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Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show

Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show

HARRISBURG, PA --( Everything you love about the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show plus hundreds of new exhibitors, features and celebrities makes the 58th edition the can’t miss event of the year.

The 2013 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show takes place February 2-10, 2013 at the State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA.

More than 200 new exhibitors showcasing guns, archery, fishing, and boating, along with many new products, show specials and a new Tactical Gun & Accessories Section highlight this year’s event. In addition, the Show has made it easier to navigate the Show floor with color-coded halls, an on-line pre-show mapping program, and an easy to use mobile app.

Returning by popular demand will be the “Sportsman’s Shop Gun Alley” featuring more gun manufacturers, gun representatives and gun retailers than ever before– such as Ruger, Thompson/Center Arms, Benelli, Stoeger, Smith & Wesson and new exhibitors Cross Canyon Arms and LHR Sporting Arms.

“We are excited to welcome Ruger, Cross Country Arms and LHR Sporting Arms. LHR will be unveiling their very first rifle,” said Chris O’Hara, Event Director for the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show. O’Hara also notes that there will be a NEW “Tactical Gun and Accessory” section added to the Wild West Hall.

O’Hara says that the 2013 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show will feature the latest and greatest in hunting and fishing equipment and techniques.

“With two Archery Halls, a full fishing and boating hall, plus hundreds of guides and outfitters, we are working hard to find new exhibitors that can bring new products and excitement to the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show. We’ll also be bringing in more celebrities and experts to offer their latest tips and techniques. If you want to know what’s new for the coming season, you cannot afford to miss this Show!” said O’Hara.

The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is home to a variety of calling and other outdoors type contests, which claim entries from contestants all over the USA and beyond. Contests include:

  • • 22nd Annual Northeastern States Elk Calling Contest (Youth & Adult Division)
  • • Owl Hooting
  • • Turkey Calling: Youth Division
  • • NEW Turkey Calling: Youth Intermediate Division
  • • Turkey Calling: Amateur Adult Division
  • • Turkey Calling: Professional Open Division
  • • Turkey Calling: Professional Friction Division
  • • The Pennsylvania Fly Tying Championship
  • • 2013 PA 3D Bowhunters Challenge & Keystone IBO Indoor Nationals
  • • SRWA Gunning Decoy Contest
  • • Taxidermy Competition
  • • Photography Contest

For more contest information including dates, times, and registration information, log onto

O’Hara also noted that the Show provides plenty for families to see and do. “Our family entertainment includes Dog Training Demos, Chris Brackett Archery Trick Shooting, ‘Taste of the Great Outdoors’ sponsored by the NWTF, the NWTF DART Electronic Shooting Range, the Kids Trout Pond and much more.”

Children are also invited to participate in the Capital City BASSMASTER Casting Kids® Contest, held both Sundays, February 3rd and 10th in the Maclay Street Lobby area of the Show. Part of a nationwide fishing competition, this contest is designed to teach children ages 7-14 the basics of fishing and about environmental concerns. The winners will also advance to the Pennsylvania Finals of BASSMASTER Casting Kids Competition. The Capital City BASSMASTERS also provide children of all ages free fishing instruction and a bagful of goodies that are donated from their sponsors and exhibitors at the Show.

The Show also offers expert advice to all types of outdoorsmen and women, from the novice to the accomplished. Celebrity guests and seminar speakers will meet fans and provide expert advice and instruction throughout the show including: Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Jim & Eva Shockey, Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo, the Wensel Brothers, Matt Morrett, Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Gray, and many more.

For more information on the complete schedule of seminar speakers, contests and family entertainment offered at the 2013 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, visit

Online ticket sales for the Show are open and discount tickets can be purchased at:

The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is now in its 58th year and has grown to be the largest outdoor hunting and fishing event of its kind in North America. Sponsored by The Outdoor Channel and Comcast, Progressive Insurance, Cabela’s and Chevrolet, and featuring more than 1,200 exhibitors, The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show brings the passion for the outdoors–indoors–by bringing outdoor sports enthusiasts of all ages from across the country to view the latest and best in hunting and fishing gear, shop for ATV’s and RV’s and plan & book hunting and fishing trips with outfitters & charters from around the world. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show also offers a wide range of seminars presented by experts along with hunting- and fishing-related contests and family-oriented entertainment.

  • One User comment to “The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show – More New Products & More Gun Manufacturers”

    1. Amos Johnson on January 16, 2013 at 4:23 PM said:

      Just wanted to let the Sportsman show decision makers know
      that my family of 4 and 3 brothers will not be attending the
      show this year do to the ban on assault riffles.

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