The Great American Outdoor Show is returning to Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 3-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, with a mix of seminars, new products, auctions for once-in-a-lifetime hunts and more.
The event offers something for everyone who loves the outdoors.
This year’s schedule promises more than 1,100 exhibitors, spread across nine themed halls, not to mention animal shows and concerts. The exhibits will include fishing-oriented displays, guns and gear manufacturers, and hunting outfitters.
One of the seminars will feature Rod Bates, a bass and catfish guide for the Susquehanna River, which runs through Harrisburg. Other discussion topics will be led by gunsmith Bobby Hart, Bassmaster champion Roland Martin and lure designer Bobby Uhrig.
If you want to catch some entertainment, plan to come during the first part of the nine-day run, when the DockDogs canine aquatic competition will be held. You’ll get to see dogs run down a dock and leap into the water where length of jump is measured, vertical jumping contests and timed retrieving races. Shows are scheduled for Feb. 3-7.
The final Saturday night will be the big bash NRA Country Concert. Nate Hosie will be the opening act at 6:30 p.m., and the headliners will be Granger Smith and LOCASH. Tickets start at $20.
And what NRA expo would be complete without at least one auction? The Friends of NRA Banquet & Auction gives participants the chance to win custom firearms, clothing and unique hunting trips.
As usual, Eddie Eagle, a Bowhunter Challenge, a taxidermy competition and more will fill out the schedule.