Organizers of the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, recently announced a rescheduling of the 2021 event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19. They said this difficult decision is based on the continued impact of the COVID-19 health crisis – including safety, uncertainties revolving around the opening of the Canadian border and required quarantines for those traveling from other states, and the complexities in providing a quality experience and return on investment for attendees, vendors, Conference Center staff and the community. The rescheduled dates for the show are Feb. 17-20, 2022.
“We have been meeting daily and actively monitoring COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations in hopes of putting on a safe show for everyone,” said Melissa Gearhart, director of sales for the Conference Center and Show Manager for the Expo. “Unfortunately, due to continued uncertainties, we made the difficult decision to reschedule the 2021 Expo until 2022. Our goal is to present one of the best fishing shows in the Great Lakes and we are confident we will do that in 2022.”
The Greater Niagara Fishing Expo is not just another outdoor trade show. “Teaching Fishing” is what this show was built around and what makes it unique. The show facility provides a unique blend of a spacious exhibitor event center and a multitude of seminar rooms, all utilizing state-of-the-art technology. The show, in its eighth year, utilizes these rooms to deliver up to 18 classes concurrently, each targeting different topics for various levels of expertise.
The rescheduled show, moving to a February timeframe and adding an addition day, will also include the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s Salmon School, which will be altering its date to Feb. 19, 2022. For a list of featured speakers and further details, visit www.lotsa1.org.
“This rescheduling decision is not taken lightly,” said Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls General Manager Jason Murgia. “The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo is a massive economic catalyst for our local community during the winter, putting heads on beds and people in the local restaurants. When the public health crisis eases, we are confident the expo will be bigger and better than ever.”