This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Santa's Wonderland

Santa's Wonderland is in full swing! But this is the last weekend to take advantage of our Photo Christmas Card Package offer - only $5 for 10 cards and envelopes! Limit 3 per family. Additionally, we have special hours for Santa on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday! Santa wouldn't miss those specials!

Word to the Wise:

In order to alleviate those long waits in line to see Santa, we use the Bass Pass system. Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends. IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.

Best advice? Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.

Share your Santa's Wonderland moments on Facebook and add #santaswonderland!

Free Crafts:

The craft through Nov. 23: Decorate a stuffed reindeer!

Nov. 24-30: Color a plaster ornament!

 

 

Santa's Wonderland Hours Now through Dec 6

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Monday-Friday 3-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday Noon-5pm Noon-5pm

Open to Close

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

 Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving
       

 

 

 

Hours change starting December 7!

For complete details visit www.basspro.com/santa!

       
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Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf
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The Bass Pass - It Makes Perfect Sense

One of my clearest memories of going to see Santa is from 1965. While my family was visiting my aunt, sometime in December, my mom and my aunt took us kids to go see Santa. 1965 meant Santa typically was in a little red and white cabin on the courthouse lawn, and there were usually limited hours to see him. That fateful day, we stood in line in the cold mist for 45 minutes to an hour. Five minutes from Santa lap time, I dug in my heels and said, "No" and started crying.

With Bass Pro Shops' Bass Pass system, we eliminate that long wait in line to see Santa that you'll experience elsewhere. Once the wait hits 30 minutes, we hand out Bass Passes, which holds a spot for you in a "virtual" line. This means you can wander the store and shop, enjoy the other Santa's Wonderland activities, or go eat and when your time slot is called, you get in line.

We end up using the Bass Pass system almost every day, and we ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends.
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASS
ES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME, especially on weekends.

Our advice for Santa's Wonderland photos?

  • Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.
  • Want to bring your dog to Bass Pro Shops Altoona for the photo with Santa? They must be on a leash and under control. Best advice? Bring your dog during the week and early in the season - it will more likely be less hectic and easier on the dog.
  • Remember to share your Santa's Wonderland photo fun with us on Facebook and Twitter - #santaswonderland!

Oh, and be prepared that your child might dig in their heels and say no...and that's okay. Santa will be back next year!

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Santa’s Wonderland 2014

     It’s that magical time of year again at Bass Pro Shops! Santa Claus will arrive at our store on Saturday November 15th at 5:00pm on his bass boat, and greet all the nice boys and girls! After spreading some Christmas cheer outside and with some encouragement, Santa will enter our store and light our Christmas tree! The unveiling of Santa’s Wonderland will then take place with FREE 4x6 photos and crafts beginning at 6:00pm and lasting until 8:00pm!

          Our convenient Bass Pass system will help reduce your wait time. A Bass Pass provides a designated time during the day to return to Santa's Wonderland® for your photo with Santa. Once you have a Bass Pass, you have the freedom to explore the store while waiting in a virtual line until your designated Bass Pass return time arrives. When it's time to return, line up and get ready to share your Christmas wishes with good ole St. Nick. This is why you may not see long lines in Santa's Wonderland, because our Bass Pass system is in place with several people ahead of you in their own virtual line. Bass Passes are available on a first come, first served basis each day. For your convenience, Mondays-Thursdays are typically days with shorter wait times to see Santa.

           There will be FREE crafts, games, and activities to enjoy with your family! Our FREE Crafts* vary by week so you may want to visit more than once! *All Crafts are while supplies last and only available on the dates listed below.

November 15 – Gingerbread Stocking    

November 16-23 – Decorate a Stuffed Reindeer                                                                                            

November 24-30 – Color a Plaster Ornament                                                                                               

December 1-7 – Decorate a Foam Bird Ornament                                                                                          

December 8-14 – Decorate a Santa Bobber Craft                                                                                     

December 15-21 – Decorate a Stick Soldier Ornament                                                                               

December 22-24 Decorate a Large, Iced Cookie

            

           Please remember this is a busy time of year for Mr. Claus as he prepares his naughty and nice list! All of his elves will be working diligently over the coming days to prepare for his big night ahead! Santa has been kind enough to set aside several hours each day to visit us and take photos! See the schedule below for hours and dates Santa’s Wonderland is open.

Visit http://goo.gl/M74ozJ for more details and information about our Santa’s Wonderland Event!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Santa Arrives!

Yes, we know Santa and he' arriving on Saturday! This is the weekend when the holiday celebration starts at Bass Pro Shops Altoona! Santa arrives and opens up Santa's Wonderland!

When you join us, why not bring along some new hats, gloves or boots for our Warm Kids Campaign to support the Southeast Polk School District?!

Saturday, November 15 - Santa Arrives

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive promptly at 5 p.m. by Tracker Boat, escorted this year by the Altoona Police Department!

Join us starting at 4:30 p.m., or so, for photos with  Rudolph and Frosty, hot chocolate and cookies, and caroling from the Southeast Polk HS Choir! Dress warmly, it's going to be perfect Santa weather!

After Santa arrives, he chats briefly with the crowd and we give away a gift card, then it's into the lobby for one more carol and to light the lobby Christmas tree!

Last stop is Santa's Wonderland, where one lucky child gets to help Santa cut the ribbon and kick off Santa's Wonderland!

6- 8 p.m. - Free 4x6 photos with Santa. We will use the Bass Pass system and will start handing out Bass Passes around 3:30 for photos that are from 6-8 p.m. The first 125 kids to visit should receive a backpack clip

6-8 p.m. - Free craft! A Gingerbread Stocking/Bag craft

For a complete Santa's Wonderland schedule and details for the season, visit www.basspro.com/santa! Remember to share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter with the tag #santaswonderland!

Also on Saturday, November 15

Free Hunting Seminars

Of course, it's also hunting season, so we have some free seminars on Saturday to help you hone your skills! Perfect for the beginner or the hunter who needs a review!

1. p.m - Become a Better Bowhunter - Want to improve your bow hunting? Learn how to select releases, arrows, and broadheads that work for you.

2 p.m. - How to Choose the Right Guns and Ammo - Whatever hunting you plan to do, our experts will answer your question and make it easy to pick the gun and ammo.

3 p.m. - What You Should Know Before Buying Optics - Take an inside look at the features you should consider when shopping for scopes, rangefinders, or binoculars.

Pella Wildlife Company

Pella Wildlife Company will be here on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come check out what exciting creature they'll have with them this time!

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Growing Christmas

It takes a while to have Christmas come alive in a 145,000 square foot store like Bass Pro Shops Altoona. From the big, like building Santa's Wonderland, to the small, such as garland at the checkouts, there is a method and a plan. We know we have the best Christmas experience around, so we start in October because we want to continue that grand experience and have it all ready for Santa's arrival.

In the second week of October or so, our Visual Specialist begins the task of hanging garland in various locations around the store. At each checkout, on signs in some of the departments, and all around the General Store/Fudge Shop - inside and out. Additionally, she hangs garland and decorates Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill.

During that time, the Visual Specialist and our Gifts Department team sets up our Trim-a-Tree department. That involves rearranging some of the Gifts area to make room, then decorating trees and fixtures with the many tree decorations we sell, plus the new table top decorations, like stick reindeer and various themed Santas, along with very cool bird seed decorations.

Then on October 19, the lobby tree was decorated. It won't be lit until Santa arrives to light it, but the 19' tree is raised and decorated one Sunday night, after the store is closed. Santa's elves work together to adorn the tree with decoration and lights, with a little pizza and elf antics over the course of 4 to 5 hours.

Meanwhile, while all these other things are happening, the Tracker Boats showroom floor is emptied of boats to make room for Santa's Wonderland...and the transformation begins, thanks to our Maintenance Team, Visual Specialist and many other Associates who lend a helpful hand. From three caribou (including Mistletoe, the talking caribou) to six mischievous elves, 34 trees, and snow, snow, and more snow, Santa's Wonderland comes alive in time for Santa's arrival on Saturday, Nov. 15!

When you're in Bass Pro Shops Altoona shopping and waiting for Santa, take a look around and appreciate the transformation...all done with kids in mind by people who are kids at heart.

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Never a Long Line to See Santa !

Santa at Bass Pro Shops East PeoriaDo you know about our Bass Pass System?

We don’t want you to have to wait in line any longer than ½ an hour, so we’ve instituted the Bass Pass system.

Bass Pass at Bass Pro Shops

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If you’re planning on seeing Santa, stop by the bass pass station
(near Santa) the first thing when you get into the store. 


We’ll be handing out bass passes for the next
available
½ hour time slot.

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 That way you can feel free to wander through Santa’s Wonderland, play games, sample fudge, shop, bowl or even grab a bite to eat at Uncle Buck’s. If you plan to bowl or eat, you may want to get a specific time slot, say, for an hour or an hour and a half away. That’s just fine too!

Mondays through Thursdays are always lighter in Santa's Wonderland  traffic compared to Fridays and Saturdays.  

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SANTA'S WONDERLAND SCHEDULE 
 

Dates FREE Photos FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
November 15 -
December 6

Monday – Friday
3-8pm
Saturday
10am-8pm
Sunday
Noon-5pm
 

Monday – Friday
5-7pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon -5pm
Everyday
Open – Close
December 7 -
December 23
Everyday
10am-8pm
Monday – Friday
5-7pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon -5pm
 
Everyday
Open – Close
SPECIAL HOURS
November 28
December 24
 
10am-5pm 3 -5pm Open – Close
Store closes @6pm

SPECIAL HOURS
Black Friday
November 29

 

10am-5pm 3 -5pm Open – Close
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa's Wonderland 2014

Preview night: Join the Bass Pro family for the kick-off of our Santa's Wonderland event! The event includes many opportunities for families to come enjoy the beginning of the holiday season with activities and giveaways.

Santa will be arriving in front of our store on a Tracker boat at 5 p.m. where we will have free cookies and hot chocolate. After he arrives we will have a magical tree lighting in our store for the unveiling of Santa's Wonderland.

In addition to having giveaways to the first 115 kids to visit Santa's Wonderland, from 6 to 8 p.m. we'll have free photos with Santa, a free craft, coloring sheets and letters to write to Santa.

Santa will also be giving away a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card to one lucky winner every half-hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Full event:

Come get into the Holiday Spirit! Missourians drive from miles away to experience Santa and his Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops--Columbia, MO. Join us for FREE games, Letters to Santa, and Coloring Sheets, 7 days a week from Open-Close. Also, take advantage of FREE crafts during our Craft hours.
Plus! Get a FREE photo with Santa during our Photo hours.

Here is the schedule:

Nov. 15- Dec 5:
Free photo with santa/ Free crafts/ Free games & activities
Mon.-Fri: 3-8p.m./ 5-7p.m./ open-close
Saturday: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close
Sunday: 12-5p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close

Thanksgiving: 10a.m.-5p.m./ 3-5p.m./ open-close...
Nov. 28: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 5-7p.m./ open-close

Dec.6-23:
Mon.-Fri.: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 5-7p.m./ open-close
Saturday: 10a.m.-8p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close
Sunday: 10a.m.-5p.m./ 12-5p.m./ open-close

Dec. 24: 10a.m.-5p.m./ 3-5p.m./ open-close
 
Visit our Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/bpscolumbia
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Santa's Wonderland 2014

The Magic of Christmas returns to Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

We open Santa's Wonderland November 15 with Santa's arrival. Then it's five weeks of fun!

NOTE: IN order to alleviate those long waits in line to see Santa, we use the Bass Pass system. Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends. 
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.

Best advice? Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.

Share your Santa's Wonderland moments on Facebook and add #santaswonderland!

 

Santa's Wonderland Hours after November 15

November 16-December 6

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Monday-Friday 3-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday Noon-5pm Noon-5pm

Open to Close

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
 
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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Puppies and Poppies!

The elves are working hard to prepare Santa's Wonderland for Santa's arrival on November 15. Meanwhile we have a few activities going on this weekend:

Saturday, November 8

Members of Iowa VFW will be on hand to answer questions and distribute Buddy Poppies. The Buddy Poppy is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Free will donations will be accepted.

(Our donation campaign for AMVETS and USO starts November 11!)

3:15 - Jay Green and Zeus the therapy dog will be here to do their dog obedience demonstration! By the main aquarium after the fish feeding!

 

Warm Kids Campaign!

Bring NEW hats, gloves, and boots for ages 4-12 to Bass Pro Shops Altoona for distribution in the Southeast Polk school district! Our kids need to be warm this winter and the schools need the "extra" warm ideas to help out the students.


 

 

 

Coming Up!

Saturday, November 15, 5 p.m. - Santa arrives and we cut the ribbon on Santa's Wonderland 2014!  #santaswonderland

 

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The Magic Returns - Santa's Wonderland 2014!

Santa's Wonderland 2014

Santa returns to Bass Pro Shops Altoona on Saturday, November 15!

We'll have carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies as we wait for Santa to arrive. He'll come in by special Tracker boat escort, and pulls up in front of the store at 5 p.m.!

After some fun and prizes, we'll head on into the store and Santa will lead us in one more song around the tree in the lobby and then we light the tree. Last, and most importantly, we head to Santa's Wonderland, where Santa and one special youngster cut the ribbon and officially open Santa's Wonderland!

Here's the full slate of activities for the evening!

4:30 p.m. - Gather in front of the Bass Pro Shops Altoona entrance and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and caroling. Rudolph and Frosty will be there, too!

5 p.m. - Santa arrives with a flurry of fun and some Santa stress balls! We head inside to light the tree and open Santa's Wonderland!

  • Free 4x6 photos will start that night and the first 125 kids to see Santa will receive a free woodland character backpack clip.
  • A free craft will be available from 6-8 p.m. - a Gingerbread Stocking/Bag craft to color!
  • We'll be giving out five (5) $25 gift cards from 5:30-7:30!

Watch for details on the full Santa's Wonderland schedule...we WILL be using the Bass Pass all season long!

Share you Santa's Wonderland moments with us on social media (see links below) and include #santaswonderland!

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The Great Pumpkin is on it's way!

      Halloween is just around the corner! It is that time for you all to bring out the characters and we will bring the fun and candy. Who doesn't like candy now! Here is the schedule and activities we will be doing this year. We hope to see all the little princesses, heroes, ninja turtles and ALL other characters here at the store! 

October 24-31

FREE PHOTOS - Monday-Friday 5-8pm / Saturday- Sunday 12-5pm / Halloween Night 4-8pm

Come take your picture with the Great Pumpkin! 

FREE CRAFTS - Monday-Friday 5-8pm / Saturday- Sunday 12-5pm / Halloween Night 4-8pm

Let's decorate a Stuff Owl during the week and then decorate a Felt Jack -O- Lantern!

FREE SCAVENGER HUNT - Weekends Only! Oct 25 & 26 / 1pm-2pm & 3pm-4pm

Can you find all the hidden creatures in the store?  

FREE COSTUME PARADE - Halloween Night Only! Line up at 5:45pm. Parade starts at 6pm

Calling all ghosts, super heroes, princesses, animal and ALL other characters!!! Come join us in our parade around the store!

FREE TRICK - OR - TREAT - Halloween Night Only! 4pm-8pm

Who doesn't like Trick -Or - Treating? Even better at your favorite store Bass Pro Shops San Antonio! We, associates will be waiting here with a bowl full of candy, to hear those famous words... TRICK -OR- TREAT!!!!! 

 

Come have a Spooooooktacular time here at Bass Pro Shops- San Antonio!

 

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Local Hero Discount Days Coming this October!

 

 

October in East Tennessee is one of my favorite times- Fall Fishing, hunting, camp fires, football- and the leaves change.

It is a busy time of the year gearing up for the upcoming holiday season but Bass Pro Shops doesn’t want to forget all of those who make it possible, the ones who protect us every day!

The entire month of October we would like to say THANK YOU to our Local Heroes!!!

Members of law enforcement, fire, and emergency response receive a 10% discount on regular priced merchandise purchased in the store. Some exclusions do apply. Must show ID to receive discount.

 

Terms & conditions: Offer valid October 1-31 on regular priced merchandise only. Must show valid ID to receive discount. Good for purchases at Bass Pro Shops retail store locations. Not valid with any other offer. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Discount not available on gift cards, all firearms and ammunition, safes, fishing and hunting licenses, golf clubs, ATVs taxidermy, optics, electronics, boats, motors, Mercury motors, any TRACKER boat product/services, store restaurant food or drinks, and vendor outlets within the store. Applicable taxes must be paid by bearer. Discount not available at basspro.com or catalog call center. See store for details.

 

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Fall Fishing Event 2014

Are you ready for the changing fishing conditions? Join Bass Pro Shops Altoona for our 2014 Fall Fishing Event free seminars from our local experts, plus share the love of fishing with your kids as we celebrate National Fishing and Hunting Day!

Fall Fishing Event

Noon - 4 p.m.

Beginning Fishing for Kids Workshop   Noon – 1pm

Kids learn the basics to get started fishing. This class will include hands-on casting instructions.  Kids who complete the class will receive a fishing certificate along with a folding fishing hat!

Free Craft - Color Your Own Mini Tackle Box 1-3pm

 

Free Seminars

A free collapsible water bottle for the first 25 customers to attend the 2 p.m. seminars each day!

Saturday, Sept 27

1pm- Where did the fish go? Expert advice on following fall fish movements

2pm- Which fishing rod and reel? Experts will help you select the rod and reel that works best for various fishing situations.

3pm- Local Fishing Areas - Local fishing experts will explain area fishing opportunities

Sunday, Sept 28

1pm- Fall Fishing Tackle Box - Learn the key baits and presentations for fall fishing
2pm- Fall Weather Transition & How it Affects Fishing - Learn how the fall weather changes affect water and fishing conditions
3pm- Preparing Your Boat - Our experts will show you ways to be more productive on the water by setting up your boat correctly.

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Fall Fishing Event

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                          Fishing is not just a sport for summer anymore….

 

Fall is almost here and the weather is starting to cool down a bit. Dove season is in full swing here and all the hunters are back out in the fields. But wait, I know there are still fishermen out there on the water every day. The seasons are changing and it does have an effect on the water.  Luckily, we will be hosting our Fall Fishing Event again this year.

It will be September 27-28 right here at your Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville, TN.

 

Fishing Seminars        ><>        ><>         ><>        ><>       ><>        ><>         ><>        ><>       ><>   

September 27

1 pm    Where did the fish go?

            Expert advice on following fall fish movements

2 pm   Which fishing rod and reel?

Experts will help you select the rod and reel that works best for various fishing situations

3 pm   Local Fishing Areas

            Local fishing experts will explain area fishing   opportunities

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1 pm    Fall Fishing Tackle Box

            Learn the key baits and presentations for fall fishing

2 pm   Fall Weather Transition and How it Affects Fishing

            Learn how fall weather changes affect water and fishing conditions

3 pm   Preparing Your Boat

Our experts will show you ways to be more productive on the water by setting up your boat correctly

><> ><> Collapsible water bottle giveaway to first 25 customers to attend 2 pm seminars each day ><> ><> 

We haven’t forgotten our Next Generation in this event either….

September 27-28

  • Beginning Fishing for Kids Workshop       12-1 pm

Learn the basics to get started fishing. Kids who complete the class will receive a fishing certificate along with a folding fishing hat.

  • Craft  1-3 pm

Color your own Mini Tackle Box

 

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Cornhole for Conservation

 

 

Last year I had our Regional Director from NWTF come to me with an idea for a fundraiser that was different than anything he had ever done before….. A Cornhole Tournament.  For our first tournament we had around 40 teams – an outstanding turnout I thought. We had such a great time we thought hey let’s do it again!

This year we have changed a few things- we added a social team division. That way everyone regardless of their comfort level is welcome to come have fun and help raise money for this conservation group.

What is the NWTF?

The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national nonprofit organization that is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. They are dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

So for a great cause join us at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville on Oct 18, 2014. Registration will begin at 8 am and bags start flying at 10 am.

There will be two divisions to compete in this year:

  • Competitive Cornhole Teams (Open division)
  • Social Cornhole Teams

 

 

For any questions or to register please contact: Tim Yates at tyates@nwtf.net or call 423.463.4260

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - More Meat Madness!

Our big Meat Snack Madness event continues through October 4!  All you Iowa State Cyclone fans have the weekend off, soUncle Buck's Jerky come on in and visit and pick up some Uncle Buck's Jerky for the next tailgating session. Hawkeye fans, unless you're traveling to Pennsylvania, you might as well stop in, too!

Here's what's happening at the store this weekend!

Saturday, September 20

Try Before You Buy

The Gifts Department is handing out samples of Uncle Buck's Jerky, noon- 4 p.m. at the Jerky Shack! Try the flavors and decide which is your favorite...then maybe make some Jerky Tomato Sauce or Jerky Potato Soup!

Sunday, September 21

Jay Green and his K-9/hospital therapy-trained dog Zeus will be doing a dog obedience demonstration at 1:00 p.m. in front of the main aquarium.

The Gifts Department is, once again, handing out samples of Uncle Buck's Jerky, noon- 4 p.m. at the Jerky Shack!

 

COMING UP

Fall Fishing Event - September 27 & 28. featuring a Beginning Fishing Workshop for kids, craft, and various fall fishing seminars.

Outdoor Rewards Night, Sunday, October 5, 6 – 9 p.m.

Halloween Event!  Friday, October 24 – Friday, October 31 - Free photos as well as other fun activities!

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Halloween Celebration at Bass Pro Shops

Join Bass Pro Shops beginning Friday, October 24th, as we kick off a full week-long celebration of Halloween.  We will be offering candies to the Trick or Treaters, having free photos in the Punkin' Patch, putting on a Scavenger Hunt and a Costume Parade.  Halloween crafts will be available, as well.  Weekdays our hours of celebration will be from 5 til 8 pm, with the exception of Friday, October 31st, when we will start earlier at 4 pm.  Saturday, October 25th, we will start at noon and will be joined in Trick or Treating at 5 pm by many other stores in the Destin Commons!  The Commons will also be hosting many activities and an awesome costume contest!  That Saturday, October 25th, Bass Pro Shops will continue the activities until 8 pm!  Sunday, October 26th, we will celebrate from Noon til 5.

This year, we won't be hosting the Scout Fun Day or the Scouts' Haunted Tent, since that weekend falls on a date when all Scouts from the Gulf Coast Council will be attending Camporee up at Spanish Trails Scout Reservation near DeFuniak Springs.  They will return to our parking lot in October, 2015.

So, whether you are all "grow'd up" or still have some child in you, put on your costume and mischievious attitude, get a little spooky and come on down to Bass Pro Shops for some Halloween fun.

Gary Feduccia

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Fall Fishing Classic- 2014

So right now, things are starting to cool down with the weather but elsewhere things are heating up! Dove season opened for most of this country on Labor Day and many hunters are back out in the field. But what about our fishermen and their waters? Well seasons change and so does the fishing.  Luckily for you fishermen, we will have our Fall Fishing Classic again this year!

It will be Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th. It starts at Noon and runs until 5PM.

Of course we will have a section for our younger generation, but this event will also focus on us adults.

For the kids we will be having a Beginning Fishing Workshop from Noon until 2PM. We will be doing seminars near our White River Fly Shop to cover the basics of “getting hooked” on fishing. During that same time we will also be doing Casting Practice right outside at our Back Pond. We will have fishing poles there, but feel free to bring your own if you want! There’s only one way to get to know your fishing setup and that is practice! From 1PM-3PM we will also have Color Your Own Tackle Box Crafts near our Fudge Department.

For the adults we will have three seminars each day.

Saturday

1pm: Where did the fish go?

2pm: Which Rod and Reel?

3pm: Local Fishing Areas

Sunday

1pm: Fall Fishing Tackle Box

2pm: Fall Weather Transitions

3pm: Preparing your Boat

 Sometimes the best tool in a fisherman’s tackle box is knowledge, and we aim to give you some!  We will also be giving away Collapsible Water Bottles to the first 25 Customers to attend 2pm Seminars each day.                                                    

Our very own fishy friends at our store will also take in some of the Fall Fishing Classic splendor as they will be fed both days at 2PM! If you have never seen this, be sure to “catch” it at least once! We had a great time last year and hope you join us for this one!

-Giddy-Up!!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona

On your way to or from the football games this weekend? Stop by Bass Pro Shops Altoona and load up on tailgating supplies! Just inside the store, you'll find our tailgating display with everything you need for football fun - chairs, coozies,  outdoor games, and snacks, like JERKY!

Meat Snack Madness!It's our annual MEAT SNACK MADNESS sale!

Load up on Uncle Buck's jerky, steak jerky and bacon jerky just 2/$8, and large bags 2/$12. Have to buy two of the same size for discount - no discount on one large bag and one small bag. In store only!

While you're here, take a stroll through our Apparel Departments. The Clearance aisle - the diagonal between the Men's and Ladies' Apparel Departments - is loaded with items for ladies and men, we have TONS of new Under Armour items for women and men, and we have cute new kids' apparel in, too!

Try Before You Buy

Saturday, September 6 - We're serving up onion ring samples made with our Uncle Buck's Beer Batter!  Noon-4 p.m., while supplies last.

Sunday, September 7 - Try out Uncle Buck's Summer Sausage and Cherith Valley Jalapeno-Cilantro Mustard! Noon-4 p.m., while supplies last.

 

Boy Scouts of America

 

Reminder - September is Boy Scout Month at Bass Pro Shops Altoona and we're hosting classes to help Scouts work toward their Merit Badges in Rifle Shooting and Fishing, on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 6 p.m. according to the schedule below. Scouts must be registered ahead of time by stopping at Customer Service or calling the store. Scout masters and parents are strongly encouraged to stay with their scouts attending the classes.

Thursday, September 4 - Rifle Shooting
Tuesday, September 9 - Rifle Shooting
Thursday, September 11 - Fishing
Tuesday, September 16 - Fishing
Thursday, September 18 - Rifle Shooting
Tuesday, September 23 - Rifle Shooting
Thursday, September 25 - Fishing

Coming Up? September 27 and 28 - Fall Fishing Event!

Beginning Fishing for Kids Workshop, crafts, and Fishing Seminars with our Local Pros and experts!  

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Join Us on a Camping Experience

Have you ever purchased a tent only to take it home and realize that you needed more instruction than just pictures? Or have you set up a tent only to realize that you have extra parts left over and you're not really sure where they go? Well, come on out to our "Experience Weekend" and let our knowledgeable camping staff assist you with all of your camping woes. On September 13 from 10am to 5pm and September 14 from 12pm to 5pm, our staff will be outside setting up and taking down various Ascend and BassPro Shops tents. They will be available for any questions regarding the tents or any other camping needs that you may have.

tent

Check out this Ascend H2.2 two person tent that comfortably sleeps two. It's great for hiking, as it is light-weight (5lbs 12oz) and packs easily. Come see for yourself how quickly the set up and take down can be with only one person. The 70D nylon tub-style floor that features a 3000mm PU coating to keep moisture from seeping through from the ground. To get info on this tent before you come experience it, go to /

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If you are looking for a tent with a family in mind, check out our Bass Pro Shops 8-person Speed Frame tent for only $279.99. This tent has amazing room for large families and can accommodate two queen size air beds. This tent features a speed-frame steel pole frame that is pre-attached to the tent body for quick and easy setup. Come experience the inside of this tent and all of the features that it has to offer. 

 

Whether you are a family camper or an adventurous explorer, Bass Pro Shops will have the tent you are looking for. Come experience these tents for yourself before you buy them. Our camping staff will be happy to assist you with all of your camping needs. If camping is not what you are interested in, check out the experiences in our other departments including hunting and archery, (http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-leeds-al/experience-bass-pro-shops-archery-and-hunting-department) as well as marine, camo apparel, apparel, and fishing. If you can't make the first Experience Weekend, join us for the next one on September 27th from 10am-5pm and September 28th from 12pm-5pm.

 

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