For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Kim Sansom, Show Organizer (806) 253‐1322  |

On Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, the Great Outdoors Expo, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show, will take place at the Midland County Horseshoe, 2514 Arena Trail. The show will feature more than 130 exhibitor booths where attendees can book a hunt or fishing trip and shop for ATV’s, UTV’s, blinds, hunting and camping equipment, clothing, home decor and more. There will also be activities and entertainment for the entire family including an introduction to bow class for children on Friday and Saturday and a fishing pond for children.  

“Midland is one of our favorite places to come, the support and the people are wonderful,” said Show Organizer Kim Sansom. “The help we receive from the Midland Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau are superb, better than anywhere else we go!   Great places to eat, shop—just a good central place for the region.”  

New this year is the “Fetch N Fish” tub fishing demos, including the High Flying Retriever Dog Show. Wisconsin comedian Curt Strutz will perform the “Fishing for Laughs” family comedy show. The show incorporates balloon twisting and puppets. Also on the main stage will be Bob King and Gary “The Turkey Slayer” Roybal demonstrating fly fishing techniques, hunting preparation and game calling.  Texas Junior Anglers will have a fishing tank for children to catch live fish.   The Texas Parks & Wildlife “Wall of Shame” will also be featured along with the human hamster ball and kiddie bumper boats. 

The trade show will run from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $4 for children ages five to 15. On Friday, seniors get a special $5 admission and children ages fifteen and under receive free admission from 4 to 7 p.m. On Sunday all mothers receive half‐price admission to honor them on Mother’s Day.  

For more information, contact Kim Sansom at (806) 253‐1322 or, or visit  

The above information has been provided by Silver Spur Trade Shows and distributed by the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event is projected to bring in $354,375 in direct visitor spending to the Midland economy

The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination