Bass Pro Shops Hometown Festival offers free activities for the whole family
Throwback event features free games, prizes, food samples and big bargains on outdoor gear.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bass Pro Shops throwback event to bid summer goodbye, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada.* Hometown Festival family activities include free games, craft, prizes, face painting, food samples, and the chance to win a vintage Bass Tracker package during the Throwback Sweepstakes.
“You can squeeze the last drop out of summer fun this Labor Day without putting any pressure on your budget by bringing the family to Bass Pro Shops free Labor Day Hometown Festival,” said Katie Mitchell, Bass Pro Shops’ communications manager. “In addition to the free activities, the Hometown Festival also includes great deals on gear for hunting, fishing, camping, outdoor cooking and more.
Free family fun events held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6 include:
- Ring toss
- Casting buckets for aspiring anglers
- Duck Pond game: Win a LED flashing pendant necklace
- Craft station: Color an outdoor themed backpack
- Face painting
- Free photo download
No party is complete without food, so Bass Pro Shops is continuing the celebration with the following free food samples on Sept. 5 and 6:
- 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Hot dogs and Flossie’s Funnel Cake samples**
- 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Dutch oven apple cobbler samples
The Hometown Festival is “throwing it back” with chances to win a retro Bass Tracker vintage boat package. With a total value of $15,495 the package includes a 2016 Pro 170 vintage Bass Tracker, Lowrance Elite-3x color fish finder, Minn Kota trolling motor, Mercury 40 horsepower ELP FourStroke, and custom Bass Tracker trailer with 13 inch wheels. Visit basspro.com/throwback for more information and to enter the Throwback Sweepstakes.
Plus, Bass Pro Shops customers and NASCAR fans can cheer on Bass Pro Shops sponsored driver Tony Stewart as he drives the Throwback Bass Pro Shops/Mobile 1 Chevrolet SS at Darlington Raceway September 6 during The Tradition Returns Weekend.The Throwback car will feature a retro paint scheme and vintage Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats logos.
*Sale prices will be honored but the event will not be at store locations in Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Islamorada, Florida; or the Outlet Store in Springfield, Missouri.
** Bass Pro Shops locations in Canada will have free fish sampling instead of funnel cake sampling.
About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 94 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world.
Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast.
Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.
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