A full list of the attractions coming to the 2023 Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show are below.
After a three year hiatus the Kid’s Free Trout Pond is back! Kids 12 and younger can fish for free and take up to two trout home if they wish. Everything’s provided including the plastic bag to take them home in. This is one of the most popular attractions at our shows and we’ve missed seeing the families and happy kids enjoying this iconic feature. And to make things really interesting we’ve added several trophy-sized trout in the mix as well…so hang on!
Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show! The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show is thrilled to introduce this wonderful competition to the fairgrounds. It’s muscle against machine as expert lumberjacks take on a variety of competitions including log-rolling, cross-cut sawing, axe throwing, underhand chopping and much more!
1pm & 3pm –Thursday, and Friday
1pm, 3pm & 5pm – Saturday
12pm & 2pm – Sunday
Public lands advocate and hunter Randy Newberg joins us every day of the show at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. He’ll be hosting daily Q&A sessions in the Hunting Theater. It’s your opportunity to meet Randy and have a conversation. Randy’s a genuinely good guy, wonderful to talk to and a wealth of information that he’s ready to share.
With more than 10,000 entries since its inception in the mid-90’s, the Head and Horns Competition has logged hundreds of new records. For $30 our certified measurers will measure your antlers, horns, head or turkey beard. The prizes are fantastic! Special thanks to our Head & Horn sponsors.
The Wall of Kings is one of the most impressive trophy displays to be found anywhere on the planet! It’s a collection of big game mounts that will amaze any deer or elk hunter. And appropriately, you’ll find it close to the Head & Horns Competition.
And on Saturday, March 11th from 10a-5p, the Kubota Field Event presented by Platt Equipment and Mid-State Power Products. Try-it and buy-it! You’ll find it in the Hooker Creek Arena at the First Interstate Bank Center and Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. Test drive zero-turn mowers, sub-compact, compact and utility tractors and utility vehicles. Financing available. We’re excited to bring this to this year’s show…and we hope you’re excited to take a test drive!
Bi-Mart is returning with it’s ammo sale! Ammunition has been in short supply the past several years. Not this year. The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show will have the largest supply of ammo for sale in the Northwest.
The first and biggest RV & Boat Sale presented by Selco Community Credit Union east of the Cascades! Buy where price and selection are best! There’s acres and acres of RV’s to shop and plenty of boats too! Pontoons, surf and wakeboard boats, kayaks, fishing boats and more!
With spring just around the corner now’s the time to get ready for another year of fabulous fishing, hunting and outdoor activity! Central Oregon’s largest sportsmen, boat and RV sale comes to the area only once-a-year for 4 BIG days, March 11th-14th at the First Interstate Bank Center and Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond There are lots of great reasons (and by no means is this a complete list) to make the 22nd annual Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show presented by Leupold one of your “must-do” stops this year. Your ticket into the show gets you all this!
Join us in celebrating 22 years! Thanks to Central Oregon’s gracious support the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show continues to grow and evolve as the ebb-and-flow of exhibitors and exhibits changes with the passing years. 2021 is no different with LOTS of new things to see and do. Make this the year you walk the sprawling First Interstate Bank Center and Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center grounds in Redmond and see the latest in hunting, fishing, RV’s, boats and outdoor recreation along with wildlife art, apparel, food and things to do — it’s fun for one or the whole family!
Randy Newberg. Celebrated hunter and public lands and public access advocate, Randy Newberg is joining us this year. We’re thrilled! He’ll be at the show and delivering a daily Q&A session on hunting elk on public lands. This is a special opportunity for local hunters to connect with one of the world’s best. Randy’s skilled, accessible, easy-to-talk-to and helpful.
Outdoor Cooking Competition! The first-ever Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show Outdoor Cooking Competition is set for this year’s show. Top outdoor cooks from across U.S. will be competing in this competition for important points needed to qualify for national and international championships. It’s one day, all-day Sunday with a focus on Dutch Oven cooking. Bread, main course and dessert are the three challenges of this competition. This is a first-ever event and an opportunity to get started with Dutch ovens or hone your already prodigious skills with advice from the best! A Sportsmen’s show never smelled so good!
Oregon Bow Hunters. The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show would like to extend a warm welcome to the Oregon Bow Hunters who will be holding their indoor State Indoor Archery Shoot at the show! Dozens of archers will be at the show with their eye trained on the bullseye.
Kid’s day! Saturday is “Kid’s Day” with a couple kid-friendly features this year. Stop-by the cooking area anytime during the day to make “Campfire chocolate bananas”…yum!!! Also, Ed Iman will be hosting his “Calling all kids” fishing seminar at 4:30. Unfortunately, this year, there is no trout pond. COVID restrictions just wouldn’t allow it.
Outdoor cooking seminars. Learn from the pro’s! It’s your chance to polish your already amazing culinary skills by top outdoor cooks. These seminars run all day, every day of the show and cover a wonderfully broad range of topics including: canning, sausage making, meat processing, Dutch oven cooking, modern smoking equipment and techniques, basics of backyard smoking, rubs and sauces, camp cooking and much more! Check out the complete schedule under “seminars” for times and topics.
Plan your vacation. The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show is the ideal opportunity to plan your 2021 and 2022 adventure. As we like to say, “Great adventures far and near start here.” From close-by guide trips for a variety of fish and wildlife species to more ambitious trips out of state or country, you’ll find plenty of options to consider at the show!
Leupold. The Presenting Sponsor of the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show is Leupold, makers of premium optics for hunting, boating and outdoor recreation. They’re offering a $20 gift card for every $100 of product(s) purchased at their booth. Be sure to check out what’s new as well as their recently introduced sunglasses.
Get artsy. Nothing says, “I love the outdoors” quite like outdoor art. There are some remarkable artists at this year’s show like Leonard Locatis Wooden Paintings, which are just incredible; Pudding River Wood Carving Studio…again, fabulous work; The Wet Nose, always popular metal art; and be sure to check out Treasure Investments Corporation and the Foundry Michelangelo with their magnificent cast and carved sculptures.
Shop the sales. There are lots of items on sale at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show…deeply discounted sale items. Boats, clothes, tackle, camping and cooking equipment, knives, rods and reels, RV’s, ATV’s, food items, jewelry, art, ammo and much, much more!
RV’s and trailers! If you’re shopping RV’s this is the place to go! With 6 dealers in the show this is undoubtedly the biggest RV sale to hit Central Oregon in some time. All Seasons RV & Marine, Beaver Coach, Big Country RV, Jumping Jack Trailers, Trailers Unlimited and Western Range Camps are all expected to be at this year’s show. Shop and compare, side-by-side, it’s a wonderful opportunity to see a lot of different units in one place.
Attend some seminars. The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show seminar series has been re-tooled for 2021. New speakers and topics, in a safe, socially-distanced setting. Every one of them is free with admission into the show. Hunting, fishing, cooking and more are all tee’d up for this year’s show. Check out our seminar schedule for topics and times on the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show.
Gorge Outfitters. Joining us from Rufus, Oregon is the popular Gorge Outfitters bringing plenty of tackle and equipment for sale at the show. This year they’ll be showcasing 3 new walleye jigs in exclusive Gorge Outfitter colors along with lots of other walleye gear. Expect to see plenty of new kokanee gear, a new topwater lure for bass and some new salmon bobbles. You can bet Gorge Outfitters will show fully-stocked for sales!
See what’s new. Tired of the two-dimensional “virtual experience”? There are lots of new items to see, touch, experience and learn about at this year’s Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. No scrolling up and down a page or enlarging an image. The show is filled with new equipment, services and products you can experience directly.
Learn from the pro’s! Randy Newberg, Gary Lewis, Alex Sackerson, Richy Harrod, Brian Dallas, John Aldridge, Ed Iman, Joshua Pardee and Gary Madison, they’re all here along with dozens of others who will be working the show in sponsor booths. From “How to become a bear hunter” and “Upland birds on public lands” to “Walleye Techniques”, “Tips and Tactics for kokanee”, “Predators 101” and “Using technology to stay safe outdoors”, and much more, it’s the most complete hunting and fishing seminar series anywhere in the country. Take advantage of this rare opportunity and come armed with questions that only they have the answer to.
Furniture to soothe the outdoor spirit. Looking to bring a little of the outdoors into your home? Then you have to check out Pudding River Wood Carving Studio. Jim Barton is an incredible craftsman, turning our equally amazing handcrafted and carved works of art and furniture. Forged Elegance is another local company doing exceptional work. Using barnwood and custom forged steel magnificent home, cabin and office furniture is produced that beautifully reflects the ethos of Central Oregon. Give it a look.
A place to call home. Bravo Mfg. and Davis Tents will be showing their respective brands of wall tents. These two, produce serious outdoor domiciles for equally serious hunters and outdoor enthusiasts looking to construct a sturdy, all-weather base camp. They’ll both have tents on display and for sale at the show.
Good dog. We love our dogs! If you’re looking for guidance in making your good dog…great…then check-in with our friends at Bar-Lee Setters. They offer manners, obedience and gun training for all breeds. And if you’re looking for supplies for your pooch, The Dogfather is back with a range of dog supplies.
Hunting Accessories. What makes a “sportsmen’s show a sportsmen’s show”? Hunting AND fishing equipment. This show has an abundance of both including LOTS of hunting accessories and companies that specialize in hunting and gun accessories of all descriptions.
Cutting edge technology. There’s no shortage of premium knives at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. Cobra Tec Knives, Cutco Cutlery, Goddard Knife Works and Texan Knives are bringing their “A” game to Redmond. Looking for something special, useful and sharp…start here. And who knows what our retailers are bringing, but you’ll likely find more knife choices in their booths.
Float boats. Or more accurately, “non-motorized” boats. Recretec and Clackacraft are at the show with the very best in non-motorized boats and accessories.
Alaska fishing. Is this the year you make your dream of fishing Alaska a reality? We have some of Alaska’s very best at the show. Starting with the secluded Iliamna River in remote Alaska that’s provides access to all 5 species of salmon, halibut, cutthroat trout, steelhead and Dolly Varden. Elfin Cove is not only an incredibly beautiful place to fish it’s also very productive. Petersburg, in S.E. Alaska is another remarkable destination and home to world-class fishing. And the Kenai has earned its reputation as one of the world’s best. Stop-by with your calendar and book at the show.
Food. Yum and more yum is in store for this year’s Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show-goers. B&D Custom Meats, Bend Fudge, Best Damn BBQ Sauce, Campfire Foods NW, Dan’s Smoked Salmon, For The Love of Pasta, Minute Men Coffee, Pepper Preppers, Pilgrim’s Roasted Nut’z, The Olive Branch and Whiskey Flats Gourmet Foods are all in this year’s show.
Join a club. Whether you’re looking to get started, network with like-minded enthusiasts or just honing your already proficient skills, there are several clubs at the show that can help. From fishing and hunting to non-profits focused on a better future for outdoors folk, if you make the rounds, look at the show guide and spend some time poking-around you’re bound to find just what you’re looking for.
Head & Horns above the rest. Want to be impressed? Even if you don’t hunt you have to check these bodacious trophies out, they’re well worth seeing. If you do hunt you’ll be blown away by the size of some of the mounts. And if you have a set of horns, antlers or a head that you’d like measured and scored this is the place to bring it. We have folks certified to measure and score your trophy and if it’s a winner the prizes are incredible! As if bagging a record animal wasn’t reward enough… Special thanks to Fort Knox, RMEF, Gerber, Danner, Leupold, Rage, Muzzy and Ruger, as the presenting sponsors of this popular show feature.
Safe haven. Looking for a safe? They’re here…check out the Fort Knox and Northwest Safe Sales booths.
What are the optics? Leupold, Osprey, Tract Optics and Maven are all must-stop booths if you’re interested in optics like scopes, spotting scopes and binoculars. They’ll bring your hunting into focus. And if you’re looking to protect your scope from the elements then you’ll want to stop by the Northwest Scope Pro booth and check out their scope covers.
Go to Africa. That’s right Africa! Safaris and hunts are available at the show through several longtime exhibitors. If you’re shopping, thinking about it or just wondering what a trip like this runs the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show is the perfect place to find out and get your plans started or cemented.
Get dressed up. Or dressed down, depending on how you look at things. There’s lots of apparel for sale, far too much to list, at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. Great sales, hard-to-find items and specialty gear you’ve been looking for…it’s here. Don’t miss the Bow and Rod booth for hunting apparel, Wapiti Nation for hats, shirts and sweatshirts and Kakadu Traders with authentic Australian outdoor wear.
Get into the backcountry. There are lots of ways to access the backcountry and ATV’s are one of them. There are ATV’s-a-plenty at the show with Midstate Power Sports, Power Edge Motor Sports, Wild Horse Harley and Pro Caliber Motorsports all displaying. Just sit in one and you’ll know you’re in for the ride of your life!
It’s a boat show too! It’s a show within a show! One of the things that makes these shows so much fun is the diversity of things to see and do. Several boat dealers are coming to town and adding to the long list of things to see and buy. If you’re in the market for a boat, you’ll strike your best deal here.
Traeger. That one word just about says it all. Traeger will be displaying at this year’s show. Traeger grills have become the standard in backyard BBQing and smoking everywhere. Traeger will have table-top and porch grills for sale at the show ranging in price from $300-$1,200. Campers may want to check out the Scout and Tailgater, both will be on display at the show. Check them out!
B.C. Hunts. Moose, bear, goat and wolf are all available through Nadina Outfitters in beautiful British Columbia. Go where the game is.
The call of the wild. If you’ve spent any time at all around the sportsmen’s show then you’ve heard the chorus of calls. It’s one of our trademark identifiers. Elk calls, turkey, predator calls, scents and attractants for fish and game…they’re not hard to find if you listen. Thwackit Outdoors will be selling Phelps Calls and Bendable Products. Stop by Kristy Titus’ booth/Pursue The Wild…you’ll find more choices there. Thankfully, you’ll have to look for the scents…we keep those bottled up.
Looking for a gunsmith? We’re excited to have two first class gunsmiths at this year’s show! Oregunsmithing (great name!) and Stay Center LLC (another great name!) will both be sharing their expertise and offering the full spectrum of gunsmithing needs.
The roar of whitewater. We’re thrilled to have River Trails Rafting and Canyon Outfitters at this year’s show. It’s your opportunity to set-up a whitewater trip on the Deschutes River or Snake River in Hells Canyon. Nothing like the roar of whitewater to get your adrenalin pumping and soul energized…and all done safely with expert guides. Also, Recretec will be at the show with their frames and rafts. If you’re in the market for either, you’ll want to make a stop at their display. River Trails also offers raft rentals.
Hit the target. Interested in archery? You’ll find some great names and products at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. Annihilator Broadheads, Central Cascades Archery, Kudupoint USA, North American Hunting Competitions and Pacific Bow Targets all have booths at the show. Pacific Bow Targets will have an archery simulator you can try your hand at, and their 3D targets are the rage…see for yourself.
Make fire. Stop by Quick Fire, Rogue Limited or Strike Master Survival Tools displays and check out their fire starters. At the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show we give you choices!
E-Bikes. They’ve been uber-popular and a bit difficult to find. Spencer Aircraft is bringing their collapsible e-bikes to the show for sale. Great for drift boaters, RVers and campers, they don’t take much space, are light, easy-to-handle and scoot right along.
Need a building? Pole buildings, steel buildings, big, bigger or modestly-sized for whatever you need to keep safe and secure. If you’re in the market you can talk to FOUR companies in ONE place. Central Oregon Pole Buildings, NW Green Panels, RMAC Pole Buildings and Web Steel Buildings are all at the show this year. It’s a great place to start a building conversation.
Out-of-state hunts. Lots of options at this year’s Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming are all represented. There may be others too, hunting them down is half the fun!
New Zealand. Arguably one of the most beautiful and productive hunting and fishing destinations on the planet. Interested in going? Be sure to talk to our friends at Kaweka Hunting Adventures (they also provide exceptional fishing adventures too).
Do you have an EDGE? Would you like one? Edge Rods will be at this year’s show with some of the finest rods produced on planet earth. Designed by rod designer extraordinaire, Gary Loomis, expect to see an impressive line-up of gear, for sale, in their booth this year. Edge will also be bringing their rafting accessories and popular oars.
Kristy Titus. Be sure to check-in with local hunting phenom, accomplished shooter and gun rights advocate, Kristy Titus. She’s the host of online program, Pursue The Wild, which covers a wide range of hunting activities, gear, shooting tips and more. Her YouTube channel has nearly 250 videos and it’s growing quickly every month. Kristy will also be showcasing her signature jewelry at the show. It’s as unique as it is stunningly beautiful.
Canning and preserving. Accomplished competitive Dutch oven cook Debra Basque, shares her deep knowledge of canning and preserving a variety of foods Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the show. Meats, fish and full meals…she’ll show you how. You’ll find seminar times under the Outdoor Cooking seminars.
Up, up and away! …In a beautiful balloon! If you’ve never taken a balloon ride it’s a singularly unique experience and one of those “must-do” bucket-list items. I’ll Fly Away Balloon Adventures is at this year’s show and they’ll be booking trips that will take you to new heights over Central Oregon.
Charter some fun! Pacific Fin Charters (Westport, WA) and Pacific Salmon Charters (Illwaco, WA) will both be booking trips for summer and fall. Recent forecasts point to some pretty hot fishing for salmon, halibut, bottom fish, tuna and sturgeon. Book early for what should be a blistering summer of fishing fun!
Get in the spirit! Or “spirits” as it were. There are a few noteworthy distillers who will have booths at this year’s show, including: 503 Distilling, Just Rum, Pilot House Distilling and Wild Roots.
Stay in touch. SPOT LLC will keep you connected, no matter where you are on the planet. Their satellite technology enables easy, effective and reliable communication everywhere. Check-in and see what’s new and how easy it is to own and operate their communication tools.
Patio heaters. Get them while you can! Wood Pellet Products patio heaters have been wildly popular. They produce patio heaters that are sturdy, beautifully crafted heaters that will help keep you comfortable outside year-round. Some can be fitted with a griddle they build for flattop cooking.
“Throw Downs”. There are several one-on-one competitive cooking “throw downs” planned for this year’s Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. All happening in the cooking area. 6 throw downs are planned over 3 days. Included are a Flattop grill throw down, a couple BBQ throw downs and a couple Dutch oven throw downs. Even the kids get involved on Saturday with a Kid’s Cooking Throw Down between Dan and Ash. For times and types of throw downs check out the cooking seminar schedule at TheSportShows.com.
Looking for land? If you’re in the market for some acreage, a ranch, farmland or fishing and hunting property be sure to talk to our friends at Land and Wildlife. You have questions and dreams, they have answers and choices.
Boat towers. Barewest is back! The first name in towers for most makes and models of boats. Select between fishing, wakeboard or custom towers. You name it, they have it.
Rugged Maps. You’ll never be lost when you take Rugged Maps into the field. Detailed and billed as “the only durable. Indestructible. Outdoor map”, they’ve partnered with OnX to bring you new tools to keep you informed no matter where you are. Maps for most states, nautical maps, national parks and wilderness areas.
Truck Accessories. Looking to upgrade your truck for serious off-road use? We have Buckstop Truckware, Performance Authority, Power Edge Motorsports and Pro Line Fabrication joining us this year. If you can’t find the bumper, lighting system, winch, storage box or truck accessory you’re looking for, it’s likely it doesn’t exist. Do your truck a favor and do some shopping at these exceptional companies.
Ted Blocker. The finest in leather holsters and belts has a display at the show this year. Ted Blocker holsters are made in Oregon but sold worldwide! Regarded as the best in the business we’re very pleased they’re coming to Central Oregon to share their story and products.
Grow big deer. With Purina. They’ll be bringing some of their specialty products to the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show. It’s an opportunity to talk to the pro’s and see what’s available to help your herd.
Home is where the heart is. It’s also where you can find some really nice elk! Steens Wilderness Adventures from right here in Oregon has earned their reputation as one of the region’s foremost outfitters, go in on horseback, come home with elk!
RMEF show trailer. The Great Elk Tour Trailer is coming to Central Oregon thanks to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This world-class exhibit features some record mounts, merchandise for sale and giveaway items.
Kubota. Looking to power-up the work around your property? Add some muscle to your projects with Kubota. Kubota will be bringing a full selection of utility vehicles, mowers, tractors and excavators.