Bringing FDFT5 to small towns like Elgin, Oregon is always exciting. We never really know what to expect from the crowd or how we will be received especially when we are in a totally new area that we‘ve never tapped into before.
The Elgin Opera House, over a hundred years old and full of character was a fantastic theater for this years second tour stop on the Full Draw Film Tour. As it being our first time in Elgin it was tough to guess what our attendance might be, however this rural community packed the house with energy—passionate outdoorsmen and women along with their families.
Upon arrival, before we were even able to begin unloading the truck and trailer, people were stopping to ask when our show time was and if they could get tickets at the door. By 6:00pm we had a good line forming outside and the crowd was eagerly waiting to get into the show. Although Elgin is not as large scale as other shows like Boise, Idaho the Elgin show was great location for Northeast Oregon fans. The crowd was amped up and thrilled to see some “Real and Raw” bowhunting, as well as participating in our raffle benefiting Wishes for Warriors.
This stop on the tour was definitely a successful one and we had a lot of fun interacting with this country, down home crowd who was very passionate about bowhunting and the outdoors. A big reason for our success here goes out to our local sponsor Alpine Archery. They helped spread the word and drive ticket sales. They are a fantastic pro shop out of LaGrande, Oregon. They were more than happy to help us get the word out. If you are in the area, we highly recommend stopping by their shop to fling a few arrows. They have a range and be sure to check out their selection of calls and named brand bowhunting gear.
As we leave Elgin in the rear view, we are looking forward to the next two shows, Olympia, Washington on Thursday June 4th and Mount Vernon, Washington on Friday June 5th. So if you missed out on the Elgin show or are waiting for the tour to make a stop in your area, we hope to see you there!