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NEWS: Great American Outdoor Show 2017

Published: Jan 26, 2017

We will continue to add the latest news and developments to this posting for the Great American Outdoor Show taking place at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg from Feb. 4-12, 2017.

MEDIA NOTE: The following is a compilation of the news and announcements that have been made by the producers of The Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS) or articles which have appeared in media outlets regarding the 2017 show which is returning to the Hershey Harrisburg Region for the 4th year this February.

This nine-day celebration of the outdoor lifestyle is the largest consumer sports and outdoor show in the world featuring shooting manufacturers, outfitters, fishing boats, RVs, archery, and art, with more than 1,100 exhibitors covering the entire 650,000 square-foot Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA.

For all information and announcements for this event, visit the show's official Media Page, review the FAQ or contact the media relations staff directly at nragomedia@nrahq.org or (703) 267-1595.

Great American Outdoor Show To Feature More Than 200 Seminars From Top Outdoors Experts

Jan. 26, 2017 - The 2017 Great American Outdoor Show, scheduled for Feb. 4-12, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., will feature more than 200 seminars from leading outdoors experts, covering hunting, birds of prey, self-defense tactics and strategies, fishing demos from angling experts, and much more. For a complete list of seminars, visit the seminars page of the official website for the GAOS 2017. (Source: The Outdoor Wire)

In addition to the incredible schedule of seminars, the 2017 Great American Outdoor Show includes a jam-packed schedule including:

  • Archery Competitions
  • Speaking Events
  • Celebrity Appearances
  • Demonstrations
  • NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction
  • NRA Country Concert featuring Dustin Lynch and Granger Smith

Show Hours & Dates

Saturday, Feb 4 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, Feb 5 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday Feb 6 - Friday Feb 10 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, Feb 11 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, Feb 12 10:00am - 5:00pm

For more information on the largest consumer outdoor show in the world or to buy tickets, visit www.GreatAmericanOutdoorshow.org, or follow them on Facebook at @GreatAmericanOutdoorShow.

Great American Outdoor Show 2017 Logo

PREVIEW VIDEO: Great American Outdoor Show 2017


LODGING: Room Blocks & Best Rates

Finding close, convenient, and cost-effective lodging is easy for those looking for overnight accommodations in the Hershey Harrisburg Region. Visit the event site to select from a menu of hotels that are offering the guaranteed lowest rates at their properties during the show dates for 2017.


4 Reasons to Visit the Great American Outdoor Show

December 20, 2016 -  It's the perfect time for planning your family's trip to the 2017 Great American Outdoor Show. It's a terrific vacation adventure for your whole family and here are our top five reasons why you should make your plans now to visit Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this coming February 4-12, 2017. (Source: NRA Family)


Great American Outdoor Show 2016 Results Released by Tourism Officials

December 30, 2016 – Tourism Officials at the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) today released the results of the 3rd Annual Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS) held earlier this year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center (FSC) in Harrisburg from February 6 – 14, 2016. The bureau’s report revealed an estimated $75 million impact on the Hershey Harrisburg Region, a two percent (+2%) increase in the show’s overall economic impact from the previous year. Read more about the economic impact report for this show...


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The HHRVB is the official non-profit partnership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) leading economic growth for Pennsylvania’s Hershey & Harrisburg Region through destination marketing and tourism development. The organization, accredited by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) since 2010, is committed to actively marketing the tourism assets in Dauphin & Perry County to business and leisure travelers both domestic & international. The bureau also leads regional sales efforts to attract meeting & event organizers, sporting event producers, and group tour leaders. For more information go to VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org or call 877-727-8573. Media can use #HHRVB and #HHRVB4Media when tagging stories and social media posts related to the region.


Mary Smith, President & CEO of the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau is available for media interviews regarding the contents of this news release. Please try to make interview requests with Rick@HersheyHarrisburg.org or cell 717.884.3328 at least 12-hours in advance. The bureau will make every effort to accommodate all interview requests.

Author: Rick Dunlap

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