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Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman eager to see what’s new or are just looking for a way to escape winter for the day, this is YOUR show! This annual 5-day event turns McCormick Place into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun- the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures! See and board hundreds of boats and explore the latest model RVs. Find gear and accessories for your favorite outdoor activities - boating, fishing, RVing, and more. Visit lodges and resorts to plan your next trip or book a vacation, too. There’s really no better place to shop, compare and save!


Exhibiting at the Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show® is a cost-effective way to promote your products and services. In the measurements that matter - attendee quality, marketing, media attention, special attractions - the Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show delivers results that produce leads and sales. Don't miss this opportunity to leverage our expertise to increase the return on your marketing efforts.


Exhibiting is among the most cost-effective ways to meet ready-to-buy consumers face to face. The show draws avid boaters, fishermen, RVers, and outdoors enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest - people who walk through the gates with purchase intent and money to spend.

Last year more than 35,000 people walked through the gate! In short, your sales force will see more highly qualified prospects in just five days of exhibiting than they will in a year on your sales or showroom floor!

If the Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 01/15/2015 - 01/19/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 01/15/2015 - 01/19/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Thurs, noon-9pm; Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 10am-7pm; Mon, 10am-5pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Auto-Boat-RV Shows
Other Industries: Auto-Boat-RV Shows, Local Shows & Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 35,000
Previous Attendance: 35,000
Audience: Open to the public.
Notes: Attendee Profile:
⢠62% of attendees own a boat/49% plan to purchase a boat soon
⢠18% own an RV/16% plan to purchase an RV soon
⢠70% have a household income of $75,000 or more
⢠75% were repeat visitors
⢠37% were age 35-49; 33% were 50-64; 15% were 25-34
⢠62% travel more than 25 miles to attend the show
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Show Owner:National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
Show Manager:National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Booth $875 Member; $995 Non-Member   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
RV Space $3.25 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
500-2,500 sq. ft. Bulk Space - Tier 1 $6.50 per sq. ft. Member; $7.10 per sq. ft. Non-Member   Generator: n/a
2,501-3,200 sq. ft. Bulk Space - Tier 2 $6.10 per sq. ft. Memver; $6.70 per sq. ft. Non-Member / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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