Every year since 1957, with the exception of the 2011 devastating floods and the 2020 pandemic event restrictions, in mid-September, thousands of Bowhunters journey to the small town of Forksville, in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, for the Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival, the oldest gathering of Bowhunters in the world.

The three-day event offers a wide variety of shooting activities and events designed to prepare Bowhunters for the upcoming archery season and entertain them at the same time.

The Festival features the famous “Forksville Running Deer” target, moving small game targets, the steel boar, a timed clay pigeon shoot, stationary targets set at variable distances, and three game trails designed with all 3-D targets to simulate bow hunting in a northern hardwood forest. There are vendors and manufacturers, entertainment, and great food.