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2014 Great American Outdoor Show: Details Released for Event Debut

Published: Jan 7, 2014

2014 Great American Outdoor Show begins a new chapter for largest outdoor consumer show in U.S.

2014 Great American Outdoor Show begins a new chapter with NRA producing largest outdoor consumer show in U.S. in Harrisburg, PA.

HARRISBURG, PA – The National Rifle Association (NRA) released details for media planning to cover the “Great American Outdoor Show” coming to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA from February 1-9, 2014. Media covering the newly envisioned consumer outdoor show, billed as the largest in the U.S., received all the latest details from the NRA including Show Hours; Ticket Prices; Event Schedule; Sponsors; Contacts for Media Credentials & Interviews; and Social Media Channels.

2014 Great American Outdoor Show Media Advisory

General Information

  • Largest consumer outdoor show in the United States.
  • 650,000 square feet of indoor floor space.
  • New Shooting Sports hall joins the Archery, Boats, RVs, Fishing, Outdoor Products, and Hunting Outfitter halls.
  • More than 1,000 exhibitors.
  • 900,000 NRA members within 300 mile radius of Harrisburg.

Show Hours

February 1, 2014 (Saturday) - 9:00am - 7:00pm

February 2, 2014 (Sunday) - 10:00am - 5:00pm

February 3 - February 7, 2014 (Mon-Fri) - 10:00am - 7:00pm

February 8, 2014 (Saturday) - 9:00am - 7:00pm

February 9, 2014 (Sunday) -   10:00am - 5:00pm

Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $12.00
  • Child (6-12): $6.00
  • Senior (65 or older): $10.00
  • 2-Day Pass: $20.00
  • Group ticket $10 (10 or more)


1/31: Taxidermy Contest: Think you’re the best at preparing, stuffing, and mounting animals? Put your skills to the test against the top taxidermists in North America.

2/1: NASP Archery Competition.

2/2 – 2/6: Archery Tag in the Large Arena.

2/7: NRA Foundation Banquet: A night of food, fun, exclusive firearms, and fundraising for the future of our shooting sports traditions.

2/8: NRA Country Presents: Trace Adkins: Dust off those cowboy boots and join NRA Country and Trace Adkins, whose trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts, for a night of music you won’t soon forget!

2/1 – 2/9: Kid’s Casting Competition.

2/1 – 2/9: 3D Bowhunter Challenge: Test your accuracy with a bow among 14 classes of skill at the Indoor Archery Range.

2/1 – 2/9: Game Calling Contest: Who are North America’s best game callers? Compete in Duck, Elk, Canada Goose, Barred Owl, and Turkey calling.

2/1 – 2/9: 91 demonstrations and seminars on hunting and fishing as well as self/home defense topics.


  • The Great American Outdoor Show is presented by Outdoor Channel with associate sponsors Cabela’s and Ram Truck.
  • NRA Foundation Banquet is sponsored by Diamondback Firearms and Taurus.
  • 3D Bowhunter Challenge is sponsored by Rocky Boots and Rinehart Targets.

Press Releases

Press releases are located at http://greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/media/press-releases.aspx.

If you would like to be added to our GAOS press release distribution list, please request by emailing KJillson@nrahq.org

Press Office

The Great American Outdoor Show Press Office is located in room Exhibit B in the Maclay Lobby of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

Press Credentials

If you would like Press Credentials for the Great American Outdoor Show, email NRAGOMedia@nrahq.org with the following:

  • Name
  • Title
  • News Organization
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Website

**Credentials can be picked up in the press office starting Friday 1/31 and during regular show hours.


Please email NRAGOMedia@nrahq.org if you would like to schedule an interview with NRA Media Staff before/during/after the Great American Outdoor Show.

Stay Connected

Fans of the Great American Outdoor Show can keep up with all the latest news and announcements on the event through the official Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanOutdoorShow or get details & purchase tickets at www.GreatAmericanOutdoorShow.org.

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110