The Great American Outdoor Show, which ended this year’s nine-day run on Sunday, February 12, is the largest outdoor show in the world. Held annually at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., the show features a host of exhibit halls where consumers can get a closer look at firearms and related gear, along with hunting, fishing and more outdoor products. Here’s a quick rundown of the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show.
This year’s show boasted several exhibit halls, collectively packed with more than 1,000 exhibitors, ranging from hunting and fishing outfitters, to fishing boats and RVs, archery and bowhunting, the Metal Madness airsoft BB competition area, to shooting manufacturers such as Taurus showing off its latest value-packed pistols. There was a lot going on at this year’s Great American Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. Make sure to go through the gallery below to see 10 great photos from this year’s show.
The Great American Outdoor Show is unique on the shooting sports event calendar and is always worth the visit. Held in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa, this year’s show ran from February 4 to February 12, 2023.
The Marketing Director of Taurus USA, Cody Osborn (center), is pictured here on the 2023 GAOS exhibit hall floor showing one of the company’s pistols to NRA Second Vice President David Coy (left) and First Vice President Willes K. Lee.
At the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show, there were nine halls of guns, archery, fishing tackle, treestands, boats, ATVs, RVs and more. Since 2014, the NRA has administered the Great American Outdoor Show to much success. Local officials estimate that the show contributes approximately $75 million to the local economy.
NRA Officers at the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show (left to right): Second Vice President David Coy, Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, President Charles L. Cotton and First Vice President Willes K. Lee.
The famous NRA Wall of Guns in the complex’s main hall gave visitors the opportunity to enter for a chance to win several firearms donated to the NRA Foundation.
The NRA Foundation presented donations worth several thousand dollars to different organizations during a reception at the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show.
NRA Country presented a concert on Saturday, February 11, with a platinum-selling artist as the headliner—country music superstar Brantley Gilbert, along with special guest Jacob Bryant.
Brantley Gilbert performing on stage during his concert on Saturday, February 11, at the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show.
The NRA Country concert on Saturday, February 11, featuring Brantley Gilbert was a fan favorite.
On the exhibit hall floor at the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre gives a high-five to a future NRA member.
Learn more about the Great American Outdoor Show at greatamericanoutdoorshow.org.