Man Show kicks off in the QC

Veterans and active military get in free on Friday

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The QCCA Expo Center is being transformed into the largest man cave in the Quad Cities.

Local 4 News is proud to bring the Man Show back to benefit not only businesses in the Quad Cities, but our heroes as well.

The unique event isn't just for men, there will be activities for the whole family.

There will also be more vendors than last year with just over 70 and plenty of opportunities to see different businesses showcase what they can offer.

"Lift for the 22" is a non-profit organization that seeks to save veteran's lives one gym membership at a time. 

Man Show organizer Brad Hoffman said QC Barbell is also partnering with the non-profit to put on a lifting challenge. 

It raises awareness for veteran health and works toward putting an end to the suicide epidemic that plagues veterans.

Booths from the local police departments, car simulators and eating contests will also be available.

Hoffman said in the past the show has been so successful that it's necessary to bring it back to the QC once again.


"We just thought year after year there's many different things around the community that are for families and women," Hoffman said. "Well this is an opportunity for guys to get together, big boys with big toys and it's also still family oriented," said Hoffman.


"There's plenty of activities and different things for kids, women men alike and it's a great opportunity to get different gifts and holiday ideas since the holidays are right around the corner," Hoffman said.


Veterans and active military get in free on Friday.

It runs from 4pm to 8pm Friday night and continues on Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

It will wrap up Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Money from NASCAR simulator competition will go to Toys for Tots.

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