Top Wholesale Trade Shows for Outdoor Retail Sports

Outdoor Retail Sports Wholesale Trade Shows & Expos

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Sports and outdoorsmanship are part of the heart of America, which explains why there are so many wholesale trade shows available. Wondering where to start, and what the best wholesalers show is for you? To help you narrow down the long list of wholesale shows available each year, we’ve chosen retail conventions that span across a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities based on their popularity, variety, educational, and business aspects. Read on to learn more.

Outdoor equipment is just one of the things you can see wholesale trade shows for outdoor retail sports.

Shot Show 2023

January 17-19, 2023 - Las Vegas, Nevada

The Shot Show is unique in that attendance is restricted to “shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement, and tactical products and services ONLY.” It’s a direct look into the latest changes in accessories, equipment for training and protection, and firearms and will get you face-to-face with the suppliers and manufacturers.

What will be happening:

With a showroom full of tactical equipment and military and law enforcement attendees, you’ll notice everyone is on the same page with these activities. Get ready to experience three days of tactical training sessions, seminars, demonstrations, product showcases, and keynote speakers!

Registration for Shot Show 2022 is open now! This is among the outdoor wholesaler trade shows you don’t want to miss.

Outdoor Retailers

January 10-12, 2023 - Snow Show, Salt Lake City, Utah

June 19-21, 2023 - Summer Show, Salt Lake City, Utah

With the Outdoor Retailers trade show technically happening twice a year, there’s plenty of opportunities to get in on the action. These sports trade shows are some of the top retail trade shows in the outdoor sports sphere and are packed with retail wholesalers and enthusiasts across the entire industry.

They’re designed to get you in front of buyers, influencers, and brands as well as inform you on how to use social media (and other mediums) to share your brand’s story. It’s a wide effort to diversify the outdoor sporting goods industry with the newest products and inform the public about the newest and most influential brands.

What will be happening:

There will be games, concerts, food, and beer from local brewers, as well as tent fields to explore, equipment to try out, a design center, demonstrations, speakers, and tons of shopping.

IDEA World Convention

July 12-16, 2022 - Las Angeles, CA

IDEA World attracts more than 14,000 trainers; group instructors; gym, studio, and club owners; managers; nutrition professionals; dieticians; and fitness enthusiasts across the country. The aim of this retailer convention is to help business owners and trainers excel in their business and build a sustainable career using the latest equipment, techniques, and research.

What will be happening:

At a fitness conference, there will, of course, be workout sessions led by some of the world’s leading fitness experts (more than 225 of them) and more than 350 educational sessions. There will also be around 300 brands with exhibits featuring the latest fitness apparel, supplements, training equipment, and more.


The outdoor retail and sporting industry is one that spans across many areas of interests and groups, including athletes, coaches, fitness professionals, outdoor recreation hobbyists, hunting and fishing/wildlife enthusiasts, military and law enforcement buyers/sellers, outdoor equipment wholesalers and retailers, and many more. Retailer trade shows offer a chance to learn about new innovations in the outdoor space no matter who you are or where your interest lies, so start planning your trip to this year’s outdoor retail trade shows!