2018 Great Rockies Sport Show coming 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 15, 2018 – Three days of summer fun …. in January?  That’s what’s happening at MetraPark in Billings January 19-21.  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.

If you’ve ever wanted to go on an outdoor adventure, you can’t miss the expo this year.  Lodges and outfitters from all over the world are exhibiting this year and there are many excellent travel destinations to choose from.  African safari?  Over a dozen African outfitters are at the show.  Other fishing and hunting destinations include Alaska, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina and the Rocky Mountain West.

Highlighting the weekend’s entertainment is Rattlesnake Dave and the West Texas Rattlesnake Show.  Watch Rattlesnake Dave as he jumps in the snake pit filled with live rattlesnakes and educates the family about rattlesnakes.  Three shows daily.

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, “The Art of Backyard Butchering-A Hunters approach from a Chef’s Perspective”  Here you will learn how easy it is to fabricate your own deer while saving lots of money by doing it yourself. Chef Wutsch will discuss breaking down an entire carcass into primal cuts and will demonstrate the fabrication of a hind or front leg.  Learn to get quality wholesome meat to your cutting board and into the pan. Chef Wutsch will discuss factors in the field that will determine taste and tenderness on the plate. Emphasis will be placed on matching the correct cooking method with each muscle. The object of this presentation is to demonstrate the ease in quality preparation. Bring lots of questions, you won’t be disappointed.  Two seminars daily.

Developing Your Photography Skills  This seminar will cover some important technical aspects of photography, post-processing and creativity.

The Fly Tying Theater is hosted by Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge and basic fly tying seminars with Arnie Gidlow will focus on Best Saltwater Patterns showing a variety of techniques and Trout Emergers.

Walleye Fishermen can learn from walleye fishing guru Dale Gilbert as he hold seminars entitled, 1. Walleye 101 – The Basics –  learning the basics on how to find and catch walleye, 2. Planning a Montana Walleye Fishing Trip – learning where and when to go to have a great trip!, 3.Planning a Montana Walleye Fishing Trip – learning where and when to go to have a great trip!

For those of you who want to go salt water fishing a little closer to home, Rob Gudgell of Pcific Salmon Charters will hold seminars each day entitled, Fishing for Salmon, Tuna, Halibut, Bottom Fish, Sturgeon Off Coast of Washington

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 Cabela 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 https://www.GreatRockiesShow.com


January 19-21, 2018


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 6-16 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!  West Texas Rattlesnake Show!  Three 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

– 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…