Cabela’s Hosting Kayak Bass Tournament, Dog Training Demos And Family-Friendly Activities

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
A Blowing Springs Kennel dog
A Blowing Springs Kennel dog

Cabela’s Fort Oglethorpe location will celebrate the final weekend of its annual Spring Great Outdoor Days event by offering customers a variety of free activities on Saturday and Sunday. 

Cabela’s will host the Battle of Chickamauga Kayak Bass Tournament on Saturday. The Battle of Chickamauga is a kayak bass fishing benefit tournament for Heroes on the Water. The kayak bass tournament registration, check–ins and awards ceremony will be hosted at Cabela’s in Ft Oglethorpe on Saturday but the actual fishing will take place on eligible waters on Chickamauga Lake from Chickamauga Dam to Watts Bar Dam. For more tournament and registration info visit www.tourneyx.com/app/tourney/kafac---battle-of-chickamauga 

The Spring Great Outdoor Days celebration will also include dog training and obedience demonstrations from Blowing Springs Kennel, a full service dog boarding, training,
and breeding kennel. 

Smokey Bear will be at the Spring Great Outdoors celebration playing with the kids and taking pictures on Saturday with Rangers from the Tennessee Forestry department, helping raise awareness for fire safety and the area’s state forests.

Sweetwater Valley Dog Rescue will also be on-site with several sporting dogs and puppies that will be ready for adoption on Saturday.

The Spring Great Outdoor Days event will be full of free demos and workshops focused on outdoor recreation, camping, turkey hunting and sporting dog training in the North Georgia Southeastern Tennessee area. 

“We want the Ft. Oglethorpe Cabela’s to be a resource to our community, and we hope this Spring Great Outdoor Days event helps everyone learn more about all the awesome outdoors opportunities in our area,” says Philip Sparn, marketing manager at Cabela’s - Ft Oglethorpe. “It’s going to a fun weekend full of free activities the whole family can enjoy. We’re excited to finally be kicking off Spring and helping get everyone outdoors this season.” 

For more details and a complete schedule of Cabela’s Spring Great Outdoor Days events at Cabela’s in Fort Oglethorpe, call 706.956-2800 or visit www.cabelas.com/ftoglethorpe.


Cabela’s Fort Oglethorpe location will celebrate the final weekend of its annual Spring Great Outdoor Days Saturday and Sunday
Cabela’s Fort Oglethorpe location will celebrate the final weekend of its annual Spring Great Outdoor Days Saturday and Sunday

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