This year's Outdoor Lifestyle Expo is set to add more variety on all frontiers.
In its second year, the outdoor activity-oriented event has expanded from 58 exhibitors in 2019 to 82 this year, according to organiser John Vinson.
"We've got the Army this year as well as equestrian," he said.
"We've included a bigger range of outdoor activities the time around and upped the training component of the expo because so many people, including those new to the caravan lifestyle, are keen to learn about the practicalities involved."
As well as the plethora of caravaning, boating and outdoor vehicles available for patrons, the event will host activities for children and competitions for attendees to enter. Melbourne-based seafood chef author and personality Peter Hilcke will also be lending his travelling food know-how to the weekend, hosting live cooking demonstrations at the expo.
"There's no other show like this in Tassie, it's the only one," Mr Vinson said.
"My experience, having been an exhibitor for the last 20-odd years, has made me realise the things that attract exhibitors."
Another newcomer to the expo will be Dark Dog Forge - a metalworking demonstration ran by blacksmith Brian Hardy who teaches the practice as a way to cope with mental health issues. Mr Vinson said it was great to be having someone like Mr Hardy add their skills to the expo.
"It's a big part of society [mental health] at the moment ... Tasmania's been good to me so it's a matter of giving back to the community," he said.
- What: Outdoor Lifestyle Expo.
- Where: Inveresk Showgrounds.
- When: January 31 - February 2, 9am-5pm.
- Cost: $10, under 15 years old - free.