Retailer Lodging Subsidy Program Details and FAQ


Applications are no longer being accepted for the travel subsidy program.

Hotel reservations are still being accepted at our partner hotels listed on our Lodging Page.

Email Dave Petri (, if there are any questions about the Travel Subsidy Program.

      • There are limited Lodging Subsidy incentives available. Retail businesses will be selected at the discretion of The Big Gear Show staff. No subsidy will be honored unless it has been confirmed by BGS staff.

      • An authorized employee of the approved retail business must be registered for the show and make a lodging reservation in one of our 2022 The Big Gear Show host hotels.

      • After booking directly with the hotel, submit the hotel confirmation via the form below. Deadline for subsidy application is April 15th or until all available subsidies are reserved. Register and book lodging NOW. All applicants will receive an email response detailing retailer subsidy eligibility status.

      • The Big Gear Show will pay up to $150 per night, up to three nights ($450 max per business), in lodging subsidy if all program requirements are met. Actual hotel costs are what will be reimbursed, based on the hotel receipt. Max one hotel room for consideration per retail business.

      • The retail business that matches the reservation and the paid lodging receipt must have confirmed attendance at the 2022 show.

      • Eligible reimbursements will be made by The Big Gear Show within 60 days of the show’s close, August 4th.

      • Retail businesses located within 60 miles of the show are not eligible for a 2022 lodging subsidy.


Submit Your Hotel Subsidy Claim Here

Submissions will be accepted beginning August 4th, 2022