Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show returns to the Jackson County Expo

The 2020 NewsWatch 12 Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show features hundreds of exhibits, displays, and attractions with everything you need to tackle the great outdoors.

Posted: Feb 19, 2020 12:02 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2021 12:40 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — For those looking to get equipped and informed about the great outdoors, the 20th annual Newswatch 12 Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show is back to showcase everything fun (and useful) under the sun.

The show will be February 21 through 23 at the Jackson County Expo.

2020 Newswatch 12 Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show hours and ticket info

  • Friday (2/21) Noon - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday (2/22) 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday (2/23) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission is $8.00 for adults or $6.00 with a Bi-Mart $2.00 off coupon good Friday and Sunday only. Children ages 6 to 12 are $1.00 and under 5 are free.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see hundreds of exhibits covering fishing, hunting, boating, RVs, ATVs, camping, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, climbing and more — including the latest in boats, vehicles, and hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment.

For children there will be a trout pond, archery range, and ODFW Shooting Gallery. The Bi-Mart's Kids S.A.F.E. BB gun range focuses on teaching basic gun safety to children.

On top of the many exhibits will be three main attractions, on top of presentations from experts at the Sportsmen's Theater and demonstrations on the giant fish tank. Rob Gensorek, owner of Basin Tackle in Charleston, Oregon, will introduce the features.

Joe Krathwohl presents his Birdman Bird Show, introducing his five-foot tall, 95-pound double wattled cassowary from the Australian rainforest and a number of other impressive birds.

“My mission is to get people to love birds,” Krathwohl. “If they love birds they’ll be aware of them and their needs and the needs of their habitats. People who love birds will support conservation efforts. We’ll give them an up close experience they’ll never forget. Hopefully that person will leave the show as a lover of birds and will be motivated to help with the conservation of birds.”

The nonprofit Combat Hero Bike Build will roll in with a three-wheeled motorcycle to showcase the bikes that they modify for wounded military veterans. Mark Daley of Thunderstruck Customs and Jason Titus of Sucker Punch Painting in Medford donate much of their work to help customize the bikes.

“We’re vets helping vets. We’re all volunteers. This is our way of giving back,” said Joh Barker, one of the founders of Combat Hero Bike Build.

The 2020 Tour of Northwest Big Game Animals will feature record-sized deer, elk, bear and wolves, plus educational info on each of the animals. The display will include the Oregon state record non-typical Rocky Mountain elk, a bull that was taken in the Mount Emily area of northeastern Oregon in 2015. There’ll be four bull racks that have scored over 400 on display.

"From novices to old pros, outdoors men and women will surely find something of interest at these shows through the many unique exhibits, performances, attractions and demonstrations," organizers with Expo Sure said in a statement.

Tickets for the 2020 Newswatch 12 Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show are $8 for adults or $6 with a Bi-Mart coupon that is good for Friday and Sunday only. Children ages 6 to 12 can get in for $1, while kids 5 and under are free.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 155597

Reported Deaths: 2208
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31877528
Washington21211212
Marion18468285
Clackamas13380175
Lane10258126
Jackson8395112
Umatilla765982
Deschutes595259
Yamhill378364
Linn359056
Malheur335158
Polk306442
Klamath279155
Douglas247454
Benton234416
Josephine234050
Jefferson195828
Coos149119
Union128419
Columbia126521
Wasco122126
Lincoln113220
Hood River106929
Morrow104914
Clatsop7756
Crook77518
Baker6567
Curry4296
Tillamook4142
Lake3766
Harney2736
Grant2231
Wallowa1424
Gilliam531
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3566914

Reported Deaths: 52158
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119192321435
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2866072874
Orange2612203917
San Diego2600913284
Santa Clara1106211777
Kern102627827
Fresno953931443
Sacramento932811472
Alameda806681242
Ventura77623844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62248681
Stanislaus56132946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38998515
San Francisco34260412
Santa Barbara31805411
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28141298
Imperial26903591
Kings21955218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15467209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12834185
Shasta10985174
Butte10962160
El Dorado9095100
Napa903869
Sutter884597
San Benito576759
Yuba573337
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada396074
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador346341
Humboldt318033
Lake315641
Glenn222523
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 35°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 38°
Medford
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 35°
Medford
Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 35°
Klamath Falls
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 29°
Very mild start to March
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events