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Spooky Nook Sports features an indoor climbing gym with a 30-foot climbing wall, a 30-foot climbing arch, and crack climbing routes.

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Wood Pro Expo Lancaster participants can take advantage of a $115 group rate (plus tax) for their stay. The basic Queen room includes a 40-inch flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and free wi-fi. 

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The Forklift & Palate restaurant and bar serves classic American cuisine in a modern industrial setting.

MANHEIM, Pa. -- Spooky Nook Sports, home of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster (WPEL), is one of the largest indoor recreational facilities in the country.   

The mega complex has more than 700,00 square feet (14 acres) of space under one roof. In addition to its spacious tradeshow hall, Spooky Nook has an 80,000-square-foot fitness center, 10 maple basketball/volleyball courts, three enclosed multi-purpose turf fields, and a rock climbing gym.   

The sports complex connects with the Warehouse Hotel at the Nook, the headquarters lodge for WPEL. The Warehouse Hotel features the Forklift & Palate restaurant serving all-American traditional classics with a contemporary twist, complete with a casual edgy bar.   

WPEL organizers have negotiated a special group room rate starting at $119 a night plus tax. To take advantage of this special rate, use Group Code 12606 when making an online reservation or phone 855-618-6181..   

The Warehouse Hotel at The Nook is located at 75 Champ Blvd., Manheim, Pa. 17545,  
About Wood Pro Expo Lancaster  
Wood Pro Expo is a regional event for woodworking businesses that brings together suppliers and experts for a localized presentation of equipment and supply solutions. WPE includes a strong educational program on best practices for shop production and business management. The expo features a wide variety of equipment and supplies mainly geared to small and medium-sized shops. The 2023 edition of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster takes place Oct. 12-13 at the Spooky Nook Sports/Warehouse Hotel at the Nook in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pa. 

To learn more about exhibiting about Wood Pro Expo Lancaster exhibiting opportunities, including the Running Machine Program, Classic Machine Pavilion, and new spotlight on functional and decorative hardware, contact Lewis Goldman at [email protected] or 800-969-2212.


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For exhibitor information contact Lewis Goldman at [email protected] or 800-969-2212. 

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.