What is the Big MOE?
The Massachusetts Outdoor Expo, also known as The Big MOE is a free, family-friendly event designed to introduce young and old to wildlife and the outdoors. Attracting several thousand attendees annually, the Big MOE features a variety of skills stations, craft tables, and other exhibits relating to wildlife and the outdoors. This is your opportunity to try new outdoor skills and activities such as fishing, archery, kayaking, shooting, building a bird box, geocaching, mountain biking, nature arts and crafts. Visit a New England Pioneer encampment, take a peek at live birds of prey and native reptiles, be part of a treestand safety demonstration and get up close and personal at the 4-H petting zoo. Local sportsmen’s clubs, outdoor businesses, conservation organizations and state agencies sponsor most of the activity stations.
NEW INSURANCE REQUIREMENT
Adults and Youth will be required to sign a Liability Release Form. Please print off the form here Liability Form 2017 and bring with you to the expo, or sign one on the day of the event. For ease of entry, we recommend printing beforehand and bringing one per person with you. Thank you for being patient as we roll out this new requirement.
Rain or Shine! No pets or alcohol. Food and drink available for purchase.
Parking: Convenient parking provided at the Sturbridge Business Park, 660 Main St. FREE shuttle bus transportation runs nonstop throughout the day. On-site parking is reserved for volunteers and those requiring handicapped access. *Parking provided by the Aster Investment Firm.
With 45+ activity stations, there’s something for everyone!! Some of the stations are below. All stations supervised and provide a unique hands-on experience, perfect for all ages.
- Shotgun, airgun, and rifle shooting
- Mountain biking
- Tomahawk throwing
- Birdhouse building
- Fishing and Fly Tying
- Petting zoo
- Birds of prey
- Kids Disc Golf