The 10th Annual Hunt & Fish Outdoor Show took place February 9th and 10th at the Springfield Expo Center. The event featured over 100 vendors as well as boats, a bounce house and kid’s activities such as a Daisy Air Rifle Trailer, a trout pond and more. A new element was added this year of moonshine, whiskey and barbecue tastings from Countryside Barbecue, Bubba's Barbecue, Missouri Ridge Distillery, Crown Valley Distillery, Bub's Distillery. The show also had a great seminar line up of numerous outdoor topics including bass and crappie fishing, Dutch oven cooking and deer hunting.
All proceeds from the event benefited our No Limits Summer Camp. This program provides a summer of therapeutic and fun activities for children with developmental disabilities.
Mountain Springs Trout Pond has been a main attraction at this event each year. "Kids can come out and try to catch their first fish. We had a lot of big smiles when they finally caught those trout,” stated Johnny, owner of Mountain Springs Trout Pond.
This event is only made possible by the many sponsors and volunteers that donate time and money to help make this show successful year after year. The Arc would like to extend a special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor; Central Bank and Central Trust Investment Company.
Plans for the 11th Annual Hunt & Fish Outdoor Show are set for February 8th and 9th, 2019. For more information about next year, contact Danielle Wise at 417-874-1955 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.