The Delmarva Outdoors Expo Activities List Is Extensive.

First responders and military active or retired receive a 20% discount at the gates on weekend passes only to the Delmarva Outdoors Expo   

Whenever you do a large event like this you want it to have more than just vendors and some food trucks.  Activities for the whole family are great entertainment.  This year the Delmarva Outdoors Expo organizers have gone all out to bring you more  …  Dock Dogs, Chicken Picken by Mountaire Farms, Jeep Show and Shine, Hawg Trough, Drone Racing, Cornhole tournaments, Firearms simulator, Whitetails of America Trophy Bucks, Wilsons Sportsman’s Auction, Gun Auction, Casting demonstrations and Competitions, Chainsaw carving, Dnrec Game Trailer, DNREC Kids FIshing Activity,  Bowfishing Demonstrations, Delaware Turkey Federation Airsoft Target Range,  Craft Beer Garden Sponsored by Sweetwater Brewery, Presentations stages, food trucks, and raffles all day long.  140 plus vendors!! 


The Chicken Pickin starts at noon on the man stage in the Quillin Arena.  Brought to you by Mountaire Farms. 

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The Dock Dogs will compete for three days at the Delmarva Outdoors Expo

The Dock Dogs are back and will be performing and competing in the Kent Arena this year.   There is a Saturday morning event for anyone who wants to try out their dog.  You will need to stay in the Dock Dog area at all times with your pet.  They do not allow pets at the Delmarva OUtdoors Expo unless they are service animals.
The schedule for the competitions is as follows …

1:00 PM – Big Air
3:00 PM – Big Air
5:00 PM – Big Air

9:00 AM – Try It … for people who want to try out their dogs
11:00 AM – Big Air
1:00 PM – Big Air
3:00 PM – Big Air

9:00 AM – Big Air
11:00 AM – Big Air
1:00 PM – Speed Retrieve
5:00 PM – Extreme Vertical


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Wilson’s Sportsman’s auction

WIlson’s Sportman’s Auction is on Friday and Saturday.  Friday night is a gun auction with a long list of firearms.  This is in the Dover building at 7 PM.  You won’t want to miss this auction, a full list of the guns can be found at … Wilson’s sportsman’s Auction.  Saturday, April 28th, starting at 11:00am, Boats, RV’s, Campers, 4×4’s, ATV’s, Hunting, Fishing & Archery Equipment & Supplies and Low Digit Surf Tags will be sold.  If you have something you want to auction off at this event, contact Wilson’s Auctions 302-422-3454 or Email:


JEEP Show and Shine …  The team of Live Wire Media and Trick Trucks of Millsboro are putting together a Truck, SUV and 4×4 SHOW & SHINE. There will be judging, awards and free giveaways.  By registering your vehicle you will receive 2 passes/badges – one for the driver and one for the passenger. Your badges will give you full access to Delmarva Outdoor Expo for the 3 days of the event.  For the Show & Shine, you need to have your vehicle placed by 10 am on Saturday 28th /Rain Date 29th/. Awards will be at 4 pm

You will need to fill out the window sheet that we will provide and place it outside on your windshield. If it rains on Saturday we will have the show and shine on Sunday.  Club parking available. you may show up together to park together.  VEHICLE BASIC REGISTRATION: $25 /on-site will be $30/ .. Register Now


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Hawg trough 2,500 gallon tank on trailer.

The Hawg Trough … A 5,000 gallon fish tank for fishing experts to do demonstrations in all day.  We have several Delaware Bass Federation members doing demonstrations:  Jason Vaughn … Rodney Oberdick … Fabian Rodriguez … Jay Emerick, president of the Delaware Bass Federation … Brian Barnes … Brian LeClair … Kurt Mitchell … Mike Stone  … Bobby Smith.   We also have Captain Jaime Hughes from Breakline charters, and  Shane Montgomery from the Hawg Trough.


4:00 PM DE Bass Federation
6:00 PM Breakline Charters
8:00 PM DE Bass Federation

11:00 AM Shane Montgomery
12:00 PM Breakline Charters
12:30 PM DE Bass Federation
2:00 PM Breakline Charters
3:00 PM DE Bass Federation
5:00 PM Breakline Charters
6:00 PM DE Bass Federation

11:00 AM DE Bass Federation
12:00 PM Breakline Charters
1:00 PM DE Bass Federation
3:00 PM Shane Montgomery


Salt Water Fly Anglers of Delaware Club … Casting Demonstrations … This is a great way to learn about fly fishing in Delmarva, even in saltwater.  Anglers can join the club for $15 annually.

10am – Fly Casting Demonstration
11am – Lessons on Demand (reserving this time for people who come by the booth in the Quillin Arena and ask for lessons)
Noon – Saltwater Fly Casting Techniques
1pm – Lessons on Demand
2pm – Fly Casting Demonstration
3pm – Saltwater Fly Casting Techniques
4pm – Lessons on Demand
5pm – Fly Casting Demonstration
6pm – Lessons on Demand


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Red Mountain Chainsaw Carving Artist   … Todd Gladfelter has been working with wood for over forty years. A passion for whittling led to a career in fine furniture making. After attending log building school, he and his wife Cindy Ross spent four years building their home from local trees.  He picked up carving as a hobby, and now spends most days behind a chainsaw. You can find him demonstrating at carving events across the Mid-Atlantic, hammering steel in the blacksmith forge, or tending to his organic garden.


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Firearms Simulator by Atlantic Tactical …  This is a real-time firearms simulator.  You can learn about live fire situations, target practice, shoot balloon animals, and even try out the zombie mode.  This will be in the Dover building and available to try all weekend.


Delaware Cornhole

Cornhole Tournament by Delaware Cornhole …  Both tournaments will be Bring Your Own Partner, Doubles Tournaments. $40/Team for each tournament – Double Elimination, Best of 1. First Team to or over 21 advances. Payouts will be based on number of teams signed up!

Tourney 1: Saturday, April 28th – Registration Begins at 10AM, Tournament will start at 1PM.

Tourney 2: Sunday, April 29th – Registration Begins at 10AM, Tournament will start at 11AM.

In addition to these two main tournaments – we will be having quick fire $10/person blind draw tournaments running every half hour during the entire Expo (as players sign up) starting Friday evening. Once there is enough players for 8 teams we will have a random draw for partners and quick 1 game, single elimination tournaments!  Follow Delaware Cornhole for more information or hit us up with any questions!!


Whitetails of North America Collection exceeds expectations.  This collection includes full mounts of the current World Record Typical Whitetail, The Milo Hanson, and the current World Record Non-Typical Whitetail, The Missouri Monarch, as well as 8 of the top 12 Typical Whitetails, as scored by Boone & Crockett.


302 Multi Rotor Club
302 Multi Rotor Club

Drone Racing by the 302 Multi Rotor Club and Fly by Quad Racing will be held in the horse arena behind the Quillen arena.  This exciting new sport has not been seen in person by many people.  Come out and see these pilots fly for prizes and learn facts about drone usage and flying.
Friday: Set up and Freestyle Park Contest
Saturday: Morning Qualifying then Racing Bracket all day
Sunday:Free fly and Breakdown

There will be a 24 pilot limit for both the freestyle event Friday and the race on Saturday. We have invited local Multi GP Chapters to attend the event and we will be running a new modified race format. All pilots must be active AMA membership and failsafe checks will be done on all quads during sign in. In the event of rain we will run a Tiny-whoop/Micro or Micro Brushless class race in the indoor space.


The Harry Aiken Accuracy Casting Competition.  Sponsored by Delaware Surf FIshing.   There are great prizes and the rules will be explained to you in detail at the event.  Cost to cast .. it is free, anyone may compete.  Sign up at the Delaware Surf Fishing booth in the Quillin Arena starting at 10 AM.  All casters must sign an insurance waiver and have an expo wrist band to compete. No exceptions. Competition starts at noon until 3 PM  You can bring your own rod or use ones provided by the crew.

Harry Aiken … World Champion Surf Caster
Buddy Aiken … Long time surfcaster and Harry’s son
Bobby Smith … DE State Snakehead record holder and Harry’s nephew
Corby Fulton … Champion distance surf caster
Suzanne Martin … Avid surfcaster and fish catcher

Delmarva Outdoors Expo Map
This is the map in the program guide you will receive at the gate for the Delmarva Outdoors Expo.
Quillin Arena has over 140 vendors, Beer Garden, Hawg Trough, and Presentation stage.
Schabinger Pavilion has vendors, cornhole tournament
Kent Building is vendors and the Dock Dogs
Dover Building has the gun show, Wilson’s gun auction, firearms simulator, and vendors

This a casting competition for accuracy not distance. Casters try to hit five targets from 120 to 200 feet away. Points are scored by hitting the target and points are scored for getting close to the target. It is simple. Hit all 5 targets you get 100 points.   First Prize … Harry Aiken Signature Series Surf Rod, built by PC Rods. A PENN battle 6,000 series reel donated by Fenwick Bait and Tackle will accompany the rod.  This rod will be built to the winners needs.  Second prize … to twelfth prizes to be announced.  Donated prizes from our sponsors Diamond State Custom Tackle, Delaware Surf Fishing, Fenwick Bait and Tackle.

There will be some community outreach displays from the Delaware State Police … K9 Demonstrations, and the mounted patrol.  We have a few nonprofits coming to talk about clean water and waterways.

We hope to see you at the Delmarva Outdoors Expo this year.  We are going to have fun three days of fun filled activities  and vendors with great deals.

Fish On!

Rich King

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Quillin Arena vendors
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Stage Schedule for Dover and Main stages






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