Educational Seminars & Demonstrations

The most notable feature of our show is the extensive lineup of seminars and demonstrations we offer each day! At any given time of day there are likely fishing seminars, kayak pond demos and/or Hawg Trough demos happening!

To see a detailed schedule of seminars & demonstrations, click here or on the button!

NEW – Kids Fun Zone

NEW THIS YEAR: A Kids Fun Zone featuring hands-on activities for toddlers through teens, where they can discover the wonder and beauty of the outdoors. This new section will showcase a catch-and-release trout fishing pond, live animals, archery, dog training lessons, a fly-casting pond, and the popular Blackhawk virtual fishing fighting chair simulator.

A centerpiece of this Fun Zone will be the Slay Nation Tournament Fishing kids casting corner where certified experts will teach boys and girls how to fly cast or “flip”, and toddlers can catch plastic fish for prizes – all while costumed character Frankie the Fish greets the crowd.

In addition, every hour children can participate in a Scavenger Hunt where the winner will win a Tackle box. In addition, special expert-led seminars for youth on fishing tips, and archery and hunting safety will be held throughout the event.

Animal Adventures

Animal Adventures has been rescuing exotic animals and educating the public for over 25 years. We are the northeast’s foremost leader in exotic animal education and conservation.

Our team travels to over a thousand venues a year educating about wildlife conservation and leaving a lasting impression on our audiences. Our Bolton, MA facility opened in 1997 on a vision of our founders Ed and Brenda Laquidara, of a place people could come and learn, hands-on, about exotic animals. Ed began teaching about animals in schools, at birthday parties, and many other events over 30 years ago and has been rescuing animals since his youth.

In our seminars you will learn all about North American wildlife. What to lookout for when hunting and fishing; what you need to be cautious of; and what you do not have to worry about at all. We will also answer questions like: Do porcupines really shoot their quills? Do I have to run zigzag from an alligator? When will I know if a skunk is going to spray? And much more.

This presentation is for all ages and will include hands on introduction to some amazing animals; including an alligator, porcupine, Burmese python snake, skunk, owl, bunny, turtles, and tortoise!

Presentation Times

Saturday | 11 am & 2 pm
Sunday | 11 am & 2 pm

Exhibit Times

Saturday | 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday | 10 am – 4 pm

SCINEF Mobile Wildlife Education Center

Safari Club International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, education of the people, and the protection of hunters rights.

Founded in 1972, Safari Club International is a worldwide charitable organization that promotes wildlife conservation and education, provides services for people in need, and functions as an advocate for hunters and hunting. Click Here to View The National SCI Website! More than 50,000 members and 190 chapters in 103 countries empower the SCI mission around the globe.

SCINEF will bring their mobile wildlife education trailer to the show for guests to tour and learn about wildlife!

12′ Solo Pack Boat Giveaway

Showgoers and web visitors can enter to win a 12-ft Ultra-Light Solo Packboat from Adirondack Guideboats, a $3,075 value! Sign up below and / or at the show. We’ll award a winner at the conclusion of the 2024 show!

The boat hull is built with a Kevlar composite and trimmed with select cherry wood. The Solo Packboat includes one cherry seat with nylon black webbing, one adjustable footbrace, Okume floor boards, one set of oarlocks, 7′ cherry oars, and two Kevlar skid plates.

All the Details
LENGTH: 12 feet
BEAM: 37½ inches
WEIGHT: 34 pounds
CAPACITY: up to 300 pounds
All new boats include custom cherry oars as standard equipment.

More details at –

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Forever Wild Outdoors Seminars & Crossbow Giveaways

Families are encouraged to attend the Forever Wild Outdoors Target Range to learn about taking kids crossbow hunting!

Forever Wild Outdoors Adrenaline Adventures TV hosts Gerry Rightmyer & Steve Schiker will lead the presentations and help kids learn about safety through hands-on BIG Shot Target shooting!

After each seminar, a Centerpoint Crossbow will be given away via raffle at the Forever Wild Outdoors Adrenaline Adventures TV booth.

Additionally, one Centerpoint Crossbow will be given away to those who sign up on our website or on-site! Complete the form to sign up!

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Additional Features

List of Additional Features

  • Fishing Seminars & Demos
    • Hawg Traugh
    • Black Hawk Interactive Fishing Simulator
    • Fly Tying Center
    • Fly Casting Pond / Demos
  • Hunting / Outdoor Sports Seminars & Demos
    • Hunting Dog Demos
    • Laser Shot Range
  • Animal Adventure Family Zoo & Rescue Center’s Wildlife Programs
  • Kids’ Zone Activities, featuring a trout fishing pond & more!
  • Safari Club International New England Foundation (SCINEF) – Mobile Wildlife Education Trailer
  • Al Gag – Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
    • Saturday @ 4pm in front of the Hawg Trough
  • Discounts to Mohegan Sun shops, food & entertainment!
  • US Coast Guard Demos
  • Tour Scheduling with
    • Charter Boats
    • Hunting Outfitters
    • Outdoor Adventures
    • Safaris
  • LIVE radio broadcast/podcasts