Love the outdoors? Then Ballarat's leg of The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo is for you.
A large selection of local and interstate exhibitors will be on site for the event, which starts on Friday April 30 from 11am - 5pm, and continues on Saturday May 1 from 10am - 5pm and Sunday May 2 from 10am - 4pm.
The three-day event will showcase everything from the latest in caravans, campervans and camper trailers, to hybrid caravans, 4WDs and 4x4 accessories, metal detectors, fishing gear, demonstrations and activities for the entire family.
"We are really excited to be back here at Ballarat," says Richard Hiscock, exhibition manager of The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo. "It's been a very difficult year for everyone; The Great Outdoor Expos was the last major event in Victoria (at Mornington in March 2020) and having the Expos start again is just the start of getting back to normal in a post-COVID world."
This year's Expo will also include camping gear, holiday and adventure destinations, gold detecting and a unique range of outdoor furniture. There are bargains galore available at The Ballarat Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo, with many exhibitors offering show specials - so make sure you drop in and grab yourself a bargain.
"There is a lot to see, including demonstrations and activities for the whole family," said Mr Hiscock. "We think it will be a fantastic day out for everyone."
Having the Expos start again is just the start of getting back to normal in a post-COVID world.Richard Hiscock, exhibition manager, The Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo
Who is at the Expo?
Interested in caravan and camping? The extensive list of exhibitors include Jayco, Franklin, Hilltop Caravans, Southern Design RV, Crusader Caravans, Summer Life RV and many more.
If it is a camper trailer you're looking for, they'll also be well represented by the likes of Lumberjack Camper Trailers, Star Vision, Fantasy Caravan and Goldfields Campers.
A large variety of small boutique companies will also be exhibiting their wares.
VTackle will be at the Expo with their huge range of fishing gear, all heavily discounted - come and see them to grab a bargain.
For 4WDs and accessories, check out the range from Ballarat Trailers and Towbars and Jungle 4x4.
Malandy Outdoor Adventure will be there with a huge range of camping equipment, all available at clear-out prices. There will also be a range of campfire cooking equipment.
EE Day & Sons will have minelab detectors available and will be demonstrating their new models to show you how to find a gold nugget!
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