Attending a national trade show three times a year is a lot for some outdoor industry members, especially when you factor in all the regional shows that happen year round, where the brunt of the buying work actually gets done. 

There's still ample chatter about whether three big trade shows is too many, especially after the quiet hallways of the 2018 November show

Will you go to one and forgo the other? Are you all in? Will you skip both this winter? Or are you confused?

Weigh in, and tell us in the comments what's factoring into your decision. 

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