Browse more than 200 exhibit booths, get great deals on gear and related items, learn about events and adventures, and try your hand at interactive demos!


Entry to the Gateway Outdoor Expo is free and open to the public, and includes free parking in 2024, making the event more inviting than ever before.

Test your climbing ability on several different routes. The wall is 23 feet tall, with holds and features that simulate a real rock surface. Hosted by Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climbing Gym.

Held on the afternoon of Friday, November 22, the Summit will bring together industry leaders and advocates to explore how our region can create outdoor recreation access and equity for all. Registration is required for this event, which is free for those wishing to attend.

This event on the evening of Friday, November 22 will give exhibitors and VIP ticketholders a chance to socialize prior to the public opening of the Expo on Saturday, November 23.


Big Muddy Adventures (BMA)

Big Muddy Adventures (BMA) is a professional river guiding and outfitting company located in St. Louis, just downstream of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. BMA offers guided river trips by canoe and kayak, including St. Louis-area day trips, full moon floats, and multi-day canoe camping trips. BMA also operates the Big Muddy Adventures Guide Shop in the Central West End neighborhood. The shop carries an inventory focused on water activities, as well as apparel and camping gear, with brands including NRS, Klean Kanteen, BioLite, Clipper Canoes, Ozark River Walkers, NEMO, Primus, Mountainsmith, and more.

Bike Katy Ride Amtrak

Bike Katy Ride Amtrak consists of six communities along the Katy Trail that also have Amtrak stations where cyclists can load their bicycles on the train and ride to other locations along the trail and begin their adventure.

Conservation Federation of Missouri

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) is a private organization made up of thousands of Missourians who work together to better our natural resources and represent Missouri’s citizen conservationists. Actively involved in state and national issues that relate to conservation, the Federation has long been a prominent and effective voice before the Missouri general assembly, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Missouri Department of Natural Resources. CFM speaks for sportsmen and sportswomen whenever and wherever it is necessary, to support our collective opinions on the future of Missouri outdoors.

Fit 4 Adventure

Fit 4 Adventure plans small-group active vacations and epic adventures, both in the US and around the world. From riding the Katy Trail to hiking in Zion National Park, from trekking around Mont Blanc to exploring the vastness of Patagonia, from cycling on islands in the Mediterranean to paddling through glaciers in Iceland — we provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences in spectacular locations, and a comfy bed at the end of the day! Hiking, cycling, multi-sport adventures, marathon packages (Boston, Honolulu, etc.), and yoga and wellness retreats — Fit 4 Adventure has something for every active outdoor enthusiast. Let’s go somewhere!

Missouri State Parks

The mission of the Missouri State Parks system is to preserve and interpret the state’s most outstanding natural landscapes and cultural landmarks, and to provide outstanding recreational opportunities compatible with those resources.

Ozark Trail Association

The mission of the Ozark Trail Association (OTA) is to develop, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the rugged, natural beauty of the Ozark Trail, a National Recreation Trail. The OTA plays the leading role in the construction and maintenance of Missouri’s 401-mile premier long-distance, multi-use backcountry trail.

River City Outdoors

River City Outdoors envisions a St. Louis region that celebrates and structurally supports outdoor recreation community and culture, including all paths to wellness through time spent in the outdoors. We aim to shift the culture of outdoor recreation by connecting a network of community partners across St. Louis to remove barriers to accessing the outdoors.

Terrain Magazine

Since 2014, Terrain Magazine has been the definitive guide to outdoor recreation and active living in St. Louis and the surrounding Midwest region. Our mission is to inspire, inform, and equip those who want to explore the outdoors in the area, whether for competition purposes, for their health, or simply for enjoyment. We believe we can help transform the communities we serve by establishing and promoting a vibrant outdoor culture.

US Army Corps of Engineers

The US Army Corps of Engineers is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation. The St. Louis District operates five lakes and their associated recreational areas. These lakes average over 15 million visitors a year. Visitors can enjoy activities like hiking, biking, fishing, camping and hunting, and for those slightly more adventurous, there is windsurfing, disc golf, mountain biking and geocaching. A visit to an Army Corps of Engineers’ recreation area can strengthen family ties and friendships, create unforgettable memories and connect people to nature.

Upper Limits

Upper Limits is the St. Louis region’s premier rock climbing gym, with fun activities for all ages and ability levels. It currently has locations in West County and Chesterfield, Missouri, as well as in Bloomington, Illinois.

Y-kiki Divers

Headquartered in Blue Springs, Missouri, Vandoit is one of the largest adventure camper van builders in America. We custom build on the Ford Transit chassis, and our builds are super versatile and modular.