February 4-12, 2023
The Great American Outdoor Show, in nearby Harrisburg, is a nine-day event taking place every February. It celebrates hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families.
The show features nearly 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, and archery to art, covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. A jam-packed schedule includes live music, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demos, and much more.
From pro anglers to world champions, the Great American Outdoor Show brings some of the outdoor industry's best. You'll have the chance to learn tips and tricks of the trade from these individuals throughout the week: Rod Bates, James Blankenbeckler, Jason Clark, Jeremy Critchfield, Rick Fetrow, Randy Flannery, Bobby Hart, Ken Hammel, Sean Mann, Tom Petry, Alan Probst, Nick Ventura, Joe Zaffuto, and more.
If you have little ones, Eddie Eagle Kid's Zone has everything you might need to keep them entertained with engaging activities that embrace the outdoor lifestyle. Located in the Hunting Outfitter Hall, the Kid's Zone is free of charge and open every day of the show. Activities include Wildlife Identification, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Basketball Court, Eddie Eagle Safety Movie, and prizes for all! The show also features a Kids' Trout Pond in the Fishing Hall and a Rock Climbing Wall in the Large Arena.
Show hours are:
Saturday, February 4: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 5: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, February 6 - Friday, February 10: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, February 11: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 12: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Find more details about this year's show here.
When you're in town for the Great American Outdoor Show, extend your stay and explore the outdoors in Cumberland Valley. During February, you can enjoy ice fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling at our nearby state game lands and parks. You can also explore the Appalachian Trail, a portion of which runs through Cumberland Valley and can be hiked throughout the year.
You can get all the supplies you need at TCO Fly Shop in Boiling Springs, Sportsman's Warehouse at the Capital City Mall in Camp Hill, and REI Co-op in Mechanicsburg.
In nearby Carlisle, stop at Earth Artisan & Outfitter. In addition to the goods & gear for the home, garden, and trail, this small shop specializes in earth-based and nature-inspired fine art & photography.
After a day exploring the expansive Great American Outdoor Show, head to nearby restaurants, pubs, and breweries to relax for an evening of great food and drinks.
If you're bringing the whole family for the Great American Outdoor show, browse our Top 10 Indoor Family Fun Spots here for ideas of things to do after the show.