Exhibitors looking to showcase wares at Fly Fishing Show venues across the country are officially out of luck—if they haven’t yet secured booth space for 2017. And that’s a positive, according to show president and CEO Ben Furimsky, who noted that the early sell-out is a sign of good things to come.
“This is a great indicator for the success of our 2017 events and for the hopes of the coming season for the industry as a whole,” he said.
Exhibitor real estate ran dry in late August, months ahead of the normal sell-out for all shows. Organizers are now wait-listing potential exhibitors, who may find space available at various venues if prior commitments are disallowed or exhibitor’s plans change.
“We’re also working with facilities and fire marshals to ensure we have maxed out the use of our venues,” Furimsky added. “If we’re able to add any booths we will pull exhibitor names from our wait-list in the order received.”
Fly Fishing Show dates and locations are:
Denver, Colo. – Jan. 6, 7 and 8
Marlborough, Mass. – Jan. 20, 21 and 22
Somerset, NJ – Jan. 27, 28 and 29
Atlanta, GA – Feb. 3 and 4
Lynnwood, Wash. (Seattle area): Feb. 18 and 19
Pleasanton, Calif. – Feb. 24, 25 and 26
Lancaster, Penn. – March 4 and 5
For updates or to be wait-listed, call (814) 443-3638 or e-mail [email protected].