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Bass Pro Shops Hometown Festival offers free activities for the whole family

Throwback event features free games, prizes, food samples and big bargains on outdoor gear.

by: Mary Mardis, Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops throwback event to bid summer goodbye, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada.
Photo by courtesy Bass Pro Shops
The Hometown Festival is “throwing it back” with chances to win a retro Bass Tracker vintage boat package
Photo by courtesy Bass Pro Shops
(Aug 31, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.)

 Bass Pro Shops throwback event to bid summer goodbye, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada.* Hometown Festival family activities include free games, craft, prizes, face painting, food samples, and the chance to win a vintage Bass Tracker package during the Throwback Sweepstakes.
 
Bass Pro Shops throwback event to bid summer goodbye, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada.


“You can squeeze the last drop out of summer fun this Labor Day without putting any pressure on your budget by bringing the family to Bass Pro Shops free Labor Day Hometown Festival,” said Katie Mitchell, Bass Pro Shops’ communications manager. “In addition to the free activities, the Hometown Festival also includes great deals on gear for hunting, fishing, camping, outdoor cooking and more.


Free family fun events held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6 include:
    •    Ring toss
    •    Casting buckets for aspiring anglers
    •    Duck Pond game: Win a LED flashing pendant necklace
    •    Craft station: Color an outdoor themed backpack
    •    Face painting
    •    Free photo download


No party is complete without food, so Bass Pro Shops is continuing the celebration with the following free food samples on Sept. 5 and 6:
    •    1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Hot dogs and Flossie’s Funnel Cake samples**
    •    2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Dutch oven apple cobbler samples
The Hometown Festival is “throwing it back” with chances to win a retro Bass Tracker vintage boat package. With a total value of $15,495 the package includes a 2016 Pro 170 vintage  Bass Tracker, Lowrance Elite-3x color fish finder, Minn Kota trolling motor, Mercury 40 horsepower ELP FourStroke, and custom Bass Tracker trailer with 13 inch wheels.  Visit basspro.com/throwback for more information and to enter the Throwback Sweepstakes.
 
The Hometown Festival is “throwing it back” with chances to win a retro Bass Tracker vintage boat package
Plus, Bass Pro Shops customers and NASCAR fans can cheer on Bass Pro Shops sponsored driver Tony Stewart as he drives the Throwback Bass Pro Shops/Mobile 1 Chevrolet SS at Darlington Raceway September 6 during The Tradition Returns Weekend. The Throwback car will feature a retro paint scheme and vintage Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats logos.
For more information about local store schedules and events during the Hometown Festival, visit http://www.basspro.com/hometown.
*Sale prices will be honored but the event will not be at store locations in Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Islamorada, Florida; or the Outlet Store in Springfield, Missouri.


** Bass Pro Shops locations in Canada will have free fish sampling instead of funnel cake sampling.



About Bass Pro Shops®


Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 94 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group®, a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® , voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S.   To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.