Orvis Game Fair logo in white type.
A hunter in an orange ball cap smiles as he aims his shotgun at the sky.

Join us in celebrating the fun, excitement, and camaraderie of the sporting life

Badge that states Open to the Public - Free Admission

Free fly-casting and shooting lessons; falconry, hunting dog, and game cooking demonstrations; and a variety of hands-on activities for the kids—the whole family will enjoy the Orvis Game Fair. Plus, you’ll find dozens of exhibitors and vendors, food concession, and a farmers market on both days!

Orvis Sandanona, Millbrook, NY—September 21 & 22, 2024

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Below Are a Few Highlights from the Game Fair

An instructor giving a hunter shooting instruction.

Clays Shooting Events

  • The Orvis Cup: 100 target tournament with prizes, awards, and much more. Sunday only—pre-registration required.
  • America’s Clays Cup: 50 target tournament with commemorative ball cap and awards. Saturday only.
  • Other clay opportunities include Sporting Clays, Driven Flurry, Five Stand, and Long Target.


A fly-fishing instructor leads a group of people in a casting exercise at the Game Fair.

Free Fly-Casting & Clays Shooting Lessons

  • Orvis Shooting Instructors will guide you at our “try it out” stations for clays shooting—take your first shot here!
  • Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructors will be on hand all-day both days for free casting instruction and demos.
A young girl holding a falcon on her arm.

Birds of Prey Demonstrations

  • Expert bird handlers will teach you all about the local birds of prey: See hawks and owls work during this hands-on demo.
A chef demonstrating cooking game with an outdoor cauldron.

Game Cooking Demonstrations

  • It’s game cooking demystified! Our famed local chefs will take you from ingredients to delicious eats in these interactive cooking demos. 
A dog retrieving a dummy in the Gundog Scurry.

Gundog Scurry

  •  A fun, “have-a-go” competition aimed at finding the dog that retrieves a dummy in the fastest time. Prizes for the quickest dog each day.
A black dog running through the water with the Purina logo.

Dog Demonstrations

  • Dog training experts and handlers will be here to show you some great training tips, discuss important nutritional needs for your dog, and much more.
A child holding a falcon surrounded by watching adults.
A man doing a dog training demonstration with a dog
A chef wearing white demonstrates game cooking.

Sandanona, Millbrook, NY

September 21 & 22, 2024

9:00 AM–5:00 PM

9:00 AM–4:30 PM: All-Day Activities

  • Fly Tying with Trout Unlimited
  • Wildlife Sketch Artist—Paul Chinelli
  • Fly-Casting Demos with Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructors
  • Take Your First Shot Ever with Orvis Shooting Instructors
  • Gundog Scurry
  • Farm-Fresh Ice Cream
  • Tastings with Local Distilleries, Vineyards, and Breweries
  • Kids’ Zone Activities:
  • Bouncy House
  • Birdhouse Painting
  • Air-Rifle Shooting
  • Helium Balloons


9:00 AM–12:00 PM

  • Long Bird Raffle, Sporting Clays, Five Stand, and Flurry

10:00 AM–4:00 PM

  • Food Trucks

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

  • Purina® Gundog Demonstration with Wildrose Kennels


11:00 AM–12:00 PM

  • Birds of Prey Demonstration with Tom Cullen


12:00 PM–1:00 PM

  • Game Cooking Demonstration

 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

  • Birds of Prey Demonstration with Tom Cullen
  • Cigars, Characteristics, Flavors, and Texture with Ashton Cigars

1:00 PM–4:30 PM

  • Long Bird Raffle, Sporting Clays, Five Stand, and Flurry

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

  • Purina Gundog Demonstration with Wildrose Kennels

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

  • Game Cooking Demonstration

9:00 AM–12:00 PM

  • The America’s Cup Tournament (pre-registration required)


1:00 PM–4:00 PM

  • The America’s Cup Tournament (pre-registration required)
  • The America’s Shoot (pre-registration required)

9:00 AM–12:30 PM

  • The Orvis Cup Main Event (pre-registration required)
Sandanona Shooting Grounds Lodge and lawn busy with people.

Sandanona Shooting Grounds

Millbrook, NY

A shooting instructor teaching a student how to aim her shotgun.

Wingshooting Schools

We offer one- and two-day schools as well as Specialty Schools for in-the-field education.

A woman shooting clays off a stand for the Orvis Cup.

The 2023 Orvis Cup

Get an inside look at our annual sporting clays competition.