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12th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show

October 13-14, 2018
Entry Fee: $5 per person or $10 per car (any number of people), per day
Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm
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The Southern Tier Outdoor Show is slated for October 13-14, 2018 in Bath, NY. Dedicated to increasing awareness of the multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities available in New York State, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County welcomes vendors and exhibitors from all over the country to participate each October in this action-packed outdoor sports show.

Geared toward seasoned outdoorsmen, families and kids just getting into outdoor sports, the Southern Tier Outdoor Show offers excitement and entertainment for all ages. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County coordinates the show activities, and the Steuben County Fairgrounds hosts the entire show at their Washington Street location just a few miles from I-86, the Southern Tier Expressway.

The entry fee is just $5 per person or $10 per car includes parking, shows, seminars and a program listing the weekend’s line-up of events and vendor information. From turkey calling contests to falconry shows and hunting demonstrations – you get it all for just $10 a car.

  • Parker Crossbow Shoot
  • Kid’s Indoor Fishing Pond
  • Wildlife Shows
  • Bristol Mountain Mobile Rope Adventure
  • Laser Shooting course
  • Crosman Air Rifle Trailer
  • Tomahawk Throw
  • Simulator Games
  • And so much more!

Stay tuned for a complete schedule of events and start planning your October visit today! 2018 sponsors include Wilkins Rv, Inc., Lamb & Webster, Tioga Downs Casino, Hickory Hill Camping Resort, Silver Lake Marine, and many more. The Southern Tier Outdoor Show has a history of fostering environmental education and awareness of outdoor activities. Partners, including WETM Television, Equinox Broadcast Corporation and Wilkins RV, Inc., allow the outdoor show to bring an exciting variety of shows, seminars, contests and vendors year after year.

Pets & Exhibitors: What You Need To Know

Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash. Our staff reserves the right to ask owners to remove their pet from the premises if it is causing a disturbance or endangering other visitors and staff. But, as long as everyone behaves, everyone is welcome! Be sure to bring a bag to clean up after your pet. Please be prepared to show proof of rabies vaccination.

If you would like to be an exhibitor at the show, we make it easy to participate. Simply fill out the Exhibitor Reservation with the necessary details about your booth or call Carla Dawejko at (607) 583-3224 to reserve a specific spot. Each exhibitor is required to send a minimum of a $50 deposit to reserve their spot, and the balance of the exhibitor fee will be billed in September.

Press Releases


October 9, 2016This was the second year the Steuben County Coonhunters Club has set up at this event. Aside from the rain on Saturday and the clouds and wind on Sunday, it was another awesome show. Lots if interesting vendors displaying outdoor activities. Great food. Looking forward to next year!!!!

This was a GREAT event to attend! Lots of hunting, fishing & outdoor activities. The competitive shooting demonstration was the BEST! My kids enjoyed the animals that were there. We are looking forward to attending this again this year…….

“It was nice to have been able to attend your show! We are actually from Easton, Pennsylvania, and we were visiting friends in Elkland, PA. They thought that our three boys would like it! Boy, were they right! My children, twins age 8, and 6 LOVED it! They were able to shoot bow and arrow. Ride a horse! Take a ride pulled by a four wheeler and see real fox hats. Plus so much more! These things we do not get to do living in a city! So thank you so much for having such an awesome show! – Jodi B.

“There was something for everybody. Liked the fact kids were encouraged to participate in hawk throwing, etc. We came to see Byron Ferguson Great Outdoor Show, best I’ve attended! Che Che (White Cloud) wanted you to know the show was as good as the old Sportmans’ Show he worked on when they were popular in the 60’s and 70’s.” – Kenneth L. Pierce, Sr.

“What a show! One of the best shows I’ve ever done for getting people in the door. ” – Frontenac Fowlers Guide Service, 2014, 2015 & 2016 exhibitor

Past Prize Winners:

Southern Tier Outdoor Show Grand Prize

In 2017 the Grand Prize Waterfowl Trip went to Pete Miller of Avoca.  David Morley of Troupsburg for won the Parker Centerfire crossbow.

The Grand Prize Waterfowl trip for four went to John Bidlack of Bath! Congratulations! John says this is the third year he has attended the show and he will likely go on the trip with his girlfriend and he’s not yet sure who the other two people will be!!!

The Thunderhawk crossbow winner was Susan Ellison of Whitesville, NY. She is shown here with her prize. It was her first year at the show, and now she says she can go shoot her crossbow with her 18-year-old son (who by the way, thinks HE is getting this new bow, but mom says otherwise!!!!)

Other prize winners are:
Brian Maxham of East Dixfield, Josh Eck of Jersey Shore, PA, and Marc Mullen of Rexville each win a Vension Donation Coalition hat.

A camo mug goes to Michael Bly of Bath

Dawn Reniff of Belmont, Arno Smith of Naples and Brad Geffers of Arkport each win a Vension Donation Coalition shirt.

Jim Reniff of Belmont wins a fawn picture donated by the Allegany County Pheasant Association.

Mike McKay of Painted Post wins a painted plaque.

Pepi Leids of Bath wins the 4-H Truck Planter.

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Only 150 tickets sold! $10 each!

Our Mission

The Southern Tier Outdoor Show provides outdoor awareness and natural resources education by bringing together local businesses and organizations promoting and sharing their products, services, and expertise to encourage participation in outdoor activities, promote environmental stewardship, and enhance quality of life.
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