The world of sporting outdoor fun comes to downtown Denver Jan. 10-13 as the 2019 International Sportsmen’s Expo rolls into the Colorado Convention Center. (Tickets) With a list of exhibitors topping 500, the expo will have plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts with interest in hunting, fishing, camping, boating, RVs and off-road vehicles, taxidermy and lots more. And once you’ve gotten a handle on all the gear you’ll need, dozens and dozens of outfitters and representatives of destinations will be on hand and ready to show you where you can enjoy using it.
The show is huge and attendees who want to see it all should plan on arriving early and staying late, or better yet, attending on more than one day. Whichever you chose, here’s some information that’ll help your visit go smoothly.
Show location and parking
The Colorado Convention Center is located at 700 14th St. in downtown Denver. Off-site parking will be available for $5 per car at Park Ave. and Wazee, near Coors Field. From there a free shuttle will take you to the show.
Thurs. Jan. 10 – Noon – 8 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 11 – Noon – 8 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 12 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 13 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More than 150 seminars and presentations will take place during the show, at six different venues. Here’s a look at select seminars by venue:
“Hardcore Bow Hunting”
“How to Prepare for Your Dream Hunt”
“Naked & Afraid: Up Close” with Matt Wright
“Women Outdoors: Design Your Own Hunt”
Ford Trucks Aquarium Demo Tank
“Basic Bass Lures and Techniques”
“The Science of Jig Fishing”
“Walleye Expert Panel” with Terry Wickstrom
“Advanced Lake Trout”
Fly Casting Pond
“Casting in Difficult Conditions”
“Fly Casting Myths: Truth about Casting”
“Casting the Tenkara Way”
Fly Fishing Theater
“The Secret Season: Winter Fly Fishing”
“The Perfect Drift: Easy as X-Y-Z”
“The Hunt for Giant Trout”
“Basic Fly Casting”
“The Future of Fishing”
“Assorted Casts Demonstrated”
“Colorado’s Best Fishing” with Nathan Zelinsky
“Which Rod, and Why” with Al Noraker and Brent Chapman
“Lures That Work in Fresh and Salt Water” with Ronny Castiglioni
“Bottom Bass Techniques” with Cody Miller
“Chad’s Treasure Chest”– Register to win $2000 in gear throughout the show at the Ford Demo Tank.
“RMEF Regional Elk Calling Contest” – Contest begins Sat. 5 p.m. at the Adventure Theater
“Colorado Casting Contest” – Enter for free, qualifying daily, all gear provided, finals on Sunday at the seminar pond.
“Fit for the Hunt Throwdown” – Sunday at the No Limits Archery Experience.
You will not be able to enter the show with firearms or ammunition or weapons of any kind.
For more information on the 2019 International Sportsmen’s Expo including a complete list of seminars go here.