February 28 - March 3, 2019Buy Tickets
Features & Attractions
PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2018 Outdoorama. The 2019 Show details will be posted soon.
Big Buck Night
Thursday, March 1 – 7pm (seating starts at 6:30pm)
Presented by Michigan Out of Doors TV Show
This is a long time tradition. Celebrity hosts Jimmy Gretzinger and Jenny Olson will interview the lucky Michigan hunters who bagged some of the largest whitetail deer of the season. Special consideration is given to lucky hunters who have amazing stories about their kill. This one night show will be filmed for airing on the upcoming television program and is a must-see for every Michigan deer hunter!
Fly Tyers Corner
Come watch some of the top fly tiers in Michigan as they set up and demonstrate their favorite patterns or make a request. This is a constant workshop for anglers that share an interest in this artful pastime. It is presented by local experts and guides from the Michigan Fly Fishing Club.
Commemorative Bucks of Michigan
Commemorative Bucks of Michigan will be at the Show to score your deer, turkey, bear and elk. They will also have Boone and Crockett / Pope and Young measurers to assist you. Bring your trophies and have them scored for FREE while you enjoy the Show. Also back by popular demand, you can display your trophies for the duration of the Show for all to see on the Buck Boards!
CBM Buck Boards
Back again at Outdoorama, attendees that bring their trophy Deer, Turkey, or Bear to the Show and have it scored for free by the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan will have the option of putting it on display for the duration of the Show for all to see on the Buck Boards. Fees will be charged by CBM for entry into the actual record books.
Deer Processing Demo
Saturday – 2pm at the Main Stage
Presented by Country Smoke House
Steve Francis, owner of Country Smoke House in Almont, MI will demonstrate how to Field Dress, Handle, Butcher and Process your next Whitetail deer. Country Smoke House processes thousands of deer each year. Steve is an expert in his field and will show you tricks of the trade and lessons learned over decades of hard work in the butchering industry. He starts with a fresh deer and walks through every step of the process from dressing and skinning to butchering and packaging. This is a must-see for every deer hunter and venison lover!
Virtual Fishing Simulator
Presented by the Michigan Charter Boat Association
Take the trolling rod in hand, watch the video screen and get ready. The Salmon takes that lure like a freight train and your job is to land that fish! Michigan Charter Captains are on-hand to coach your fish playing techniques. Top scores win charter fishing trips on the Great Lakes. All proceeds benefit the Michigan Charter Boat Association’s scholarship fund.
Operated by Michigan B.A.S.S. as a fundraiser, you and your kids are invited to come and try your hand at one of the State’s best indoor ponds for live rainbow trout. Even if you come just to watch, you will see the highest catch percentage of any trout pond you have ever seen. It only costs $5 to give it a try.
Pellet Shooting Range
A Pellet Shooting Range will trill plinkers and shooters of all ages. This popular feature is destined to be a big hit. Certified instructors are on-hand to teach accuracy and safety to shooters of all ages.
Sportsmen’s Hog Roast
A large dining area has been designated as the site of the annual Sportsmen’s Grill food court. After rave reviews last winter, the area has acquired “ultimate” status with and expanded menu, a family entertainment area and a large bar area popular with sportsmen. This year’s menu will be “Wild” for sure!
Antique & Classic Fishing Tackle
Visit them in booth #5150
Terry McBurney, award winning Woods-n-Water News writer, will be on-hand all four days of the Show exhibiting some of his “Made in Michigan” fishing tackle collection. He is a member of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club, the Old Reel Collectors Association and is well versed in a variety of lures, reels, rods and accessories. He will be answering questions and offering FREE appraisals. Outdoorama visitors are invited to bring in their old fishing tackle tucked away in the barn, basement or garage. There might be some valuable surprises!
Vintage Boats & Outboard Motors
Visit them in booth #5150
Dick VanRaalte, who owns Starboard Marine Restorations of Grand Haven, Michigan and professionally restores wood and fiberglass boats and outboard motors, will be on-hand throughout the Show. He will be exhibiting a display of vintage outboards. Dick is a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, Inc. Outdoorama visitors are invited to come in and talk to Dick about restoration projects or to bring in old outboard motors for him to appraise.
Cottage & Lakefront Living Show – Detroit
2 Shows for the price of 1!
All Outdoorama attendees are invited to enjoy FREE crossover admission to the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show – Detroit, which is also produced by ShowSpan in tandem with Outdoorama. This Show celebrates the entire cottage and lakefront living lifestyle.