Less than 15 Days until Outdoor Nation Expo 2023
August 11th and 12th in Shawnee, OK
Outdoor Nation Expo; the ultimate gathering for the hunting, fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts in Oklahoma.
As the sun dips beneath the horizon, the countdown has begun for our most anticipated event of the summer. With less than 15 days to go, the Outdoor Nation Expo, held in the lush expanse of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is gearing up to deliver an unforgettable experience for hunting, fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts. This two-day event combines a plethora of activities, live shows, educational sessions, cooking demonstrations, and a dazzling array of vendors. At its core, it is a celebration of our relationship with nature, our yearning for adventure, and our love for the great outdoors. There’s something for everyone, so pack your bags and get ready for two days of pure, unadulterated fun in the heart of nature.
Adventures in Hunting and Fishing
The Outdoor Nation Expo is a paradise for those passionate about hunting and fishing. Imagine participating in the Perch-Master Classic, a fishing tournament designed especially for young anglers. It’s not just about the competition; it’s about instilling the love for the sport in the next generation, passing on techniques, and learning the importance of patience and perseverance.
If you’re an avid hunter or an aspiring one, you can’t miss the live demonstrations and the wide array of hunting product demos that bring the latest innovations in the field to your fingertips. Ever wondered what it feels like to draw a bow and let an arrow fly? The bow-fishing demos are a thrilling experience, providing both the thrill of archery and the challenge of fishing.
The Joy of Learning and Sharing
One of the main attractions of the Expo is its focus on education and skills training. The safe indoor shooting range, hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), provides an ideal platform for newcomers and children to learn about firearm operations and safety. Under professional supervision, attendees can learn the basics of gun safety and handling, all in a fun and controlled environment.
For those with a keen interest in hunting, the 2023 Deer Hunting Conference offers a wealth of knowledge. With topics ranging from ‘Deer Biology 101’ to ‘Finding a Place to Hunt’, attendees will find themselves immersed in a world of expertise and shared passion. These seminars, delivered by industry veterans, are designed to equip you with the right tools and knowledge to enhance your hunting experience and to promote ethical and sustainable hunting practices. Whether you’re an experienced hunter or just starting your journey, the Conference is a treasure trove of invaluable insights.
IV. Celebrating Our Veterans
The Outdoor Nation Expo also takes a moment to pay homage to those who’ve served our nation. The ArmyBassAnglers, a non-profit veteran organization, will host a series of exhibitions, demonstrating the unity and camaraderie that defines our military personnel. Represented by US military veterans who share a passion for fishing and hunting, the organization runs multiple TV shows including ArmyBassAnglers and ArmyBuckHunters. Their presence at the Expo stands as a testament to their mission: to Support, Defend, Fish.
Culinary Delights From The Wild
Expo attendees can also look forward to a sensory treat. Renowned chefs known for their expertise in wild game cuisine will be cooking up a storm. These culinary maestros will demonstrate how to turn the day’s catch into a gastronomic delight. With a full kitchen setup, they will prepare mouth-watering dishes while sharing their secrets on how to cook wild game to perfection. It’s an exciting opportunity to broaden your culinary skills and explore the rich flavors of the wild.
Interactive Wildlife Experience
The Expo is not just about hunting and fishing; it’s a celebration of wildlife in all its forms. “Extreme Animals,” an exhibit designed like a petting zoo but with exotic animals, will delight both kids and adults. From majestic eagles to cuddly critters, the exhibit aims to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the planet’s diverse wildlife.
Let The Music Play
As the day winds down, get ready for an evening of unforgettable entertainment. On the grounds of the Firelake Fireflight Hot Air Balloon Festival, a free concert featuring the dynamic country group, Parmalee, awaits. The band, known for their electrifying performances, will infuse the night with vibrant music and infectious energy. Remember to bring your lawn chairs because this is an outdoor concert that you won’t want to miss.
Retail Rendezvous: Discover the Best of Outdoor Gear at the Expo
Finally, the Outdoor Nation Expo would not be complete without its numerous vendors. These range from hunting and fishing gear to camping and kayaking equipment. A few other types of vendors provide variety, keeping the interest of parents while children engage in activities. These vendors bring the latest innovations, best deals, and expert advice to enhance your outdoor adventures.
Creating Memories: Your Invitation to the Outdoor Nation Expo
The Outdoor Nation Expo in Shawnee, Oklahoma, is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of the outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsman, a beginner, or just looking for a fun-filled day with family, there’s something for everyone. This two-day event promises unforgettable experiences, enriching learning opportunities, family-friendly fun, and the chance to make lifelong memories. Join us and become a part of the Outdoor Nation!
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