Mid-Atlantic Turners Expo 2023 (formerly MAPG)

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There are two hotels within walking distance to the expo center, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fredericksburg and the Hampton Inn & Suites Fredericksburg, Virginia. There is currently a 10-room block for each hotel. The Hilton staff will extend the room block to add a new 10-room block as the rooms fill up. If there are no rooms available in the room block for your reservation, please reach out with the Contact US form and we will have the room block extended.

NOTE: Pay close attention to the dates of your reservation. If you do not specify any dates, your reservation will default its booking to the entire time of our room block from Thursday March 30 to April 3, 2023.

Homewood Suites]
Rooms Rates:
1 King Bed Studio Suite

Reservation Link

Hampton Inn
Rooms Rates:
2 Queen Beds
Reservation Link

The map below shows the short walking distance from the expo center to the two hotels. The Homewood Suites is closer to the venue while the Hampton Inn is slightly farther.


MATE 2023 Featured Demonstrator:
Barry Gross of BG Artforms

With over 30 years of varied experience working in several diverse media, Barry Gross is an artisan who enjoys creating his fine writing instruments! He is an artisan who is inspired by nature and the rich textures of all the distinctive exotic materials he utilizes to create his one-of-a-kind fine writing instruments. His ongoing curiosity to discover more and diverse materials to create his unique pens is a driving force behind what inspires his creativity.
Planned demonstrations include:
  • Bespoke Pen Turning - a from start to finish look at the creation of a pen made without a kit or kit components. The only pre manufactured components are the fountain pen nib and feed. This demonstration will cover the creation of the threaded section, cap, and post components of the fountain pen.
  • The UV Resin Circuitboard Pen - A close look at the process involved in creating a circuitboard pen blank with instant curing UV resin with a UV light.
You can follow Barry and BG Artforms with the links below:
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