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Visit to the Great American Outdoor Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Advertised as the largest outdoor show in the world, the Great American Outdoor Show is taking place this week in Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Advertised as the largest outdoor show in the world, the Great American Outdoor Show is taking place this week in Harrisburg.

Whether you like guns, fishing, camping or archery, there is something for everyone at the Great American Outdoor Show. The nine-day event is being held this week at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. There are more than 1,000 vendors.

"They say it's the biggest show there is and it's only 50 miles from my house. I can travel back and forth every day which makes it nice," said Williams Newman of Happy Hollow Hunts, a business that offers guided hunts based in Middleburg.

"Saturday and Sunday were great and I'm sure there will be some other good days ahead," Newman said.

Rob Celuck is from Scranton and sells European skull hangers. This is his second year at the Great American Outdoor Show. He says it helped him grow his business.

"If I can see this many people in nine days, it's absolutely amazing for the business," Celuck said. "This is a great avenue to reach out to a couple hundred thousand outdoorsmen and women, to get my product out in the market."

"This show drags in a lot of people from across the country, not just Pennsylvania. If you walk through the parking lot, you'll see Wyoming, California, different countries. They're coming from all over the place," said John Eisenhart from Robbins Marine, outside Milton.

"You hear every different type of accent come through here. It's really cool to be able to get perspective from around the world on everything this show has to offer," said Eisenhart.

"Everything outdoors, I love camping, fishing, hunting. This is it, this is my show, I come at least twice a year," said Millville resident David Miller.

"It's only a short trip from home down to here. See what's here with the hunting and fishing categories, boats especially this year," said Tom Wallish of Freeburg.

Nine halls of the farm show complex are filled with guns, archery, tree stands and more.

Bob Chianelli of Williamsport was looking for a boat.

"A lot of good things to see and the next exhibit I'm going to is fishing. I do a lot of fishing in Canada," he said.

"What's new in the markets, the various different outfitters. I'd like to take a fishing trip somewhere. This is the place to do it if you're looking to book something come down here," Wallish said.

It's $15 to get in plus $10 to park.

The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features over 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, and archery to art, covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. The show runs through Sunday in Harrisburg.