30th Annual Sportsman Show Offers Many NEW Features This Year At Richmond Raceway Complex August 9-11
The 30th Annual Virginia Outdoor Sportsman's Show features a lot of new, exciting exhibits and demonstrations this year returning to the Richmond Raceway Complex! There's plenty of parking, more space for the 350 fun and exciting new exhibits, demonstrations and seminars- something for everyone in the family. The show has expanded into a third building- The Green Top Pavilion which will include an archery range sponsored by Parker Bows, decoy exhibit and contest, VDGIF K9 teams and much more. Experienced and novice sportsmen and sportswomen can try the latest in new equipment and learn about new places and techniques to enjoy Virginia's great outdoors.
The Expanded Virginia Sportsman Show will feature Decoy Carving Champions!
New for this year, the expanded Virginia Sportsman Show will feature a Decoy Carvers' Gallery. The gallery will include over twenty booths including National and International championship carvers from North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia selling decoys and collectibles. From North Carolina, championship carver Greg Sorrells of Grimsland, NC and internationally recognized world champion Ben Heinmann of Durham, NC will appear.
From Maryland, a Havre de Grace Decoy museum contribu.tor and well known carver, Jim Pierce and son will be on hand. Nationally known hunting style decoy carver, Joey Jobes of Havre de Grace, MD will offer his famous gunny decoys.
Carvers from Virginia Beach, VA, Walter Williams and the director of the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, Clark Mandigo of the Back Bay Wildfowl Guild have committed to the show. Fredecksburg's Tim Kuca and Chesterfield's Scott Peach will offer a variety of decoys and collectibles as well.
Nationally known championship carvers, William Bruce of WhiteStone and Heck Rice of Hanover will be on hand at the Rappahannock Decoy Carvers Guild's booth. Other featured champions will be Lenexa's Gordon Martin, Hanover's Robert Crigler and Chuck Robinson of Richmond. The Richmond Carvers Society's membership will also have a booth.
Unique display For Waterfowlers Organization This Year!
This year at Virginia Sportsman Show the Virginia Waterfowlers' Association will display a full size duck blind at its booth. The org will be promoting the annual 2013 Virginia Waterfowling Workshop and conservation. The workshop is a educational weekend event that benefits the Holiday Lake 4H and its youth shooting sports program. The duck blind is one of many educational tools that will be used at the workshop this year.
The organization will also have a membership drive as well raffles. Two of the raffles items will be for a shotgun and the full size duck blind on display.