Florida Sportsman Magazine will return to Tampa to host the Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds, October 6th & 7th, 2018. Attendees of the Florida Sportsman Expo will find an array of new exhibitors, new fishing and hunting seminar speakers and other exciting features, including the Best Boat Super Showcase featuring models from the upcoming Best Boat Magazine and TV show. Show host Capt. Rick Ryals will be on hand to discuss the keys to buying your ideal fishing boat.

Six seminar stages will run continuous seminars by local guides and experts on inshore and offshore fishing, hunting, fly fishing, kayak fishing and fishing afoot on the beach, bridges and piers. Visit the Captain’s Corner Booth to talk fishing, and book charters with our guide speakers.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) will also host the Kids Fishing Derby on on the Fairgrounds stocked lakes, and inside the Expo kids will win prizes for participating in the FWC’s “Fish ID” contest. Be sure to check out their 500-gallon mobile aquarium.

Also new to the Florida Sportsman Expo is the Fly Fishing seminar stage, featuring local fly fishing guides. Local fly fishing clubs will be demonstrating fly tying as well as giving fly casting lessons and tips at the casting pond.

For hunters, new exhibitors will be on hand to show bows and archery accessories, hunting blinds, hunting scents, and more. The Big and Wild Outdoors show will broadcast live Saturday morning from 7 am to 10 am.

The popular “Riggin’ it Right Academy” will return to the Expo where you will receive hands-on instruction on rigging live baits, lures and knot-tying as well as sharpening hooks to help you catch more fish and use proper fillet techniques.

Show hours are Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

Tickets at the Florida State Fair box office are $8 for adults. Kids 12 and under get in free if accompanied by an adult. Active military and First Responders with I.D. will receive a 50% discount on admission.

Tampa Expo Exhibitor Application

For more information on exhibiting please contact:

Michelle or Mike Conner, Show Directors

772-333-0530 or FSExpo@Outdoorsg.com