2015 Great American Outdoor Show generates $73 million for PA’s Hershey Harrisburg Region economy

Posted On On: March 20, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

Harrisburg, PA – The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) today released the results of the 2nd Annual Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS) held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center (FSC) in Harrisburg from February 7 – 15, 2015. The research compiled by HHRVB revealed a 4 percent increase in the overall economic impact from the show’s inaugural year; a 14 percent increase in hotel occupancy in Dauphin County during the show dates; and nearly a 20 percent increase in the revenue per average room (RevPAR) for lodging properties this year. Highlights of the report also include an estimated 2.3 percent increase in attendance from last year based on parking and shuttle figures. Read more.