Harborfest Featured In National Fishing TV Show

Oswego Harborfest was recently featured on the Angling The Great Lakes television series broadcast on the Sportsman Channel produced by Adventure Media Productions in cooperation with Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

“Harborfest was featured within the first three minutes of the broadcast,” said Tom Van Schaack, Executive Director of Harborfest. “Dave Turner and the staff at the Oswego County tourism office not only did a tremendous job at exposing what Oswego County has to offer for sport fishing, but also in helping show how Harborfest impacts the community during the final full week of July every year.”

Angling The Great Lakes is a television series dedicated to Sport Fishing the Great Lakes. The seventh show of the 2009 season featured Oswego County and fishing on Lake Ontario. During preliminary production discussions, it was discovered that filming would happen during Harborfest (July 23-26, 2009). The Adventure Media Production crew spent a couple days filming activities of Harborfest, including the crew’s tour of the Tall Ship US Brig Niagara.

“Oswego County is not only home to Harborfest, but also to some of the best sport fishing opportunities in the world,” said Dave Turner, Director of Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning. “Partnering with the folks at Angling The Great Lakes was an easy decision. However, we wanted to also highlight all of the other great assets we enjoy, including Harborfest, and create a show that was about Oswego County as a family destination in addition to being an anglers paradise. Brian Smith and his team did a great job and we look forward to working with them on future projects.”

The entire episode of Angling The Great Lakes featuring Harborfest and fishing on Lake Ontario in Oswego County can be seen on the Harborfest web site at www.oswegoharborfest.com, or on the Angling The Great Lakes web site at www.atgltv.com; click through the “current season” link to the seventh episode “Oswego, NY, Lake Ontario”.