The planning is always ongoing and Riggenbach said they are already talking about speakers for next year. In total he said it takes 35-40 volunteers to put on the event.
The fifth Sportsman’s Fest is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and will feature a large area of vendors as well as a large display of mounts, including many African animal mounts. A silent auction will run until 2 p.m. and will be offering such items as a trail camera, Nikon binoculars and a Larry Zach print.
Although the schedule is not completely set in stone, the hot donut eating contest should begin around 12:30 p.m. with the turkey calling contest to follow. Each will feature four divisions with prizes. The wild game feed will be held from 11:30-2 p.m. and a youth bow shoot with boys and girls divisions will also be held. Bows will be provided.
A turkey hunting seminar will take place after the turkey calling contest and Riggenbach said it should begin around 1:15 p.m. It will be presented by Outdoors Dan. The featured speaker, Jason Cruse, will follow and begin sometime between 2-2:30 p.m. Cruse is a published author, founder of Mission Media and Resource Group and the host of Spring Chronicles on the Sportsman Channel.
The last event will be the drawing for the grand prize giveaway of a Mossberg 715T .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle at around 3 p.m. The drawing is free to enter but you must be present to win.