We hope you are as excited as we are!

The MATE Team is working in the background to create an excellent experience. This year's event will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center

Please check back periodically for updates.

Special Lathe Prize Package for Kids ONLY

There will be a special kids only new turner lathe prize package at #MATE 2023. Must be 14 years old or younger to win. There are NO raffle tickets available for purchase to win this lathe prize package. Raffle tickets for the “Kid Lathe Prize Package” are acquired through the purchase of an event ticket for the show. A single day event pass gets ONE raffle ticket entered, a Full Weekend event pass gets TWO tickets entered, and a VIP 3-Day Weekend access ticket gets THREE tickets entered for the “Kid Lathe Prize Package”.

The “Kid Lathe Prize Package” will include but is not limited to: One Midi MT2 Lathe (tool sponsor has not been identified yet), Lathe Chisels, Jacobs Chuck & Blank chuck, Sandpaper, glues, polishes, and finishes.

VIP 3-Day Weekend Pass

For a total value of $225+ the VIP Weekend Pass includes:
- 3-Day Full weekend Event Pass ($60+ value)
- Early Access Friday evening 5-7pm Lunch tickets for the weekend ($40 value)
- Friday night #MATE Shindig Private Party invite 6:30-8:30pm (Priceless)
Event T-shirt ($25 value)
- Specialty one-of-a-kind pen blanks and bottle stoppers ($50 value)
- Swag bag full of several other trinket prizes too! ($40+ value)
- Early Bird purchase gets $25 in raffle tickets. 

Event Passes

Door Prize Tickets

For Early Bird pass purchase, all event passes purchased before January 1, 2023, will receive extra door prize raffle tickets.
- Single day event passes will receive $5 in door prize raffle tickets.
- Full Weekend passes will receive $15 in door prize raffle tickets.
- VIP 3-Day Weekend event passes will receive $25 in door prize raffle tickets.

Extra door prize tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Door prize ticket price is $1 each or six tickets for $5.