Vendor Information – News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo


Don’t miss out on the News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo! Space is limited so reserve now. The show has sold out early for almost a decade straight!

For the past 25 years, The Outdoors Expo & Boat Show has carved a reputation as Florida’s largest and best-managed family outdoors show. With tens of thousands of visitors each year, it dwarfs other events in Florida and much of the Southeast. The Tampa Bay area is one of the nation’s largest markets for outdoors and boating gear, so our vendors find success at the Expo year after year.

Vendors from across North America will offer great deals on boats, personal water craft, ATV’s, fishing tackle, hunting gear, resorts and lodges, canoes and kayaks and other outdoors-related items. In addition to the special discounts, Expo visitors will get their first look at many new products.

Non-profit fishing, hunting and conservation groups – including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Coastal Conservation Association, and the Florida Guides Association will be on hand. Whether your favorite pastime is fishing for bass, kings, grouper, snook or redfish; or hunting turkey, deer, or ducks, you’ll find the right club or organization with experienced members and volunteers eager to share their expertise with you.

Expo Manual – For Vendors – Click Here


The Expo offers a clean, attractive facility with 140,000 square feet of air-conditioned floor space, bright lighting and fully carpeted walkways. Major outdoor display areas feature a broad, lake-dotted landscape with acres of open space for boats, RVs and trucks. Located near the I-4 and I-75 junction, the fairgrounds are easy to get to from anywhere in Florida and safe, fenced parking for exhibitors and visitors is a major plus. Full-time security inside the expo halls helps keep your wares safe overnight and quality hotels and restaurants are just minutes away. Drive-in loading facilities and lots of exhibitor parking are part of your show package.



Families drawn to the Expo are looking for the latest and greatest in boats, motors and outdoors gear, and our surveys indicate they’ve got money to spend. With carefully targeted promotions and a second-to-none media campaign, we bring out buyers, not tire kickers! Many retailers report their highest one-day sales of the year from the Expo.


For More Information Contact:

Robbie Bloomfield
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