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What are the Show hours and dates?

February 3 - 11, 2018

February 3, 2018 (Saturday) 
9:00am - 7:00pm 

February 4, 2018 (Sunday) 
10:00am - 5:00pm 

February 5 - February 9, 2018 (Mon-Fri) 
10:00am - 7:00pm 

February 10, 2018 (Saturday) 
9:00am - 7:00pm 

February 11, 2018 (Sunday) 
10:00am - 5:00pm

What is the address for the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex?

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

How do I purchase tickets for the Great American Outdoor Show?

Tickets can be purchased online prior to the Show, or at the Show itself from one of our ticket booths. 

A daily ticket is good for any ONE day of the show. Two day tickets are good for any TWO days of the show, and do NOT need to be used consecutively.

Does the NRA Country Concert ticket offer admission to the Show?

No. You must purchase Show tickets and NRA Country Concert tickets separately. 

Can I purchase firearms and ammunition at the Show?

Ammunition sales are permitted at the Great American Outdoor Show. Firearm sales are not permitted on the premises. Certified dealers will be permitted to take firearm orders at the show. Order pickup must take place offsite.

Are dogs/pets allowed?

Dogs are not permitted at the Show unless they are for the following purposes:

  • The dog is participating in a dog training seminar with one of our seminar speakers.
  •  Dock Dogs Competitive Jumping Dogs
  •  Exhibitors Pets – But the dog must remain in the exhibitors booth at all times or on a leash when leaving the building for any reason
  •  Certified Service Dogs – All service dogs must remain on a leash at all times.

Is concealed carry permitted?

Concealed carry of personal firearms is permitted in the Pennsylvania 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.

Are back packs permitted?

Yes, back packs are permitted at the Great American Outdoor Show.

Are scooters available for rent?

Electric scooters will be available for rent during the Great American Outdoor Show. They will be located in the Cameron Street Lobby next to the escalators. You can reserve a scooter online through Scootaround.

Where is handicapped parking?

Handicapped parking is located in front of the Shooting Sports Hall. Use the main entrance off of Wildwood Park Dr.

What celebrities will be at the Show and when/where will they be?

Celebrity appearances are located at the Explore the Show Tab. More celebrities and event times to come a more updates will be posted. All celebrity and events are subject to change.

Will there be food available at the Show?

Yes. Food will be available for purchase at the Show. There will be a large cafe in the Shooting Sports Hall, as well as around the lower concourse of the Large Arena. There will also be several snack and beverage vendors located in each hall throughout the Show. 

Where can I park overnight?

There will be no overnight parking allowed at the Farm Show Complex. There are several nearby RV Campgrounds if you're staying in your RV. 

Where is Lost & Found at the Complex?

The Lost & Found Desk will be located at the Security Desk in the Cameron Street Lobby.

Where is the First Aid Office located?

First Aid offices are located in the Main Hallway between the Shooting Sports Hall and the Archery Hall and in the Tan Hallway next to the restroom between the Outfitter Hall and the Fishing Hall.

What are the best days to attend the show?

All days of the show are equally exciting and fun, but we recommend that you consult the Explore the Show tab to see the Seminar and Event Schedules. Typically Saturdays and Friday are the busiest days and we recommend that you follow us on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.

How long will it take to see all the exhibits?

The Show is 650,000 Sq. Ft. of exhibition space with more than 1,000 exhibitors. To thoroughly see the entire show we recommend you plan to attend at least 2 days.

Is there free Wi-Fi?

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. The password is farmshow.

What if there's bad weather?

It is highly unlikely that the Show would close, but with extreme weather, a delayed opening is possible. In situations of bad weather, visit the website or follow us on the Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information on Show hours.

Questions about Exhibiting & Sponsoring?

Visit Exhibitor FAQs

Want To Know More

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or email gaos@nrahq.org 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!