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SEMA Show and SEMA Fest: The Differences You Need to Know

By Jason Catullo

At last year's Industry Awards Banquet, SEMA introduced SEMA Fest, an enthusiast-focused experience that connects automotive enthusiasts with the aftermarket industry for a celebration of car culture and automotive lifestyle. Combined with the SEMA Show and officially called SEMA Week, the goal of the expansion is to create the most exciting automotive event in the world.

2023 SEMA Show, Tuesday–Friday, October 31–November 3, Las Vegas Convention Center


During the planned five-year rollout period and beyond, SEMA will remain dedicated to producing the annual SEMA Show—the premier automotive trade show that puts the latest products from top companies in front of tens of thousands of qualified buyers representing every segment of the specialty-equipment industry. Companies that would like to exhibit at the 2023 SEMA Show can get started at

Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA Show provides exhibitors with the aftermarket’s most valuable venue for creating more business, expanding brand awareness, introducing new products and engaging with automotive professionals.

Open to the automotive trade, the 2023 SEMA Show will take place Tuesday–Friday, October 31–November 3. For more information on the 2023 SEMA Show or to exhibit, visit

SEMA Fest, Friday–Saturday, November 3–4, Las Vegas Festival Grounds


SEMA Fest 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—Friday and Saturday, November 3–4.

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.

To register for SEMA Fest or for more information, visit