The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Expo is Arizona’s largest “outdoors” public event, intended on exposing people of all ages to our state’s magnificent outdoor recreational opportunities. The entire family can explore numerous activities and demonstrations that include live wildlife displays, camping, archery, hunting, fishing, shooting sports, wildlife conservation, off-highway vehicle riding and boating.
This two-day event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at the Ben Avery Shooting facility, one the largest public shooting facilities in the country.
You and your family can see live wildlife such as hawks, owls and reptiles, observe bass fishing demonstrations, try out target archery, see off-highway vehicles such as rock crawlers while learning about responsible OHV use, try out shooting sports on the range, view boats on display, and watch the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Archery in the Schools competitions.
Children will get a chance to catch a fish, try rock climbing, archery and youth air gun shooting, learn about wildlife conservation, and see exciting demonstrations by the Cowboy Action Shooters.
Visit with more than 100 “outdoor” vendors and exhibitors, including sportsmen’s and conservation groups, outdoor retailers, firearm manufacturers, shooting organizations and government agencies.
So you don’t miss a thing, trolley transportation is available throughout the 1,650-acre shooting facility, which is located on Carefree Highway, 1/4 mile west of I-17. Admission and parking are free. However, bring a little cash for snacks and drinks at the food court and to take part in the specialty target-shooting activities.