Annual Sports Days – This weekend

Presented by the Onondaga County Athletes’ Federation

The Onondaga County Federation of Athletic Clubs will host Athlete Days 2022 at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Federation of Sports Clubs of Onondaga County holds this event annually to celebrate National Fish and Game Day. National Hunting and Fishing Day aims to raise public awareness of the importance of the rational use of natural resources, to promote wildlife conservation and outdoor sports. Sportsmen’s Days sponsors include Onondaga County, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, Wegmans and the NRA Foundation.

Visitors will see a variety of demonstrations throughout the two days, including fishing, trapping, hunting, cooking, orienteering, birds of prey, fly tying, game calling, taxidermy, etc.

Participants will be able to experience many hands-on activities including fly tying, fishing, canoeing, orienteering, trap shooting, muzzle loader shooting, archery, including crossbows, air rifles, ax throwing and more.

Several member clubs will provide information about their organizations and their vendors will offer their wares and share their knowledge. Event-goers can meet local wildlife artist Tom Lenweaver and representatives from New York State DEC, New York Sturgeon for Tomorrow, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and more. Vendors include Iron Skillet Seasonings, Runnings, Gooseman Calls, Marsh Mills Ranch and more.

Admission to the event, which includes all activities, is $5 per vehicle. Veterans, active military personnel and their families will be admitted free of charge. Carpenter’s Brook Hatchery is located at 1672 Route 321 in Elbridge.

For more information, visit or call (315) 689-9367

Dino J. Dotson