August 18, 2014

Popular outdoor youth event provides variety of experiences


OSBORNE – If it’s fun and you can do it outdoors, you’ll find it at the North Central Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair, September 6 in Osborne.  The event, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., is limited to youth ages 17 and younger (all those 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). The fair is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with shooting sports of all types, fly fishing, canoeing, fur trapping, outdoor photography and many other outdoor activities. 

Youth must be registered by 11 a.m. the day of the event to be provided lunch and an opportunity to be drawn for door prizes that include a lifetime hunting license for a boy and a girl, hunting and fishing trips, and a weekend at an area lake cabin. Archery hunters 14 and older are invited to bring in their bows for tune-ups. It’s easy to find, just follow the signs to the west end of Main Street in Osborne.

This is the ninth year for the popular event, which is supported by the major sponsors listed below, as well as many local businesses and individuals. All registered youth get a free lunch, t-shirt and a chance to win prizes. All equipment and supplies are provided at no charge.

The North Central Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair is sponsored by the Osborne County Pheasants Forever Chapter, Osborne Gun Club, Nex-Tech, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the Keith Hahn Memorial. 

For more information contact: John Cockerham – 785-346-6527; Chris Lecuyer – 785-218-7818; or Cleo Hahn – 785-346-4541