Exhibitor Information

Avid outdoor enthusiasts gather under one roof to attend the weekend shows and to see for themselves all the seminars, demonstrations and booths filled with tackle, gear, boats, fishing & hunting accessories and services. People are far more apt to buy and become regular customers when they can initially see, feel and hear about your products. Become an exhibitor at any or all of the four Florida Sportsman Expos scheduled for 2016.

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The official FS Expo hotel:

Ft. Pierce

Best Western
6485 Metal Dr.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945

Ft. Myers

Best Western
13021 N. Cleveland Ave.
Ft. Myers, FL 33903
(239) 997-5511

Expo Address:

The Expo will be held at:

The Expo will be held at:

Ft. Pierce

St. Lucie Co. Fairgrounds
15601 W. Midway Rd
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945

Ft. Myers

Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Road
Ft. Myers, FL 33917
(239) 543-8368


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Move In/ Move Out Instructions for Tampa Show

Below are the move in/out instructions and other info about the Tampa Florida Sportsman Expo. Please check in at the Expo show office and pick up your badges.


We have blocked a limited number of rooms so BOOK QUICKLY. This year it’s the Holiday Inn Express, 813) 490-1000. Don’t forget to mention The Florida Sportsman Expo to obtain your special rate, this rate is good from 10/6 – 10/10. Below is the contact info:

La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds – Casino 4811 N Us Highway 301, Tampa, FL 33610

Phone: 813-626-0885


The Expo will be held at:

Florida State Fairgrounds

4800 U.S. 301

Tampa, FL www.floridastatefair.com

Directions: www.floridastatefair.com/venues/directions


1. Upon the arrival for set-up go to the Expo Registration office inside the hall to check in and receive exhibitor badges. These are for those who will be working your booth. On show days, to avoid parking fees, you must enter through the Orient Road entrance after 8 am. and show the security guard your exhibitor badge. There must be a badge for each person in the vehicle. At check in you will be shown the exhibitor’s parking lot.

2. BOATS: For all boats/trailers/RVs that will be indoors during the Expo need to arrive anytime between 12:00 pm. and 5:00 pm. on Thursday, 10/6. Boats can be staged outside Thursday morning beginning at 8 am.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule must be followed to avoid causing delays for our other vendors. No one will be allowed to move-in on Saturday.

3. Inside Booth Exhibitors and Outside may arrive anytime between 10 am. and 6 pm. on Friday, 10/7.

4. Show Hours: The Fairgrounds will be open to exhibitors beginning at 8 am. each morning of the show. Public Hours are Saturday, 10/8, 10 am. – 5 pm. and Sunday, 10/9, 10 am. – 4 pm. You must be set-up and ready when the show opens at 10 am. on both days.

5. Move-out: We close an hour earlier Sunday to help with move-out, therefore, as a courtesy to our late arrival attendees, we ask that you DO NOT begin moving out before the show closes at 4 pm.


Move-out must be completed by Sunday evening with the exception of boats/vehicles. You will have until Monday morning.

6. SECURITY: The exhibit hall will be closed Friday & Saturday nights. Security will be provided but we cannot guarantee the safety and security of your goods. Please take the appropriate measures to secure your property.

7. Ordering electric: See the attached form to order electric. This is done directly with the Fairgrounds and not Florida Sportsman. Please make note that it is cheaper to order in advance. You must bring your own extension cord.

8. Communication: Cell phones usually work in the hall. WI-FI is available for a daily fee of $15. This must be done through the Fairgrounds, not FS.

9. Carpet or additional tables: A draped skirted table and two chairs come with your booth. For Bulk space, bring your own tables/chairs or you can rent carpet, tables and chairs. See the attached form to order from Expositions Etc.

10. Shipping ahead: Send any advance shipments to the Expo no more than a week in ahead of the event to: FLORIDA STATE FAIR AUTHORITY, ℅ JANICE RILEY, 4800 HWY. 301 NORTH, TAMPA, FL. 33610. Be sure to clearly number and mark each box “For Florida Sportsman Expo”.

11. Conduct: No drinking of alcoholic beverages are allowed during the Expo. Food and beverages cannot be sold or given away without the approval of the fairgrounds due to the contracts between the fairgrounds and their contractors.

12. FS Expo staff will be present throughout the event to assist you if needed. Our goal is to do everything possible to ensure you have a great, successful Expo.

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  • David Neeley

    I am interested in a booth, is there a registration deadline for the Tampa expo on Sept. 12-13?