New England Gets A Taste Of Spring
There is something for the entire family at the 35th annual Eastern Fishing & Outdoor Expo being held February 10-13, at the Worcester DCU Center. A wide array of exhibitors will occupy the DCU Center floor and will showcase products such as tackle, hunting gear, boats and more.
"The Expo is a great experience for the whole family," said Show Director Jonathan Sauers. "Winters in New England can be long and hard. Everyone comes to the Expo to get a taste of spring and see the latest and greatest in outdoor equipment as well as learn new tips and tricks to better enjoy the outdoors. Visitors will be able to roam aisle after aisle of the very latest in fishing and hunting gear, guides and lodges, travel destinations, motors, canoes, kayaks and much more."
A special feature for kids of all ages is Brody the Bear and his handler Jeff Watson. Brody is a 1,400 pound male Kodiak bear, the world's largest species of brown bears. Brody and Watson have traveled throughout the United States educating the public about bears and safety while spending time in the back country hiking, camping and fishing.
Another great activity for children is the Cold River Mining Company where boys and girls can hunt for fossils in a life-like cave. This is a unique and educational experience for children. Cold River Mining Company also offers a gemstone panning sluice where children can pan for precious metals. Sunday, February 13 is Family Day at the Expo. Children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Along with a variety of children-oriented events, including a scavenger hunt, the first 200 children will receive a free Plano tackle box. Additional thrills for the whole family include a virtual fishing simulator, rock climbing wall, air rif