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The Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show is longest running show theme in Fort Wayne and one of the longest in the country at over 51 years. Our attendance was up in 2018 and we plan to not only expand again but you'll see the return of the hugely successful Ultimate Outdoor Adventure.  Don't hesitate and miss the show - sign up today as a 2018 vendor!

 

Contact us now to be included in our $75,000+ in advertising! sportslakecabinshow@gmail.com

2018 Vendor-Booth Contract

2018 Floor Plan

2018 Rate Card

2018 Vendor Flyer

Exhibitor Badges ON SITE AT CHECK IN

Audience profile

Exhibitor testimonials

Sponsorship opportunities – Be sure to look into getting YOUR NAME on these features: kayak lagoon, seminar stages and more. These sponsors will be mentioned in all advertising and mentioned hourly live over the PA at the show.
Can’t be there all weekend with a full booth but you know it is the perfect crowd for your home based business?

Coliseum Productions is offering a one day – table top display option for $295! For more details, email Dave, here.

 

 

Move In & Move Out Information

Show opens noon on Friday the 26th.
Move in is from 8am to 8pm Wednesday, January 24th and Thursday, January 25th.
Badges and parking passes will be available onsite at check in.
Driving in is available, space permitting, and will be cut off at 4pm on Thursday, January 25th.
Hand carry ONLY late Thursday and Friday morning.
Show office will be located in the lobby.
Carts and dollies available onsite for free.
Fork lift and general labor for hire.
Electrical does NOT come with your booth space and costs extra – please order in advance to save money.
MOVE OUT – FLOOR MUST BE CLEAR BY 8AM MONDAY – NO EXCEPTIONS
ANOTHER SHOW IS MOVING IN. WE CAN WORK AS LATE AS NEEDED SUNDAY NIGHT

 

FUN FACTS:

Median Age: 47.2 years

75% of attendees made purchases from exhibitors

Average household income: $84,000 – 25% over $100,000 & 5% over $250,000. Clearly the place to be!

Maritial Status: 72% Married

Gender: 55% Male and 45% Female

Future Building Plans: 50% plan to build a new or second home with nearly 2000 saying they expect to start in the next few years

Geography: Attendees were from twenty different states and three countries

New Attendance: An even 50% attended for the first time and 50% were repeats

 

 

 

Our business is your business:

Our business model depends on exhibitors becoming repeat customers, so we take a personal interest in making sure you get the value you deserve. Here’s how we do it:

Extensive multi-media advertising, marketing and PR campaigns. We spend at least one-third of all exhibitor and sponsor revenue on advertising each of our events, and sometimes much more. We use top-flight creative, savvy media buying and social networking – plus strategic partnerships with the right local retailers, media outlets, trade groups and others – to guarantee you a large crowd of qualified customers.


State-of-the-art attendee registration technology. We use technology typically seen only at large trade-only events to capture attendees’ contact information, interests and purchase plans. Attendees register online before the event or at the event entrance.


Attendee badges and pass-out cards. Attendees wear barcoded badges embedded in with all the info gathered at registration. Exhibitors can rent handheld scanners, enabling info capture with a simple point and click. Attendees are also supplied with pass out cards containing their contact info. Even exhibitors who don’t rent scanners can ask attendees for these cards and avoid having to write down the info.


We market you to attendees before the show begins. Pre-registered attendees get email reminders before the show that list all exhibitors and promote exhibitors’ show-only specials, door-prize donations, seminar or clinic presentations and sponsorships.


We market you to attendees after the show is over. Attendees get thank-you emails after the show urging them to stay in contact with all exhibitors, and we include the complete exhibitor list with website links.


We make move-in and move-out a breeze. Decades of experience have taught us how to stage show set-up and breakdown so that everyone gets in and out as quickly and smoothly as possible.


Exhibitor Amenities. We provide all exhibitors with a number (depending on booth size) of parking passes and free tickets. We make additional tickets available at large discounts. We negotiate favorable rates with one or more hotels at each show.

We provide an exhibitors’ lounge at each show. Our staff is highly visible during show hours and we go the extra mile to try to meet your special on-site requests.


Integrity. Our management, sales and on-site staff will treat you with honesty, courtesy and respect. If our show isn’t a good match for your company, we’d rather you save your time and money. But if it is, we will do our best to make it a profitable and pleasant experience for you.