Photo credit: International Sportmen's Expo
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,