Photo credit: International Sportmen's Exposition
GO, FIDO! -- "Splash Dogs" is one highlights of the sixth
Annual International Sportsmen's Expo, the state's largest
sportsmen's show March 10-12 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Local
dogs and their owners are welcome to compete, as the canines run and
leap into a 50-foot-long water-filled pond.
Arizona’s largest sportsmen’s show at Arizona State Fairgrounds
March 10-12, 2006 features four buildings packed with the latest in
adventure vacations, camping, and fishing and hunting accessories.
A remarkable event "Splash Dogs" will debut at the show.
What: From archery, fishing and camping equipment to a Dutch Oven
cook-off, Jeep test track, rock-crawler mountain and elk-and
turkey-calling contests, the sixth annual International Sportsmen’s
Exposition (ISE) will offer the complete cure for cabin fever.
The three-day ISE — the largest event of its kind in Arizona —
offers huge displays of the latest, cutting-edge gear for the
hunter, angler, and family camper, all at great show prices. In
addition, outdoor enthusiasts can attend expert-led seminars, try
new products, and watch or even enter a contest.
The once-a-year 2006 ISE will include the following:
Arizona Outdoors Building – Meet local experts and more than a
dozen local clubs to learn about hiking, camping, fishing,
hunting, off-roading, and environmentalism — all things Arizona
outdoors. Includes giant catch-and-release pond for kids,
live-critter display, fishing and shooting simulators, and
Splash Dogs Leap into Show– It’s the sport of Dukes…and Rovers
and Fidos. Pets small and large, elegant and not, will run and
leap into a 50-foot-long water-filled pond. Local dogs and their
owners are welcome to compete.
International Dutch Oven Society "Phoenix Heat" Cook-Off –
Daily demos by local enthusiasts of this fun style of cooking.
From turkey to fancy breads to layer cakes and even ice cream,
learn how to cook delicious food.
Fly casting, elk and turkey calling contests – cash and prizes
offered, with focus on youth and beginners.
Giant Jeep Test Track – Try the latest Jeep models, mud and
all – for free.
Friday, March 10, noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, Ariz.,
Tickets are $10 and are available at the show or online, now, at
the show’s Web site.
Children 12 and under enter for free. On-site parking is $7.
Dan Wool, Barclay Communications, (602)277-3550,
Dinghy Digest ®