Summer Adventures Begin at the Great Rockies Sportshow in Helena
By angelamontana

Three days of summer fun …. in February?  That’s what’s happening at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena.  The Great Rockies Sportshow, presented by Montana Toyota dealers, returns to Helena with more fun and adventure than ever before.   The annual three-day event is a large presentation of fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products..   Not only can visitors buy outdoor-related products they can also book their next vacation to Alaska/Canada/Africa/New Zealand/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. Take a photo with Barney, Cindy and/or Andy, real live bears, and learn about North American Bears in an educational performance showcasing their skills!

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, Ice Out Fishing In Montana by Father/Son duo Kit & Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle, Tips and Tactics of Elk Hunting Public Lands by Tim & Ben Schmidt of Schmidt Happens Outdoors, Cooking with Freeze Dried Foods with Amber Heatrh of Thrive Life Tambers Treats.

The popular KIDS TROUT POND 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


February 24-26, 2017


Friday 12:00 – 7:00

Saturday 10:00 – 6:00

Sunday 10:00 – 4:00


Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds

98 West Custer Ave

Helena, MT 59602

Admission  $5.00 w/$1.00 off coupon (available on, $6.00 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

–  Kids Trout Pond

– Wall of Fish

– 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

*Travel, vacations

*RVs, campers

* and so much more…

(press release via Bill Reier)