Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 7th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show, sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Show brings the whole of the great outdoors under one roof at the Good Times of Olean Events Center, 800 East State Street, Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As more individuals and families travel shorter distances from home and take shorter vacations or mini-vacations, the Outdoor & Rec Sports Show provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities close to home.

Some 42 exhibitors will be on hand to provide information, demonstrations and sell gear for camping, paddle sports, hiking, cycling, all-terrain vehicles, hunting, snow and water-skiing, snowmobiling, bird watching, fishing and more!

CUTCO Cutlery Corporation, Ka-Bar Knives, Red Barn Gun Shop, Leisure Time Powersports, Country Squirrel Outfitters, Microtel Inn & Suites of Olean, WPIG-FM and WMXO-FM have signed on as show sponsors.

A special highlight of this year’s event is a presentation by Jim Beverly with a presentation on retriever training.

“We are glad that we could fit his schedule,” said Meme Yanetsko, GOACC’s COO.  “Jim and his team of dogs will display their ability by retrieving and working right at the show. Jim will also be available throughout the show for one-on-one questions. Jim will be offering his vast knowledge of all aspects of dog training.”

Yanetsko reports that Country Squirrel Outfitters (CSO) from Ridgway, PA, will be the show’s official outfitter – they will bring kayaks, bicycles and hiking supplies, snowshoes and cross country skis, as well as hunting accessories.

Leisure Time Powersports of Limestone, NY, will be the show’s official snowmobile vendor – displaying their product lines of snowmobiles and ATVs and accessories.

In addition, CUTCO Cutlery and Ka-Bar Knives will return as a show sponsor and vendor showcasing their wide variety of household and hunting knifes.

Red Barn Gun Shop will display guns and rifles and accessories; Allegany and Cattaraugus County Pistol Clerks will be on the floor both days. Red Barn is also sponsoring the show’s raffle for the second year.  The raffle includes a chance to win one of many prizes:

GRAND PRIZE – Savage Model 111 .270 Trophy Hunter with scope (or any standard Glock or Cross Bow, Retail Value $595)

2nd PRIZE – 2016 Cannondale Mountain Bike Catalyst 4 w/ aluminum frame, disc brakes, 21 speed (Retail Value $410)

Additional prizes include a KA-BAR Zombie Swabbie (Retail Value $172.12); KA-BAR Becker Crewman (Retail Value $131.35); KA-BAR USMC Utility Knife (Retail Value $113.16); and Cutco Gut Hook Hunting knife (Retail Value $113.00).

Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 with a limit of 500 tickets. The drawing will be held Sunday, Jan 24.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and on site.

Admission to the show is $3 for adults and $2 for students/seniors. Children 12 and under are free with an adult.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/oleannysportshow, call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or email us at events@oleanny.com.