VALPARAISO | The 2013 Porter County Fair is proud to welcome an evening with Willie and Korie Robertson from A&E's Duck Dynasty. Willie and Korie will join us for a fun -filled evening with a portion of the proceeds going to the Porter County Food Banks.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 18 at www.portercountyfair.com. VIP tickets are $45, trackside $25 and grandstand $20.
Willie Robertson has been in and around hunting all his life. Growing up with the family business, he has handled most tasks at Duck Commander from sanding and packaging calls as a youngster, to now serving as president of the company. Despite a busiy travel schedule, Willie is a regular on the Robertson Family blind where his comic relief helps when the seasons gets long and the birds are not flying.
In 2006, Willie began a new pursuit when he started Buck Commander. Wille and the Buckmen travel all over the country chasing white-tail deer, having a good time at hunting camp, and creating the Buckmen series of DVD's and the popular television show Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour on Outdoor Channel.
Willie is executive producer of both TV shows and has a passion for inspiring future hunters by showing the outdoor lifestyle and hunting experience in the most fun and entertaining way. His unique perspective helps make Duck and Buck Commander TV Shows, EVD's and products and out in the crowd.
Willie loves being outdoors with his family and friends and is happiest at his home in West Monroe, LA with his wife Korie and children John Luke, Saide, Will and Bella. When he is not working you can catch him on his tractor buck-hogging a field, earphones blaring, thinking of the next idea that will keep his companies on top of the heap.
Though not originally from a hunting family, Korie fit in with the Robertsons right away. As Willie's wife and business partner, she helped him grow the company into an ever expanding enterprise. She services as the Duck Commander office manager and has to make her presence known in order to keep the workshop from turning into a funhouse. She met Willie in third grade when he asked her to go on a moonlit hike at summer camp. They got married a year after high school and now have five children, John Luke, Sadie, Lil Will, Bella and a foster daughter named Rebecca.