Outdoors expo to be at Westworld of Scottsdale this weekend

The outdoors is moving indoors for this weekend’s “Arizona Get Outdoors Expo” at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The inaugural three-day event, in association with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will feature family fun and adventure inside the

more than 300,000-square-feet of air-conditioned space at the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center, 16601 N. Pima Road, in Scottsdale.

A photo from a catch and release pond. At this year's expo there will be two catch and release ponds (submitted photo).

A photo from a catch and release pond. At this year’s expo there will be two catch and release ponds (submitted photo).

On display will be the newest in hunting, fishing and camping equipment and technologies, outdoor education and safety clinics, child-friendly interactive stations, wild game culinary demonstrations and more, according to a press release.

“Outdoor lovers can learn and explore and have a great time doing it,” stated Bill Andres, information branch chief for Game and Fish, in the release. “Outdoor enthusiasts can sign up for our Customer Portal, join our new ‘I Support Wildlife’ program, and even buy hunting and fishing licenses.”

According to the release, other attractions include: 

  • 3D archery range
  • Mutton-busting for children
  • Two catch-and-release fishing ponds
  • “Ultimate Air Dogs” dock-jumping demonstration
  • Recreational vehicle and boat exhibits

The expo will be 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8; and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.

General admission is $12 online in advance, children 10 and under are free. Military members and first responders are free with valid identification, stated the release.

For more information, visit www.westworldaz.com.

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