Slideshow: Take a tour of WPE Lancaster's mega venue
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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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Larger rooms with more amenities, including suites, are available.

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The mega Spooky Nook Sports complex packs more than 700,000 square feet of recreational activities under one roof.

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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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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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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 playgrounds in the country.

The mega facility has more than 700,00 square feet (14 acres) of space under one roof that includes 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 hotel for WPEL. The hotel includes 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 of $115 a night plus tax. To take advantage of this special rate, use Group Code 11301 when making a reservation through Sept. 13..

The Warehouse Hotel at The Nook is located at 75 Champ Blvd., Manheim, Pa. 17545; phone 855-618-6181,

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About Wood Pro Expo
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 2022 edition of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster takes place Oct. 13-14 at the Spooky Nook Sports Center/Warehouse at the Nook in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pa. For information visit

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

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Closets Conference & Expo co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida, April 12-14, 2023, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 2-4, 2023, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

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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.