Trade Shows & Events

Steve Larese
As booths break down and drinks come out at the second annual Big Gear Show in Park City, Utah, exhibitors reflecting on the two-day outdoor event largely called it a success, even if it wasn’t what they were…

The hardgoods-only trade show in Park City, Utah, is back

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Why the show might be just what your business needs

That's all, folks. Outdoor Retailer has packed it in. Here's what went down on day three.

Your daily roundup from the show floor of Outdoor Retailer—cool gear, education recaps, and more

New gear, first-time exhibitors, and more from the show floor in Denver

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How we got to where we are today

OR has announced its return to Salt Lake City in 2023, and we want your thoughts. Great call, big mistake, or too soon to tell?

The outdoor industry's largest trade show will leave Denver and relocate to its former home in Salt Lake City in 2023

Snowsports Industries America has confirmed a deal to sell the consumer-focused winter sports show to Raccoon Events

Utah Governor Spencer Cox expressed indifference this week to Outdoor Retailer's possible return to Salt Lake City

Citing Utah's record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement today protesting Outdoor Retailer's potential move to Salt Lake City

A roundup of happenings from the show floor—new gear, education recaps, and more

As the world reconverges, one trade show producer has fine-tuned a simple tool for navigating—and respecting—personal comfort

Outdoor Retailer's contract with the City of Denver is set to expire at the end of 2022. Utah—the trade show's former home—and other states are fighting for a chance to host the event in years to come.

Merrell has pulled out of OR’s Snow Show two weeks before it stages in Denver, citing COVID concerns

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Outdoor Retailer is the great intersection of the outdoor industry. It’s where commerce and community meet, and the aisles are famous for paving the way for growth.

The 5th annual event in Estes Park, Colo., gave outdoor journalists a place to learn, collaborate, and network and a select number of brands to really connect with their message

Overlanding has expanded to overlap more with the traditional outdoor market, which meant the huge Arizona event was a celebration of all modes of transportation and exploration

The interstate competition for Outdoor Retailer's next contract is heating up

On the last day of this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer event, we sat down with Show Director Marisa Nicholson to discuss how it went, what’s in store for January's Snow Show, and whether OR will move out of Denver in 2023

Our final roundup of cool new gear, education recaps, hot takes, and more from the floor of Outdoor Retailer in Denver

New gear, hot takes, cool startups, and more from the second day of Outdoor Retailer in Denver

A roundup of what you missed at the first day of the industry's largest trade show in Denver

Here's what went down on the third and final day of the inaugural Salt Lake City open-air trade show

Catch up on everything you missed at Day 2 of The Big Gear Show, including hot takes from retailers and exhibitors, new and noteworthy products, education sessions, and more

If you couldn't attend The Big Gear Show in Utah today, we have you covered. Here's everything you missed from the show floor—retailer and exhibitor feedback, special events, brand updates, and more.

As Outdoor Retailer and The Big Gear Show prepare for in-person events this summer, many in the industry are still debating whether to attend

Business without big gatherings hasn't been easy, but the things we’ve learned along the way will resonate for years to come

Will the industry's warm-season shows run as scheduled this year? We spoke to leaders of several important events to find out.

For the second time, OR will adapt to a virtual format in an effort to keep the industry safe

Between coronavirus and the national push for social justice, the world has changed—and the outdoor industry along with it. Focusing solely on retail doesn’t cut it anymore.

This year, the industry’s leading trade show went completely virtual for the first time. Just how successful was it?

The June 23-25 show in Denver was cancelled due to the coronavirus. OR just announced a digital substitute.

Show director Kenji Haroutunian says the show has not been cancelled

The nation's largest outdoor trade show, previously scheduled for June 23-25 in Denver, has been called off

Emerald Holdings, Inc. has suffered significant losses as event cancellations pile up

As coronavirus spreads event organizers are scrambling to create meaningful, efficient ways to conduct business virtually

On Sunday, the CDC recommended cancelling or postponing events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks

OIA has delayed Capitol Summit in Washington, D.C. amid growing coronavirus fears

10 ways to prepare for a single-use plastic-free Outdoor Retailer show

A lineup of seasoned retailers share their tips for ensuring trade shows—from regional ones to the big OR—are efficient, productive, and even fun

Inspired by the Plastic Impact Alliance, Patagonia took a hard internal look at its own trade show footprint to discover ways to improve its zero-waste efforts. Here's a recap of what they found, and what we can all learn from it.

The Winter Market is being united with the January Snow Show

Plus, data on how the outdoor industry rallied around kicking plastic out of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last month

Our industry makes real bottles. So let’s use them and reduce single-use containers at Outdoor Retailer. Join us in making The Plastic Impact Promise and commit to bringing your own personal drinking vessel to the next show.

The nature-loving drag queen strutted the show floor on Day 2, drawing a crowd and making a statement for LGBTQ inclusivity in the outdoors

Outdoor Retailer hasn't said a word yet, but the Denver Post has confirmed the show will be moving to Colorado

This summer marks Outdoor Retailer’s 35 birthday. To celebrate, we unearthed 15 fun facts you probably never knew about our industry’s biggest show.

Emerald Expositions, parent company of OR, is striking a deal to buy the SIA Snow Show. Members will vote on the deal Wednesday.

In its filing documents, Emerald identified potential areas of growth, including creating or acquiring international events

A trade show calendar packed full of large, small, and regional events has left many retailers, reps and manufacturers strapped trying to figure out the best way to focus their resources. In response, Outdoor Retailer is releasing a new web-based survey that could result in (more) major changes to the big show's dates and format. So we asked exhibitors, retailers and reps: What does the ideal trade show calendar look like for the industry? Can all the various shows remain relevant? How can attendees get the best return on investment? No surprise: It’s complicated.

Emerald Expositions group sales director, Marisa Nicholson, to replace Haroutunian as show director

CGPR President dishes out social media tips, how to react to negative news, and where small brands on a budget should focus their PR efforts