Final economic numbers and images from NRA's outdoor show in Harrisburg
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - NRA's first annual Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg Pennsylvania was a blast. With almost 200,000 attendees making their way through the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in nine days, there was barely room to breath. But that's a good thing.
And the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau seems to agree.
In a Wednesday PennLive.com article, the Bureau President expressed their impression on the show's performance:
“The results are significant,” said Mary Smith, president of the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. “The NRA had a vision for the next chapter of this show and they are off to a great start; besting the 2012 outdoor show numbers across nearly all of our core economic impact indicators.”
A report released by the Regional Visitors Bureau
detailed a rise parking statistics, hotel activity as well as attendance. Not too bad for year one.
One thing the Bureau did miss, however, was the breakdown. All in the activity in the final hours of the show. Come to think of it, we're actually talking about the activity in the final hours after the show closed on Sunday.
See for yourself in the images below.