CAMBRIDGE, OH –
The most unique outdoor event in the country has to be the Deerassic Classic Giveaway and Outdoor Expo held annually in Cambridge, Ohio, which will be held this year August 7th and 8th. Part trade show, part charity raffle and a mostly just a really good time; the Deerassic Classic Giveaway and Outdoor Expo is the annual fundraiser held by the National Whitetail Deer Education Foundation. This two day event for adults 18 years and older, held annually for the past 17 years, is an opportunity for supporters of outdoor education to gather for one cause, providing youth & family educational programs. The Deerassic Classic Giveaway & Outdoor Expo officially begins on the first Friday in August. With gates opening at 1pm, it's a race for patrons (some of who have been in line since midnight) to pick out their perfect spot for their pop-up tent to spend the rest of the event. For others, who come in a little later, there is still plenty of seating available. Throughout the day Friday, there are side raffles, mystery safe raffles, food and drinks, stage shows, celebrities to meet and vendors to visit.
NEW THIS YEAR we have listened to past ticket purchasers and have come up with a new raffle called the Mystery Vehicle Safe Raffle. This will be a stub drawing and winners will be drawn on Saturday, August 8th, at 1pm. It will be a progressive ticket that means the more tickets you buy – the bigger and more prizes we will give away. You do not need to be present to win, but if you are here, you will open your safe on Saturday, August 8th, at 3pm. The first number drawn will have the first choice of a mystery vehicle safes. If the winner is not present, it will be the next available safe to the left and a Deerassic representative will open your safe. All winners will be videotaped opening their safes at the same time. We will begin by giving away six (6) mystery vehicle safes, and one of them will include a Deerassic One-Of-A-Kind Dream Chevrolet Silverado Truck. This ticket will be $50, and we will sell up to 10,000 tickets. This ticket does not include admission for either day for the 2020 Deerassic Classic.
Up to 3,999 Tickets Sold at 4,000 Tickets SOLD 1. Chevrolet Silverado Quad Cab 4x4 Truck We will add a Jeep Compass ($20,000 Cash Option) 2. Mini Bike at 6,000 tickets SOLD 3. Go Kart We will add a Chevrolet Camaro ($25,000 Cash Option) 4. EZ Go Golf Cart at 8,000 tickets SOLD 5. Polaris Sportsman 450 ATV We will add a Jeep Gladiator ($35,000 Cash Option) 6. Polaris Ranger 500 Side x Side IF ALL 10,000 TICKET ARE SOLD We will add a Chevrolet Corvette ($60,000 Cash Option)
We still will have our popular GOLD COMBO Package for $200 that includes a Classic Ticket, a Big Buck Bonus Ticket, 3 Loot & Shoot Tickets, 3 Cold Hard Cash Tickets, and 3 Locked & Loaded Tickets. However, we did add a package called the HIGH ROLLER Package that will be $300 and include a Gold Combo, a Mystery Vehicle Safe Raffle, and 3 Pre-Event 50/50 tickets. This will allow you to be entered into all of our pre-sold raffles with just one package. Both the High Roller package and Gold Combo package will allow 1 person to attend both Friday and Saturday of the Classic as well as receive a food pass for Saturday. Also, by purchasing a High Roller or Gold Combo package by February 29th, 2020, you will be entered into the Super Early Bird. This year we are only having 1 Early Bird, however the amount of prizes and the number of winners will remain the same (50 winners of $500 and 50 winners of $250). Back by popular demand we will have a Pre-Event 50/50 Raffle. Last year our Pre-Event 50/50 pot was over $106,000! We still will have our normal 50/50 drawings throughout the weekend on each day (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). , this is just an additional raffle that is an option for our attendees who have asked for a Pre-Event 50/50. At six o'clock on Friday, August 7th, the Big Buck Bonus Raffle begins, with 101 prizes being awarded including, trucks, cars, side by sides, firearms, bows hunts, vacations and of course, cold hard cash. The evening's festivities conclude with the 50/50 drawing (2019: $115,000+), and a concert to follow. If you do not have a Big Buck Bonus Ticket, the only other way to enter the Friday event is to purchase a gate pass for $30 or a weekend gate pass for $50 – this will not enter you into the Big Buck Bonus drawings but you can still enter all side raffles at the event and stay for the concert.
Saturday follows a similar course; however it is on a much bigger scale. The Classic prize list includes many of the same types of prizes as the Big Buck Bonus, with the drawing starting at noon. For the next seven hours, a prize is drawn every 2 minutes. On the side stages the Loot & Shoot, Cold Hard Cash and Locked and Loaded are being drawn. At 8:30 the Saturday 50/50 drawing (2019: $248,000+) is held, followed by a concert. For those people who are looking for a place to stay during the event, there is camping available on the property. Camping passes for the week before and including through the Classic are $100. Camping can is only available online or by calling the ticket hotline (740) 435-9500. On Thursday night, we also have the campground party, with stage shows, celebrities, games, contests, music and more on Thursday August 6th, 2020.
Deerassic Classic Giveaway and Outdoor Expo tickets are available by calling the park (740) 435-9500, on our website www.deerassicclassic.com, a mail in order form, or through a local ticket agent listed on the website. Tickets start at $50 for the Big Buck Bonus which includes admission on Friday. The Classic Ticket for $100 includes admission on Saturday and a meal. The new Mystery Vehicle Safe will be $50 each. Loot & Shoot, Cold Hard Cash, Locked and Loaded tickets, and Pre-Event 50/50 are also for sale at $25 each or 3/$50. The most popular in years’ past has been Gold Combo which includes your Classic, Big Buck Bonus and 3 each of the stub tickets (Loot & Shoot, Locked & Loaded, and Cold Hard Cash), for $200 (a $300 value if purchased separately). Remember this year we have the High Roller Package for $300 that will get you into every raffle that we pre-sell (a Gold Combo, a Mystery Safe Raffle Ticket, and (3) Pre-Event 50/50 Tickets). We also have the side raffle combo, which is (3) Loot & Shoot Tickets, (3) Cold Hard Cash Tickets, and (3) Locked & Loaded Tickets (a $150 value) on sale for $100, this ticket combo does not include admission to the event. Ticket sales of the Classic and the Big Buck Bonus raffles are limited to the first 10,000 purchasers. We do sell out and tickets will most likely not be available months before the event. While the proceeds from this event fund youth education initiatives, this event is limited to ages 18 and older. No one under 18 will be admitted to the show or allowed to be present on the grounds. Remember to get your Gold Combo by February 29th, 2020 to be entered into the Super Early Bird Drawing (50 extra chances at $500 and 50 extra chances at $250). This year, only High Roller and Gold Combo purchasers will be entered into the Super Early Bird. Thank you again for your support.