Family Outdoor Expo September 24 & 25
Posted: 09/06/2011
DES MOINES – The Iowa Outdoor Expo for kids and families is scheduled for Sept. 24 – 25, at the west end of Waterworks Park, near the Izaak Walton League Lodge, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, in Des Moines.

The Expo is a way to introduce children and families to new and exciting activities to enjoy in the outdoors. Attendees may shoot, fish, canoe, and see and touch wildlife while learning about outdoor recreation. 

The Expo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sept. 24, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 25.  Admission and parking are free.

The Expo will resemble a fair featuring 10 villages each with different a theme.  Village themes include water sports, fishing, pointing/retrieving dog demonstrations, camping, archery, shooting, buckskinners, snow sports, indoor activities and food service.
Attendees need to stop by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources registration booth to receive a gift bag and a map.  A flier about the Iowa Outdoor Expo is available online at or

The Iowa Outdoor Expo is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Des Moines chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Weatherby, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.