Meet 2017 Outdoor Show contestants
GOLDEN HILL — Meet the contestants for the Miss, Little Miss and Little Mister competitions for the 72nd National Outdoor Show, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, at South Dorchester School in Golden Hill.
CAMBRIDGE — The 72nd National Outdoor Show will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, at South Dorchester School in Golden Hill.
Festivities will begin with the Miss Outdoors Pageant beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 24. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for those wishing to dine and view exhibits before the program.
After the pageant, the World Champion Muskrat Semifinals for Men and Women will be held.
The doors will open again at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, for the Little Miss and Little Mister pageant, which starts at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday afternoon will be full of competitions and demonstrations, including duck and goose calling, pole skinning, log sawing and muskrat cooking.
Muskrat will be ser ved all day until sold out.
The main event will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, and feature a live auction, children’s races, corn shelling, oyster shucking, trap setting, raccoon skinning, nutria skinning and muskrat skinning.
The 4th National Outdoor Show Cookbook will be on sale for $15 throughout the event.
Pre-sale wristbands, good for all three events, are available at the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce and Foxwell Auctions until Thursday, Feb. 23. The cost is $18 for adults and $7 for children. At the door, tickets will be $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 12; separate admission is required for Friday’s show, Saturday’s matinee and Saturday evening’s show.
Dorchester County Council presented a proclamation on Feb. 7, recognizing February as National Outdoor Show Month.
The proclamation saluted the National Outdoor Foundation Committee for sponsoring this event that highlights the natural resources and heritage of Dorchester County, including trappers, sportsmen, watermen and wildlife.
A full schedule of events and times and additional information is available at www.nationaloutdoorshow. org.
Miss Outdoors 2016 Allyson Adams meets with the 2017 Miss Outdoors Pageant contestants Sunday, Feb. 12, for the traditional tea before the National Outdoor Show. From left, Katelyn Robinson, Carleigh Fraley, Katherine Bradshaw, Allyson Adams, Alexandra Colman, Jordan LeCompte and Samantha Simmons.