Massachusetts Outdoor Expo September 20

FREE Outdoor Family Fun at The Big M.O.E.!

Experience the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo (“The Big M.O.E.”) at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club grounds in Sturbridge, Mass., on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE, 19th annual family-oriented event celebrates outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife.

With more than 45 activity stations, there’s something for everyone! Stations include sporting dog demonstrations, fishing, bird box building, archery, mountain biking, kayaking, trap shooting, and more. Its key function is to offer a first, safe, step into the outdoors guided by the Certified Instructors who oversee the hands-on activity stations.

With more than 45 activity stations,there's something for everyone at "The Big MOE" September 20.
With more than 45 activity stations, there’s something for everyone at “The Big M.O.E.” September 20.

Convenient, off-site parking will be provided at the Sturbridge Business Park at 660 Main Street (Rte. 20) and FREE shuttle bus transportation will run nonstop from the Business Park to the Big M.O.E. throughout the day. On-site parking is reserved for volunteer staff and those requiring handicapped access (plate required).

The Big M.O.E., started out with a group of sportsmen and women who wanted to create an opportunity for kids of all ages to learn more about outdoor skills, wildlife and conservation.  They approached the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club in Sturbridge to host the Mass. Outdoor Expo, due to its central location, facilities and the connections the group had to the club. An annual event was born!

A couple of years later, members of the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo group approached F.A.W.N.S., (Facts About Wildlife & Nature Society), a non-profit group founded in 1998 to promote the connection of people to the outdoors. F.A.W.N.S. was interested in promoting educational experiences focusing on the outdoors.

For a complete listing of activity stations, please visit


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