17th Annual Hays Youth Outdoor Festival Aug. 16

Youth age 17 and under can enjoy all things “outdoors” at this free event

The 17th Annual Youth Outdoor Festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hays City Sportsman’s Club, located 1/4 mile north of I-70 Exit 157 (US-183 Bypass). Event activities include trap shooting, skeet shooting, archery, air rifle / BB gun, muzzleloader, small bore rifle, computerized laser shot target shooting, BASS casting competition, paintball target shooting, crossbow, and furharvesting demonstrations. Thanks to Hays area businesses, conservation groups, and shooting sport groups, all targets, shooting materials and equipment are supplied at no cost to participants. Registration will be available on-site the day of the event.

The event is open to all youth, age 17 and younger, who must be accompanied by an adult. Hunter Education certification is not required. Volunteers specializing in their field of expertise will closely supervise youth at each station.

In addition to the free shooting opportunities and lunch, several door prizes, guns, fishing tackle and other outdoor equipment will be given away. Mark this day on your calendar and join in on a great day of outdoor fun.

For more information contact Kent Hensley at (785) 726-3212, or Troy Mattheyer at (785) 726-4212.