The SEMA Show saw companies like Ford and Chevrolet pulling out of the event; while that meant the brands themselves weren’t appearing, their products still made an appearance through other booths. In their stead, SEMA is evolving to be something very different. At last year’s Industry Awards Banquet, SEMA introduced SEMA Fest. This enthusiast-focused experience connects automotive enthusiasts with the aftermarket industry, and the yearly event is turning into something entirely different.
2023 SEMA Show and SEMA Fest: Details
During the planned five-year rollout period and beyond, SEMA will remain dedicated to producing the annual SEMA Show. This premier automotive trade show puts the latest products from top companies in front of tens of thousands of qualified buyers representing every segment of the specialty-equipment industry. The 2023 SEMA Show will take place Tuesday-Friday, October 31-November 3. It will again be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, providing exhibitors with the aftermarket’s most valuable venue for creating more business, expanding brand awareness, introducing new products, and engaging with automotive professionals.
Running from Friday-Saturday, November 3-4, SEMA Fest will transpire. The festival is an enthusiast-focused event that is open to everyone, including automotive enthusiasts and professionals. The two-day celebration will be held at a separate venue – the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The festival will feature music and entertainment, craft food, automotive celebrities, drifting competitions, freestyle motocross, and the world’s most innovative and advanced custom vehicles.
Companies with plans to make their way to the 2023 SEMA Show can get started at the SEMA Show website to buy a booth for the event. As for those wishing to make their way to the festival, there is a different website called SEMA Fest. Additional information regarding the festival can be found there. Those interested can also get updates about the festival by way of emails.