Great outdoor expo returns to Shepparton

By John Lewis

Outdoor adventurers have a chance to gear up and get ready for spring and summer as the Shepparton Great Outdoor and 4X4 Expo returns at the end of the month.

The annual three-day event at the Shepparton Showgrounds will feature the latest in caravans, motorhomes, campervans and camper trailers, four-wheel drives and accessories as well as metal detectors, boats and a big range of fishing gear.

There will also be demonstrations and family activities during the weekend.

Exhibition manager Richard Hiscock said the expo would include special show bargains and plenty of door prizes for just attending the expo.

"There is a lot to see, including demonstrations and activities for the whole family. We think it’s a fantastic day out for the family," Mr Hiscock said.

The extensive list of exhibitors include Jayco, Avan, Lotus, Nova, Franklin, Hilltop Caravans,  Concept Caravans, as well as camper trailers from Lumberjack Campers, Ezytrail, Goldfields Campers.  Anglers and water travellers can check out VTackle, Boats N More, Solar City Boats and Merry Fisher Boats.

Mr Hiscock said there would also be a large variety of smaller boutique companies exhibiting.

The Shepparton Great Outdoor and 4X4 Expo is on from August 30 to September 1 at the Shepparton Showgrounds.

Times: Friday from 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Prices: adults $15, concessions $12, and under-16s free. Eftpos is available for entry.