31st Annual Great Rockies Sportshow Brings the Great Outdoors to Billings
By angelamontana

The Great Rockies Sportshow in Billings is the largest presentation of fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products/services in Montana and Wyoming.


January 3, 2016 – Three days of summer fun in January?  That’s what’s happening in Billings.  The Great Rockies Sportshow returns in 2016 with more fun and adventure than ever before.   The annual three-day event is the largest presentation of fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products in Montana/Wyoming.   Not only can visitors buy outdoor-related products they can also book their next vacation to Alaska/Canada/Africa or buy a new boat or RV.   Door prizes include free Alaska fishing vacation plus an assortment of outdoor gear.

Highlighting the weekend’s entertainment is Rattlesnake Dave and his West Texas Rattlesnake Show.  Dave will be entertaining audiences three times each day with the rattlesnakes on display in between shows.

The first Boat and RV show of the season rolls into MetraPark as part of the Great Rockies Sportshow.  Meet with factory reps, shop and compare a huge selection of RV’s and boats in one place, saving you time and money.

Learning is a fun part of the show and seminars are going on all day long.  New this year is husband & wife team Chad & Marsha Schearer from Shoot Straight TV.  They’ll be conducting a seminar entitled, Teaming Up For More & Bigger Bulls.  Other seminars include, Tuna Fishing Off the Coast of Washington by Robert Gudgell, Learning Elk Language by Dan Kloer, Furbearer Identification by Fran Buell, Ice Fishing Secrets by Eddie White, and flycasting and fly tying demos by Arnie Gidlow of Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge.  Kit & Trevor Johnson from Kits Tackle will be holding multiple seminars (Friday: Jig Fishing with Cutbait,Saturday: Fishing Rock Creek on Fort Peck, Sunday: Fishing the Land of Giants on Holter Lake).  Seminar times can be found online at http://www.GreatRockiesShow.com


January 8, 9, 10, 2016


Friday 12:00 – 8:00

Saturday 10:00 – 6:00

Sunday 10:00 – 4:00


MetraPark Expo Center

308 6th Ave North

Billings, MT 59103

Admission  $6.00 w/$1.00 off coupon (available on GreatRockiesShow.com), $7.00 without.  $3.00 for kids 6-12 and those children 5 and under admitted free.

What to See & Do:

  • Book your next vacation to Alaska, Canada, Africa, New Zealand or the Western U.S.!
  • – Buy a new BOAT, RV, ATV or motorcycle – lots of dealers and factory reps at the show!
  • *NEW!  Rattlesnake Dave and the West Texas Rattlesnake Show.  Multiple shows daily.
  • – Yankee Joe’s Gemstone & Fossil Mine. Mine for gems and fossils and keep what you find!
  • – Alaska Fishing Vacations door prize courtesy Prince of Wales Eagle Lodge
  • –  Big Buck Contest
  • –  Outdoor Writer’s Association National Photo Contest Winning Entries Exhibit
  • – NFL Games on Big Screen TV
  • –  Kids Trout Pond
  • – Wall of Fish
  • – Fly Tying Theater sponsored by Magic City Fly Fishers
  • – Fly Casting Pool and demos
  • – U.S. Forest Service Low Impact Camping Display
  • – Fishing & Hunting Seminars
  • – Kids Corner – sponsored by Montana Trappers Association

Plus a world of Outdoor Products and Services available such as:

  • *Hunting and fishing guides and outfitters
  • *Fishing tackle and products
  • *Travel, vacations
  • *Outdoor Art
  • *RVs, campers

* and so much more…