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Great American Outdoor Show 2018

Published: Jan 17, 2018

Tickets On Sale NOW for 2018 GAOS in Harrisburg, PA from Feb. 3-11.

Media Contact: nragomedia@nrahq.org; (703) 267-1595

HARRISBURG, PA – Tickets are on sale now for the for nine-day Great American Outdoor Show taking place from February 3-11, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

Purchase tickets online at www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org.

Regular adult admission is only $14. Special rates apply for kids, seniors, groups and multi-day tickets.

For more information and regular updates on the 2018 Great American Outdoor Show, including celebrity guest appearance times, seminar schedule and special events, visit www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org.

This annual event is the world’s biggest consumer outdoor show, according to event producers. Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and vendors come together to share in the outdoor traditions which are treasured by millions of Americans. 

Great American Outdoor Show Exhibit Hall

This year, the 650,000-square-foot exhibit space will feature nearly 1,100 exhibitors in nine halls, including shooting sports manufacturers, boat and RV dealers, hunting and fishing retailers, more than 400 outfitters and boat captains from across the globe and much more.

Great American Outdoor Show HarrisburgVisitors can enjoy the nation’s widest variety of outdoor gear and family activities, including testing their archery skills for prizes in the 3D Bowhunter Challenge (pictured above), experiencing world-class fishing lessons from pro anglers at the 5,000-gallon Hawg Tank (pictured below), participating in more than 200 hunting and fishing seminars, and meeting their favorite celebrities and outdoor personalities.

Great American Outdoor Show

It will be all smiles and laughter at the return of the high-flying, big-splashing Dock Dogs (pictured below). Great American Outdoor Show - Dock Dog Event

Additional activities include the return of the NRA Air Gun Range, the Air Soft Experience, and the Eddie Eagle Kids Zone where kids can learn important safety lessons.

Attendees can also purchase tickets to enjoy fun, food, and fellowship at The NRA Foundation Sportsmen’s Banquet, and enjoy a night of top country artists at the NRA Country Concert.

STAY TUNED - for more information on the 2018 Great American Outdoor Show, including ticket sales, guest appearances and special events.

SHOW INFO - visit www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org or like the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatamericanoutdoorshow.

LODGING & REGIONAL VISITOR INFO - go to www.VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org.


SIDEBAR (Jan. 18, 2018)

Media Contact: nragomedia@nrahq.org; (703) 267-1595

NRA to Donate More Than $17,000 to Central Pennsylvania Outdoors Organizations

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association will donate $17,710 to four central Pennsylvania organizations that promote the outdoor lifestyle through educational and recreational activities and empower youth participation in the shooting sports.

These donations are made possible through fundraising efforts at NRA’s annual Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, and continues the tradition of support for educational and recreational youth programs across the country. Since the NRA started the Great American Outdoor Show four years ago, over $194,000 has been donated to central Pennsylvania law enforcement, youth groups, and other eligible organizations.

The Pennsylvania Dutch Council, Boy Scouts of America of Lancaster will receive a $6,547 grant to support their shooting sports program at the Bashore Scout Reservation. Grant funding will be used to acquire ammunition and targets, benefitting 1,500 Boy Scouts and 400 adult Scout volunteers during the 2018 summer camping season.

The Wildlife Leadership Academy of Lewisburg will receive a $5,681 grant to support field schools, which engage and empower high school-age youths to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations.

The Wilkes-Barre Rifle and Pistol Club of Hunlocks Creek will receive a $4,432 grant to support the establishment and promotion of an air rifle team to encourage youth interest in competitive shooting. The club, which routinely hosts NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) events, will field up to 40 junior shooters interested in both air rifle marksmanship and competition as part of the new team.

The Lebanon Valley Sportsmen Association of Robesonia will receive a $1,050 grant to support the expansion of their youth shooting sports program. Grant funding will provide new targets and safety equipment to allow more shooting stations, giving youth shooters more time on the trigger and bow and providing a safer, more comfortable shooting sports experience.

The success of the Great American Outdoor Show, the world’s largest consumer sports and outdoor show, and the tireless efforts of The NRA Foundation make these charitable contributions possible, empowering stewards of the outdoor sports lifestyle to continue making a difference in their communities while safeguarding and improving the future of time-honored outdoor traditions.


About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit www.nra.org.

Author: Rick Dunlap

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