Summer Adventures Begin at the Great Rockies  Sportshow in 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.

Three days of summer fun …. in January?  That’s what’s happening at MetraPark in Billings January 20-22.  The Great Rockies Sportshow, presented by Montana Toyota dealers, returns to Billings 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/New Zealand/Argentina/Rocky Mountain West or buy a new boat or RV.

Highlighting the weekend’s entertainment is The Great Bear Show featuring live shows all weekend.  Get up close and personal with the bears!

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. Seminars include, 20 Tips for Better Outdoor Photos by Arnie Gidlow of Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge, How Weather Fronts Influence the Vocals of the Rut by Dan Kloer, Ice Out Fishing In Montana by Father/Son duo Kit & Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle, Fly Fishing The Big 3- BWO, Trico’s and PMDs, Fishing the East Yellowstone River for Cats, Bass and Walleye by Eddie White, Cooking with Freeze Dried Foods by Amber Heath.  The Fly Tying Theater is hosted by Arnie Gidlow of Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge and basic fly tying seminars will focus on “Tying with Hair” showing a variety of techniques and “Tying with Parachutes

The popular KIDS TROUT POND sponsored by Montana Pikemasters provides kids 12 and under with the opportunity to catch and release live trout.

Back again is the GEMSTONE & FOSSIL MINE where a person can go mining for real gemstones and fossils.  Everyone gets to keep and take home their gemstones and fossils.

$50 gift cards are being given away all weekend long during as part of the Great Toyota Gear Giveaway.  Register at the Montana Toyota Dealers exhibit for your chance to win $50 worth of outdoor gear from one of Billings sporting goods stores!

Seminar times can be found online at


January 20-22, 2017


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, $7.00 without.  $3.00 for kids 6-16 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 or RV – lots of dealers and factory reps at the show!

*NEW!  The Great Bear Show!  Multiple shows daily.

– Gemstone & Fossil Mine. Mine for gems and fossils and keep what you find!

– Alaska Fishing Vacations

–  NEW! Outdoor Writer’s Association National Photo Contest Winning Entries Exhibit

– NFL Games Sunday on Big Screen TV

–  Kids Trout Pond

– Wall of Fish

– Fly Tying Theater sponsored Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge

– 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…