Gilbert Lets it Ride as Hell on Wheels tour hits Harrisburg Outdoor Show

CMA Top New Artist Brantley Gilbert hooking the crowd at the NRA Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - When Brantley Gilbert leapt to the stage of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Saturday night, he did so with the confidence and swagger of a man who's got it made. There's good reason for that. He does.

Fresh off his anointment as the Academy of Country Music's 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year, Gilbert is primed for superstardom. But the accolades never meant much to Gilbert. His focus is on the music.

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Harrisburg outdoor show is back and here to stay after nine incredible days

Attendees at the 2014 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The doors have just closed on the inaugural Great American Outdoor Show and everyone is already talking about next year. The return of Harrisburg's annual outdoor show was an absolute success for everyone involved, from the exhibitors, to the local hotels and restaurants, and most importantly outdoor enthusiasts.

Each one of the show's nine days saw massive crowds browsing through the exhibit halls in what will surely be a record year for the largest consumer sports and outdoor show in the United States. Between the more than 1,000 exhibitors, hundreds of seminars and demonstrations, air rifle range, Family Fun Zone, celebrity appearances, NRA Foundation Banquet, Brantley Gilbert Concert, and so much else, Great American Outdoor Show attendees had more to do than ever before.

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Northeast Outdoors Media Company's Tom McConnell's films opening with drone

Drove assisted shot of the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - We've been sharing photos and stories about the fun and festivities surrounding the Great American Outdoor Show for nine days now. But after showing you everything that's happening inside the show, we thought you might like to see what's going on outside the show.

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Trout cooking, elk hunting and Family Fun Zone wraps up the Great American Outdoor Show

Brantley Gilbert on stage at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Country Rock superstar Brantley Gilbert closed the show last night at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center on day eight of the Great American Outdoor Show. Fans packed the large arena to see Academy of Country Music's New Vocalist of the Year bring his unique style and twang to Harrisburg.

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Sixteen images of the Shooting Sports and Archery Hall at the Great American Outdoor Show

Rifles from the Shooting Sports Hall of the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Of all the halls that line the spine of the Great American Outdoor Show, none has caused as much excitement as the Shooting Sports Hall. On the north side of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, the Shooting Sports Hall is where you can find old favorites like Colt & Remington along with local additions such as Staudts Gun Shop and the Palmyra Sportsmens Association.

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Pennsylvania's capital comes out strong to raise money for the future of the shooting sports

NRA Foundation banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Food, fun, and fundraising. That's what the NRA Foundation advertises for its more than 1,000 Friends of NRA banquets held throughout the United States each year. And that was exactly what guests got at last night's inaugural NRA Foundation Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A precursor of what to expect at the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at this year's NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, last night's banquet featured the all new 2014 Friends of NRA merchandise package along with a few extra special items you wouldn't find anywhere else.

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Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association raising funds for scholarships and outdoor programs

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association (POWA) is sponsoring a sportsmen’s auction to benefit youth educational opportunities. All of the monies raised at the auction will be used to fund grants for groups and organizations that hold outdoor programs such as conservation camps, field days, fishing derbies, shooting events, public school nature programs and many, many more.

Additionally, POWA offers two $1000 scholarships at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for journalism majors who show an interest in communicating the outdoors.

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Fundraising dinner to include games, auctions and fun

Crowd assembled in the Shooting Sports Hall of the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The last of the day's patrons are currently making their way out of the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Center. The final Friday of the Great American Outdoor Show in the books, it's time to return home. Only not everyone is headed home.

Some are heading to work, some are heading to their hotels, and some are making their way to the second floor PA Preferred Ballroom for the NRA Foundation dinner.

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Sights without sounds from the floor of the Great American Outdoor Show

Progressive Motorcycle on display at the Great American Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex is home to this year's Great American Outdoor Show. We're talking about 650,000 square feet of arenas, hallways, rooms and exhibition centers filled to the brim with outdoor thrills. What I'm really saying is there's a lot to see and a lot of room to cover.

How big is it?

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