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 – 248-886-5883
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.Outdoorama.com
Family fun, hunting, fishing and conservation celebrated at the
48th Annual Outdoorama
NOVI, MI — As southeast Michigan’s oldest outdoors show and one of the longest-running shows in the Midwest, Outdoorama has been educating and entertaining individuals and families since it began in 1973 at the state fair grounds on Eight Mile Road. With exciting entertainment, educational seminars, and loads of boats, marine accessories, hunting and fishing gear, informative seminars, and guides and outfitters from across the country and beyond Outdoorama returns to Suburban Collection Showplace next month. The 48th annual Outdoorama is Feb. 24-27 at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi.
“Outdoorama has withstood the test of time and continues to attract tens of thousands of sportsmen and sportswomen from across southeastern Michigan each year – a testament to our deep outdoors traditions and conservation heritage,” said Show Manager Ben Nielsen. “The excitement about Outdoorama begins each year just after the holidays and continues to grow right up until the doors open and the show begins.”
Returning to Outdoorama this year is the crowd favorite 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 numerous television shows including Wide World of Sports and Fox and Friends. They’re always a hit with the crowds at Outdoorama.
Big Buck Night East (Thursday only), free trophy scoring by Commemorative Bucks of Michigan 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 CBM. Once scored, the owners can share their trophies with show patrons by hanging them on the Outdoorama Buck Board.
Adding to the show’s broad appeal is the 15th Annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, which is also produced by ShowSpan and 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’s Outfitter Alley features dozens of lodges, outfitters, guides and charter boat captains. Come on down to the show and book the trip you have been dreaming about.
Looking for a new boat? Outdoorama has them along with a full slate of marine equipment. If you want a boat on the water this spring, now is the time to buy one. You can compare different models at Outdoorama and purchase your boat at the show through on-site financing.
Other fun-filled activities featured at this year’s Outdoorama include a Trout Pond stocked with rainbow trout, a Video Fishing Simulator, a Pellet Shooting Range, Fly Tiers Corner, a locked antler display, an Antique and Classic Fishing Tackle display, and the Sportsman’s Hog Roast with fresh Barbeque 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
Exciting and educational deer hunting seminars will be offered by deer hunting experts Tom Richardson and Tim Andrus, and Food Plot specialist Tony LaPratt. Walleye fishing experts Mark Martin and Mark Romanack, bass fishing professionals Joe Thomas and Wayne Carpenter, Great Lakes Captain Jake Romanack, Lake St. Clair hunting and fishing expert Joel Piatek and others join our all-star lineup of seminar speakers at this year’s Outdoorama.
The first 250 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. 24-27. 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. On-site parking is $5. Show hours are Thursday, 1 to 9; Friday, 11 to 9; Saturday, 10 to 8; and Sunday, 10 to 5.
For more information, visit http://www.Outdoorama.com or call (616) 447-2860.
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.