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What are the Expo hours?

Show Hours

Friday, June 7, 2019: 3:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019: 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019: 10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Can I volunteer to help at the Expo?

Yes, we will need volunteers to help various areas throughout the weekend. Please go to the “Volunteer” tab on the website and fill out the questionnaire with interests and the times you are available to help. Our volunteer coordinator will be contacting you to place you on one of our many Expo pro staff teams.

What types of activities will be at the Expo?

There will be lots of seminars to cover many different outdoor themes. These may be found on the Expo Schedule.

Is this a dog friendly event?

Only dogs who are participating in the DockDogs event are permitted. Participants will need to be registered and have proof of registration at the gate.

All dogs must remain on a lead at all times and are admitted free. Dogs five months and older must be current on all vaccinations and wear a rabies vaccination tag. Please come to the Expo prepared to clean up after your dog. We will have watering stations as well as cleanup stations.

How can I purchase tickets to the Expo?

Tickets may be purchased at the Expo gates or through IC tickets.  More information and ticket prices will be available soon.

To participate in hands-on activities, attendees must:

  • Have a valid photo ID*
  • Fill out a waiver
  • Wear a waiver wristband

*Anyone under the age of 18 must have a guardian or parent’s signature. Attendees who have consumed alcohol may not participate in any hands-on Expo activities.


Why be an Exhibitor?

The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo is on target to be one of the largest gatherings of outdoor enthusiasts in the northwest. Tens of thousands of show attendees are looking for the latest in outdoor gear and accessories to better their outdoor experience. The Expo offers you the opportunity to be face-to-face with consumers who have an interest in your products. An aggressive marketing plan is developed to ensure best possible exposure for the show and your business. In addition, we have a strict policy for only accepting Exhibitor applications from outdoor related businesses and products which will ensure outdoor enthusiasts have an excellent experience attending the show.

How do I apply to be an exhibitor?

Apply online or fill out an exhibitor application. Booths will be assigned on a first come first serve basis once booth application and payment have been received. Your requested space will not be assigned until payment is confirmed. After completing and submitting the application you will be directed to a secure website to remit payment. If you require an invoice or wish to pay with a check please contact us directly at so we can help you with getting this processed.

What Exhibitor booth spaces are available?

Please review the map displaying booth layout inside of the Ford Idaho Center arena. Spaces which have already been purchased will be blocked out. Please select your first three choices. Booths shown are standard 10X10 size. If you are requesting a larger size booth please indicate those booth numbers in your selection. For example, if you are requesting a 10X20 space for your exhibit, you can select booth number F109 & F111 for your first choice. Outdoor bulk and customized spaces are available. Please contact us for location and pricing so we may customize a space to fit your needs.

How do I know my application has been approved?

Once we have received your application AND payment, you will receive a welcome packet with booth confirmation and information about the expo, hotels and lodging, important dates and other important information.

What is included in a booth?

Each 10X10 booth includes pipe and draping, one 8’ table, two chairs and a waste basket. If you require additional items for your booth, our welcome packet will have the pricing and contacts for the expo decorator. You may work directly with them to add additional items. Power and internet is available for an additional cost. Please indicate your power or internet needs on your application.

What if I need to ship items for my exhibit?

The Expo decorator is available to receive and inventory your items and have them placed in your booth. Should you require assistance setting up your booth, contact the Expo decorator.

What about additional sponsorship opportunities to further promote my business?

Donated Items

The Expo accepts donations for promotions, giveaways and DU fundraising. If you would like additional exposure for your products and would like to donate items, please contact us directly.

I would like to conduct an educational seminar about my product or services.

If you are interested in conducting or sponsoring a seminar please contact us.