MILLBROOK, New York – The Orvis Game Fair & Country Sporting Weekend—an exciting weekend outing for the whole family—will be held at the Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook, New York, on Sept. 16 & 17, 2017, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Just a short drive north of New York City, the Game Fair is FREE and open to the public.
The oldest permitted shooting preserve in the country, Orvis Sandanona will play host to more than 70 of the finest upscale exhibitors and vendors, and offer a wide variety of family-friendly activities. Celebrate the sporting experience through fly-fishing demonstrations, dog-training seminars, birds of prey exhibitions, and a variety of hands-on youth programs, as well as a Land Rover driving course. Expert instructors will be on hand, and visitors are encouraged to participate.
This year’s event will also launch the Orvis Barbour Defender Adventure. The first stop on a two-season US tour, Game Fair visitors will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a fully restored, customized Land Rover Defender and other prizes totaling $129K. Visitors will have an opportunity to check out this one-of-a-kind vehicle at the event.
On Sunday morning, the 11th Annual Orvis Cup—a prestigious competitive sporting clays competition—will begin at 9:30 a.m. Event participation fees vary, however all spectating is complimentary.
Orvis Sandanona offers wingshooting and fly-fishing schools to sports enthusiasts of all skill levels, private shooting lessons, a sporting clays course, retail store and corporate outings to the public, and has private upland bird hunting memberships available. Orvis Sandanona is just a short car trip from major cities in the Northeast – Darien, Connecticut – 70 miles (S); Manhattan, New York – 80 miles (S); Hartford, Connecticut – 65 miles (E); Albany, New York – 75 miles (N).
For press check-in at the event, please call Orvis Sandanona at 845-677-9701.
For more information on the Orvis Game Fair & Sporting Weekend at Sandanona, please visit our website.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2017
Jessica Donahue, Nancy Marshall Communications
on behalf of The Orvis Company, Inc.
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About The Orvis Company: Founded in 1856, we believe the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K., and maintains a network of over 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. We promise to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences, and to protect nature by committing 5% of our pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.
Learn more at www.orvis.com.