The Great American Outdoor Show celebrates outdoor tradition in an exciting 9 day marathon tradeshow. Of course, we had to get in on the action. This event takes place on February 6-14, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and boasts 1,000 exhibitors and 650,000 square feet of space dedicated to all things outdoor. From shooting manufactures, to fishing boat and RV dealers, to outfitters, art and of course, resorts – the Great American Outdoor Show has something for every kind of outdoor enthusiast.

Loughborough Inn will be at booth 2418.

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We’re excited to be a part of this jam packed schedule, which includes concerts, fundraising dinners, guest speakers, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and archery competitions.

We spoke with Harvey Webster, the manager of the Lougborough Inn and our representative at The Great American Outdoor Show. He was happy to share his enthusiasm about this event with us.

What do you hope to achieve at The Great American Outdoor Show? 

Our main objective would be to book reservations for the coming season. That being said, many people are there just to get more information on the different resorts/fishing lodges that they have to choose from. Therefore, getting our information into the hands of potential customers is paramount. It also puts a personal touch on the resort, in that they see who they will be dealing with. Many of these people seem to prefer to get their answers face to face and not over the phone or via email.


What are you looking forward to the most?

Many of our returning customers come by the show to talk with me or to book their next year’s vacation. I look forward to being able to talk with them again. I also look forward to telling potential customers what we have to offer. It’s important for us to get the word out that we are a resort with something for everyone. Even if you don’t fish, we have trails, swimming, boating, canoeing and much more. The Loughborough Inn is great for an angler’s retreat, a family vacation, a couple’s getaway, a girl’s weekend or whatever you’d like. Unlike renting a cottage, we do all the cooking and cleaning. We offer three meals a day with lots of delicious options and a generous window of time in which to enjoy your meal at your leisure.

We’re also only 20 minutes from Kingston, Ontario – one of the most historic cities in Canada. Guests can lounge in the lap of nature, and then be in the city for shopping and a show in less than half an hour.

The Loughborough Inn has a lot to offer. We can’t wait to have more people make memories with us.


How many years have you been doing events like The Great American Outdoor Show?

I’ve been doing these shows since 1997, but the Loughborough Inn has been doing them for longer than that. This is by no means our first time at The Great American Outdoor Show, and we look forward to tradeshow season every year. It’s a great event with lots of amazing opportunities.

If you’re planning on going to The Great American Outdoor Show, come by and visit us! You can find us at booth 2418.