Outdoor sporting enthusiasts look forward to annual rite of spring in Orono
ORONO — More than 120 exhibitors will pack the New Balance Field House, Memorial Gym and Wallace Pool at UMaine in Orono this weekend, as the Penobscot County Conservation Association presents the 80th Annual Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show. From Friday afternoon through Sunday, outdoor sporting enthusiasts will be treated to educational programs, exhibits and live demonstrations including hunting dogs, fly-tying, basket-making, bow hunting, live owls, becoming a Maine Guide and much more!
The Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show is truly a family show, with kid-friendly hands-on demonstrations and educational exhibits. This annual rite of spring offers a chance for all to get a jump on planning their spring and summer outdoor activities. Browse the vendor booths and exhibits, watch a K-9 demonstration on stage in the Memorial Gym, attend a talk on becoming a Maine Guide in a classroom, or see a fly-casting demo in the pool! A complete list of exhibitors, programs and demonstrations throughout the weekend can be found at www.ConservationAssociation.org and exhibitor and program highlights appear on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pccasportshow/.
The Penobscot County Conservation Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of sportsmen and women from the greater Bangor/Brewer area. Founded in 1928, the PCCA’s mission is to promote and preserve our sporting heritage and wildlife. Proceeds from club events like the Sportsmen’s Show fund conservation activities, scholarships for students majoring in Wildlife Ecology and Biology, and various adult and youth educational sporting programs throughout the year.
The show runs from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 per day for Adults or $12 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are admitted at no charge. Only service dogs are allowed to enter. Shuttle bus service is available from the Collins Center and Steam Plant parking lots.
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