The Washington Sportsmen's Show, a family-friendly tradition of outdoor fun, education and one-stop shopping for the past 28 years, returns to the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, January 22-26, 2014.
Attractions include the new "Cowboy Fast Draw," indoor "Steelhead River," "Warm Water Demo Tank," the "Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals" and "Head & Horns" competition, the "Camp Cooking Tent," the Kid's Free Trout Pond and much more.
New to the show is the "Cowboy Fast Draw" competition, presented by Les Schwab, where showgoers step up to a special range with classic Colt 45 style six-guns, vintage holsters and special wax bullets. $5 suggested donation; NRA- certified instructors on hand to supervise.
Seminar speakers include sportfishing legend Gary Loomis; fishing Hall of Famer Buzz Ramsey; flyfishing expert Jim Teeny and many others.
"Kid's FREE Trout Pond" provides youngsters 12 and under with the opportunity to catch-and-keep or release a trout.
Tips on wilderness survival and outdoor safety by Peter Kummerfeldt.
Big game trophies and eye-popping full-body mounts, on-site scoring of trophies submitted by show attendees headline the “Head & Horns” display and competition.
Celebrity camp cooks Herb Good, Tiffany Haugen and Dutch Oven guru "Cee Dub" Welch prepare recipes—and share tasty samples—in hourly presentations all five days of the show.
For more information on speakers, topics and a complete schedule visit www.thesportshows.com.
2014 Washington Sportsmen's Show–Hours/Admission & Parking:
Show days/hours are 12:00 noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday (Jan. 22-24); 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 25); and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 26).
Admission is $12 for adults; juniors (6-16) are $5; and children five and under are admitted free. $18 two-day passes are also available. For information on online ticket purchases and discounts, visit www.thesportshows.com. Show parking at the fairgrounds is FREE every day of the show.