The 35th Annual Western Virginia Sport Show will be held Friday through Sunday at Augusta Expo in Fishersville, Virginia (I-64, exit #91). Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and noon until 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Known as “The Show Where the Pro’s Go,” whatever a person enjoys in the great outdoors, this annual time-tested event is sure to meet that need. It continues to be a unique world-class event for the entire family and any serious outdoor enthusiasts. This show consistently continues to feature more big names and attractions than any other show in the region and this year is no exception!
Special guests and attractions presenting seminars and meet and greet opportunities featured at this year’s show include Capt. Jonathan Hillstrand, “Time Bandit” on the Discovery Channel TV “Deadliest Catch” and Kenny Davis, a West Virginia native from Cabin Creek who is host of “Whitetail Frenzy.” First time at the show will be Croc Entertainment from Tampa, Florida, featuring live, up-close giant alligators. Howard and Jason Caldwell will demonstrate Falconry featuring their “Raptors Up Close” program for conservation education of these fascinating birds of prey. Neil Selby, nationally known dog trainer will show retrievers in action. Lance Hanger, grand national turkey calling champion, will be demonstrating winning techniques and tips on hunting a big gobbler this spring. The featured artist is Jack Paluh from Pennsylvania, award winning artist known for his scenic landscapes, Eastern Indian hunting culture and wildlife.
“Our show is a truly unique event. We proudly feature more outdoor celebrities, displays and variety of vendor categories than any event in the region,” said Mark Hanger, show founder and producer. “At our family friendly event, you can view the latest in outdoor gear.”
Virginia’s largest big game display will include an extraordinary collection of animals from throughout North America and Africa. Popular attractions will include indoor trout fishing tank, annual big buck contest and South River Taxidermy’s display featuring the top whitetail mounts in the world. The Virginia open championship turkey calling contest, The Dennis Campbell Classic, is in honor and memory of a lifelong friend of the show, who promoted youth hunting opportunities.
More information about the show is available online at www.westernvasportshow.com.