Winter has been hit-or-miss this year in southern Michigan but one activity sure to be a big hit is a trip to the 43rd annual Outdoorama, Feb. 25-28 at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi.
From mushroom hunting, stalking whitetails or calling turkeys to catching walleye, bass, salmon and trout from boats, kayaks, canoes even paddle boards, show patrons will find it all at the 2016 Outdoorama.
Hunters, anglers, hikers, bird watchers, campers, canoers and other outdoors enthusiasts will fill the aisles looking for hot deals from hundreds of vendors on boats and sporting gear, for conservation education that includes nearly 100 free seminars, and for family entertainment and fun. Show patrons can expect to find great deals on fishing and hunting boats, pontoons, kayaks and pleasure boats, marine accessories, docks, lifts, hunting and fishing gear, and camping supplies.
Adding to the show's broad appeal is the 9th Annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, which runs concurrently at Suburban Collection Showplace. Patrons to either event receive free crossover admission.
For those interested in booking an out-of-town adventure, Outdoorama again features dozens of lodges, outfitters, guides and charter boat captains from Alaska to Africa and across North America.
Other fun activities featured at Outdoorama include a Trout Pond stocked with rainbow trout, a Video Fishing Simulator, a Pellet Shooting Range, Fly Tiers Corner and the Sportsman's Grill with fresh Bar-B-Que Sandwiches all four days of the show.
Show hours are Thursday, 3 to 9:30; Friday, noon to 9:30; Saturday, 10 to 9; and Sunday, 10 to 5. For more information, go to https://showspan.com/OUT/ or call 800-328-6550. Discount tickets are available at Wendy's or online at Outdoorama.com