PARK CITY, Utah — The Big Gear Show (BGS), the highly curated, invite-only trade show for Bike, Paddle and Outdoor Gear, will host its second annual event at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah August 2-3, 2022. The show will be two full days, starting Tuesday morning and ending Wednesday evening.
“After reviewing hundreds of post-show survey results, we’ve found that our multi-segment community wanted us to do another show and they want it to be over the course of two complete days, rather than three shorter days,” said bike show director, Lance Camisasca.
“Many retailers, our primary audience, can’t afford to spend an entire week away from their shops. This tighter and more productive schedule allows them to get more done in less time,” said outdoor show director, Kenji Haroutunian.
The BGS team has seen an increase in inbound inquiries and applications compared to this time last year and as a result, anticipates that retailer attendance and the number of brands participating could likely max out at 500 retailers and 250 brands.
The Big Gear Show is a cross-category trade event that was started by specialty paddle retailers, Darren Bush and Sutton Bacon. They started the show to serve the needs of specialty shops in the bike, paddle and outdoor segments. The event is unique in that attendees are highly curated and invite-only. In 2022, BGS will again subsidize travel for top retailers, while carefully vetting exhibitors to ensure that the show includes only the best gear brands.
To apply to attend, visit https://www.thebiggearshow.com/apply-to-attend/