For the 14th year, Game Fair’s popular outdoor hunting and fishing expo will feature a booth hosted by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and participating unions.
This year’s 37th annual Game Fair will span two weekends, Friday-Sunday, August 10-12 plus Friday-Sunday, August 17-19. In a change, Game Fair’s hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The setting remains the lush woods, rolling hills and shoreline of Armstrong Kennel Ranch in Ramsey.
Game Fair attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, offering hands-on activities for all ages, competitions, seminars and demonstrations by hunting and fishing experts, and some 300 exhibitors including commercial vendors and nonprofit conservation organizations. A crowd favorite: the contest featuring hunting dogs leaping off the dock to retrieve a decoy.
Game Fair founder Chuck Delaney said this year’s event features two new attractions, exhibition shotgun shooter Travis Mears and trick archer Frank Avington.
Labor Booth Seeks volunteers
The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation’s booth at Game Fair again will feature prize drawings and give-aways.
The labor booth is part of the outreach work of the MRLF’s North Suburban Advisory Council.
“We know we have members who hunt and fish; it’s a good place to meet them,” said AFSCME retiree Mike Nelson, who is again helping to coordinate Game Fair volunteers.
The labor booth seeks to engage not just union members who are visiting Game Fair, but also the general public.
Union members who volunteer for a three-hour shift at the labor booth will receive a free pass to Game Fair for the day.
For more information about Game Fair, including directions, seminar schedules and coupons for discounted admission, visit www.gamefair.com.