The 11th annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show was held Oct 14-15, 2017 in Bath, New York, and offered a variety of wildlife shows, exhibitors and interactive activities to help both sportsmen and their families explore the outdoors. The show moved this year to the Steuben County Fairgrounds off I-86 Exit 38, so local businesses and organizations could share their products and services to encourage participation in outdoor activities, promote environmental stewardship and offer outdoor awareness and education. The show is accepting new vendors and sponsors at SouthernTierOutdoorShow.com.
About 7,000 people flock to this show each October to spend a day enjoying exhibitors, demonstrations, wildlife shows and professional seminars. The $5 per person/$10 per car fee includes free parking, shows, activities and a show program. The show is open 9-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. The event adds new features and vendors each year!
The 2017 feature was Matt “The Armless Archer” Stutzman, who holds a Guinness World Record for the longest accurate archery shot despite his lack of arms. Forever Wild Outdoors, whose national television show, Adrenaline Adventures, is on the Pursuit Channel, brought co-hosts Gerry Rightmyer and Steven Shicker to offer several sportsman seminars. Animal shows included MorganEagle Falconry and the Bwana Jim Wildlife Show. And Ben Blegen, a member of the U.S.A. Ice Team, offered a Kids Ice Camp to the show for the first time. There was also be a sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest for both adults and youth.
A key focus of the show is to get youth involved in outdoor activities, and there are plenty of hands-on activities for them to try. They include archery, fishing, tomahawk throwing, the Bristol Mountain Aerial Rope Course, the Crosman Air Rifle Trailer and much more.
For adults, there is Crossbow testing, New York Big Buck Club trophy scoring, and numerous raffles including the grand prize for a 4-man Finger Lakes Waterfowl trip.
All this plus around 150 exhibitors were on site with a variety of outdoor products and services. The food court offered a dozen different choices of meals and snacks all day. For more information, visit www.SouthernTierOutdoorShow.com or call 607-664-2300. Join us on Facebook at www.SouthernTierOutdoorShow.com and Instagram at @STOutdoorShow.
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$5 per person, or $10 per car
Steuben County Fairgrounds
15 E. Washington Street
Bath, New York 14810