Game Fair set to return this month

Staff Writer
Since 2013, I have primarily covered the Anoka-Hennepin and Spring Lake Park school districts as well as the city of Spring Lake Park for ABC Newspapers.

Billed as “the nation’s largest outdoors sporting event,” Game Fair promises fun for the whole family – including the family pet.

Set to return to Armstrong Ranch Kennels, 8404 161st Ave. NW, in Ramsey Aug. 11-13 and Aug. 18-20, Game Fair organizers expect more than 50,000 people to participate and 4,000 dogs to get in on the fun.

Doors open at 9 a.m. daily. The event shuts down at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and an hour earlier on Sundays.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens 62 and older, $6 for veterans with identification, $5 for children 6-14 and free for children under 6 and active military with identification. Fridays are family days and see kids admitted free with a paid adult admission.

The 36th annual Game Fair promises many highlights, including an exhibition shooting show twice daily by the Gould Brothers, Ducks Unlimited Duck and Goose Calling Championships, the 100-yard Archery Shooting Challenge, dog event competitions and more.

Hundreds of exhibitors will be peddling the latest and greatest products for use in the great outdoors.

For a coupon for $2 off admission and a complete schedule of events, visit www.gamefair.com.

The 36th annual Game Fair celebrates the great outdoors in Ramsey Aug. 11-13 and 18-20. (File photo) The 36th annual Game Fair celebrates the great outdoors in Ramsey Aug. 11-13 and 18-20. (File photo)
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The 36th annual Game Fair celebrates the great outdoors in Ramsey Aug. 11-13 and 18-20. (File photo)