Bedford County, PA — The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the addition of Juniata Trading Company to the sponsorship team for the Home, Garden, Lifestyle and Outdoor Show, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29 at the Bedford County Fairgrounds.   OFFICAL SHOW PROGRAM

The popular show, which traditionally focuses on home improvement, outdoor living and recreation was moved from April to August due to COVID-19.

The new date allows for expanding opportunities to explore the many seasonal offerings of the Bedford County region. With the connections of Juniata Trading Company, the show will feature programs by experts on topics, related to hunting, archery, fishing, and so much more.

“Our hope is to showcase some of what Bedford County has to offer in the outdoors arena,” said Blaine Smith, owner of Juniata Trading Company in Everett. “One demonstrator, for example, will bring something unique to Bedford County, and probably all of Central Pennsylvania when it comes to communication with tracking and how he’s trained dogs in the process.”  (See the full outdoor seminar schedule below.)

The show is also presented by Homewood at Spring House Estates, and will once again provide guests the traditional opportunities to meet with local experts about your next big home improvement or backyard project.

Also on display will be equipment to peruse and test through sponsors Hines Equipment, Stoneham’s Motorsports and West Central Equipment, all long-time participants in the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show.

But the addition of a wider array of displays and vendors, as well as the large outdoor display areas should draw even more visitors to the event.

“Bedford is an outdoors community, so this addition to the show is perfect,” said Homewood Executive Director Mary Colledge. “Spring House Estates is a community of active seniors. Loving the outdoors and all of the things you can do in Bedford County is universal among all generations, and we’re looking forward to the event.”

Show-goers will also enjoy food truck fare, door prizes and live entertainment, sponsored by State Farm agents Matt Randall and Michael Meehan: Brandi Naugle (Saturday at noon) and John Topper (Saturday at 1pm) and the Horseshoe Cloggers Sunday at noon.

Saturday evening, gates open for the Silver Lining Drive-In at 7pm for the 8:20pm showing of the Disney animated classic, Beauty and the Beast! Don’t miss the Cove Community Players performing at 7:30pm as well.  (Cost for the movie is $5 for ages 10 and up; 9 and under are admitted free.)

OUTDOORS PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28th at the Bedford County Fairgrounds Pavilion

9:30 a.m. Tracking Dogs – Seth Gordon (Also Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)

One of the area’s few hunters who use dogs to track injured animals, Seth Gordon will share his knowledge of blood tracking — what to do and what not to do when a hunter loses a blood trail; when to call for a dog; how a dog uses its nose to find the injured deer; how scent travels and the factors that effect scent. Seth will present with the help of his dog, Timber, who recently passed his Level-1 blood tracking test.

11:00 a.m. Safe & Ethical Crossbow Hunting – John Egolf, Tenpoint Crossbows

A thirty-year veteran of the hunting industry and a TenPoint Pro Staffer, John Egolf of Shellsburg unveils new features and products that are making crossbows safer. Egolf has hunted across the country, and achieved Pennsylvania’s coveted “Triple Trophy” (buck, bear and turkey in one year) with a bow. Attendees of this session will be treated to his insight, product knowledge about the “Mercedes” of crossbows, and have the chance to Ask the Expert in a lively question-and-answer session.

2:30 p.m. Muzzleloaders: Load ‘Em, Shoot ’Em, Clean ‘Em – Randy Clark, Weatherby

An avid hunter, Randy Clark has been a sporting goods rep for 30 years (20 with Weatherby.) During this interactive session, he will share his extensive knowledge and experience in Traditions Firearms Muzzleloaders including tips for loading, shooting and cleaning. Clark has hunted PA whitetail deer for 40 years; he’s also hunted whitetail and turkey (rifle and archery) in many other states. A King’s Camp field sales rep, he looks forward to sharing the right systems to use for whitetail and elk hunting.

Sunday, August 29th at the Bedford County Fairgrounds Pavilion

11:00 a.m. Scent Control Hunting & Hunting Trophy Whitetail – Mike Scott, Bear Archery / Scentlock

Tips & Techniques for Taking Scent Control to the Next Level: learn techniques that apply to everyday hunting in big woods, small plots, and for trophy deer: how to enter the woods, leave the woods, play the wind; when to hunt, and when not to hunt. With more than 35 years of bow hunting experience around the world, Mike Scott is always pursuing the cutting edge of technology and applying those technologies to his pursuits. Don’t miss this chance to ask the expert about his hunts across the U.S. and around the globe.

1:00 p.m. Exploring Optic Technology – Craig Mitchell, Leupold & Stevens Scopes

Craig Mitchell comes to Bedford with 2 decades of experience in the outdoor industry, including 5 years in retail and 15 as a manufacturer sales rep and territory sales manager with Leupold. His professional and personal passions align: he’s an avid hunter, particularly of whitetail and turkey, using both rifle and bow. In this session, Mitchell will share tips for selecting the best optic for your hunting and shooting pursuits, highlighting the many features and benefits of products offered by Leupold Optics.

1:00 p.m. Ammunition Efficacy – Jeff Snook, Hornady

Jeff Snook brings to the Outdoor show vast expertise in the effectiveness of variouscalibers of ammunition, gleaned from 31 years as a competitive shooter and three decades working in the shooting sports industry. He’s been a representative for the Hornady brand for ten years, traveling throughout northeast Ohio, western Pennsylvania and western New York. He’s also an active competitor in the PRS (Precision Rifle Series.)

2:30 p.m. Tracking Dogs – Seth Gordon

One of the area’s few hunters who use dogs to track injured animals, Seth Gordon will share his knowledge of blood tracking — what to do and what not to do when a hunter loses a blood trail; when to call for a dog; how a dog uses its nose to find the injured deer; how scent travels and the factors that effect scent. Seth will present with the help of his dog, Timber, who recently passed his Level-1 blood tracking test.

Saturday Noon-4pm / Sunday 11am-4pm

The Chamber is pleased to welcome Warden Philip Beitsch from the PA Commission to the Home, Garden, Lifestyle and Outdoors Show. Ask the Expert about issues of interest for hunters of the Commonwealth, including Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), upcoming hunting seasons and more. Look for the PGC vehicle/tent near the main entrance to Jordan Hall.