Cabela’s Incorporated, the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Acworth location on Aug. 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives.
Opening day will kick off with crowd entertainment, including a DJ, giveaways and trivia games at 8 a.m. The opening ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m., where the grand-opening ribbon will be cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee, marking the official opening of Cabela’s largest Georgia location.
Grand-opening festivities will continue throughout the weekend with special guests, giveaways, family events and more. Special appearances will include:
Clark Wendlandt, Cabela’s Ambassador and three-time FLW Angler of the Year, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23;
Corey Cogdell, Cabela’s Ambassador and Olympic medalist, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23-24;
Joe Teti, co-star of the “Dual Survival” television series, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23-24;
Troy and Jacob Landry, stars of History Channel’s “Swamp People,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 24; and
Steve Scruggs “The Snake Master,” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 24.
Cabela’s will offer giveaways throughout the weekend, including gift cards valued up to $500 to the first 500 customers in line for the grand opening on Aug. 21. The first 50 customers through the door Aug. 22 will receive a Cabela’s utility bag valued at $24.99. On Aug. 23, the first 50 customers will receive a Cabela’s commemorative grand opening cap valued at $14.99. On Aug. 24, the first 50 customers will receive a Cabela’s gift card valued between $5 and $100.
Customers 18 years and older also can enter to win a Coleman 700 UTV and trailer valued at more than $10,000. Additionally, Cabela’s will host a variety of activities for the entire family Aug. 23-24, weather permitting.
“We’re very excited to bring Cabela’s unique in-store experience and legendary customer service to Atlanta and the surrounding areas,” said Earl Johnson, the store’s general manager. “We have something for everyone. From a large mountain replica and fish aquarium to the fudge shop, we hope everyone in the area will come out grand opening weekend and check out what Cabela’s has to offer.”
The 100,000-square-foot store employs about 200 full-time and part-time employees, most from Acworth and the surrounding area. It is located in the Cherokee Village development in the northeast corner of I-75 and Highway 92 and will be Cabela’s second Georgia location, joining the 42,000-square-foot Cabela’s Outpost opened in Augusta in March.
Store hours during grand opening weekend are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 21; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 22-23; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 24.
For more information, visit www.cabelas.com/stores.