THE OUTDOORS AWAITS AT THE 7TH ANNUAL GREATER PHILADELPHIA OUTDOOR SPORTSHOW, FEBRUARY 25-28, 2016 AT THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER IN OAKS, PA        

OAKs, PA–Enter a world of outdoor adventure at the 7th Annual Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, February 25-28, 2016 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. From the latest in sporting equipment to advice from the best of the best, you will find it at the Expo. Bring the family for incredible activities like meeting live bears, bungee jumping, watching raptors on the wing, hunting dog training seminars and more. It’s all at the Expo, along with great deals not to be found anywhere else.           Presented by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the Expo offers almost 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fishing gear, hunting gear, camping equipment, fishing boats and paddle sports equipment. If  you dream of backwoods adventure, explore the campers, RVs, and ATVs that let you enjoy the wilderness in style. The Expo’s extensive line-up of  lodges, guides and tourism associations will help you plan that perfect outdoor vacation.

Highlights of the show include:* A sportfishing section featuring the best names in the business when it comes to tackle manufacturers, featuring an expanded selection of saltwater exhibits.  Also on hand are smaller, custom tackle manufacturers whose wares are only found at sportsman’s shows. The Expo is the only opportunity this year to explore these fine products.*  The Boatyard, with a large variety of fishing boats. From bass boats to saltwater fishing boats, there is a watercraft for every activity–and open water is just months away!* The Hunting Pavilion, where top vendors for firearms, archery, and hunting gear are on display, as well as exhibits on hunting camps and resorts, hunting dogs, and taxidermists.*  A chance to meet Ish Monroe, Hal Blood, Pete Gluszek and other sportsmen at the top of their game as they offer seminars and demonstrations.* Taking a walk on the wild side as you meet Bob the Bear and his handler, Jeff “The Bear Man” Watson from Porter Ridge or watch live raptors soar overhead.* Nonstop action–that is the name of the game, as the Expo offers everything from bungee jumping to mechanical bull riding, archery and paintball ranges, bobbing for trout, kayak demos, fly casting, and much more! There is something for every age and interest!* The Hawg Trough, a 5,000-gallon fish tank filled with largemouth bass and watch the pros bag the big one.* The Fishing Simulator, where you test your skills as you battle a monster fish. You can also experience the new rods and reels at our 50-foot casting pond. Pros will also offer Flyfishing 101 classes here.* Family Day is Sunday, with more special activities, plus children under age 11 get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. The first 150 kids (11 and under) through the door will receive a FREE Plano tackle box.* Giveaways: Include Costa Sunglasses, Cabela’s multi-purpose tools, and more.           “The Philadelphia Sport Show should be on every sportsman’s calendar,” says Tod Alberto, show director. “Where else can you find this much expertise, entertainment and merchandise under one roof? And it’s great family fun, too. Don’t miss this unique experience!”

For great outdoor fun, come on down to the Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, February 25-28, 2016 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!  Directions: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is just 20 minutes from Philadelphia and easily accessible from Route 76 (Schuylkill Expressway), the Pennsylvania Turnpike or Route 422.Tickets: Box  office admission is $12.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 5 to 11. Children under age 5 are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.sportshows.com. Tickets at the door are cash only. Show hours:Thursday, noon to 8:00 p.m.,Friday, noon to 8:00 p.m.,Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.           The Expo is sponsored by Stihl, Costa, Plano and Keep America Fishing. For more information, visit www.sportshows.com. See you at the Expo!