Reality TV Stars in Conway This Weekend, July 19-20

John Hillstrand_close-up Captain John Hillstrand from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and Tom Oar from History Channel’s Mountain Men will be the center of attention at the 4th annual Arkansas Outdoors Expo in Conway.  The hunting, fishing and outdoor show takes place in the Conway Expo Center.

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Tom Oar will visit with attendees on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Meet and greet times for Capt. Hillstrand are 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Outdoor Expo_John_DeereIn addition to Hillstrand and Oar’s appearances, there is also a John Deere Gator test track, where you can test drive the company’s newest Gator UTVs on a custom dirt track. Other events include over 150 vendor booths, and the Bucks, Ducks and BBQ competition, a certified state championship and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Association. Competitors will vie for a $5,000 prize.

Pop-up ArcheryRounding out the activities are the  Toad Suck Classic duck calling contest, a 3D archery pop-up bow tournament, chainsaw carving, seminars and demonstrations.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for kids, and children ages five and younger admitted free. Don’t forget the camera!

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