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International Sportsmen's Exposition
International Sportsmen's Exposition
Girl and Dad react to fish

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​America's Premier Expo for Hunters, Anglers & Sportsmen

Colorado Parks and Wildlife sponsors and coordinates the Youth Fair at the International Sportsmen’s Expo, where more than 500 companies pack three giant halls with outdoor, off-roading, fishing and hunting products and expert presentations. 

​​​​​The huge Youth Fair and Outdoors Colorado Pavilion will offer free activities geared toward young sportsmen and women, including live raptor demonstrations, a catch-and-release fishing pond and "Whac-A-Mussel" game. We'll also have a mini remote control truck off-highway vehicle course.

Look for CPW signs near the food court located in the northwest corner of the exhibit floor. 

​​Youth under 16 enter the Expo for free! 
All gear and instructions provided.

Pass on outdoor traditions by visiting CPW's Youth Fair booths​

Some of CPW's featured booths include:

  • CPW Kids' Trail - Bring the kids! Join us for an indoor nature trail that teaches conservation and Leave No Trace principles. Families will also have the opportunity to explore amazing wildlife species with CPW staff and volunteers. Take a “selfie​​” in front of our beautiful state park backdrop, sponsored by the Friends of Colorado State Parks.
  • Boat Safety Booth - Learn about boating safely in Colorado. There will be boating safety related giveaways, a children's T-shirt coloring station where they will learn the importance of always wearing a life jacket, and Talon the Boating Safety mascot will make an appearance.

  • CPW careers area - Learn more about conservation careers from actual park rangers and wildlife officers.

  • Kids' fishing tank - Catch and release real fish! All rods, tackle and bait/flies will be provided by CPW’s angler outreach program.

  • Invasive species - Try your hand at the “Whac-A-Mussel” game and learn about invasive species in Youth learning about wildlife through peltsColorado. 
  • Hatcheries - Check out our new hatchery trailer and learn how and why we stock fish in waters across the state. 

  • “Operation Game Thief” - Learn about poaching and how CPW works to bring violators to justice. Visit with wildlife officers to learn about hunting and fishing regulations and opportunities in Colorado. 

  • CPW sales booth - Purchase CPW merchandise, Colorado Outdoors subscriptions and more.

  • Hunter education - Want to pass on your hunting heritage? Learn what it takes to become a hunter education instructor.

  • CPW information center - Be sure to visit this booth to enter in our daily drawing to win a free annual state parks pass. Here you will also be able to meet with CPW staff and learn about our 42 amazing state parks.

  • CPW partner booths - Learn more about trail etiquette with Stay the Trail’s mini remote control truck course and other topics with Colorado Wildlife Federation, Outdoor Buddies, the Wildlife Council, and the Raptor Education Foundation, which will have live birds as part of their educational booth.​​​
​For more information about the expo and a complete list of exhibits, visit the International Sportsmen's Expos​​​ition​ website​.