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Sep 2015


Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 Hwy 301 North Tampa , Florida 33610
Tel: (813) 621-7821
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Event Overview:

For the 23nd year, Florida Sportsman Magazine will be hosting the extremely popular Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa over the weekend of September 12-13, 2015.

Visitors will be treated to a huge array of indoor and outdoor events for anglers, hunters, boaters, off-roaders and gun enthusiasts. For those who have attended the Florida Sportsman Expos in the past, they will be delighted to find this Expo greatly expanded over previous shows. Each day brings fishing seminars from the Treasure Coast best angling experts along with an indoor fly casting pond and a kid’s area, including free prizes. The Baits, Rigs and Tackle Academy has room for up to 60 anglers to take turns sitting at tables with all supplies and tackle while Florida Sportsman staff gives hands-on instruction on properly rigging baits and lures. Those interested in fly fishing will receive free fly casting and fly-tying instruction. Learn how to effectively throw a cast net or fish from a Kayak. Hunters will enjoy seminars by some of the most successful outdoorsman in the area and you can also buy, sell and trade firearms.

On display will be Boats, RVs, ATVs, Airboats and much more, with special show pricing. Additional deals will be available on fishing gear, tackle, electronics and accessories.

Attendee Information

“It’s a great chance for everyone from beginners to experts to learn new tactics, pick up added skills and take advantage of show specials”, says new Expo Director Dave East, who’s also the Boating Editor for Florida Sportsman and host of the Florida Sportsman Best Boat TV series. “If you love the outdoors, you don’t want to miss this show.”

Other attractions are a free drawing, each hour for prizes donated by The Sportsman Channel. Another free drawing is sponsored by Fishing Nosara where an attendee will win a 7-day, 8-night vacation adventure to Costa Rica for some fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and more. A trip of a lifetime valued at $5,000-FREE for just attending the Expo. Editors from Florida Sportsman will also be on hand to greet visitors, plus listen to your comments and story ideas.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will display exhibits of interest to boaters and hunters as well as the Florida Sportsman Grand Slam Tank, a 500-gallon mobile saltwater aquarium. Kids will be kept busy and win free prizes with the FWC’s “Fish ID” contest.

“Everything’s included in the one low admission price” notes East. “It’s going to be a fun day on both Saturday and Sunday for everyone who loves the outdoors.”

Tickets at the Florida State Fairgrounds box office are $8 for adults and kids 12 and under with parents are free. Show hours run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 12th and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 13th. For a discount coupon and more details visit

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. 

About Outdoor Sportsman Group

Outdoor Sportsman Group is the largest media company devoted solely to bringing the best in content and entertainment to America's 80-million+ outdoor sports enthusiasts..

Our brands cover the full spectrum of the outdoor experience, from big-game hunting to bass fishing to action-packed competition shooting. InterMedia editors are the leading experts in the outdoors and their expertise has earned the respect of audiences worldwide. And with full television, production, digital and print capabilities, Outdoor Sportsman Group is uniquely positioned to offer best-in-class content and true, 360-marketing to the largest outdoor sports audience anywhere.






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