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Cabela's grand opening includes family activities

Posted April 14, 2015
Updated April 15, 2015

Courtesy: Cabela's

Cabela's, known for its hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will open its first North Carolina store in Garner this Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a slate of activities, including some geared to kids and families.

Opening day will start at 7 a.m., Thursday, with giveaways, including gift cards valued at up to $500 for the first 500 customers ages 18 and up; trivia games; a performance from country music artist Lucas Hoge; and appearances by TV and radio host Laura Lynn, “The Original Natural Caller” Joshua Carney, Jack Link’s Sasquatch and North Carolina State University mascots Mr. and Mrs. Wuf. At 9:45 a.m., the grand-opening ribbon will actually be cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela's employee.

Here's what Cabela's has on tap for families from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting:

  • Shoot Like A Girl – shooting sports for women interactive trailer
  • Cabela’s youth BB gun range
  • Cabela’s Wildlife and Land Management – Ride and Drive
  • Parker Bows – archery challenge
  • Galot Motorsports Park – drag car (Saturday Only)
  • North Carolina Bowhunters Association – 3-D archery fange
  • North Carolina State BassPack – fishing demos

The 105,000-square-foot store is at 201 Cabela Dr. off Exit 306/306A on Interstate 40.

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