Saturday March 11th is the first annual Delaware Outdoors Expo brought to you by Delaware State News. Located at the state fairgrounds in Harrington, the expo will start at 8 a.m.and last until 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the event and online with a bonus for early bird ticket buyers, two additional door prize tickets. Door prizes include a Husqvarna 525L Professional String Trimmer from Baker’s Power & Turf, a Tracker Topper 1036 Jon boat from Carlisle’s Marine, a weekend stay at a Killen’s Pond cabin from Delaware State Parks, fishing reels, time on a firearm simulator, fishing trips, gift certificates and more.
The Delaware Outdoor Expo will showcase hunting, fishing, boating, camping and other outdoor activities enjoyed along the East Coast. There will be numerous vendors, speaking events, demonstrations, food trucks, giveaways, door prizes, information, family-friendly activities and entertainment. Ages 12 and under are admitted for free. We have some fun things that they will enjoy including two different dog training demonstrations, face painting at the Delaware State Parks booth, a BB Shooting Education Range from the NWTF-Delaware, yummy popcorn from DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co., the Delaware State News mascot NewsHound and plenty more!
This is the list of the Sponsors and Vendors for Saturday.
Sponsor: Baker’s Power & Turf – Husqvarna Group
Featured Partner: Delaware Surf Fishing
Platinum Vendors: Cabela’s * Carlisle’s Marine * Delaware State Chapter NWTF * Delaware State Parks * Diamond Motor Sports * i.g. Burton * Island Watersports * Tow Boat US
Premium Vendors: Kelly’s Outdoors Inc. * Kiser Insurance
Vendors: Ardent Tackle * Atlantic Tactical Firearms Trainers * Beachscapes by Amy * Big Bass USA * Blood Baits by Clyde LLC * Burke Equipment * Captain’s Lady Charters * Carol Brooks Crocheted Goods * Chapel Cove Marina * Chesapeake Life Apparel * Competition Game Calls * Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus * Delaware Paddlesports * Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association * Delmarva Board Sports * Devine Paws * Diamond State Tackle * DNREC Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program * Ducks Unlimited * East of the Bay Knives * Elevated Motor Sports * Fin and Fur Adventures * “Good Dog!” People Training * Gumboro Volunteer Fire Company * Hartly Fire Company * Helly Hansen * HNS Outdoors * Holly Lake Campsites * Hunter Emory State Farm * i. g. Burton * Island Outfitters Taxidermy Studio * Magnolia Waterfowl Rentals * Meyers Pro Tackle System * Over the Waves LLC * Partnership for the Delaware Estuary * Paws for People * Peterson’s Positive Pups * Recycled Tire Door Mats * Red Mill Tackle Company * Saltwater Fly Anglers of DE * Sharptown Lions Club * Sports at the Beach * Texan Knives * The Lead Pot * The Mid-Atlantic Sportsman * TNA Decals * Tow Boat US Indian River * Tred Avon Charters LLC * Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp.
Demonstrations will be as follows ..
9:30 a.m. Introduction to kayaking and fishing – Chris Erby of Delaware Paddlesports
10:00 a.m. Fly fishing in Delaware and casting a fly rod – Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware
10:30 a.m. Surf fishing and casting demonstration – Delaware Surf Fishing with Harry Aiken
11:00 a.m. Introduction to Basic Dog Training – Beth Peterson of Peterson’s Positive Pups
11:30 a.m. Calling & hunting wild turkeys – Charles Messina of Competition Game Calls
12:00 p.m. Archery – Kelly Racz of Kelly’s Outdoors Inc.
12:30 p.m. Fishing from a jet ski and setup for offshore tuna fishing – Robert Jones of Delaware Jet Ski Fishing
1:00 p.m. Training the Sporting Dog to be a Great Companion – Eugenia Thornton of “Good Dog!” People Training
1:30 p.m. Scuba diving and spear fishing in Delaware – Brian Asher
2:00 p.m. How to protect yourself from Lyme Disease – Marilyn Williams, Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva Inc.
2:30 p.m. Paddleboard Fishing – Delmarva Board Sport Adventures