The following is a list of upcoming outdoor shows in the Mid-Atlantic region. Outdoor shows are educational and one of the best ways to get hands-on experience with the latest sports equipment, as well as a great opportunity to locate and meet outfitters for your next adventure.
Plan a day trip to one of the many outdoor exhibits found locally and a few hours from Frederick. I have included contact details for each show and encourage readers to visit websites of interest for show coupons, program brochures, senior and youth admission prices, information on the parking, directions, etc. plan to visit.
January 14-16 – Washington Camping RV Expo 2022, Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Over 150 RV makes and models from all of the nation’s top manufacturers to choose from. Special factory discounts, on-site financing and loan approval make this show a must-see for serious RV enthusiasts. Adult admission: $ 10. www.washingtonrvexpo.com/
Ja. 15-16 – Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, Meadows Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, Virginia. This festival is the largest event of its kind in the country, attracting fly fishermen from as far away as New York and Georgia. Over 50 on-site exhibitors will have the latest fly fishing equipment, fly tying and guide services. Beginner to expert anglers will enjoy non-stop lectures on where, when and how to fly fish in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Virginia wine tastings, microbreweries, local food and live music will also be featured. Adult admission $ 20. www.vaflyfishingfestival.com/
January 21-23 – West Virginia Hunting & Fishing Show, Coliseum and Convention Center, Charleston, West Virginia. This is the 32nd year that this show has been hosted by the West Virginia Trophy Hunters Association. With over 200 booths, this show claims to be one of the best organized and productive shows in the East. This show puts hunters and fishermen in contact with organizations that can provide them with related goods and services. All profits, except operating expenses, are donated to programs that promote or protect hunting, fishing, wildlife, conservation and related educational activities. 304-768-9999 Adult admission: $ 9, www.wvtrophyhunters.com
January 28-30 – The Fly Fishing Show, The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. Edison, New Jersey. Everything there is to know about fly fishing, with fly tyers, writers, educational courses and seminars, and fly fishing destinations. The exhibition hall is packed with manufacturers in the industry, the biggest dealers, the best fly fishing guides and lodges, great artists, almost every fly tying material invented, every book and DVD. , and all the best rods, reels, lines, waders, and accessories. The Fly Fishers Federation is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing lessons at the FFF Learning Center located at the FFF booth. Basic Fly Casting, Fly Tying, Knot Tying will be taught throughout the day, every day of the Fly Fishing Show. International Fly Fishing Film Festival – Award-winning films will screen Friday at 6:30 pm Adult admission, cash only at the door – 1 day $ 18; $ 28 for 2 days; 3 days $ 38. https://flyfishingshow.com/edison-nj/
January 22-23 – Monaghan Fishing Show and Flea Market, 245 West Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Over 100 merchandise and exhibit tables as well as free seminars, fly tying demonstrations, hourly door prizes, new and used fishing tackle and related items, old fishing gear and related, boats and boating equipment, tournament information from local, regional and national tournament organizations, chartered guides and captains, trout pond with real fishing, and more. Adult admission $ 4. Telephone 717-991-1015. www.monaghanfishingshow.com/
January 29-30 – Fredericksburg Gun Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Promoted by Southeastern Guns & Knives Shows. The SGK Gun Show is an organized, legal event that promotes an understanding of shooting sports, an appreciation of American history, and an opportunity to view historical and contemporary guns. This event allows attendees to view, buy, sell and trade a wide variety of shooting and sport products. Admission: $ 10. https://sgkshows.com/
January 29-30 – Gettysburg Gun Show, Allstar Events Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Organized by the Eagle Arms Sports Shows. 500 tables of rifles, shotguns, handguns, antique firearms, hunting knives, gun parts, ammunition and military surplus. Admission: $ 8. www.eagleshows.com
January 29-30 – Original Lancaster County Gun Show, Solanco Fairgrounds, Quarryville, PA. More than a hundred tables. Modern and vintage firearms, muzzle chargers, black powder items, knives, collectibles, books and accessories. Donation: $ 5. Info, call 717-368-4653.
January 27-30 – 2022 Icefest, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Over 30 tons of ice! This highly anticipated winter festival features live ice sculpting, with over 70 ice sculptures, food vendors, chili dishes, Saturday fireworks and more! Events include: 40ft double-wide ice slide, snowball, scavenger hunt, 5k run, frozen movies and polar dive. All events are free, unless otherwise noted by a dollar sign ($). www.icefestpa.com/
February 5-13 – Great American Hunting and Outdoor Show, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating the hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are cherished by millions of Americans and their families. The show features nearly 1,100 exhibitors along with a busy schedule, including concerts, fundraising dinners, lectures, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and more. Moreover. Adult admission $ 15 (1 day), $ 25 (2 days), join the NRA and get 1 day free. www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/
February 18-20 – 37th Annual Allegheny Sports, Travel & Outdoors Exhibition, Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania. This show is dedicated to hunting, fishing and camping. It features hundreds of state-of-the-art exhibitors, dozens of live demonstrations, and a top-notch team of seminar experts. Telephone: 216-529-1300 Adult admission: $ 10. www.sportandtravel.com/
February 26 – Saltwater Fishing Show, Elks Lodge, 2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, Maryland. Exhibitors will present fishing boats, marine equipment, kayaks, speedboats, fishing equipment, up to fishing rods, and sport fishing accessories associated with this area. Admission: $ 5.
March 5-6 – The Fly Fishing Show, Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 East Vine Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Everything there is to know about fly fishing, with fly tyers, writers, educational courses and seminars, and fly fishing destinations. The exhibition hall is packed with manufacturers in the industry, the biggest dealers, the best fly fishing guides and lodges, great artists, almost every fly tying material invented, every book and DVD. , and all the best rods, reels, lines, waders, and accessories. The Fly Fishers Federation is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing lessons at the FFF Learning Center located at the FFF booth. Basic fly casting, fly tying and knot tying will be taught throughout the day at the Fly Fishing Show. International Fly Fishing Film Festival – The winning films will be screened on Saturday at 6 p.m. Adult admission, cash only at the door: 1 day $ 15; 2 days $ 25. www.flyfishingshow.com/lancaster-pa/
March 11-13—National Capital Boat Show, Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia. The National Capital Boat Show is your one-stop shop for the boating season. Stock up on all the essentials and collect amazing ideas for having a good time on the water. Find everything you need to get on the water this season at one of the region’s largest boat shows. Buy hundreds of new boats from dealers throughout Virginia and Maryland, including runabouts, saltwater fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, deck boats, jet boats, jon boats and personal watercraft. Adult admission: $ 10. http://chantillyboatshow.com/
March 19 – Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectable Tackle Show, Towson Maryland. Discover fly fishing through the eyes of professional bamboo / graphite / glass rod builders, classic gear dealers, well-known national artists and authors, regional guides, not to mention our local fly shops in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC Over 70 vendors and stalls abound with everything for fly fishing. Adult admission: $ 10, www.marylandflyfishingshow.com
March 18-20 – Mid-Atlantic RV Expo, Meadows Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, Virginia. Recreational vehicle dealers in several states offer tent RVs, caravans, premium coaches, park models, fifth-wheel trailers, RVs, RVs, and vans in a variety floor plans to suit all budgets and camping styles. Adult admission: $ 10. www.richmondrvexpo.com
March 26-27 – 3rd Annual Maryland Sports Show, Howard County Fairgrounds. Over 100 Vendors, Events & Seminars, Waterfowl Call Contest, Cornhole Contest, Buck & Deer Scoring, NWTF Turkey Call Contest and much more! Bring your dog. Check online for ticket prices and information. www.mdsportsmanshow.com
April 21-24 – Bay Bridge Boat Show, Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, Maryland. Start your boating season at the Bay Bridge Boat Show. The largest spring boat show in North Florida will feature over 400 powerboats from 7 to 70 feet including an impressive collection of fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, jets skis, jet boats, ski boats, bowriders, inflatables, kayaks, SUPs and canoes. Explore more than 100 exhibitor booths, a food court and a children’s area. Fun for the whole family. www.annapolisboatshows.com/bay-bridge-boat-show/
April 29 – May 1 – Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, City Dock, Annapolis, Maryland. Check out the sailboats on display in the water and on land, new and brokerage, including catamarans, monohulls, family cruisers, sailing boats and ocean going sailboats. Most sailboats available for immediate sale. Spend your summer sailing at sunset. www.annapolisboatshows.com/annapolis-spring-sailboat-show/