Summer Market Registration is now open! If you are a Retail Buyer, Independent Rep, Importer / Distributor, Non-Profit or Designer use the button below to register.


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When and where is the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow?

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018 will be held in July, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado.

Is this show open to the general public?

Outdoor Retailer is not open to the general public.  Only authorized buyers and members of the trade will be admitted. As a respected industry event, we can only register qualified** retail buying businesses in the outdoor industry.

How much does Outdoor Retailer cost?

Please note that you must qualify to attend.

Early registrations ends July 8, 2018 and pre-show registration is from July 9 – 18, 2018.

Retailer Buyer

  • Early: FREE
  • Pre-Show: $20
  • Onsite: $40

Independent Rep

  • Early: FREE
  • Pre-Show: FREE
  • Onsite: FREE

Working Media

  • Early: FREE
  • Pre-Show: FREE
  • Onsite: FREE

Importer / Distributor

  • Early: FREE
  • Pre-Show: $100
  • Onsite: $100

Freelancer Designer

  • Early: $100
  • Pre-Show: $200
  • Onsite: $200

Event Organizer

  • Early: $550
  • Pre-Show: $625
  • Onsite: $650

Media Sales

  • Early: $550
  • Pre-Show: $625
  • Onsite: $650


  • Early: $550
  • Pre-Show: $625
  • Onsite: $650

Brand / Manufacturer

  • Early: $550
  • Pre-Show: $625
  • Onsite: $650


  • Early: FREE
  • Pre-Show: FREE
  • Onsite: FREE

Where do I pick up my badge?

Please pick up your badge at one of the following locations:

  • Main Registration (14th Street Entrance)
  • Lobby B (Welton Street Entrance)
  • Lobby D (Bellco Theater Entrance)

I have attended in the past, do I need to register again and if so, why?

Yes, each individual must register for each event separately to ensure that we have the most current and accurate information.

I’m required to re-submit my business credentials (or) this will be my first show as a buyer/distributor, what documents do I need to provide?

Please review the credential requirement information.

I’m attending Outdoor Retailer to purchase raw materials, how do I register?

If you design for a specific manufacturer or work as a freelance designer you can now register under the new designer category. As a designer you are required to register online for each show. Please review the credential requirement information.

You should upload your credentials directly into your registration portal.

I completed my registration online and did not receive a confirmation email, what should I do?

If you completed the registration process online and did not receive a confirmation email immediately after saving, please log back on to the registration page and search your company name. If the lookup says your status is pending or already registered call the registration hotline at (866) 221-7934, confirm that we have the correct email or fax number and ask to have your confirmation resent. If you are unable to locate your registration record it was not completed the first time and you will need to re-register.

I completed the online registration process and submitted my corresponding business credentials, when will I receive my approval confirmation?

You will be notified via email once your registration has been reviewed. We will follow up and/or send confirmation within two weeks. If you have not heard from us after two weeks, please call the registration hotline at (866) 221-7934.

I am bringing someone with me; do they need a badge to enter the show?

Attendees of Outdoor Retailer, including children of ALL AGES, must be registered for a badge before they will be allowed to enter the show floor.

How do I add more staff to my store/company once I’m registered and qualified?

Register your additional staff just as you registered originally. If you are registering a first time buyer, you must submit their credentials.

What if I want a refund for my registration?

This event is non-refundable. No exceptions.

What if I need to make my hotel arrangements?

If you need to make hotel arrangements please visit our accommodations page.

Does Outdoor Retailer help defray the costs for buyers to attend the show?

Only for special circumstances. Outdoor Retailer will aid deserving specialty retailers through a Scholarship Program, which helps to attend the show considering challenges a store may be facing.

Past recipients include stores who have endured natural disasters or faced challenges to get their entire buying team to the show. Others seek to reward sales associates who are rising stars.

If you are a specialty outdoor, action sports, or snow sports retailer in need of financial assistance to attend or are looking to expand your presence at the show, apply for a scholarship here.