Southern Tier Outdoor Show

Explore the outdoors at the Southern Tier Outdoor Show!
12th annual show will be held Oct 13-14 at the Bath Fairgrounds

The Southern Tier Outdoor Show is back for its 12th year and wants to encourage everyone to get outdoors. Whether it is fishing, boating, hunting, skiing, shooting sports, biking, hiking, camping, or any other activity done in the great outdoors, this is where to experience it. You can learn from the experts, engage in new activities, purchase gear and services, and let the kids try their hand at some of the fun. The show takes place October 13-14 at the Steuben Country Fairgrounds in Bath, NY.

For the first time ever the show will be featuring the high flying action of DockDogs®, the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. The exciting and crowd drawing action is open to the public. Enter your dog in one of three different competitions. Registration is open at Be sure to take advantage of this incredible attraction by experiencing the fastest growing sport for canines in North America.

There will be plenty of family fun this year. MaxMan Reptile Rescue returns to share some lively and educational interaction with a variety of cold-blooded creatures. Enjoy a round of miniature golf. Kids can fish, shoot a bow, throw a tomahawk, climb on the ropes, and sample air rifles and laser shooting. Adults will want to try their hand at the Natural Guard Hunting Simulator, score their buck, or compete in the Sanctioned Turley Calling Contest.

We will be offering the Multi State Carry Permit Course or New York State Legalities class on Saturday, October 13. Steve Piatt, editor of the New York Outdoor News, will be on hand both days to share his wife’s hunt, Planning and Preparing for Your Newfoundland Moose Hunt. Tim Thomas of the New York State Winter Classic will offer a variety of fishing workshops including

Ice Safety - What All Ice Anglers Should Know

Fillet Away Fish Mat Demo

Electronics for the Ice Strategies for Tournament Ice Fishing

New Products Highlighted for the 2019 Season

Ice Fishing 101 Part 1: Tip-Ups Ice Fishing 101 Part 2: Jigging Rods Ice Fishing 101 Part 3: Shelters & Other Conveniences

Sponsorships 101 - Q&A Session with Finders Keepers Sportfishing Fishing Storage Solutions (featuring Plano tackle)

There will be plenty of contests including Upland and Antler Kennels’ daily retrieving contest. Test out a Parker crossbow and enter to win either a new crossbow or $500 in cash. And enter the show drawing to win a four-man Finger Lakes Waterfowl trip by Frontenac Fowlers Guide Service . The Cohocton Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will again host a youth turkey calling contest.

There will be around 150 vendors of all types of outdoor gear and services. Vendor space is still available, and the show is seeking volunteers to help run the activities. Contact Carla Dawejko at 607-664-2300 for details.

Sponsors of the show include Wilkins RV, Inc, Hickory Hill Camping Resort, Tioga Downs Casino Resort, Silver Lake Marine, Inc., Lamb & Webster, Wellsboro Equipment, and Outback Steakhouse.

The show will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14. Admission is just $5 per person or $10 per carload. Food will be available all day at the show. For more information visit or call 607-664-2300. Join the show on Facebook at SouthernTierOutdoorShow and on Instagram at STOutdoorShow

Coordinated by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County.


Carla Dawejko
Public Affairs Coordinator
(607) 664-2577

Last updated December 4, 2018