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Unfortunately we will not be having a 2010 event. At this time we feel the economy has not recovered to the point where we can meet the expectations of the public, participants and the vendors.
We hope to establish a more formal entity in 2011 and be able to look to grant support for the venture in 2011; please check back to this website for further updates. Fill out the form below if you would like to receive updates by email.
1st. Name Last Name Email
Kate Dishion Rose City Archery, Inc.
Lars Larson will be attending and broadcasting. for his Northwest and National shows. Lars owns a recurve bow and is looking forward to meeting other archers who attend.
Attending in Person
Gail Martin Dan Martin Larry Hatfield
16 Radio Stations
Traditional Bowhunter Magazine
Primitive Archer Magazine
Professional Bowhunters Society Magazine
Many other media outlets
The 2011 Expo is dedicated to the memory of Jim Brackenbury. We will have information about Jim available at the expo.
NWTPA -Overview Northwest Traditional & Primitive Archery Expo
We invite you to the North West Traditional and Primitive Archery Expo 2011 in Hood River, Oregon USA. This will be the premier event covering archery in the Northwest for the last thousand years. It will be educational and entertaining for both kids and adults. The top crafters and companies in traditional archery & hunting gear will have booths with the best products available. If you are into archery or ever thought about getting into archery, this is the event you need to attend.
We are pleased that Martin Archery will have a booth with Gail Martin, Dan Martin and Larry Hatfield attending in person. Gary Rathbone will also be attending displaying his awesome broadhead collection.
There will be Medieval horseman, The Seattle Knights of Seattle, Washington with an exhibition of archery in full coats of armor and chain mail along with seminars on who, what, where and why of Medieval times. There will be Horseback Jousting in full armor, sword and other hand to hand fighting, and Ladies in Waiting; Archery with audience participation. All Seattle Knights participants will be in costumes depicting the particular time in history they represent and will roam the grounds between exhibitions to answer questions. There will be two or three horse back exhibitions and there will be two or three seminars daily to describe what they are doing and to educate the audience on the period in time they represent. Bring the kids this is stuff they need to know about the true history of the world as it was, plus they will love it. There will also be a booth for the audience to visit that has information and some artifacts to share. There will be ten participants and six horses. The horses are highly trained before they can participate in these exhibitions and the fighters, archers and jousters have taken years to acquire the expertise to participate.
There will be Mongolian Horse back archers, Pacific Horde, of Sisters, Oregon putting on demonstrations of their skills with the bow and arrow with real Mongolian gear and they will be in full costume of their particular period in time and place they represent. These archers participate in tournaments all over the world and some have been awarded gold medals from the different archery associations, in the different countries that they attend, recently there was a world championship in Korea. There will be parts of the exhibitions for the audience to participate in. There will be seminars on Mongolian archery and what life was like a thousand years ago for the Mongols, Dr. Holm Neumann who is a world renowned authority on the subject will conduct the seminars and they will have a booth to show off their artifacts and to answer questions. Bring the kids they will love it and they will get educated at the same time. These folks will be in costume from the era they represent as well. There will be eight horses and eight riders for the riding exhibits. The horses are highly trained to be involved in these exhibitions and it takes years to get a horse or a rider ready.
We are fortunate to have Kate a world renowned horse woman who does competitive horse riding where she will stand up in the saddle while the horse is in full gallop and she will actually stand on her head while at full gallop as well. She has an unbelievable repertoire of tricks she performs, mounting and dismounting at full gallop and archery as well from horse back, this you have got to see. Kate competes all over the world and is at the top of her class. Again bring the kids they will love this.
Another world renowned expert, Mr. Don Day will build a Native American Cedar Plank house at the event, this house will be 10’ wide and 20’ long. Mr. Day is a Tribal Elder Cultural Protection Specialist of the Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde and teaches at universities all over on Native American dwellings As well as a well known flint knapper who actually is the only person able to knap the Australian Opal successfully. Don will have a booth to show his wares as well as do seminars for the three days of our event. Don will be glad to answer (at his booth) questions and help the fledgling flint knapper with advise. Here again bring the kids and let them learn about the indigenous peoples of the North West and what life was really like. Don is from Stayton, Oregon.
Steve Allely is an expert on the Native Americans from the northern California area and into the entire North West coastal region. The Indian named ISHI who was the last survivor of the Yahi tribe in northern California. Steve has a collection of memorabilia that he shows and gives talks about. Steve has replica items that he produces and will have seminars on the subject and will be available at his booth for questions. ISHI became a friend of Dr. Saxton Pope in San Francisco and Pope became one of the most famed archers of the early 20th Century who hunted all over the world with a Mr. Art Young and they authored some of the most famous and exciting books on archery ever, Steve can tell you all about it. Steve’s home is in Sisters, Oregon when he is not traveling the world giving talks on this subject. There will be an all Traditional and Primitive archery shoot hosted by the Apple Knocker Archery club in Hood River, Oregon, so you can go to shoot arrows at forty “three D” targets during the expo.
There will be about 70 vendors in the three buildings, about 25 each in the Community and Summit buildings and the rest in the Floral Building and outside. In the Community building there will also be a food court with sandwiches, soups, hamburgers and hot dogs, soft drinks, beer, wine and other good stuff. The information and First Aid station will be inside here as well. There will be bow makers from all over the country and vendors with leather goods and clothing, camo hunting and casual wear, archery accessories, knives, taxidermy, hunting and fishing guides for the Northwest, a couple of muzzle loaders, hunting and fishing agencies, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation representative, Primitive Archer Magazine and Traditional Archery Magazine, Oregon Hunters Association and many others who you will be able to access from this web site and see where their booths will be. There will be seminars ongoing and we will cover every part of archery we possibly can and the history. We intend to make this a learning experience for all ages with entertainment thrown in to keep everyone excited.
In the Summit Building along with 25 vendors there will be a drink booth with Espresso, Latte”, soft drinks, cookies and rolls, also information. There will be arrow building classes for kids and adults, these will be conducted by Rose City Archery the largest Wooden Arrow manufacturing company in the world, they also sponsor the expo. There will be a first aid booth in the building.
In the Floral Building there will be “bow building” classes with John Strunk, he only has ten spots available so get in early if you want to make your own bow. John has been doing this for decades and is considered the expert you want to learn from. There will be about eight vendors in the Floral Building.
There will be demonstration using the Atlatl a primitive device for throwing a dart which was a prelude to the bow. Bob Kitch will be the man doing the demo’s and giving talks on the subject. The audience will be allowed to throw the Atlatl and see just what a great hunting instrument it was (is). Bob will have a booth where you can become the proud owner of your very own Atlatl, custom made for you. Bob’s booth will be at the entrance to the expo, in the fairgrounds. He will be happy to answer any Atlatl questions you may have.
Scattered around outside the buildings we will have ten or fifteen vendors as well as the Pacific Horde, Seattle Knights, Steve, Bob Kitch and Don Day; we will also have at the Floral Building a Bow and arrow shooting area for the kids (Free) and they can shoot to their little hearts content. In the same general area we will have the bow testing area for the adults; see a bow and like it, take it out to the test area and give it a try, buy it and take it to the shoot. Sounds like a good way to spend the day.
There will be prizes given every hour the expo is open, with a couple of really good ones a couple of times a day. Breakfast will be available from 10 am to 11 am every morning in the Community Building and a vendor dinner with tickets @ $14.00 per person available here and at the show, if you want to hobnob with the vendors and the Medieval and Mongolian folks. Featuring whole roast pig as the main entrée’ with all of the fixin’s and desert cooked by Coleen Sloan with cast iron cook ware and Dutch Ovens from Camp Chef.
This NW Archery Expo will all take place in Hood River, Oregon. We have rented the entire Hood River County Fair Grounds in Odell, Oregon for the event. If you wish to camp you can do so right on the fair grounds, there will be a fee of $25.00 per night including water and power, there are showers right at the camp area and a free dump station on the grounds. All camping must be paid for in advance or an additional fee of $5.00 per night will be added on for the inconvenience. The camp grounds are suitable for anything from a 40 ft motor home to a tent; everybody pays the same as the fee is for the site. We all have to follow the rules imposed by the county and the grounds close at 10:00 pm each night. You can stay for up to one week 18th through the 25th, if you want to make a vacation of it and it is a great place for a family vacation. Hood River is a beautiful spot in the Columbia George about 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon on Hwy 84, one of the prettiest places in the entire country. Check the following links to find out what is happening in Hood River and surrounding area. http://www.el.com/to/HoodRiver www.hoodriver.org
Keep checking this web site for any changes to the NWTPA schedule and additional archery stuff we might add to the program, we look forward to seeing you there.
-------------------- Rejoice in the lord always, And again I say Rejoice. Posts: 479 | From: Lakeview Oregon | Registered: Apr 2004
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They tried gettin that Expo going after the Trad Expo west whent bust.The first event,schedulled in 2009,ended up being cancelled,due to it being set for the same weekend as the Western states shoot.Lets hope they find a better time for it to happen.
-------------------- Target archery is seeing how far away you can get and still hit the bull's eye. Bowhunting is seeing how close you can get and never miss your mark. Posts: 1300 | From: Reno Nevada | Registered: Jul 2003
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I hope they get it going also, there was also one planned last year but I understand that it was canceled because of the economy (vendors not wanting to come because of the expense and possible low sales). Before it was going to be on Memorial day weekend, not sure about this year. I live across the road from the fairgrounds and have a friend on the fair board so if I get any more info I'll post it.
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