The Top Outdoor Industry Trade Shows and Conventions in 2024

Outdoor Industry Conventions

When it comes to generating buzz and acquiring leads, there is still nothing like good old fashion face to face contact. That’s why one of our primary marketing tactics still includes attending trade show events and focusing on convention lead generation.

If you’re looking to get your name in front of potential clients and the right partners, here is a list of the top outdoor lifestyle conventions in 2024. If you are in the hunting, fishing, shooting, tactical or outdoor sporting industry, you can’t afford to miss them!

Outdoor Retailer Winter Show

Date: NOVEMBER 14-16, 2023

The show features a cross-section of gear from the Snowsports, Snowboarding, Adventure Travel, Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Climbing, and Fly Fishing industries.

ATA Trade Show

Archery Show

Date: January 11, 2024 – January 13, 2024
City: St. Louis, Missouri
Venue America’s Center

The ATA Trade Show is the archery and bowhunting industry’s LARGEST show. It’s also the industry’s MOST INCLUSIVE show. The ATA Trade Show is a member-driven event to promote commerce within the archery and bowhunting industry.

The NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Shot Show

Date: January 23, 2024 – January 26, 2024
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: Sands Expo Center

The SHOT Show is an annual trade show for the shooting, hunting, and firearms industry. The SHOT Show is the largest industry event of the year and brings together some of the top companies and industry professionals involved in the shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement industries.

If you plan on hitting the SHOT Show this year, here is a good list of all the networking events and SHOT Show Parties.

Safari Club International Annual Hunters Convention

Date: January 31, 2024 –  February 3, 2024
City: Nashville
Venue: Nashville

Safari Club International’s (SCI) annual convention will be taking place in Nashville in 2024. This hunters’ heaven has everything the mind can dream of and occupies more than 650,000 square feet of exhibit space. Six continents are under one roof where SCI members come to book hunts, rendezvous with old friends and shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment. That only scratches the surface of products available at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention.

NRA Great American Outdoors Show

Date: February 3, 2024 – February 11, 2024
City: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Venue: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that celebrates hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features Nine halls of guns, archery, fishing tackle, tree stands, boats, RV’s and more!

NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibit

NRA Convention

Date: May 17, 2024 – May 19, 2024
City: Dallas, Texas
Venue: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibit features 800+ exhibitors, 15 acres of the most spectacular displays of firearms, shooting and hunting accessories, seminars, workshops, special events, and more!

You’ll also see an amazing array of knives, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, ATVs, and much more! Unlike other conferences, this is free for NRA members to attend.

Ducks Unlimited National Convention

Date: MAY 29 – JUNE 1, 2024
City: San Diego
Venue: San Diego Convention Center

The Ducks Unlimited’s  National Convention is an event geared towards duck hunters, habitat conservation, and hunting enthusiasts.

Outdoor Retailer Show – Summer Show

Date: June 17, 2024 – June 19, 2024

Outdoor Retailer is the place for brands to reach a valuable retail audience, as well as an enhanced media presence to carry their brand stories into the consumer marketplace. The show features a cross-section of gear from the Adventure Travel, Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Climbing, and Fly Fishing industries



Date: July 16, 2024 – July 19, 2024
City: Orlando, Florida
Venue: Orange County Convention Center

ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories, and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.

Outdoor Media Summit

Date: October 13-15, 2024
City: Missoula, Montana

Outdoor Media Summit is a niche education conference where the brightest marketing and media professionals in the outdoor industry share secrets, forecast the future and learn how to make more money.

Wondering what marketing trends are affecting the Outdoor Industry?

Check out the latest information in what consumer trends you need to know to position your outdoor marketing strategy for success.

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