In less than two weeks, Holiday Valley will host the International Bowhunting Organization World Championship for the third year in a row and the sixth time since 2008.

The World Championship is the final and most important competition of the season for the best-of-the-best male and female shooters in the world, and it is a thrilling event to watch, as well.

According to the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, the event “will bring thousands of qualified archers and their families from around the world to shoot for the world title, as well as cash and prizes!”

Holiday Valley reports that some 1700 competitors from 12 countries are expected.

This is a great event for everyone, even if you don’t compete. For more information, see page 5. Please note: all hiking and biking trails at Holiday Valley will be CLOSED from Aug. 3-9 for your safety.