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Expanded venue means more gear and more family fun at the 46th annual Outdoorama

Expanded venue means more gear and more family fun at the 46th annual Outdoorama

For Immediate Release:

For More Information Contact:
Henri Boucher, Show Producer, ShowSpan, Inc. – 616-447-2860
Ben Nielsen, Show Manager, ShowSpan – 616-447-2860
Bill Parker, Sport Show Publicist – 248-520-9136
E-mail: events@showspan.com | Website: www.Outdoorama.com



Expanded venue means more gear and more family fun

 at the 46th annual Outdoorama


NOVI, MI — The show that celebrates conservation and family fun will set up camp at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi when Outdoorama arrives in next month. This is southeast Michigan’s oldest outdoors show and one of the longest-running shows in the Midwest. This year, with a 100,000 square foot expansion at Suburban Collection Showplace, Outdoorama will be bigger and better than ever with more hunting and fishing gear, boats, marine accessories, informative seminars, and guides and outfitters from across the country and beyond. The 46th annual Outdoorama is Feb. 28 through March 3 at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi.

“Outdoorama has been educating and entertaining individuals and families for more than four decades with exciting entertainment, educational seminars and a huge display hunting gear, fishing gear, boats and motors, accessories and much more,” said Show Manager Ben Nielsen. “This show started back in 1973 at the old state fair grounds on 8 Mile Road and continues to attract tens of thousands of sportsmen and sportswomen from across Michigan each year. That’s a testament to our deep outdoors traditions and conservation heritage.”

Returning to Outdoorama this year by popular demand is the Timberworks Lumberjack Show. These lumberjack world championship competitors use the same skills used in logging camps in the 1900s to thrill the crowds with entertaining dialog and head-to-head competition in skills including log rolling, pole climbing, ax throwing, crosscut sawing and more. The Timberworks Lumberjacks have nation-wide appeal and have appeared on television shows including Wide World of Sports and Fox and Friends. They are sure to be a hit with the crowds at Outdoorama.

Big Buck Night East (Thursday only), a Deer Processing Demonstration (Saturday only) and an Antique and Classic Fishing Tackle Display always attract large crowds. Outdoorama patrons are encouraged to bring their deer, bear, elk and turkey trophies to the show and have them scored for free by Commemorative Bucks of Michigan. Once scored, the owners can share their trophies by hanging them on the Outdoorama Buck Board for all the show patrons to see.

Adding to the show’s broad appeal is the 13th Annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, which runs concurrently at Suburban Collection Showplace. Patrons to either event receive free crossover admission.

For those interested in booking an out-of-town adventure, Outdoorama features dozens of lodges, outfitters, guides and charter boat captains from Alaska to Africa and across North America.

Other fun activities featured at Outdoorama include a Trout Pond stocked with rainbow trout, a Video Fishing Simulator, an Archery Range for kids and newcomers, a Pellet Shooting Range, Fly Tiers Corner and the Sportsman’s Grill with fresh Bar-B-Que Sandwiches.

Dozens of sport clubs and conservation organizations, many of which are Michigan United Conservation Clubs affiliates, will staff booths with volunteers to hand out literature and explain club programs.

Birds of prey and other animals and birds native to Michigan will be on display by the Howell Nature Center and the Michigan Hawking Club.

Nationally acclaimed Michigan deer hunting experts John Eberhart and Tim Andrus, and walleye fishing experts Mark Martin, Mark Romanack and Lance Valentine join our all-star lineup of seminar speakers at this year’s Outdoorama.

The first 500 attendees on Thursday and Friday receive a free, collectible Dardevle spoon from Eppinger Manufacturing Co. in Dearborn.  The first 250 attendees on Saturday and Sunday will receive a K&E Bass Stopper lure from Stopper Lures in Hastings.

The show that celebrates Michigan’s great outdoors is Feb. 28 through March 3.  Bring the kids and grandchildren. Admission is $12 adult, $5 for children ages 6 to 14, and children 5 and under will be admitted free. Show hours are Thursday, 1 to 9; Friday, 11 to 9; Saturday, 10 to 9; and Sunday, 10 to 5.

For more information, visit http://www.Outdoorama.com or call (616) 447-2860.

Discount weekday tickets are available online at Outdoorama.com. You can also follow late-breaking news and developments at: www.facebook.com/ULTIMATESPORTSHOWTOUR and at www.twitter.com/Outdoorama

Media Note:  For high-res images:  http://www.showspan.com/OUT/MediaGallery.aspx Contact Publicist Bill Parker at the above number for tickets to the show.


The Suburban Collection Showplace, a state-of-the-art Exposition, Convention and Conference Center in Novi, Michigan, is owned and managed by Blair M. Bowman. The Suburban Collection Showplace offers approximately 320,000 square feet of space, including 30,000 square feet of meeting space. Other attractive amenities include a full-service kitchen capable of serving a sit down meal to 3,500 people, formal banquet halls, full-service concession areas, two major atrium style entrances with 25,000 square feet of lobby space for pre-function and registration activities. For more information, visit www.SuburbanCollectionShowplace.com.