The second annual Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo will open a two-day run April 28 & 29 at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. The Expo will feature popular TV personalities from the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” Eva Shockey of “Jim Shockey Hunting Adventures” plus Glen Hall of the popular outdoor fishing and hunting show “Hawg Quest.”
Appearing on Saturday will be crewmembers from the Deadliest Catch cable series, in addition, female hunting guide Eva Shockey, as well as Glenn Hall, host of Hawg Quest, the sharpshooters from TV’s Best of the West, and Jack Glass, principal of Hook Up Guide Service, will return to meet with the crowd. - Rod Easton, Fair and Events Supervisor
Expo tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youths aged 6 -13, with children 5 and under free. Hours are: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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At the Outdoor Adventure Expo, representatives will showcase the outdoor experiences, destinations, festivals and events in the Grays Harbor County. “We see local businesses are highly involved in the outdoor tourism markets. Along with hunting and fishing guides and lodging providers a wide range of vendors are participating in the yearly event. This is a perfect opportunity to let the traveling public, along with outdoor enthusiasts, learn what is offered.” said Mike Bruner, Director of Grays Harbor Tourism. “I also think that residents of South Sound and the Twin Harbors area will be surprised to find what to explore and enjoy in their own backyard.”
The Outdoor Expo is a unique opportunity for businesses, charter operations and outfitters to showcase their local-area knowledge and expertise. Exhibitors will share space at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion with live demonstrations, outdoor products and activity promotions.
An event for the entire family, children are welcome to cast for prizes at Cabela’s Fishing Pond, marvel at the big game animals record mounts and snack on everything from beef jerky to festival specialties.
“We want to thank our sponsors and promotional partners such as the Vaughn Company of Grays Harbor, Horns & Hooks Outdoor Adventure magazine, Northwest Sportsman magazine, Washington State Parks, Grays Harbor Tourism and Jodesha Broadcasting,” said Easton. “Without their continuing support, this special event would not be possible.”
About Grays Harbor Fairgrounds
The Grays Harbor Fairgrounds is owned and operated by Grays Harbor County. Located on 68 acres, including 15 major buildings and barns, 1,200 parking spaces, and two outdoor stages, the fairgrounds is the site for the Grays Harbor County Fair and other events. Scheduled sprint-car auto races, trade and livestock shows plus an annual rodeo round out the event calendar. Visit their Web site at www.ghcfairgrounds.com and to learn more about local tourism click: www.visitgraysharbor.com