The Great Outdoors exhibit traditionally located in the concourse below the Portland Ballroom, has grown in popularity to the point where show organizers felt that it deserved a spot on the main show floor for the first time ever. The exhibit will be located in the back of Hall A in the Oregon Convention Center during the show’s run from Thursday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 31.
The Great Outdoors features outdoor gear and vehicle accessories that can make any outdoor adventure possible. Rack Attack, provider of accessories to carry nearly any type of outdoor sporting equipment, has outfitted several vehicles to show the possibilities of escaping to your next adventure.
Speaking of which, Next Adventure, purveyors of nearly everything needed to enjoy a backyard sleepover to trekking the wilderness, will be showing the latest in hi-tech outdoor gear, plus they will be joining with Rack Attack in a drawing for a Thule cargo box loaded with outdoor gear from Next Adventure. You can also enter to win the use of a new Audi for a ski weekend with lift tickets, courtesy of Audi of Beaverton. 99West Trailers will also be located in The Great Outdoors, featuring the latest toy haulers.
The Great Outdoors typically features celebrity appearances too, and this year is no exception. Jim Thurber from the hit TV show Gold Rush, will be in the Home with Heroes exhibit each day of the show to sign auto graphs. On Sunday – Jack Hoffman, also from the Gold Rush TV, show will be on site to sign autographs.
On Sunday, Family Day, you are invited to come pan for gold with the stars from the hit TV reality show Gold Rush! The gold panning will be taking place all hours of the show on Sunday in the Great Outdoors area of the show in the Home with Heroes exhibit.