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The 38th annual Game Fair kicks off this week. 

It’s time to celebrate the great outdoors once again at the 38th annual Game Fair with a multitude of fun events, outdoors exhibitors, dogs of all shapes and sizes, along with plenty of fair food. The six-day event takes place over two weekends on the grounds of the Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Ramsey on Aug. 9-11 and continuing August 16-18. Game Fair is also a place to see, try and buy the latest gear for the fall hunting seasions and learn from the nation’s leading experts.

This is a full participation event and visitors are encouraged to bring their shotgun (cased), their bow (cased), and their dog (leashed). There are events for adults, children and dogs of all ages and abilities — including twice daily shotgun shooting exhibitions, dog events, archery, birds of prey and dozens of daily seminars from national outdoors experts. Each year nearly 300 exhibitors, including dog trainers, hunting guides and retailers, come to Game Fair from across North America. It is also the nation’s largest gathering of dog clubs and outdoors clubs. 

Chuck and Loral I Delaney have hosted Game Fair every year at the Armstrong Ranch Kennels since the first one in 1982. Known as America’s Original Game Fair, the Delaneys were first inspired to begin the tradition in the United States after a visit to England’s Game Fair in 1980. The event grows bigger and better each year, attracting millions in the process. Game Fair has been the launching point for many new products, personalities and experts.

Highlights of the 2019 Game Fair include:

•Twice daily Shotgun Exhibition Shooting Show by Travis Mears.

•New 4D archery shooting event featuring simulated moving animals and target games.

•Eighth Annual Ducks Unlimited Duck and Goose Calling Championships.

•Dog event competitions featuring hundreds of dogs from across the country.

Visit with Ron and Laura Schara, talk waterfowl with champion callers, learn dog training advice from nationally renowned trainers, people watch, admire dogs of all shapes and sizes, enjoy the fabulous birds of prey with Frank Taylor, or just walk along the lake taking in the sights. 

Game Fair is open rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays are Family Day and are kids are admitted free with a paying adult. 

Discount tickets are available online. Complete details on the Game Fair can be found at or by calling 763-427-0944. 

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