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Cabela's in Garner opening on Thursday with giveaways!

Posted April 14, 2015
Updated April 15, 2015


If you have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the new Cabela's store in Garner, I have great news for you. Cabela's will be opening on Thursday, April 16th!

The new 105,000-square-foot store is located at 201 Cabela Drive near the intersection of Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 70. It is right across from the White Oak Shopping Center on Hwy. 70.

Cabela's is kicking off the grand opening with a very unique ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:45 am. At the end of the ceremony, the ribbon will be cut by an arrow shot from a bow. They will have live music starting as early as 8 am according to the sale flyer in the newspaper on Wednesday, 4/15.

The store will open for business at 10 am after the ribbon cutting.

This is the first Cabela's North Carolina location and they are planning a weekend-long celebration including special appearances, family events, live entertainment, giveaways and more. On Friday, you can meet Jack Link's Sasquatch and NC State University's Mr. and Mrs. Wuf. There will even be a mobile aquarium on site on Saturday! See all the details and event times on their website.


There will be giveaways on multiple days including:

Thursday, April 16: The first 500 in line on Thursday will get a Cabela's gift card worth up to $500! Limit 1 per person.

Friday, April 17: First 50 people will get a Cabela's Utility Bag

Saturday, April 18: First 50 people will get a Cabela's cap

Sunday, April 19: First 50 people will get a Cabela's tripod stool

Customers will also have a chance to win a $1000 Cabela's gift card or a GoPro camera.

According to their press release, "the store will employ approximately 225 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, most coming from Garner and the surrounding area. The store is designed to surround customers in a fun, outdoor-like experience with log construction, stonework, a large mountain replica, aquarium, indoor archery range and dozens of museum-quality wildlife displays. Also, it will include a deli, fudge shop, boat shop, Gun Library and Bargain Cave."

I had no idea this store would have a mountain, aquarium, indoor archery range, deli and fudge shop. I am looking forward to going, with or without the kids!

The store’s staff will offer educational seminars and demonstrations throughout the year providing tips and insight on outdoor products and activities.

If you are new to Cabela’s, they offer hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings.

Are you (or your spouse) excited about the new Cabela's?


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 15, 2015

    Heads up on the Cabela's opening in Garner tomorrow: I just spoke with a Cabela's rep and she said that customers are already lined up outside the store waiting for it to open in the morning! They must really want a gift card! Are you going to the grand opening?

  • bgrmom Apr 14, 2015

    Can't wait to go!

  • ncsugirlie Apr 14, 2015

    I went for a soft opening last night and loved it! I didn't know it was going to have a deli and it looked delicious. I will be trying it out the next time we go. I was highly impressed and can't wait to be able to shop there anytime I want to, especially for my husband and dad. No more having to order online! :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 14, 2015

    I also heard on a commercial last night that they would be giving away gift cards at the grand opening. I am waiting to hear back from Cabela's with the details.