The Northeast’s premier fishing, hunting and travel event returns to Rockland County Community College in Suffern, NY from February 27 through March 1, featuring the latest and greatest in hunting and fishing gear, major fishing tackle manufacturers, trusted brand names and independent local retailers. The multi-generational tradition of the ‘Great Outdoors’ continues as families can spend the day comparing and shopping newly released and hard-to-find products for their outdoor needs, plus enjoy a variety of free educational seminars and attractions for all ages and skill levels.
The annual four-day event will showcase more than 250 exhibitors selling thousands of products from the boating, kayak, fishing, hunting and taxidermy industries, along with daily seminars on a variety of outdoor topics – from saltwater and freshwater fishing to hunting – led by nationally recognized experts.
Some of the highlights include: Fishing 101 Interactive Center where experts will be available to provide one-on-one personalized insight and hands-on demonstrations geared to new anglers. Techniques being taught include knot tying, bait rigging, places to fish, equipment needed, catching techniques and more. The Hawg Trough, a 5,000-gallon fish tank loaded with monster largemouth bass, and the nation’s top pros will demonstrate the latest tried-and-true lures. A fishing simulator that will allow you to hook a big one. Watch on a large screen TV as the fish jumps and dives while the pull on the line exactly simulates the action of the fish. Saltwater Superday and Whitetail Superday feature a series of special seminars dedicated to these two sports. Family Day is Sunday, March 1, when children ages 11 and under will receive free admission into the exposition, with the first 100 children receiving a gift upon entry (while supplies last). Once inside, children can participate in a scavenger hunt where a fully stamped checklist results in the opportunity to visit the Grand Prize Giveaway Booth, where all participants will walk away with a prize.
The college is located at 145 College Road in Suffern, NY 10901. Show hours are Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m., Friday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for sale online https://suffern.sportshows.com/.
Adults: $14, Ages 6-11: $3, Children 5 and under get in for free when accompanied by an adult.