Evansville, IN (August 16, 2021) Fred Bear, Godfather of modern bowhunting and founder of Bear Archery founded the iconic bow company with the goal to make quality archery equipment available to everyone. The company today holds tight to the same principle more than 85 years later and that was particularly clear this past weekend at the first annual ArcheryFest presented by Bear. On Saturday, more than 750 people from around the Midwest gathered at Angel Mounds State Recreation Area in Southern Indiana for a day of archery activities and general entertainment for this first ever ArcheryFest.

The successful event featured a wide variety of activities such as an archery range with Bear Archery bows to shoot, an iron target novelty shot, an inflatable obstacle course, music, free food and beverages, and more than $15,000 in giveaway prizes. The event was open to the general public at no cost with the goal of allowing the community to explore archery in a social and noncompetitive environment. The archery range allowed men, women, and youth to shoot popular options in the Bear bow line like the Royale RTH, Legit RTH, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Fred Bear Take Down.

“The decision to host a free event for the public to come and experience archery and all that Fred Bear stood for was a unanimous and easy one for our team. All our brands today hold true to Fred’s aim of developing and distributing quality bow equipment that appeals to everyone regardless of age, social status, or gender.” Said Jon Lene, Bear Archery’s General Manager. “We’re grateful for everyone that came out to support the event over the weekend. It was a success on all accounts and our team is hard at work to make it bigger and better next year.”

Bear Archery currently offers more than thirty various compound, traditional, and crossbow models at all price ranges. The bows offer industry leading adjustability and technology and can accommodate practically anyone looking to get into the sport. Bear’s family of archery brands which includes Trophy Ridge, SIK Broadheads, and Cajun Bowfishing is a recognized leader in the archery industry for their broad and consumer focused products.

Additional information on the 2021 ArcheryFest Presented by Bear and the complete line of Bear’s 2021 equipment can be found on the Bear Archery website. To find this information and other insights on the company today, please visit beararchery.com.


About Bear Archery®

Founded by the iconic father of modern archery, Fred Bear, in 1933 with the intention of bringing archery to the masses, Bear Archery® continues to produce legendary bows with the same focus on reliability and technology while maintaining its rich heritage of innovative leadership, quality products, and family values. Bear Archery is a division of Escalade Sports. For information on Bear Archery, its products, brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts, or customer service, please call 1-800-694-9494 or visit www.beararchery.com.



Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Escalade Sports is a global manufacturer and distributor of sports and outdoor recreational equipment.  Leaders in their respective categories, Escalade Sports’ brands include Bear® Archery and Trophy Ridge® archery accessories; STIGA® and Ping-Pong® table tennis, Accudart® and Unicorn® darting, Onix® pickleball equipment; Triumph SportsTM indoor and outdoor games, GoalrillaTM and Goalsetter® residential in-ground basketball systems, Goaliath® and Silverback® residential in-ground and portable basketball goals; the STEP® fitness products, LifelineTM personal fitness, Woodplay® premium playsets,  and Cue & Case® specialty billiard accessories. Escalade Sports’ products are available at sporting goods dealers and independent retailers nationwide.  For more information on Escalade Sports, its brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts or customer service, please call 1-888-784-4288 or visit www.escaladesports.com.