The Great American Outdoor Show Set in Pennsylvania Feb. 6-14

In addition to its more than 1,100 hunting, fishing and outdoor sports exhibitors, the 2016 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa, February 6-14 will feature more than 200 exciting events, contests and educational seminars for attendees.

Organizers say the event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex is the largest consumer sports and outdoor show in the world, and has something of interest for everybody.

The Wall of Guns drawing provides the chance to win a firearm.
The Wall of Guns drawing provides the chance to win a firearm.

Kick off the show by visiting The NRA Foundation’s popular Wall of Guns raffle where a $10 ticket gives you the chance to win a prize from a wall featuring more than 40 firearms. Celebrate our country’s rich outdoor traditions the evening of Saturday, February 6 at The NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction and win unique firearms, hunts and merchandise in games and auctions while raising money for the future of the shooting sports.

Anglers interested in tips and tricks should make their way to the Hawg Trough, a massive 2,500 gallon fish tank in the Fishing Hall with live demonstrations and audience participation every day of the show. Looking for even more tips on catching big bass? Register for the all new Bass University, the perfect opportunity to probe the minds of professional anglers on lures, tackle, technique, and the tactics that got them on top.

Looking for fun and entertainment after exploring 650,000 square feet of exhibit space? Spend an inspirational evening with the Duck Commander patriarch at “UnMuzzled! Phil Robertson Talks God, Guns and Country” on Friday, February 12. Love country music? Kick back with Justin Moore and special guests LOCASH and Ben Gallagher on Saturday, February 13 at the 2016 NRA Country Concert.

But that’s not all, the Great American Outdoor Show is a family friendly event with plenty of activities for the kids. Enjoy face painting, BullsEye Darts, Safe Archery, wildlife identification, magnetic fishing, a laser shooting gallery, and more at the Family Fun Zone. Additional show activities for kids include the Kids Casting Contest and a Kids Trout Pond with real fish.

Shoot for cash and prizes at the 3D Bowhunter Challenge.
Shoot for cash and prizes at the 3D Bowhunter Challenge.

Want to challenge your skills or learn new ones? Shooters of all ages have the opportunity to learn the basics of the fastest-growing shooting sport at the “NRA Sports 3 Gun Experience.” The fun and safe interactive area utilizes Airsoft technology to showcase all the skills you’ll need at a match. And don’t forget to visit the amazing “Pyramyd Air® Air Gun Range” featuring the latest air guns and shoot safely at hundreds of unique targets with instruction from NRA Range Safety Officers.

Be one of 1,000 competitors vying for cash and prizes at the “3D Bowhunter Challenge.” Enter your dog into the world’s premiere canine aquatics competition at “DockDogs” in the large arena. Meet the biggest names in outdoor television and celebrities. Choose from more than 200 seminars and demonstrations by the country’s top experts on hunting, fishing, trick shooting, and home defense.

“Our goal is to make each year’s Great American Outdoor Show better than the last and we’re very excited about all the fun events and activities attendees can experience in 2016,” said NRA General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver. “There’s so much to do that you just can’t see it all in one day.”




Show Hours

Saturday, February 6 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 7 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 12 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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