Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Returns March 16-18

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The 10th  Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo returns to the Crown  Arena March 16 -18.  “We were extremely successful during our first year in Fayetteville and are pleased the show will be even bigger this year,” says event organizer WC Lanier.  

Outdoor enthusiasts will find lots to enjoy during the three-day show: hunting and fishing exhibitions, wildlife art, decoys, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, fly fishing demos, camping, guides, outfitters, contests and archery demonstrations.   

“For our 10th anniversary show, we are offering Youth Day programming on Friday, March 16,” says Lanier. The program is a hands-on Wildlife Program to encourage youth interest in North Carolina’s natural resources.  Activities planned for elementary, middle and high-school students include: 

  • An age-appropriate scavenger hunt, titled “Nature in a Nutshell.” 
  • Exploration of career interests with wildlife professionals
  • Watching raptors in flight. Visitors will see hawks, vultures, and more. 
  • Examining the physics behind a successful fly cast
  • Participation in archery 

Youth Day programming is $5 per student.  
Expo hours are Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th  from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sunday March 19th, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $11 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and older and military. Children 10 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. In celebration of the Expo’s 10th anniversary, a special price of two for $10 will be honored on Friday only. 
About the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation:
The mission of the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation is to cultivate stewardship of the great outdoors through education awareness, programs and excursions of hunting and fishing that will connect men, women and children to the importance of conservation so as to become investors in our natural resources to create a quality place to be enjoyed by future generations. For more information, visit or call 910-795-0292.
About the Cape Fear Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.



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