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Hanover’s Perspective

Green Top’s 3rd Annual Outdoor Expo | Oct. 5-6, 2019

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When Cecil Hopkins founded Green Top Service in 1947 at a small gas station on Route 1 just north of Richmond, he had no idea that he was laying the foundation for what would become the largest independent hunting and fishing retailer on the east coast.

Over the past 72 years, Green Top has developed an extremely loyal following. Before the start of every fishing and hunting season, outdoor sports enthusiasts from around the area, all over the state and the region make a pilgrimage to Green Top to load up on supplies for their expeditions.

Green Top’s Outdoor Expo is back again this year with an even bigger event. During the weekend of October 5th and 6th, the Green Top Outdoor Expo 2019, which is free to the public, will host more than 180 of the biggest manufacturers from the outdoor industry’s most loved brands.  The two-day event, designed for all levels and interests with the purpose of showcasing the greatest outdoor products, will feature special guests, free live music, food, and activities for the entire family.

For the third consecutive year, Green Top was awarded a matching grant through the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP) to assist with marketing this event. The MLP grants are designed to help local and regional entities attract more visitors by leveraging limited marketing dollars with matching state grant funds. The VTC Marketing Leverage Program is currently accepting applications for its next round of awards through December 17, 2019 with a draft review deadline of November 21, 2019. For more information about MLP grants, visit Virginia Tourism Corporation.

In recognition of the company’s longevity and continued success, Green Top was honored as a Legacy Business at Hanover County’s 2018 Annual Business Appreciation event. For more information about Hanover County’s Legacy Business Awards, please contact us at (804) 365-6464 or