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Western New York Bowhunting Festival at Swain Resort

August 23, 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)


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