Great Events, ONE Huge Weekend- This innovative event is the marriage of two popular, long-running, consumer shows: The Southeast Texas Great Outdoors Expo and The Peddler Show, for three days of family fun with over 150 vendors and entertainment that is sure to please both the avid shopper and outdoorsman in your household.  One admission ticket gets you into both events so men and women will finally be able to shop together- and like it!  Parking is FREE!

The Peddler Show has been offering Texas shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for over 30 years. Customers will be able to find unique gifts at more than 70 peddlers for all those special occasions-weddings, birthdays, holidays as well as a variety of customizable items for themselves-adult and children’s clothing, home décor, gourmet foods, hand-crafted art and more!

The 5th Annual Great Outdoors Expo is an outdoorsman’s haven, carrying the best in hunting, camping, boating and fishing gear.  This year the Expo features great entertainment. Deadly snake handler Robert Ackerman, who has been featured on Animal Planet and America’s Got Talent, will have a show at 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and noon, 2 and 3 p.m. on Sunday. His & Hers Weekend also hosts the stars from the History Channel’s most popular series “Swamp People,” for two meet and greet opportunities – courtesy of County Home and Ranch. The “Swamp People” star Liz will appear on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Troy Landry and his gator hunting partner, son Jacob, will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The His & Hers Weekend offers something for the kids as well!  Children of all ages will enjoy the Bubble Runners, where they can enter a plastic ball and walk on water.

This unique event will take place July 20-22 at Ford Arena and Exhibit Hall.  Shoppers will be able to gain access to both shows with one paid admission of $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 65+ and children 5-11 and children under 5 are FREE. One admission is good all weekend with a wristband!  Hours are Friday 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, go to or Parking is FREE.

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