The last one I went to was two years ago and I had a blast! Unfortunately the companion I had then cannot attend this year. She lives 2 hours away and is a Realtor now instead of a Sheriffs Deputy as she was previously ("More money, fewer jerks"). The weekends are her bread and butter.
This branch of the NRA promotes the shooting sports and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit (NRA Foundation). "Half the money raised at every Friends of NRA event throughout the country is given back to the state to fund programs and projects within their own area. The other half goes to The NRA Foundation and is used to fund similar projects with a national scope.
The NRA Foundation grants provide essential program funding that ensures the availability of quality training and educational opportunities nationwide. Grants benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and much more".
They sponsor the Boy Scout Rifle Merit Badge and I always have a great time teaching the young men and helping them to qualify for the badge.
I can even provide reasonable accommodations at stately manor if you need a place to stay overnight.
If there is one in your area and you have never attended, I promise if you go you will have a good time!