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Western New York Bowhunting Festival at Swain Resort

August 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 25, 2019

Western New York Bowhunting Festival

The 10th 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.


    • Friday, Aug. 23 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Lower Course ONLY, no chairlift)
    • Saturday, Aug. 24 7:00 am – 8:00 pm (lift runs 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
    • Sunday, Aug. 25 7:00 am – 4:00 pm (lift stops at 3:00 pm)

Activities Include:

  • Four 3D Archery Courses
  • Two Shooting Ranges
  • Kids Course
  • Balloon Shoot
  • Archery Competition
  • Vendors & Dealers
  • Live Demos

Shooting Rates:

  • $35 – Three Day Pass
  • $30 – Saturday & Sunday Pass
  • $15 – Friday Only
  • $25 – Saturday Only
  • $15 – Sunday Only


  • Kids 12 & under enter and shoot for Free! (adult supervision required)
  • Spectators for the event are also FREE again this year.

Western New York Bowhunting Festival Event Schedule:

Friday, Aug 23

1pm-Dusk: Lower Archery Course/Range open (No chairlift)

4pm-8pm: Lower Restaurant open inside

Saturday, Aug 24

7am-Dusk: Archery Courses Open – (Ski Lift Open 8am – 5pm)
7am-8pm: Food and Beverage available in main lodge
8am – 4pm: Saturday Competition Course
12pm: Kids’ Balloon Shoot at Kids’ Range
2 pm: Trapping Demo Outside Lodge
5:30: Saturday Competition Shootout

6pm-10pm:  Live Music in the restaurant, “Josh Wolf”

Sunday, Aug 25

7am-4pm: Archery Courses Open, (Ski Lift Open 8am – 3pm)
7am-2pmFood and Beverage available in main lodge
8am – 11am: Sunday Competition Course 

11:00am: Kids’ Balloon Shoot (at Kids’ Range)
11:30am: Sunday Competition Shootout
12:30pm: Door Prize Drawing (Must be present to win)


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Swain Ski Center
2275 Main St.
Swain, NY 14884 United States
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