OLEAN, NY -- The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce deemed the ninth annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show held this weekend a success with more than 2,000 visitors.

Sunday’s attendance was 300 less than last year.  The show, which featured 50 vendors, was held at the Good Times of Olean Events Center. 

“This show provided attendees with a wonderful opportunity to learn about outdoor recreational choices, search for and purchase recreational equipment and accessories, as well as plan experiences the entire family will enjoy,” stated Betty Burrows, GOACC program associate.  “The seminars on Spring Gobblers, Walleye Fishing, A Woman’s Guide to Purchasing Firearms, and Kayak Basics had great interest and attendance,” added Mrs. Burrows.

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The winners of the Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Recreation Sports Show were GRAND PRIZE - Savage Model 11 Trophy Hunter with 6.5 Creedmoor went to Raymond Keeseler of Olean, NY; 2nd PRIZE  - Outlander Ski Package went to Teri Barie of Olean, NY. Additional prizes: Kabar Becker Crewman went to Brad Peterson of Williamson, NY; Cutco Gut Hook Dave Miller of Dalton, NY; and the Kabar USMC went to John Long of Olean, NY.  The prizes were supplied by: Red Barn Guns, Franklinville, NY; CUTCO Cutlery Corporation, Olean, NY; Ka-Bar Knives, Olean, NY; and Country Squirrel Outfitters, Ridgway, PA.

Tom & Renee Moore of Spectacular Sports, vendor from Frewsburg, NY, “We were a little slower than last year, but sales and customer leads were great.  We’ll be back next year.”

 “For a first time vendor at this show, Upcycle got our name out to many customers on the product lines we carry.  The many contacts made today will definitely generate future sales,” stated Chris Piaggi, Manager. 

Next up for the Chamber, the Home Show is set for April 7-9, 2017.  For more information on the Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show or other Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce events and activities, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or email events@oleanny.com