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2018 Great American Outdoor Show Media Advisory

2018 Great American Outdoor Show Media Advisory

2018 Great American Outdoor Show
Media Advisory

General Information

  • Largest consumer sports and outdoor show in the world.
  • 650,000 square feet of indoor floor space.
  • Nearly 200,000 attendees over nine days.
  • Themed exhibitor halls for Archery, Boats, Fishing, Hunting Outfitters, Outdoor Products, RVs, and the Shooting Sports.
  • More than 1,100 exhibitors in nine exhibit halls.
  • More than 400 outfitters and fishing charter captains in attendance.
  • 900,000 NRA members live within 300-mile radius of Harrisburg.
  • Events include the NRA Country Concert, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, expert seminars and demonstrations, and more.
  • A more than $75 million economic impact on the surrounding community.

Press Office
The Great American Outdoor Show Press Office is located in room Exhibit B in the Maclay Lobby of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

Press Office/Credentials
Press Credentials for the Great American Outdoor Show can be picked up in the Press Office during regular show hours. The Great American Outdoor Show Press Office is located in room Exhibit B in the Maclay Lobby of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Once you have secured credentials, please wear them at all times while attending the show. Press attending the show may use their company credentials or NRA issued credentials to gain access to and park in available spaces in the Maclay Street parking lot. Email NRAGOMedia@nrahq.org if you would like to schedule an interview with NRA Media Staff before, during, or after the Great American Outdoor Show.

To request media credentials, please visit https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/media/, and complete and submit the form. You will be contacted with confirmation of your application if approved for credentials. Please note due to resource constraints, not all members of the media will receive media credentials. Credentials can be picked up in the press office beginning Feb. 3 during regular show hours. 

Interviews
Please email NRAGOMedia@nrahq.org if you would like to schedule an interview with NRA Media Staff before/during/after the Great American Outdoor Show. 

Show Hours
February 3, 2018 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
February 4, 2018 (Sunday)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
February 5 - 9, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
February 10, 2018 (Saturday)
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
February 11, 2018 (Sunday)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ticket Prices
**Tickets are now on sale at www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org**
Adult: $14.00
Child (6-12): $7.00
Children 5 and under: FREE with paid adult
Senior (65 or older): $12.00
2-Day Pass: $24.00
Group ticket: $12.00 (10 or more) 

NOTE: Guests who join the NRA at the show receive a FREE one-day admission to the Great American Outdoor Show.

Events
Feb. 3-7:         DockDogs: The high-flying canine sensation returns to the Large Arena. Anyone who thinks their four-legged companion has what it takes to compete in one, two or all three of the DockDog events is eligible to participate! Open to spectators!

Feb. 3-11:       3D Bowhunter Challenge & Spot Shoot Sponsored by Weaknecht Archery and Victory Archery: Showcase your archery skills in a dynamic 30-shot course for chance to win trophies and cash prizes. New this year is the Spot Shoot Presented by Keystone State Games!

Feb. 3-11:       More than 200 seminars and demonstrations on hunting, fishing, cooking, and self/home defense, including several appearances by outdoor celebrities and experts. The 5,000-gallon Hawg Tank returns this year with a packed lineup of seminars from the world’s best anglers!

Feb. 3-11:       Wall of Guns: Play the odds in The NRA Foundation’s popular event and try to win your choice from more than 60 firearms!

Feb. 8:            The Friends of NRA Banquet: Celebrate American values at a family friendly night of fundraising with chances to bid on and win unique firearms, merchandise, and hunts.

Feb. 10:          NRA Country Presents Granger Smith and LOCASH with special guests Nate Hosie and Earl Dibbles, Jr., in the NRA Country Concert at the Large Arena.

Feb. 3-11:       Eddie Eagle Kids Zone: Celebrate 30 years of the NRA’s gun accident prevention program with a special birthday celebration for Eddie Eagle! Kids can enjoy face painting, the Eddie Eagle basketball court, wildlife identification and more, all for free!

Feb. 3-11:       Family Fun: The show features fun for the whole family! Youths can have fun at the Kids Trout Pond, the NRA Range Experience, the Rock Climbing Wall (Feb. 3-7), the NRA Air Gun Range, and the Kids Casting Contest (Feb. 3, 4, 10, and 11.) 

Celebrity Appearances & Autograph Signings

  • Brett Keisel, former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and two-time Super Bowl Champion
    Friday, Feb. 8: 2 - 4 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 10: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, hosts of Outdoor Channel’s The Crush With Lee & Tiffany
    Wednesday, Feb. 7: 1:30 - 5 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 8: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Friday, Feb. 9: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Brian “Pigman” Quaca, host of The Sportsman Channel’s Pigman
    Sunday, Feb. 4: 2 p.m.
    Monday, Feb. 5: Noon and 4 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 6: 11 a.m.
  • Chris & Casey Keefer, hosts of The Sportsman Channel’s Rival Wild TV
    Friday, Feb. 9: 4 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 10: Noon and 4 p.m.
    Sunday, Feb. 11: 1:30 p.m.
  • Gregg Ritz, host of Outdoor Channel’s Hunt Masters
    Wednesday, Feb. 7
    Friday, Feb. 9


Social Media
Follow the Great American Outdoor Show on social media! Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/greatamericanoutdoorshow/ and Twitter at www.twitter.com/NRA_GAOS. Join the conversation! Share your coverage and experience from the show using the hashtag #GAOS2018.

Mobile App
Get info on the show, on the go! Download the official MyEventPlan mobile app and search GAOS 2018 on your iOS and Android device. Access show hours, seminar schedule, celebrity appearance, special events and much more, right from your phone or tablet!

Sponsors
The 2018 Great American Outdoor Show is presented by MyOutdoorTV.
This year’s Associate sponsors are Cabela’s and Ram Truck.

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