The Louisiana Power Sports Sportsman's Expo gets underway on Friday (July 19) at the Shreveport Convention Center in downtown Shreveport. Highlighting the opening day will be a special appearance by cast members of CMT's hit TV show, "My Big Redneck Vacation"!

The Shreveport Convention Center's doors open for this year's Sportsman's Expo Friday afternoon at four, with our 'Redneck Vacation' friends arriving shortly thereafter. They'll be around for photos, autographs and to chat with their fans for a few hours (doors close Friday at 8 p.m.).

For the uninitiated, the latest season of 'My Big Redneck Vacation' follows four Shreveport families and their adventures (misadventures?) at vacation sights around the USA. Their destinations have included hotspots like Beverly Hills and San Francisco, as well as offbeat destinations like a Navajo reservation and Area 51 in Nevada.

Sportsman's Expo weekend guests highlighting the show include RJ and Jay Paul from the TV series 'Swamp People', Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford from Red Jacket Firearms and History Channel's 'Sons of Guns' and champion archer Joella Bates.

Weekend hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets at the door are cash only. Adult admission is $8. Seniors, Military and kids six to 12 are $5. Children under five are free.