Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show returns to Town Toyota Center Feb. 22-23-24

 

WENATCHEE - The 2019 Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show will once again bring the outdoors indoors at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee on February 22, 23 & 24. Along with the dozens and dozens of outdoor exhibits and displays, this year’s show will feature a live rattlesnake show, and an all new outdoor cooking camp.

The West Texas Rattlesnake Show will be making their first stop ever to Wenatchee and features Rattlesnake Dave Richardson and his wife, Cindy showing a variety of different rattlesnakes. The snakes are collected in Texas each year and become the stars of the show, before being returned to the wild back in Texas the following year. The collection of snakes will be part of informative presentations several times each day, all three days of the show.

Also new to this year’s show is the Outdoor Cooking Camp, hosted by Richy Harrod of Harrod Outdoors and Harrod’s Cookhouse: Field to Table. He will cook a different dish each day with several demonstrations throughout the three-day show.

“The Wenatchee show continues to grow and there are definitely several new and different things to see this year,” according to show producer, Merle Shuyler.

There will be free fishing for the kids, hourly hunting and fishing seminars by the experts, as well as a fly tying theater, factory reps, outdoor clubs, fishing boats, campers and UTVs, and fishing and hunting guides.

The Tour of NW Big Game Animals returns to the show again this year. David Morris presents this awesome collection of some of the largest deer and elk ever taken in the Northwest. Several life-size mounts of predators from Washington such as wolf and cougars will also be part of the display this year.

In addition to the trophy display, official scorers will also be on hand to measure heads and antlers for consideration into the Record Book for Washington Big Game Animals. Top scoring entries will be eligible for special prizes that will include Bushnell binoculars. Also, the latest edition of the Record Book for Washington will be available and on sale at a special show price.

A number of free hunting and fishing seminars will also be presented at this year’s show. Feature speakers include: author and expert fisherman, Rick Graybill on Lake Chelan chinook and fishing for walleye; fishing expert, Rob Phillips with wintertime fishing at Lake Roosevelt; fishing guide, Jerrod Gibbons on Upper Columbia chinook and sockeye as well as successful kokanee fishing tactics; fishing guide and Lake Chelan expert, Lance Effrig on Lake Chelan kokanee and Lake Chelan mackinaw. For the hunters: rifle maker, Jesse Redell will present an introduction to long range shooting; WDFW’s Aaron Garcia with hunting clinics and hunter access in Central Washington; and Chelan County Search and Rescue will be teaching rescue survival and awareness.

For the fly fishing enthusiasts, the Wenatchee Valley Flyfishers will be set up in the Fly Tying Theater and will be teaching how to tie different flies. The Flyfishers encourage anyone interested in fly fishing or who may want to get started tying their own flies to stop by their booth to learn more.

This year’s Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show will be a great place to bring the kids. They can tie up a fly at the Fly Tying Theater, enter a kids only drawing at the Sportsmen’s Warehouse booth, hang out at the Valley Marine Kids’ Korner, or go fishing at the free fishing pond, better known as “Lunker Lake,” set up inside the Town Toyota Center. Sponsored by the local Les Schwab stores, the East Wenatchee Sportsman’s Warehouse, and show producer, Shuyler Productions, all kids will be able to fish for free all three days at the popular kids’ fishing pond

Volunteers from the Coastal Conservation Association, Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen’s Association, and the Icicle Chapter of Trout Unlimited put in the time to help the kids catch fish at Lunker Lake.

Sunday is Kids’ Day, with reduced admissions and special drawings just for kids all day long.

Show attendees will have a chance to save money on general admissions as well as being able to sign up for one of the many door prizes given away hourly all three days of the show. This year’s Grand Door Prize is a $250 gift card from the East Wenatchee Sportsman’s Warehouse.

General admission is $9.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 years old are admitted free all three days of the show. Friday is “Seniors’ Day” when everyone 60 and older gets into the show for $5.00. Sunday is “Kids’ Day” where all kids age 6-12 are admitted for $1.00 off the regular admission price. There is also a discount to all members of the military, which is $1.00 off any admission all weekend with military ID. The special return policy of pay once then being able to return all weekend long is very popular for those wanting to spend more than one day at the show.

On Friday and Saturday, the first 100 adults in the gates each day will receive a special gift compliments of show producer, Shuyler Productions and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Then on Sunday, Kids’ Day, the first 100 kids will receive a surprise bag from Shuyler Productions.

Show hours are Friday 12-7; Saturday 10-6; and Sunday 10-5. Parking is free all weekend.

 

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