It won’t be long before the largest outdoor show in the country rolls into Harrisburg’s Farm Show Complex.
The 2017 Great American Outdoor Show, hosted by the NRA, is set to kick off Feb. 4 and run until Feb. 12. With over 1,100 vendors and exhibitors representing the hunting, fishing, shooting and outdoors equipment industry, they will show their latest equipment and gear for the upcoming year.
This year’s show is being sponsored by the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, which includes the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and mobile MyOutdoorTV. They, plus Ram trucks and Cabela’s are associate sponsors.
While we’ll provide more details as the show draws nearer, it was announced that this years NRACountry entertainment will feature platinum country hit-maker and outdoor enthusiast Dustin Lynch, along with blue-collar baritone and country star Granger Smith plus rising country singer Tara Thompson. All are scheduled to appear on stage Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Large Arena. Tickets for the show start at $35 and can be purchased at www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org. And if you join the free NRA Country Connected Fan Club, it entitles you to online concerts, fan club parties, contests, VIP meet & greets, exclusive content from your favorite country artists and special offers plus discounts on outdoor gear and merchandise.
Advance general show tickets are now on sale at the above website with adult prices at $14; children 6-12, $6; Children 5 and under are free. Senior ticket prices (65 and older) are $11 and group tickets for 10 or more are $11.
Buying advance tickets frees you from standing in line to buy them at the show, and those lines can often be long. There will also be discounted NRA memberships at the show for those who are not current members.
Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.