Why Exhibit

What is IGES & What Does it Offer?

Founded in 1999, IGES is one of the most popular resort, souvenir and specialty gift trade shows in America. IGES isn’t just a trade show, it’s a vacation experience and business trip all-in-one. IGES takes place every November in the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.

Each fall, approximately 4,000 buyers in the travel and tourism industries come from the U.S., the Caribbean, and Canada to shop more than 1,000 booths featuring 400+ vendors in order to find high-quality, original products to sell in their gift stores.

Take a look at the IGES 2021 Post-Show Report here (check back soon for the 2022 report).

Why Exhibit?







Years in Business

5 days

of buyer opportunity


Destination for Customizable gifts



Product Categories

IGES vendors offer the most comprehensive selection of merchandise available to souvenir, resort and gift buyers. Product categories include:

Best-Selling Brands

New Products

Destination Merchandise

Resort Merchandise



Apparel & Accessories

General Giftware

Namedrop and Logo Products

Coastal & Nautical Items

Decorative Accessories

Toys, Plush & Games

Personal & Self-Care

Paper Goods & Stationery

Gourmet & Food Items


DIY & Crafts

Themed Goods

Made in the USA/Handmade

Licensed Items


Buyer Categories

Reach Diverse Buyers from the Souvenir, Resort & Tourism Industry

Amusement Parks

Convenience Stores

General Merchandise Stores

Souvenirs & Gift Boutiques

Hotels & Casinos


National State Parks

Waterparks & Aquariums




A sampling of buyers who registered for IGES 2022 looking to buy.

  • All Goodies / MD
  • Aquarium of Niagara / NY
  • Aramark / AZ
  • Audley’s / VA
  • Battleship North Carolina / NC
  • Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum / KY
  • Black Pharmacy / OH
  • Blank Park Zoo / IA
  • Boston International Inc / IN
  • Cameron Park Zoo / TX
  • Carowinds Cedar Fair / NC
  • Cedar Fair Entertainment Company / NC
  • Columbus Zoo & Acquarium
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store / TN
    • Dollywood / TN
    • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center / TX
    • Hollywood Wax Museum / TN
    • Idlewild & Soakzone / PA
    • John Ball Zoo / MI
    • Knoebels Amusement Resort / PA
    • Knott’S Berry Farm / CA
    • Legoland Florida / FL
    • Mark Twain Cave / MO
    • Montgomery Zoo / AL
    • Ozarkland Enterprises, Inc / MO
    • Paula Deen Retail / TN
    • Raging Waters San Jose / CA
  • Ripley Entertainment / FL
  • Rowdy Bear Mountain / TN
  • Ruby Falls / TN
  • Saint Louis Zoo / MO
  • Santa Barbara Zoo / CA
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark / TX
  • Six Flags Entertainment / TX
  • St Louis Zoo / MO
  • The Walt Disney Company / FL
  • Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation / ND
  • Three Bears General Store / TN
  • Travel Resorts Of America / NC
  • Wet N’ Wild – Emerald Pointe / NC


“I cannot express enough how much I enjoyed the show. I made two purchases, and I will be ordering from at least 4 more vendors. It was a great experience getting great deals and learning about new products. Thank you.”

Sandra Greiner

Sun Splash Family Waterpark

“This was my first trip to IGES, as a new employee of a wonderful business. The entire experience has been 1st class and the campground dinner was icing on the cake! I met new people, had a wonderful evening and can’t wait to return!”

Debbie Porter

North Pole Resorts

“The enthusiasm of both new & returning customers is exhilarating & the overall energy & warmth of this event is magnetic. Diversity among retailers & channels of trade is also remarkable, matched only by the helpfulness of IGES® management & staff.”

Robert Borta

Design Toscano

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