Let the games continue: Game Fair, Part 2, scheduled this weekend (video)
Not able to take in everything last weekend at Game Fair? Or maybe you weren’t able to get out to the annual all-things-game-and-more gathering.
No worries – the too-big-for-one-weekend event at Armstrong Ranch Kennels near Anoka continues this weekend, starting up again Friday, Aug. 18 and then concluding Sunday, Aug. 20. Like the first weekend, hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
The 80-acre venue of woods and water just outside the Twin Cities is jam-packed with activity, with dozens of vendors and exhibits and game-related activities (non-game, too).
Seminars are ongoing throughout at five sites, with most of them running all six days of Game Fair. A highlight of the seminar schedule is “The Farm Bill and Conservation in MN” – it’s scheduled just once each weekend, again set for 1 p.m. Saturday during Weekend 2 at the Outdoor News seminar tent, with conversation on the all-important Farm Bill and its impact on conservation in the state. For a complete schedule of seminars, go to www.gamefair.com/seminarschedule.html.
As in Weekend 1, Game Fair-goers are encouraged to bring their dogs (leashed) and their guns or bows (cased). There are numerous activities for dogs, everything from dock-jumping to retrieving and timed field contests (for dog registration form, go to www.gamefair.com/dogregistration.html).
Family-oriented events are many, too, with numerous activities for children, including slingshot, air rifle and archery shoots. Go to www.gamefair.com/visitorinfo.html for more information.