2024 Sporting Goods & Outdoors Trade Shows You Should be Attending

2024 Sporting Goods and Outdoors Trade Shows

The sporting goods and outdoors industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging all the time.

Trade shows are a fantastic way to stay ahead of the curve, network with industry professionals, and discover the latest products and innovations. Here’s a list of must-attend sporting goods and outdoor trade shows in 2024.

1. SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show)

When: January 14-16, 2024

Where: The Venetian Expo, CAESARS FORUM, Las Vegas, NV

What: The SHOT Show is a trade show in the US for industries related to shooting, hunting, and outdoor recreation. Organized by the NSSF, it showcases firearms, ammunition, outdoor apparel, and more, for industry professionals.

Website: https://shotshow.org/

2. Great American Outdoor Show

When: February 3-11, 2024

Where: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

What: The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event focusing on hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities, featuring over 1,100 exhibitors and 200 seminars.

Website: https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/

3. Florida Gun Shows

When: March 09-10, 2024

Where: Bradenton Convention Center | Palmetto, Florida

What: The Florida Gun Shows are events where participants can buy, sell, or trade firearms and accessories, held on weekends. These shows also offer concealed weapon permit classes and emphasize strict safety rules, including mandatory checks and securing of firearms at entry.

Website: https://www.floridagunshows.com/

4. Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show

When: April 6-7, 2024


What: Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show: It’s the world’s largest gun show, focusing on antique, collector, and modern firearms, with options for appraisal, selling, or trading.

Website: https://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/

5. The Big Reno Show

When: April 12-14, 2024

Where: Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV

What: A trade show for antique firearms, western memorabilia, and collectibles, attracting buyers, sellers, and collectors.

Website: https://bigrenoshow.com/

6. The Nation’s Gun Show

When: April 19-21, 2024

Where: Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA

What: Features guns, knives, ammo, and accessories, with 1,300 tables for exhibitors and rules for safe display.

Website: https://www.thenationsgunshow.com/

7. NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

When: May 17-19, 2024

Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

What: NRA-organized event for the firearms industry, offering exhibits, seminars, and activities for shooting sports enthusiasts.

Website: https://www.nraam.org/

8. Outdoor Retailer

When: June 17-19, 2024

Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

What: North America’s largest outdoor industry event, showcasing trends, products, and networking opportunities.

Website: https://www.outdoorretailer.com/

9. NSSF Range-Retailer Business Expo

When: July 11–13, 2023

Where: West Palm Beach, Florida

What: Focuses on the firearm industry for entrepreneurs and range/retail operators, promoting education and innovation.

Website: https://www.nssf.org/expo-2024/

10. NASGW Expo

When: October 15-18, 2024

Where: Kansas City, Missouri

What: Annual gathering for sporting goods industry companies to showcase products and network.

Website: https://nasgwexpo.org/

11. The Running Event

When: November 19 – 21, 2024

Where: Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

What: North America’s largest trade show for running specialty retailers, focusing on footwear, apparel, gear, and services.

Website: https://www.therunningevent.com

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