Thief River Falls is a well-known outdoor recreation destination, but we also offer unique indoor recreation opportunities. The Thief River Falls Archery Club is gearing up to host the Minnesota State Archery Association Indoor Shoot April 7-8, 2018. This is the largest amateur archery tournament in the United States, and it will be held in Thief River Falls, at both the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. The Thief River Falls Archery Club is preparing for the potential of up to 1,000 shooters participating in this event, resulting in up to 2,000-3,000 people in Thief River Falls that weekend, including spectators. The economic impact on our city will be massive, and the community is rallying together to welcome these sportsmen (and women) to our neck of the woods.
Our organization, the Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a sponsor of the event and we are also partnering with the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Thief River Falls Archery Club to put together Welcome Bags for the event participants. Our goal is to help our local businesses get the participants in their doors, so we are offering businesses the opportunity to put coupons in those bags at no charge (please contact Chamber Board Member, Nicole Peterson, at 218-689-3508 for more information.)
The President of the Thief River Falls Archery Club, Bryan Malone, shared his enthusiasm about the impact this event will have on our region, "The Thief River Falls Archery Club is excited to host the MSAA State Indoor Shoot to showcase what Thief River Falls and Northwestern Minnesota has to offer those from other areas of Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada. We also hope to expose residents of Thief River Falls and Northwestern Minnesota to what the sport of archery has to offer, as there is free admission to spectators who watch the event."
We hope you will "aim" to be there! Click below for more information on the event:
Minnesota State Archery Association's Website
Thief River Falls Archery Club's Facebook Event Page