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News Big family fun at the Big MOE

With over 45 outdoor activities, there's something for everyone!
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Experience the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo (The Big MOE) at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club grounds in Sturbridge, MA on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. In its 21st year, this FREE, family-friendly event celebrates outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife. With over 45 activity stations, there’s something for everyone at The Big MOE. Stations include:

  • Shotgun, airgun, and rifle shooting
  • Fishing and fly tying
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Tomahawk throwing
  • Birds of prey
  • Petting zoo
  • Birdhouse building and other crafts
  • Mountain biking

For a complete listing of activity stations, please visit All stations are supervised and provide a unique, hands-on experience for all ages and skill levels. Participants will be asked to sign a liability release form.

Convenient, off-site parking is located at the Sturbridge Business Park at 660 Main Street (Rte. 20) and FREE shuttle bus transportation will run nonstop from the Business Park to the Big MOE throughout the day. On-site parking is reserved for volunteer staff and those requiring handicapped access (plate required). No pets or alcohol are permitted. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.
Image credits:  MassWildlife