December 9, 2022

Booth Sales Open for RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Exposition

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—General booth sales are now open for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2016 Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Exposition. The expo is scheduled to take placeDecember 1-10 in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

“We had a great expo with a lot of positive exhibitor feedback last December,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We also learned quite a bit from our first run at a 10-day show so we plan to implement changes to make the 2016 expo bigger and better. Among other things, we will improve signage to further integrate our expo with the Cowboy Christmas expo in the same halls, reposition and add new content including the Junior NFR (National Finals Rodeo) to the Wrangler Rodeo Arena and add a popup 3-D archery range for additional content.”

Co-located in the LVCC South Halls with the popular Cowboy Christmas, nearly 87,000 people attended the 2015 expo. The combined event covered nearly 900,000 square feet or roughly the size of 15 and a half football fields.

Outdoor industry leaders, and other exhibitors, will feature firearms, optics, outfitter and guide services, hunting apparel and western lifestyle gear and clothing. Among exhibitors already signed up are Browning/Winchester Repeating Arms, Cabela’s, Chevy Trucks, Federal Premium Ammunition/Bushnell/Savage, NRS Trailers and Remington.

“The new format for the show that RMEF rolled out last year was a big hit for exhibitors and RMEF partners like us,” said Colby Smith, ALPS OutdoorZ marketing manager. “With the way this show is growing we are able to reach out not only to our dedicated hunters and outdoorsmen, but also to the cowboys of the NFR.”

“The Las Vegas show was a big success for us. Having the Cowboy Christmas and NFR crowds there made it a sure thing. The people there are buyers! I will be back for sure,” said Rich Birdsell of Northern Rockies Outfitters.

Go here for more information and to view a map of the expo floor.

Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo sponsors include Chevy Trucks, Yamaha, ALPS OutdoorZ and Peak/Blue Def.

Doors are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.


Booth Sales Now Open for 2015 RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—Booth sales are now open for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s newly revamped Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Exposition, presented by Cabela’s. The Expo will expand to a 10-day show coinciding with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and take place December 3-12, 2015, in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

“We are excited for the new layout and expanded partnership with Las Vegas Events that places the Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo under the same roof as the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “The inclusion of elements, including the rodeo arena, from last year’s Cowboy FanFest within our show floor will be a big attraction for attendees and benefit our exhibitors.”

To accommodate the longer stay of exhibitors RMEF, along with our partners at Las Vegas Events, are pleased to offer heavily discounted room rates at the newly renovated Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, which is connected to the LVCC. There are also special RMEF room rates at The Mirage, as well as a daily shuttle service to the LVCC.

The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and Cowboy Fan Fest welcomed a record of more than 200,000 visitors in 2014.

“The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show is extremely popular for outdoor and western lifestyle folks. Sharing the same location and integration of what was the Cowboy FanFest into both shows allows RMEF to draw on that popularity in better improving our outreach while also providing the potential for both shows to expand into more than 900,000 square feet of space for vendors and attendees to enjoy,” added Decker.

In addition to expanding to 10 days, the show hours have been moved up one hour to 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both shows are free admission and open to the public.

Go here for more specific information about attendee demographics, hotel pricing, reservations and other details.