200,000 Attend NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show

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posted on February 28, 2023
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NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show, which was held Feb. 4 through 12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, drew 200,000 people, roughly 35,000 more than 2022’s gathering. With more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest in gear and activities on 650,000 square feet of display space—coupled with expert seminars throughout the event—there was something for every flavor of outdoor enthusiast.

If that wasn’t enough, on Saturday, Feb. 11, platinum-selling country superstar Brantley Gilbert packed the complex to capacity as the highlighted act during a sold-out NRA Country concert. The evening was presented by Magpul and included special musical guests Nate Hosie and Jacob Bryant.

“Dauphin County was the epicenter of all things outdoors as the world’s largest outdoor show hosted hundreds of thousands of sportsmen and women this year,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr., executive director of NRA General Operations. “It was thrilling to see the exhibit halls—from the shooting sports hall to the hunting outfitter hall—packed with families and friends celebrating our shared values and way of life. NRA is grateful for the support from our local partners, sponsors, and exhibitors that helped make this show a resounding success and a memorable experience for all attendees.”

The evening before the event’s doors opened—when NRA and local officials held the ribbon-cutting ceremony—The NRA Foundation announced grants totaling roughly $50,000 going to support Pennsylvania organizations dedicated to the shooting sports, the state’s law enforcement agencies and programs that will enhance the area’s outdoor activities. The NRA Foundation has donated more than $400,000 to similar efforts during the Great American Outdoor show since the National Rifle Association assumed management of the event in 2014.

Next year’s NRA Great American Outdoor Show takes place Feb. 3 to 11. 

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