12TH LEHIGH VALLEY 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

 of 2017.

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 Year 

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.

What 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.

 

The 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.

This 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.

“This 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.”

 

A 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 type Encampment.

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.  

 

7TH ANNUAL LEHIGH VALLEY EXTRAVAGANZA TOP DOG CHALLENGE

BIRD DOG COMPETITION

SPONSORED BY THE LVH&F EXTRAVAGANZA, Pheasant Valley Farm of Berks County and Cabela’s
Sunday August 27th at 9am

B.Y.O.D.

Entry is free on Sunday for owners of dogs entered in the contest.

Number of entries will be limited to 20 and taken on a first come basis.

Registration will be at the Pheasant Valley booth on Saturday and at the staging area Sunday until 20 dogs are entered.

Traditionally this event fills up before Sunday morning.

POINTERS, 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

First three 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 Seminars

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

is coming all weekend and he’s bringing his buddies from the Hamburg Vol. Forest Fire Crew

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, Trapping Collectables

Joe is a wealth of info about H/F Collectables

 

 

***4th Annual Photography Contest***

Contest’s theme, “The Seasons”,

WIN CABELA'S GIFT CARDS!!!

 

 

Kempton Fair Grounds Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza will be holding the 4th

  Annual 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 County Environmental Education Center 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!! WIN!! Remington 870 youth shotgun!!

Free entry!!!!

EAST PENN RE-BUILDERS, INC.

Of Allentown, PA

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 shotgun!!

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****

 

 

***Register FREE!!***

To win a free one day DUCK HUNT!!!

This has been donated by our friend

Randy Birch of Chincoteague Island, VA

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

Pa Outdoor Skills Competition

Sponsored by Cabela's Hamburg

PRIZES!! PRIZES!! PRIZES!!!

MEN & WOMEN

This 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 as well.

!!!TO 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.

STATION #1

DCNR Forestry Division

“Tree ID and Forestry Knowledge”.

STATION #2

Delaware River Shad Fishing Association

Fishermen’s Casting Challenge

STATION #3

Located in our Novelty Archery Shooting Area

Top Shot Archery Shooting Challenge

STATION #4

Lehigh Valley Ducks Unlimited

Waterfowl ID Challenge

STATION #5

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 Launcher]

 

Prizes are waiting for you!!!

Hunting & 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.

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry

will 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 much more.

 

As 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

GC LUMBER

Greg 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 Sunday afternoon.

 

Hunting & 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 register.

 

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2017 Scout 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 troops.

 

 

 

50-target 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

 JUNIOR 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.

 

Weaknecht Bow Fair’s challenging 50-target,

 3-D Course

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.

 

 

Archery Novelty Shoots all weekend

Run by Jason Lentz

Ping 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 auction

To Include custom milled lumber & chainsaw art

and other 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. Sale items 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.  www.lvhfe.com

Our Show Face Book is updated Daily

Show hours are:  Saturday, August 26th, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, August 27th, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults; kids ages 8-12, $1; kids under 8, free and uniformed Scouts and their Leaders free. Parking is also free.

 

For 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).

 

Directions: Take Exit 40 off I-78 at Krumsville. Travel five miles on 737N to town of Kempton. Go through town to fairgrounds.

 

 

 

Bob V. Danenhower Sr.

Owner Bob's Wildlife Taxidermy

Co-Show Director Lehigh Valley

Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza

4642 Kernsville Road

Orefield, PA 18069

610-398-7609