A Celebration of Our Outdoors Heritage

11TH LEHIGH VALLEY HUNTING & FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA:

A CELEBRATION OF OUR HERITAGE

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. August 27-28

At the Kempton Fairgrounds, Kempton, PA

 

The 11th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza that takes place AUg. 27-28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa., is again an early fall show, just prior to the fall hunting and fishing seasons. The Kempton Fairgrounds offer the largest 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 to our everyday heroes, all police, active and retired military personnel, and first responders with proper ID gain free admission 11 a.m. until closing on Sunday, Aug 28.

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A stringer full of trout on opening day

“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,” said show co-directors Bob Danenhower, Sr. and Rick Weaknecht.

It’s almost show time.

What is arguably Pennsylvania’s most innovative outdoors show heads into its 11th season Aug. 27 as the Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza opens its gates 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days for the hands-on, activity-packed event at Kempton Fairgrounds in Berks County, a beautiful site overlooking the

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Lehigh Valley DU Pig Roast and Block Shoot Aug. 21 at Grouse Hall

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The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its second annual Fall Sportsmen’s Pig Roast and Block Shoot 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Grouse Hall Fish & Game Association in Coplay.

WoodDuckBox“This is an important event for us,” said chapter spokesman Todd Dalrymple, Jr. “It helped our Chapter raise over $25,000 for conservation last year, which equals approximately 100 acres of habitat improvement and restoration.”

In addition to the block shoot and pig roast, the casual event will feature

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Lehigh Valley DU Pig Roast and Block Shoot Aug. 21 at Grouse Hall

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its second annual Fall Sportsmen’s Pig Roast and Block Shoot 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Grouse Hall Fish & Game Association in Coplay.

 

WoodDuckBox“This is an important event for us,” said chapter spokesman Todd Dalrymple, Jr. “It helped our Chapter raise over $25,000 for conservation last year, which equals approximately 100 acres of habitat improvement and restoration.”

In addition to the block shoot and pig roast, the casual event will feature

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Vietnam seminars on tap at LVHFE

The Dogs of War Vietnam Living History Group will once again set up camp at the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza Aug. 27-28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds, Kempton, Pa.

 

This year, however, there will be no battle reenactment as the Dogs of War begin to focus more on educational awareness. As part of the effort, the group is showcasing the actual command Jeep used by Gen. George S. Patton IV during the conflict.

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Wet going – A Marine keeps a battery pack dry as he wades through a muddy hole while on a search mission.
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“We’re doing four educational seminars throughout the show,” said Dogs of War founder Jon Showers, who was

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Photo contest deadline approaching

 

 

Get your cameras ready and prepare to use The Great Outdoors as your backdrop.

 

The third annual Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza Photography Contest sponsored by Cabela’s will be judged Aug. 27 and 28 at the 11th annual outdoors show once again being held at the Kempton Fairgrounds.

 

“The photo contest theme this year is ‘What A Wonderful World’,” explained Jeannie Carl, the coordinator for the photography contest. “We’re just trying to

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Weaknecht Bow Fair Highlights LVHFE

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By Gary R. Blockus

A Sporting Life.net

This may be year 11 for the Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza, but the Weaknecht 50-Target 3-D Bow Fair surpasses it and then some.

 

Weaknecht’s Bow Fair is one of the big draws to the annual hunting, fishing and everything outdoors show that will be held at the Kempton Fairgrounds 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 27 and Sunday,Aug. 28.

Bow hunters from miles around will be honing their skills in real-life hunting situations throughout each day in Weaknecht Bow Fair’s challenging 50-target, 3-D Course set up in woodland, hillside, rolling grass field and raised stations.

 

The shoot is split into two sections with archers taking aim at targets placed at moderate distances for the “Traditional Shoot” and others at longer, more difficult distances in the

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Love is what we need as a society

In this grand age of America dividing itself in opposites between I’m right so you have to be wrong, whether it’s on gun control vs. 2nd Amendment; Hillary vs. Donald, Tea Party vs extreme liberals, I pray that we find the middle of the road, the common ground using one guiding principal from Paul in his letter to the Corinthians: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.”
 
Unless you want to argue about that, too.

Grab your camera for the LVHFE Photo Contest

 

Get your cameras ready and prepare to use The Great Outdoors as your backdrop.

The third annual Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza Photography Contest sponsored by Cabela’s will be judged Aug. 27 and 28 at the 11th annual outdoors show once again being held  at the Kempton Fairgrounds.

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“The photo contest theme this year is ‘What A Wonderful World’,” explained Jeannie Carl, the coordinator for the photography contest. “We’re just trying to inspire photographers to get out there and take a long look at their world. The photos can be a sunrise, a sunset, a child playing in a puddle, a dog, whatever. We just want photographers to get a sense of what’s around them and connect with it.”

The contest features three categories: Wildlife; Macro; and Landscape, and people can be in the landscape to make the shot more interesting.

The deadline for entry is

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