Western NY Bowhunting Festival

2022 Western New York Bowhunting Festival

The 12th Annual Western New York Bowhunting Festival at Swain Resort.  Activities for archers of all types; uniquely situated on 100+ wooded acres. The festival offers attendees a wide variety of educational & participatory experiences including Compound Archery, Traditional Archery, Trapping, Tracking and more. 
Enter to win door prizes from Mossy Oak, Wildlife Research Center and more! Compete on the competition course to win a Hoyt Ventum 30 or a Hoyt RX 5!!! Sponsored by Belmont Archery
Plus vendors, live music Saturday night, camping and more!

Hours:

    • Friday, Aug. 26
    • Saturday, Aug. 27
    • Sunday, Aug. 28

 

Activities Include:

  • Four 3D Archery Courses
  • Two Shooting Ranges
  • Kids Course
  • Balloon Shoot
  • Archery Competition
  • Vendors & Dealers
  • Live Demos

 

Shooting Rates:

  • $35 – Three Day Pass
  • $30 – Saturday & Sunday Pass
  • $15 – Friday Only
  • $25 – Saturday Only
  • $20 – Sunday Only

 

Free:

  • Kids 12 & under enter and shoot for Free! (adult supervision required)
  • Spectators for the event are also FREE again this year.

Thanks to our sponsor – Belmont Archery!

Event Schedule

Check back for new seminars & events to be added!

Friday, Aug 27
12pm-6pm: Registration

1pm-Dusk: Lower Archery Course/Range open (No chairlift)

4pm-8pm: Restaurant open inside lodge 

 

Saturday, Aug 28
7am-8pm: Food and Beverage available in the main lodge

7am-Dusk: Archery Courses Open; 8am-5:00pm: Ski Lift Open
9am- 5pm: Vendor Booths Open inside and outside main lodge

8am – 4pm: Competition Course – Card needs to be turned in by 4:30 

All Day: Kids without Bows & Arrows can borrow for free (tshirt booth)

12pm: Kids’ Balloon Shoot at Kids’ Range

5:30: Competition Shootout – Between the top 4 scores in each class (pro, hunter, traditional) 

7pm-10pm:  Live Music in the restaurant

 

Sunday, Aug 29

7am-2pm: Food and Beverages available in main lodge

7am-4pm: Archery Courses Open, (8am—3pm: Ski Lift Open)

All Day: Kids without Bows & Arrows can borrow for free!  

8am – 11am: Competition Course – Card needs to be turned in by 11:00

9am-2pm: Vendor Booths Open inside and outside main lodge

11:30am: Sunday Competition Shootout – Between the top 4 scores in each class (pro, hunter, traditional) 

12:00pm: Kids’ Balloon Shoot (at Kids’ Range)

12:30pm: Door Prize Drawing (Must be present to win)

Vendors

Interested in becoming a Bowhunting Festival vendor? We’re accepting applications NOW! Fill out the vendor application below and a member of our staff will be in touch!

Snow Child Clothing

JJ the Arrowman

South Main Metal Art

North Country Products – Fingerlakes Whitetail

More TBA…

Click Here for the Vendor Application

Camping

Primitive camping is available.  Camping is $10 per person for the length of your stay. Register and pay for camping right at the gate.
For more information on lodging accommodations and pricing, please email lodging@swain.com.

Sponsors

Thank you to our many sponsors!