National Outdoor Foundation President, Buddy Oberender, presents a donation to South Dorchester School PK-8 principal, Ms. Jennifer Ruark.  The school intends to use the donation to fund various activities and projects for the 2019-2020 school year.




2019 National Outdoor Show
February 22 & 23, 2019




2019 National Outdoor Show Schedule

2019 Schedule can be viewed by clicking this link: 2019 Schedule


Miss Nature Girl 2019 Crowned!  

Miss Nature Girl is our annual womanless pageant (men only contestants).  The show takes place at the Cambridge Moose Lodge, Cambridge, Maryland on the third Saturday in January.  This very entertaining show is sure to make you laugh!!  We would like to extend our gratitude to the Moose Lodge and to everyone that made the show a success. Proceeds benefit the National Outdoor Foundation.

Miss Nature Girl 2019- Miss Loose Steel Balls


Great news!  Scholarships have increased for Miss Outdoors and Miss Outdoors runners-up.  Who doesn’t like extra funds for college?!!



Two scoring events have been booked at this year’s Outdoor Show!  Bucks-Bears-Stags and Maryland Trophy Deer will be on site this year!  

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Miss Nature Girl 2018!!  Our womanless pageant was held January 20th, 2018 & was a great success.  Thank you for everyone’s support and to our wonderful contestants.  It was quite the show!

11/2017 – NOF Committee Members, Katie Paul and Marlene Meninger, accepted grant funds from Mid-Shore Community Foundation/George B. Todd Fund.
On September 24, 2017, Miss Outdoors – Katelyn Robinson & Little Mister Outdoors – Karsten Scheele, presented awards to the winners of Madison VFC’s annual fishing tournament.


South Dorchester Fishing Tournament held at Gootee’s Marina. 2017 Miss Outdoors – Katelyn Robinson, 2017 Little Miss Outdoors – Makenzie Hayden & 2017 Little Mister Outdoors- Karsten Scheele

National Outdoor Foundation Receives Community Grant From Walmart Foundation       NOF2017-1

June 29, 2017 –  National Outdoor Foundation receives Walmart Community Grant

Pictured L-R: Walmart Community Involvement Coordinator, Tracy, NOF Officers Kathy Abbott, Marlene Meninger, Buddy Oberender, and Walmart Store Manager, Jessica.  National Outdoor Foundation is delighted to receive to the financial support, which allows us to preserve and give back to the community that supports us.  Thank you Walmart Community Grant Program/Walmart Foundation!



Robbins Trust supports National Outdoor Show with grant

The National Outdoor Foundation recently received a generous $5,000 grant from the Pauline F. Robbins and W. David Robbins Charitable Foundation Trust in support of the 2017 National Outdoor Show. Leonard Foxwell, president of the Trust and brother of the late Pauline “Polly” Robbins, presented the gift to Chairman Tommy Spicer and Co-Treasurers Marlene Meninger and Kathy Abbott.
Established under the terms of Mr. and Mrs. Robbins’ estate, The Robbins’ Trust endeavors to enrich the lives of Dorchester County citizens and their “shore” way of life. “The National Outdoor Foundation is grateful that the stewards of the trust recognize our efforts in preserving and promoting the history of Dorchester County.”
The National Outdoor Show takes place Feb. 24 & 25, at South Dorchester K-8 School, Rt 335 in Golden Hill, opening at 5 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
For more information, to become a sponsor or to make a donation, contact the National Outdoor Show Committee at 410-397-8535, or visit website,

Leonard Foxwell, president of the Robbins Charitable Foundation Trust presents Kathy Abbott and Marlene Meninger, co-treasurers of the National Outdoor Show and Chairman Tommy Spicer, a $5,000 grant.



Mr. Ken Guelta stands with a few of his carvings. Mr. Ken studied with Mr. Warren Saunders and has been carving for approximately 8 years. He is excited to bring the carving competition back to The Outdoor Show for 2017.



2016 Miss Outdoors, Allyson Adams, and 2016 Little Mister Outdoors, Gavin Fitzhugh, visited Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to attend the 2017 Fur & Wildlife Festival, held January 13-14, 2017.  Congratulations 2017 Miss Cameron Parish, Savannah Boudreaux.



2016 Little Mister Outdoors Gavin Fitzhugh attends the Cambridge Christmas Parade.  Check out his white boots!


IMG_2831.jpgLittle Mister Outdoors 2016, Gavin Fitzhugh, presented awards to participants in Madison Vol. Fire Co.’s 25th Annual Fishing Tournament.  The tournament took place on September 25, 2016.  Thank you to everyone that supported this event!



Our 2016 Royalty, Allyson, Jayden & Gavin, representing at The SOUTH DORCHESTER FISHING TOURNAMENT, held on 09/04/16. Thank you to those that supported the event!



Outdoor Show Royalty representing at Lakes & Straits Vol. Fire Dept. Fishing Tournament, held July 3rd, 2016. L-R: Little Miss Outdoors Jayden Anders, Little Mister Outdoors Gavin Fitzhugh, and Miss Outdoors Allyson Adams.
Thanks to everyone who supported the fishing tournament.
Happy 4th of July!  🎉🇺🇸



2016 – National Outdoor Foundation President, Buddy Oberender, presents a donation to South Dorchester K-8 School Principal, Ms. Jennifer Ruark. The school intends to use the donation to improve the gym, and to fund various school activities.