The inaugural Delmarva Outdoors Expo will be held April 28-30 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, 18500 S. Dupont Highway, Harrington.
Among the attractions are the Dock Dogs in a three-day competition in a pool on site, an archery competition, surf fishing with Rich King of Delaware-Surf-Fishing.com, a gun show featuring area dealers and a display of old time firearms from Charlie Steel's gun shop in Harbeson, as well as a sportsman’s auction. Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Delaware State Police K-9 Unit are scheduled to participate in the line-up.
The expo is sponsored by Spicer Bros. Construction Co. and WBOC and will include more than 100 sponsors and vendors. Spicer Bros. will bring in several area chefs to cook on-site, and WBOC will be on hand with Outdoors Delmarva to film presentations throughout the weekend.
Demonstrations will include fly casting by The Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware, surf fishing and casting demos by Rich King and Harry Aiken, Hawg Trough’s giant fish tank, area taxidermists displaying their craft, the DNREC Game trailer, Red Mountain Chainsaw carving artists, local Duck Calling champion Finley Jones, 3 Amigos Charters, Breakline Charters and the First State Retriever Club.
Admission is $5 daily or $10 for a weekend pass; tickets are on sale at eventsprout.com/event/delmarva_outdoors_expo.
When tickets are purchased online in advance, receive a bonus of 10 tickets for door prize drawings; day passes will receive five tickets for door prize drawings.
Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. April 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 29 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30.
For event information, event demonstration schedules, details on camping and directions, visit delmarvaoutdoorsexpo.com and facebook.com/delmarvaoutdoorsexpo.