IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BASSMASTER CLASSIC
Booth sales are now open for the nation’s leading outdoors expo — the annual Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods — which is set to take place March 24-26, 2017.
In recent years, tackle and lure companies have been using the Classic Expo as the venue to introduce their newest products to bass fishing fans. The 2017 Expo will cover more than 300,000 square feet, the largest in Bassmaster Classic history.
Arguably the largest event of its kind in the country, this exhibit of the latest in bass fishing equipment and outdoor gear will be housed in the George R. Brown Convention Center.
For the ninth-straight year, Dick's Sporting Goods will be the presenting sponsor for the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo.
B.A.S.S. expects the 2017 event to draw some of the largest crowds in tournament history. More than 107,000 people attended one or more venues during this year’s Classic in Tulsa, Okla. The event has averaged more than 102,000 in attendance over the past five years.
Officials at host cities have reported an economic impact from the event ranging from $22 million to nearly $24 million.
Featuring free admission to the public, the Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will be open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, as well as 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
On Friday only, national and international media, B.A.S.S. Life members, B.A.S.S. Nation members and DICK’S Scorecard members will be invited to a special “Preview Event” at the show from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Daily Admission: Free
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Exhibitor Move In
WED, March 22, 2017 8 AM – 5 PM CT
THUR, March 23, 2017 8 AM – 5 PM CT
FRI, March 24, 2017 12 PM – 8 PM CT
SAT, March 25, 2017 10 AM – 7 PM CT
SUN, March 26, 2017 10 AM – 4 PM CT
Exhibit Space and Price ($22 per square foot)
Booth spaces start at 10x10 and include an 8-foot-high back drape, 3-foot-high side drape and a booth ID sign. All booth spaces will also receive free basic listings on the online/mobile exhibitor list and floorplan* and the printed spectator expo pocket guide. Exhibitors will also have access to the official GEICO Bassmaster Classic® Exhibitor logo and promotional badge to advertise participation within the show.
*Enhanced online listings are available
Weigh-In Times at Minute Maid Park
(Expo is within walking distance of the stadium)
FRI 3PM CT
SAT 3PM CT
SUN 3PM CT
Please note: Information about discounted hotels will be sent directly to the registered email account on your profile. Please disregard any messages received by companies or services other than National Travel Systems (NTS) or B.A.S.S. that implies or claims to be a housing provider of the 2017 Bassmaster Classic.
For questions about booth space, please email Katie Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibitors Scheduled to Appear*:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
HUK Performance Fishing
Academy Sports + Outdoors
A.R.E. Truck Caps
Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels
Alabama Bass Trail
Old Town Predator
Bass Cat Boats
Fishers of Men
Freedom Tackle Corp.
Gene Larew Lures
Bob's Machine - Jackplates
Raymarine by FLIR
Lone Star Outdoor News
Evinrude E-TEC Outboards
DUCKETT FISHING, LLC
Toledo Bend Lake Country
Anglers Inn International
Commemorative Creations/ DuCote Lures
The Great Outdoors
American Tackle Company
Bite Club Soap Company
Cashion Fishing Rods
Hook Spit Performance Rods
Brannon’s Bass Shop
Temple Fork Outfitters
Big Bite Baits
Big Bash Splash
Yo-Zuri / Duel
Lucky Tackle Box
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
Transducer Shield & Saver
Gator Guards / SS Marine
Castaway Outdoors Inc
Blue Water LED
Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce
The Ike Foundation/Ike Live
The Bass University
Private Water Fishing
J.C. Swing Blade
New Pro Products
Okuma Fishing Tackle
Soft Science Footwear
Bill Lewis Outdoors
*Exhibitors subject to change - scheduled to appear as of July 2016