Southern Tier Outdoor Show Oct 11-12 in Bath makes the outdoors relevant to youth
Kids today are surrounded by modern technology…but what if you could help them unlock the door to adventure? Bring the whole family to the 8th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show, scheduled for Oct 11-12, 2014 in Bath, New York. Two full days of hands-on fun and adventure with youth activities such as an indoor fishing pond, turkey calling contest and air rifle range.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County hosts the show at Wilkins RV, Inc. on Route 415, off I-86 Exit 37, for the public to enjoy an educational experience of learning awareness and stewardship of our natural resources, participating in outdoor activities, and supporting local products and services.
Over 6,000 people have attended the show the past couple years and are finding it a fun, family place to enjoy activities and entertainment. Where else can an entire family go for $5 and enjoy exhibitors, demonstrations, wildlife shows and professional seminars? The $5 per car fee also includes free parking and a free show program.
Kids can try their hand at 3-D archery at the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) group’s 3-D animal range…or, for the more experienced, bring their own bow and shoot through the 30-target 3-D Archery Range for prizes! Youth can sample some 4-H Living History activities like tomahawk throwing or 4-H Science activities like a geocaching treasure hunt. New this year is an ATV Challenge Track.
The family can watch the YHEC clay shoot demonstrations, the wood carving demo, and on Sunday the Championship finale of the Companion Retriever Hunting Challenge. Over a dozen dogs with their companions will run through two contest levels consisting of goose and duck hunting scenarios and judged by Jim Beverly, a renowned retriever trainer from western New York with 47 years of experience in the waterfowl hunting industry.
Come see the animal shows, attend a variety of seminars, and browse among the exhibitors’ array of outdoor equipment and gear.