HUNTING & FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA
A CELEBRATION OF OUR HERITAGE
This years Extravaganza will again
be an Early Fall Show,
Just prior to the fall hunting
& fishing season
Kempton Fairgrounds Kempton
Pa. to Host August 26th , 27th
The Biggest Outdoors Sportsman’s
Show in the East
When it comes to youth involvement
everyone talks the talk but WE WALK THE WALK!
As a special salute, Our 10th
All Police active and retired
military personnel and first responders, With ID the LVHFE is giving free
admission, 11 a.m. to close on Sunday, Aug. 27. "It's our way to say thank
you to those people who are out there putting their lives on the line so that
we can have this way of life,"
It’s almost show time.
is arguably Pennsylvania’s most innovative outdoors show heads into its Twelfth
season August 26th as the Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza
opens its gates for the Two-day, activity-packed Extravaganza at Kempton
Fairgrounds in Berks County, a beautiful site overlooking the Blue
Mountain and the home of Weaknecht’s Bow Fair for 15 summers.
Saturday morning through Sunday show will be chock full of activities for
participants and spectators. Few shows offer as many hands-on activities geared
to both kids and adults. Visitors can spend the day wandering the spacious fairground
and stop by booths, demonstrations, displays, seminars and other attractions
set up inside two large halls, under the roofed picnic pavilion and beneath the
open sky. Be sure to allow sufficient time to peruse a variety of activities
certain to entertain, educate and enjoy in this rain-or-shine event. From
training dogs to shooting muzzleloaders, there’s something for everyone. Come
early and stay late.
is a family experience with adults from regional and statewide sportsmen’s
groups volunteering their time and talents as youth mentors of Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts and other youngsters attending the show.
has everything a regular sports show has – new products, sales of outdoor gear,
outfitters, manufacturers with their new products and a heck of a lot more –
even an outdoor Hunting & Fishing flea market,” said show co-director
Bob Danenhower. “It’s focused on
both kids and adults. It really is a family affair.”
partial listing of local organizations and sportsmen’s clubs participating in
the Tenth annual summer extravaganza includes: US Coast Guard Aux.,
Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; Delaware River Shad Fisherman’s
Association. LV Ruffed Grouse Society, Dist.10 Pennsylvania
Trappers Assn. Jerry Zimmerman Chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation;
Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Berks County; Lehigh County Fish & Game
Protective Association; United bow hunters of PA; Daisy BB Guns; Oley Valley
Fish & Game; L.V. Ducks Unlimited; DCNR Forest, Berks
County National Guard. LV
GIRL AND A GUN, PA. FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION, and many more!!
Our Top Sponsors
have been with us from the start!!!
Helping make the show an
affordable and a quality experience is substantial backing provided by Rothrock Motors of Allentown with a Diamond
Sponsorship, Horwith Freightliner, with a
Gold Sponsorships Sponsors will also have displays set up with their products
throughout the extravaganza, including the showing of Rothrock’s Dodge trucks
and SUV’s & a full selection of Jeeps that should appeal to hunters and
anglers. Also don’t miss their famous show specials.
Please take some time to view our
Sponsor & Friends of the show Web pages for a complete listing. And above
all try to support them as they support our heritage.
For the Third Year
We would like to Welcome Hatfield
Quality Meats as a Bronze Partnering Sponsor to our show. As with all
our Sponsors, I see a Trend developing, Hatfield
Quality Meats, like Rothrock Motors & Horwith Freightliners have
very strong local roots, They have Strong Family Values and Care Strongly in
Preserving Our Outdoor Heritage. We are Very Excited to have them on our team!!
!!!Hunters, When my Deer Meats Gone, I head to Hatfield!!
We will be
giving Free to the first 400 paying adults each day Saturday & Sunday
a show t shirt Sponsored by Victory Arrows and FeraDyne outdoors
THE DOGS OF WAR, VIETNAM REANACTMENT GROUP!!
They are one of the biggest Living History Groups in
the Nation, For the Vietnam War.
They will be joining us with a very strong presence.
They will all weekend in a Huge Vietnam
Their will also be encampments, spanning the History
from the Civil War on up.
All these living Historians are well versed on their
Time Period, and are anxious to answer questions, and share their Knowledge.
If you are a History Buff or just want to
expose your children to the History of the Sacrifices made for Freedom.
This is and Event You do not want to miss.
VALLEY EXTRAVAGANZA TOP
SPONSORED BY THE
LVH&F EXTRAVAGANZA, Pheasant
Valley Farm of Berks
County and Cabela’s
August 27th at 9am
Entry is free on Sunday for owners of dogs entered in the contest.
of entries will be limited to 20 and taken on a first come basis.
be at the Pheasant
Valley booth on Saturday
and at the staging area Sunday until 20 dogs
event fills up before Sunday morning.
FLUSHERS & RETRIEVERS CAN ALL COMPETE IN THIS SAME EVENT
“This is a timed
competition to see how fast your dog can find live birds in the field”
Can your dog find
birds fast enough to place in the 6th Annual LV
TOP DOG EVENT?
Trophies will be
awarded upon completion of event
places will also win gift cards for Cabela’s.
Winning dogs will
also be photographed and included in our website and winners press release.
Bird Dog Training
Mark F. Wolfskill
owner Pheasant Valley Farm Shooting Preserve and Karen
Shannon guide and dog
trainer will be giving bird dog training
seminars. These demonstrations are a big hit every year and draw large
crowds. Both adults and kids enjoy
these demonstrations and learn about hunting
dog training. Their demo times will be 11am
and 4pm Saturday, and 1 pm Sunday. In the seminar they will discuss basic
field obedience and introducing dogs to birds and gunfire. A short infield
demonstration will follow with live birds.
Smokey the Bear
all weekend and he’s bringing his buddies from the Hamburg Vol. Forest Fire
Only you can prevent forest fires
Joe Eder Local
authority on hunting and fishing collectables
will be displaying part of his extensive
collection of vintage sportsmen’s art
Vintage posters and Magazines. Hunting, Fishing,
Joe is a wealth of info about H/F Collectables
Annual Photography Contest***
Contest’s theme, “The
WIN CABELA'S GIFT
Kempton Fair Grounds
Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza will be holding the 4th
Photography Contest from August 26th-27th, 2017.
This contest’s theme,
“The Seasons”, is open to all ages to interpret this theme in any manner they
choose. In an effort to get more people into the great outdoors, this contest
suggests you grab your camera and get out there!
Photographs must be
mounted on matt board no larger than 16 x 20. It is suggested that you place
the matted picture back into the matt board sleeve to protect it. Participants
can enter up to 3 pictures with an entry fee of $5.00 per entry. Monetary
prizes will be award.
This contest lets YOU
be the judge. The public will vote for their favorite pictures and
results of the voting will be presented at noon on Sunday. Prizes and
photographs can be picked up any time after 1 pm on Sunday. At the close of the
contest, arrangements can be made to pick up pictures at the drop-off locations
if Sunday is not convenient.
At the present time,
pictures can dropped off at the Carbon
in Summit Hill or Bob’s Taxidermy in Orefield or Weaknecht Archery in Kutztown.
Deadline for dropping pictures off at these locations is August 15th. Anyone who has
entries after this deadline will have to deliver them to the Kempton
Fairgrounds on Saturday morning after 8 am.
For more information,
you can contact Jeannie Carl at 570-325-4336.
WIN!! Remington 870 youth shotgun!!
PENN RE-BUILDERS, INC.
Owned by Ed Razzis
Has been a
supporting sponsor for several years
This year he is
again stepping it up a notch again and donating a Brand new Remington 870 youth
To be given away at
the end of the show to some very lucky youth. Gun must be picked up within 2
weeks after the show by the parental guardian.
Stop by our
information booth with your child inside the Main Hall to register to WIN!!
***While you’re at
our information booth****
win a free one day DUCK HUNT!!!
This has been
donated by our friend
Birch of Chincoteague Island,
Randy is a legendary
waterman and hunter of the Chincoteague
Island area. You are sure
to have a great Hunting Experience!!
Even if you don't
win give Randy a call for a great Waterfowl Hunt.
For info on this
hunt call 757-336-6181
A Big Success
last year was the
Outdoor Skills Competition
by Cabela's Hamburg
year the Extravaganza will be featuring the Adult competition
sponsored by Cabela's Hamburg Store. Harold Luther
Events Coordinator for Cabela's has been working with our staff putting
together all the details. This competition
is for men and women ages 16 and older. It will include mostly outdoor skills
of marksmanship and is not going to be physically challenging. This is the
perfect competition for the, want
to learn novice up to the well seasoned senior.
You can bring your own shotgun,
bow or fishing rod, but all equipment needed will be supplied at each station
COMPETE YOU NEED TO!!!
You will need to pick up a score
card at our information booth located inside the main hall. Stations will be marked with
banners throughout the show. Hand score card to station manager when starting
each station to receive score after you compete. After completing all
stations, drop completed score card off at the information booth.
DCNR Forestry Division
“Tree ID and Forestry
Delaware River Shad Fishing Association
Fishermen’s Casting Challenge
Located in our Novelty Archery Shooting Area
Top Shot Archery Shooting Challenge
Waterfowl ID Challenge
Top Shot Clay Bird Shoot
[YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OTHER STATIONS FIRST!! THIS
STATION HAS TO BE THE LAST ONE YOU COMPETE IN!!]
Located in the back field [Grubbies Mobile Bird
waiting for you!!!
Fishing Show Pays To Attend!!!
Imagine getting paid to attend a
hunting and fishing show! The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing
Extravaganza will be giving away prizes for the first 400 Paying Adults, and
all attendees can enter to win Prime Archery Compound Bow.
All youth can enter to win Remington 870 shotgun. The two day event is
held at the Kempton Fairgrounds on August 26th & 27th.
The Lehigh Valley Hunting &
Fishing Extravaganza also includes free youth events, free youth competitions,
50 Target 3D archery shoot, 50 target sporting clay course, outdoor sports
vendors, and much more.
For more information on the Lehigh
Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza, the prize/give-away details, and the
events, check out www.LVHFE.com.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry
once again be present at the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza
providing information and materials to interested attendees. Bureau of Forestry
staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss Penn’s Woods. Topics of
discussion can be anything tree related, but often include: forest pests,
status of the timber market, improving your forest for wildlife, forest fire
prevention, urban forestry, private forest landowner assistance programs, and
a new addition this year, the PA Bureau of Forestry will also be hosting a
station for the Scout Outdoors Challenge as well as the Mr./Miss Lehigh Valley
Outdoorsman Challenge. The theme of their station and quiz will be, “Tree ID
and Forestry Knowledge”.
SAW MILLING DEMONSTRATIONS
Christman of Orefield Pa.
will be bringing his Saw Mill out to the show all weekend He will
be demonstrating how and making select cuts of different hardwoods. His
services include Portable Sawmill service his site or yours, Fire wood, slab
wood , Rough cut lumber, buying standing lumber, Hardwood flooring. selective
timber cutting, Custom sawed wood. He will have select cuts for sale
during the show. And any unsold lumber will be auctioned off at the auction
Fishing Flea Market
This is Bulging
at its seems!!!
If, indeed, one man’s trash is
another man’s treasure, bring along a few extra bucks to get in on a rich array
of used and “experienced” outdoor gear of all sorts in the Outdoorsmen’s Flea
Market, to be held Saturday. Last year’s sale of hunting, fishing, camping,
trapping, scouting, and military related items sold like crazy, our list of
flea market venders is growing daily. Registration cost is $20 per section.
Check the show Website at www.lvhfe.com to
Challenge Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
All Scouts and
Leaders in Uniform are Free to Enter the Show
Certain to be a big draw for
scouts is the 2017 Scout Challenge, a 10-station competition
scattered across the fairgrounds to test youngsters’ talents in BB-gun
marksmanship, tomahawk throwing, casting accuracy, knot tying and other events.
Courtesy of the show directors, cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 respectively
will go to the first, second and third place finishers in the Scout
Challenge... The 2016 event drew boy and girl scouts from three states and 23
Sporting Clays Shoot.
Next on the shooting agenda is the
10-station, 50-target Sporting Clays Shoot. Clay birds will simulate anything
from fast-moving “rabbits” or high-flying “ducks” and everything in between.
Choose either 25-bird or 50-bird target stations. Bring your own shotgun or
borrow a 12-, 20-, 28- or .410 gauge shotgun supplied by Oley Valley Fish &
Game, says shoot director Don Hoffman. A nominal fee will be charged.
We are also very happy to announce
the Ninth annual
MR. LEHIGH VALLEY OUTDOORSMEN COMPETITON.
Aside from all the great hands on
stations that our clubs are operating for all kids and scouts. We will be hand
picking 4 stations that all children can participate in. This Event is open to
all boys & girls ages 16 and under. Scores will be tallied up after the
show. Winners will be announced via. Press release and Prize packs will be
mailed to the top 3 scores.
With Air guns and Range, provided
by Daisy BB Guns and Cabela's Hamburg,
the Lehigh County Fish & Game Protective Association along with Lehigh
Valley Girl and a Gun Group will coordinate and instruct kids under age 16 in
this fun event. And don’t miss the Turkey Hunt Challenge under the direction of
the two local turkey federation chapters listed previously. Kids will shoot
nerf bows at turkey decoys set up at several distances. Then there’s the Shad
Fishermen’s Casting Challenge and the united bow hunters of PA Junior Bowmen’s
Challenge. Score sheets covering most contests and activities will be given to
youngsters at the information booth in the main hall.
One of the big
stars of our show is the KIDS ****FREE FISHING AREA*****
This part of the event was so much
fun last year. There were tons of kids that caught their first fish at the show
they were so excited, I know we surely added some new fishermen to our
ranks!!! At this area we have some great adult mentors to help the kids,
equipped with nothing more than some good old fashion cane poles with a hook,
line & sinker. I think our mentors had as much fun and excitement as the
kids did. The Fish for the Kids fishing area are sponsored
by our friends at ROTHROCK MOTORS & The Storage Centers owned by
RAB.MANAGEMENT GROUP. & Limestone Springs Trout Nursery, Visit these great
sponsors on our website.
GRUBBYS Mobil clay bird thrower
William "Grub" Madea has a passion
for teaching youth Marksmanship with a shot gun, and this year again he
requested and opportunity to
Teach youngsters that are accompanied by a parent to do just that. He did a
great job, Last year, He taught Safety and Respect of firearms First, and then
introduced many young future marksman to the sport and hobby of shooting clay
birds. We would also like to thank Cabela's, for supporting his efforts by
supplying him with all the ammo and clay birds.
Fair’s challenging 50-target,
Bow hunters from miles around will
be honing their skills throughout each day in the Weaknecht Bow Fair’s
challenging 50-target, 3-D Course set up in woodland, hillside, rolling grass
field and raised stations. The shoot will be split into two sections with
archers taking aim at targets placed at moderate distances for the “Traditional
Shoot” and others at longer, and more difficult distances in the “Modern
Archery” division. Both types of gear may be used for novelty shoots and the popular
and a challenging running deer event. An $10 fee will be charged per 50-target
round along with some extra shooting, upon request. Bring your bow.
Shoots all weekend
Run by Jason
Pong Shoot & the Iron Buck
If you can shoot under pressure
you will have to try our new
We will also have the new SIMULATED
LIVE TURKEY SHOOT we also have more in the workings to be announced. So
bring some of your junk arrows along We might just have some arrow wreckers for
you to try!!!!
You can shoot novelty shoots for a
nominal fee and win prizes.
Used 3-D target
To Include custom
milled lumber & chainsaw art
sporting related items.
Things come to a close Sunday at 5
p.m. with a used 3-D target auction which will yield some true bargains.
will include everything from squirrel to coyote and deer to bear targets used
in the Weaknecht Bow Shoot.
This Auction will be held on the fair grounds by our friends and show sponsor
Zettlemoyer Auction Co. of Fogelsville, Pa
This is by no
means a complete list of events and
displays; we are presently working with many clubs & organizations planning
their involvement. This has also been coming
in on a regular basis. To stay up to date with show activities keep your
eyes on our web site.
Show Face Book is updated Daily
hours are: Saturday, August 26th, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, August 27th, 8
is $5 for adults; kids ages 8-12, $1; kids under 8, free and uniformed Scouts
and their Leaders free. Parking is also free.
more information on all aspects of the L.V. Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza,
log on to the show Website at www.lvhfe.com
or call show directors Bob Danenhower,
Sr. (610-398-7609) or Rick Weaknecht (610-683-7405).
Take Exit 40 off I-78 at Krumsville. Travel five miles on 737N to town of Kempton.
Go through town to fairgrounds.
V. Danenhower Sr.
Bob's Wildlife Taxidermy
and Fishing Extravaganza