New event embraces the outdoors

July 22, 2014

all seasons outdoor showHART — The inaugural All Seasons Outdoor Show set for next weekend, Aug. 2 and 3, at the Oceana County Fairgrounds celebrates the many outdoor activities that this area offers — hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, dune riding, camping and swimming.

The outdoor show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The gate entrance fee if $3 for walk-ins and $5 per vehicle.

The event will offer sports vendors, activity vendors, an arts and craft fair, food, health and fitness checks, classes and challenges.

Vendors are still needed, and applications are available on www.thinkdunes.com on the Community Calendar Event. Email [email protected] or call 231-873-2247 for an application.

America’s Fitness Center will offer an “obstacle chase” both days beginning at 11 a.m. All skill levels are welcome.

Hunting safety classes taught by Hart Police Sgt. Kevin Skipski will take place at Hart City Hall Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Call the Hart Area Public Library at 231-873-4476 to register.

Bike safety classes instructed by Skipski take place Saturday at 11 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and noon. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes to the fairgrounds for a 30-minute class. Prizes will be awarded to kids who complete the class by The Wood Shed Bike Shop of Mears.

ORV safety classes are being scheduled at the city hall. Call Silver State Park at 231-873-3083 to register.

During an Oceana Archers demonstration, kids and adults will shoot at two to four targets at close range. Low poundage bows and arrows will be used, and there will be an archery trap shoot available.

Kids and adults will enjoy an interactive storytime with puppets by Storybook Village. Books and puppets will also be sold.

Wellness checks will be available both days of the event.

Kids are invited to drive radio-controlled dune buggies on B & L Motorsports’ portable track.

Lakeside Comprehensive Rehabilitation & Wellness Centers will have fitness demonstration throughout the event.

After all of the exercise and wellness, a donut-eating contest is in order. Gales IGA offers Donut Eating for a Cause Sunday at 1 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Crystal Valley Care Fund.

 

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