February 3-11, 2024

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.

Great American Outdoor Show Seminars & Demos

You'll find more than 200 seminars from leading outdoors experts covering hunting, trapping, self-defense tactics and strategies, cooking with wild game, fishing tips from angling experts, and much more! Here, you can learn the tips and tricks of the trade from the best in the outdoor industry. featured speakers include Hannah Barron, Jon Collins, Rod Bates, Earnie Watkins, Bobby Hart, Alan Probst, and more. See the complete list and browse the seminar schedule.

Great American Outdoor Show Family Activities

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 and crafts, Face Painting, a Basketball Court, an 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.

The Kids Casting Contest, hosted by Capital City Bassmaster volunteers, is a fun event that teaches kids how to cast, pitch, and flip a fishing rod and then compete in a friendly competition. The event takes place on February 3 from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm and on February 4 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Great American Outdoor Show Hours/Tickets/Parking

Show hours are:

  • Saturday, February 3: 9:00am - 7:00pm

  • Sunday, February 4:  10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 9: 10:00am - 7:00pm

  • Saturday, February 10: 9:00am - 7:00pm

  • Sunday, February 11: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Save time and purchase tickets in advance online. Options include one or two-day tickets or late afternoon tickets valid Monday-Thursday after 3 pm. Children 5 and under are free.

Shuttles run continuously throughout the day. The last shuttle departs the complex 30 minutes after the show closes. Read more about additional parking information.

Find more details about this year's show here.

Outdoor Adventure in Cumberland Valley

HuntingWhen 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 the TCO Fly Shop in Boiling Springs, the Sportsman's Warehouse at the Capital City Mall in Camp Hill, and the 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. Earn prizes along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail when you sign up for the free passport and check in at participating locations.

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.