The 2018 Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS) welcomed nearly 200,000 visitors to Harrisburg February 3-11. It was the show's 5th year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, where close to 1 million square feet of event space is filled with fishing, camping, hunting and shooting sports vendors and activities for the world's largest consumer sports and outdoor show.
The 9-day event packs an estimated economic impact of $75 million, bringing the 5-year total to about $375 million to the Hershey Harrisburg Region. The NRA Country Concert rocked the final weekend in another near sell-out with Pennsylvania native, Outdoor Channel star and country music newcomer Nate Hosie opening the show, followed by LOCASH and Granger Smith.
"More than 750 vendors (out of about 1100) renewed for 2019 on site, and Bounce Back Sunday was another great success," said GAOS Show Manager Chris O'hara. Bounce Back Sunday is the final Sunday of the show, where anyone holding a regular-priced ticket from earlier in the show (excludes discounted late afternoon admissions) can re-enter free of charge.
The 2019 Great American Outdoor Show is set for February 2-10.