Festival Description

Welcome to 2024 ETAR! This year’s ETAR will be held on July 25-28, 2024,at Ski Sawmill Family Resort in Morris, PA.  We had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the move from Denton Hill to Ski Sawmill, and are happy to be holding our event on private property. There is quite a bit more open land for camping, parking, and lodging, as well as many local lodging and dining options nearby. The courses have been redesigned and the property continues to be upgraded to bring you a great shoot and enjoyable experience. Thank you all for your continued support and patience during the transition to the new location in 2021.

FAQ’s:

  • How many courses and ranges will you have?
    • We have three ranges and seven courses, including our kids’ course. We’ve expanded some of our existing courses and added a new course on the property of Oregon Hill Winery, right next door.
  • Will you still have the same variety of vendors and bowyers that Denton Hill was known for?
    • Yes! Last year we had over 100 spaces filled and plan to do the same this year. 
  • Will you run the chairlift?
    • This last year has and continues to be challenging as we navigate changes not only to our physical location of venue but also the evolving environments within the workplace, employee shortages, supplier shortages, inflation, and so on. We are not complaining, but do want to be transparent about the challenges we face as we continue to plan for another great year.
      This year with all the changes and variables outside our control we feel it important to focus on the main things and doing those main things well. Because of this, we feel that we are not going to be able to run the chairlift for the event.
      Running the chairlift for the festival will involve about a month or more of extra maintenance, and fairly expensive inspections and modifications for to allow for foot traffic. We would have to completely change the layout of the mountain courses, which in turn only allow those that ride the lift up to use those courses, which at Denton was definitely a source of frustration for those not wanting to pay the extra money, etc. We could go on and on but our intent is only to give you a glimpse of some of the behind-the-scenes that go into a decision like this. The chairlift is not out of the question for the future by any means just right now with what we are facing we feel it’s not feasible.
  • How early can we arrive to set up camp?
    • You can set up as early as Saturday, July 22, 2023.
  • How late can we get into the gates during the night?
    • The gate is open 24 hours a day starting Monday July 24, 2023.
  • Do you allow dogs/pets/service animals?
    • Yes, and they should be leashed at all times. Please pick up after your pets as well. We do have quite a few furry friends that attend and we want to keep the grounds as clean as possible. **We reserve the right to deny entry or request that problem animals be removed at any time.
  • When will you update the schedule and vendor list?
    • We will update the schedule as we receive confirmation on seminars, etc.
    • We will update vendors after their March 31st deadline, and continuing thereafter.
  • How can I become a vendor at ETAR?
    • There is still a waiting list for new vendors. Please click here to submit an inquiry.
    • We start opening up the approval process for new vendors on March 31, 2023

Basic Information

Dates:

July 25-28, 2024

Location:

Ski Sawmill Resort, 383 Oregon Hill Rd, Morris, PA 16938 

Activities:

  • Six All 3-D courses w/ over 200+ targets
  • 1 Kid’s course
  • Close to 100 Dealers & Vendors
  • Eagle Eye Competition
  • Kid’s range and Course
  • Day & Evening seminars TBD
  • Kid’s balloon shoot
  • Kid’s & Adult Practice range
  • Aerial Targets
  • Specialty Moving Targets
  • Showers
  • Food vendors
  • Primitive camping
  • Shuttle running intermittently to off-site courses

ATTENTION EARLY ARRIVALS/CAMPERS

You may arrive as early as 9:00am on Saturday, July 23. Please check with the staff at the gate for directions to camping areas. 

2023 Schedule (at Ski Sawmill Family Resort) 2024 TBA

Saturday (July 22): Gates open for pre-event camping setup. Showers open 24 hrs.

Tuesday (July 25):

1pm - 2pm

Ice sold from lodge

Wednesday (July 26):

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Badlands Course open: We will open this course early for those staying in the campground before the event officially starts. It will cost $5/Adults and $3/Youth to shoot the course. There will be someone at the entrance of the course to take money.

10:30am - 4:30pm

Inside Snack Bar Open (Grab & Go Items Only)

Thursday:

All Day

Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents

6:30am - 6pm

Inside Snack Bar Open

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ALL courses open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dealers/Shuttle Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Eagle Eye Qualifier (LEEK: Providing hunts for wounded veterans, will receive 50% of the money collected for the Eagle Eye Competition.)

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Outside Snack Bar Open

2:00 PM

(Speaker Tent) Rose Anna Moore–“Alone” contestant (Season 8) and president of “This is My Quest,” a non-profit organization focusing on conservation management, education, and ease of access to the Outdoors.

5:00 PM

Tom Bergstue from Mountain Cabin Outdoors (speaker tent)

“Traditional Archery Bowhunting: Tips for Success” Tips for Success, infield techniques for hunting big and small game. Attention to these details help tip the odds in your favor! Plus lots of FREE giveaways!

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Swap meet. (No dealers please. Only five items per blanket) Location #13 on the ETAR Event Map

9:30 PM

Night Coon Course  *Bring a flashlight!

11 PM

Quiet Time

Friday:

All Day

Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents

6:30am - 6 pm

Inside Snack Bar Open

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ALL courses open

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dealers/Shuttle Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Eagle Eye Qualifier (LEEK: Providing hunts for wounded veterans, will receive 50% of the money collected for the Eagle Eye Competition.)

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Outside Snack Bar Open

2:00 PM

(Speaker Tent) Rose Anna Moore–“Alone” contestant (Season 8) and president of “This is My Quest,” a non-profit organization focusing on conservation management, education, and ease of access to the Outdoors.

2:30 PM

Kids’ Balloon Fun Shoot(at kids practice range)

5:15 PM

“21 Bow Salute” to Friend and Hall of Famer G. Fred Asbell  Anyone who would like to honor Fred and the impact that he’s had on you personally and the impact that he’s had on the traditional archery community as a whole, please attach a message or a name to your personal arrow. We will have some brief words and then shoot the arrows into the air towards a target up the hill. We’ll collect the arrows and give them to Theresa Asbell as a gift and a tribute to Fred.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Swap meet. (No dealers please. Only five items per blanket) #13 On ETAR Event Map

9:15 PM

Fireworks Display – Rain Date (Saturday)

9:30 PM

Night Coon Course  *Bring a flashlight!

11 PM

Quiet Time

Saturday:

All Day

Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents

6:30am - 6 pm

Inside Snack Bar Open

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ALL courses open

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dealers/Shuttle Open

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Eagle Eye Qualifier (LEEK: Providing hunts for wounded veterans, will receive 50% of the money collected for the Eagle Eye Competition.)

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Outside Snack Bar Open

12:00 PM

Chicken BBQ

2:00 PM

(Speaker Tent) Rose Anna Moore–“Alone” contestant (Season 8) and president of “This is My Quest,” a non-profit organization focusing on conservation management, education, and ease of access to the Outdoors.

2:30 PM

Kids’ Balloon Fun Shoot(at kids practice range)

5 PM

Seminar – Monty Browning, “DIY Moose Hunting in Alaska”

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Swap meet. (No dealers please. Only five items per blanket)

9:30 PM

Night Coon Course  *Bring a flashlight

11 PM

Quiet Time

Sunday:

All Day

Ongoing demonstrations at the dealer tents

6:30am - 1pm

Inside Snack Bar Open

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

ALL courses open

8:00 AM

Worship Service 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dealers Open

11:00 AM

Door Prize Drawings (Must be present)

Immediately Following Door Prize Drawings

Used Target Auction 

Fees and Pricing: NEW 2023!! Ages 9 and under camp and shoot for free!

On-Site Camping:

Adult/ Youth (10-13) Based on day of arrival, fee is one time only.
Wednesday: $28/20 per person
Thursday: $21/15 per person
Friday: $14/10 per person
Saturday: $10/6 per person

***PLEASE NOTE: Internet and cell service is very spotty onsite. For this reason, camping and shooting fees and many vendors are cash only for the duration of the event.

Shooting Fees:

Adult/ Youth (10-13) Based on day of arrival, fee is one time only for weekend shooting.
Thur-Sun: $50/$40
Fri-Sun: $40/$30
Sat-Sun: $38/$28
Sun only: $20/$15

 

ONE DAY $30/$20

***PLEASE NOTE: Internet and cell service is very spotty onsite. For this reason, camping and shooting fees and many vendors are cash only for the duration of the event.

Misc Fees:

Daily Adult Spectator Fee $8 (Maximum $16)
Daily Youth Spectator Fee $4 (Maximum $8)
Early arrivals for camping add $7/$5 per person, per night
Kids 9 and under shoot and camp for FREE!

***PLEASE NOTE: Internet and cell service is very spotty onsite. For this reason, camping and shooting fees and many vendors are cash only for the duration of the event

2023 Confirmed Vendor List (2024 list will be updated @April 1.

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