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!
- Friday, Aug. 26
- Saturday, Aug. 27
- Sunday, Aug. 28
- Four 3D Archery Courses
- Two Shooting Ranges
- Kids Course
- Balloon Shoot
- Archery Competition
- Vendors & Dealers
- Live Demos
- $35 – Three Day Pass
- $30 – Saturday & Sunday Pass
- $15 – Friday Only
- $25 – Saturday Only
- $20 – Sunday Only
- 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!
Check back for new seminars & events to be added!
Friday, Aug 26
1pm-Dusk: Lower Archery Course/Range open (No chairlift)
4pm-8pm: Restaurant open inside lodge
Saturday, Aug 27
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
1pm: Seminar: Jack Coad – “Whitetail Archery” at the Athen’s Archery Booth
5:30: Competition Shootout – Between the top 4 scores in each class (pro, hunter, traditional)
7pm-10pm: Live Music in the restaurant
Sunday, Aug 28
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)
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
Heartwood Homestead Farms
Pix By Jerry
Sue & Don’s Jerky
Red’s Roost Custom Game Calls