The 2010 Outdoor Times Hunting & Fishing Show will once again feature national flavor.
Ted Nugent, popular musician, author and outdoors enthusiast, headlines the event, which will be held at the Blair County Convention Center February 19-21, 2010.
Nugent, who drew a large crowd here in 2007, returns to speak at 8 p.m. Friday, February 19 and at noon Saturday, February 20.
"Obviously, when you talk about hunting and fishing, one of the biggest names on the map is Ted Nugent," Mirror General Manager Ray Eckenrode said. "His voice and viewpoints resonate with many of our Altoona Mirror readers and Outdoor Times subscribers, and we're thrilled to have an opportunity to connect our customers with Nugent in such an up-close-and-personal way. It will be three years since he last appeared in Altoona and so much has changed in the world. I'm sure he'll have a lot of new ground to cover."
Also appearing at the Outdoor Times will be Babe Winkelman, host of "Outdoor Secrets" on the Versus Network. Winkelman will be giving seminars and expert advice and signing autographs all three days of the sixth annual event.
VIP tickets, priced at $100, will go on sale Monday, September 21. VIP tickets include a private reception with Nugent, seating in the first four rows of his show, a Sunday, February 21 reception with Winkelman and admission to all three days of the show.
"Having two outdoor celebrities as notable as Ted Nugent and Babe Winkelman will make it a blockbuster event," Outdoor Times Editor Walt Young said.
General admission and priority seating tickets for Nugent's speaking engagement go on sale Monday, Nov. 2. To purchase tickets, call 800-854-8228 or stop by the Altoona Mirror at 301 Cayuga Avenue.