Annual Great Rockies Sportshow Brings the Great Outdoors to Bozeman
By angelamontana

Three days of summer fun in February?  That’s what’s happening in Bozeman. 

Presented by Montana Toyota Dealers, The Great Rockies Sportshow returns in 2018 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 Southwest Montana.   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 lures.

Lots of children and family activities all weekend.  Highlighting the weekend’s entertainment is Rattlesnake Dave and his West Texas Rattlesnake Show.  Dave will be entertaining audiences from the snake pit daily with the rattlesnakes on display in between shows.

More fun kids activities include the Kids catch and release Trout Pond, Yankee Joe’s Gemstone & Fossil Mining, Kids Corner, courtesy of Montana Trappers Association (kids corner, trackID/stamping, color/activity book giveaway, hands on pelt display).  Kids will receive a free arrowhead at the door while supplies last!

The first Boat and RV sale of the season rolls into the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse too as part of the Great Rockies Sportshow.  Meet with reps, shop and compare RV’s and boats in one place.

Learning is a fun part of the show and seminars are going on all day long. Seminars include Tips & Tactics on Harvesting Mature Bull Elk on Public Lands by Ben & Tim Schmidt of Schmidt Happens Outdoors, Planning a Montana Walleye Fishing Trip with Dale Gilbert, Elk Hunting:  Screaming Bulls and hard Antlers with Montana Grant, Cooking With Freeze Dried Foods by Amber Heath.

At the fly casting pool and fly tying theater will be Arnie Gidlow of Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge and Montana Grant.  Arnie Gidlow will hold an informative seminar entitled, Improving Your Dry Fly Skills.  Fly Tying seminars will be held all weekend long at the Fly Tying Theater.

Seminar times can be found online at


February 23, 24, 25, 2018


Friday 3:00 – 8:00

Saturday 10:00 – 6:00

Sunday 10:00 – 4:00


Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

1 Bobcat Circle

Bozeman, MT 59717


Kids 5 & under are free,

Juniors 6-16 $3.00

Regular price is $5.00

What to See & Do:

– Book your next vacation to Alaska, Canada, Africa

– Buy a new BOAT, RV, ATV

*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!

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

–  Kids Trout Pond

– Wall of Fish

– Fly Tying Theater

– Fly Casting Pool and demos

– 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…

 The Great Rockies Sportshow in Bozeman is the largest presentation of fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products/services in Southwest Montana!

(photo credit: Tailyr Irvine – Billings Gazette)