Outdoor show activities help fund Honor Flight

Photo from the Outdoor Sports, Lake and Cabin Show in 2014.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) For the sixth year, the Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show is bringing outdoor adventures to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The show has added a couple new features this year: a three-story zip line and two stocked ponds people can fish in. The zip line and pond are part of a fundraiser to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana Chapter, a nonprofit that raises money to honor World War II military veterans by sending them on a one-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit war memorials. Each flight costs around $60,000 and they are planning to send over 300 veterans on 4 different flights this year.

The show also has chainsaw-carving demos, a 25,000-gallon kayak lagoon, youth archery lessons, air rifle shooting range and more. For the first time this year, Bass Pro Shops brand will be available. Each day there are special Timberworks Lumberjack Shows. For a full list of activities, click here.

More than 100 outdoor exhibitors will be at the show with a range of sporting goods, including biking, hiking, camping, fitness, hunting, fishing, and more. A solar-powered log cabin will also be at the event.

The show goes from January 23 through January 25. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and children under 12-years-old get in free. Coupons for $2 off admission are available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain and Schnelker Marine, or it can be printed online.

 

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