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Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 2024 Show hours and dates?

February 3, 2024 (Saturday) 
9:00am - 7:00pm 

February 4, 2024 (Sunday) 
10:00am - 5:00pm 

February 5 - February 9, 2024 (Monday - Friday) 
10:00am - 7:00pm 

February 10, 2024 (Saturday) 
9:00am - 7:00pm 

February 11, 2024 (Sunday) 
10:00am - 5:00pm


Who can attend the Great American Outdoor Show?

The Great American Outdoor Show is open to the general public. Attendees come from across the country to find the best outdoor products and hunts available. 

What is the address for the PA Farm Show Complex?

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex 
2300 North Cameron Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17110

When are move-in dates and times?

January 31 - February 2 (Wednesday-Friday), 8:00am to 6:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Drive-in is not permitted on Friday, February 2nd.

What are move-out dates and times?

February 11, 2024 (Sunday)
5:00pm - 11:00pm 

February 12, 2024 (Monday)
8:00am - 4:00pm

Is the concealed carry of a firearm permitted at the Show?

Concealed carry of a personal firearm is permitted in the PA Farm Show Complex, with the proper license in accordance with Pennsylvania law. When carrying your firearm, always adhere to all federal, state and local laws.

Where is NRA Exhibitor Services located?

Exhibitor Services will be located in the spine between the Archery Hall and the Large Arena before the show begins. Once the Show begins, Exhibitor Registration Services will be moved into the Show Office, which is also located in the spine.


What is provided with my booth?

Each booth is supplied with 8 foot high back drape and 3 foot high side drape, along with a sign with your Company Name and Booth Number. The NRA provides one complimentary 120 volt electrical outlet per exhibitor.

How do I order badges? Parking passes? Trailer permits?

Click Here To Order Exhibitor Badges, Parking Passes, Trailer Permits, and Guest Tickets.

How do I update my online GAOS Directory Listing?

Updating your online GAOS Directory Listing is a great way to grab the attention of attendees and potential customers who browse our exhibitor list online and in the app. To update your listing and add Show specials and products,  click here to access your Exhibitor Dashboard.

Does my booth comply with the Rules and Regulations?

To view the Rules and Regulations, please click here.

How do I secure my firearms overnight at the Show?

All firearms must be secured in your booth by either cable locks or hiring overnight security. 

How do I book my hotel?

Click here to book your hotel!

Does the NRA use a third party vendor to secure hotel reservations for exhibitors?

<No, the NRA does NOT utilize the services of any third party hotel or reservations vendor for the Great American Outdoor Show. Exhibitors are encouraged to disregard any communication from such company and to reserve hotel reservations via the partner hotels coming soon!

What if a non-official Contractor contacts me? Can I use them?

Companies not affiliated with GAOS may reach out to you in order to solicit your business. This is happening most aggressively with housing companies. Please note that we do not use an official housing company for GAOS and any company that implies they are the official housing contractor is being deceitful. We work directly with area hotels to negotiate low rates for you. Hotel partners coming soon for 2024!

Who are the main contractors? What do they provide?

General Exposition Services is the Official Service Contractor for the Show, providing material handling, furniture rental, carpeting, labor, and more. 

The PA Farm Show Complex provides electric.

Comcast provides telephone and internet.

JP Lilley provides audio-visual.

How do I pay for services?

To pay for services provided by General Exposition Services, you must complete their Payment Authorization form, found in the Exhibitor Services Manual. Credit Card information must be on file before any goods or services will be rendered. 

Other contractors will ask for payment on their order forms or respective websites. 

What is Material Handling?

Material Handling is the moving of materials from point A to point B. Whether your materials are sent in advance to the Service Contractor's warehouse or directly to Show site, they still need to get to your booth after the carrier drops them off. Paying for handling entitles you to have your freight brought to your booth from the loading dock, empty containers stored during the Show, empty containers returned to your booth at the close of the Show, and your freight carried back to the loading dock and loaded onto the carrier at the conclusion of the Show. Then you arrange for a carrier to pick up your exhibit materials for transport to the next destination. There is usually a 200 pound minimum per shipment charge for material handling. 

Can I bring my booth materials using my personal vehicle?

Yes, you are able to bring your booth materials in your vehicle. However, you are not able to drive your vehicles into the building on Friday, February 2, 2024.

Questions for General Exposition Services?

Have any questions about shipping your items, renting carpet, etc.? Call General Exposition Services directly at 610-495-8866.


How can I donate an item to the Friends of NRA Banquet?

Please contact NRA Field Representative Kory Enck at [email protected] and he will be able to assist you with your generous donation. You can also find the donation forms in the Exhibitor Manual - coming soon for 2024!

Want To Know More 

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or email [email protected] for more information.

Great American Outdoor Show

The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features over 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RV’s, and archery to art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more! PREVIEW THE SHOW!