Established in 1966 as a non profit organization, the International Independent Showmen's Association is the largest showmen's association in the United States. It is home to over 4,500 members within the outdoor amusement industry, consisting of employees, ride owners, concessionaires, manufacturers and suppliers. The IISA club headquarters is located in Gibsonton, Florida, approximately 15 miles to the southwest of Tampa. Our club grounds serves as the hosting place for the largest trade show in the carnival industry each February, which, is the clubs largest fundraising event. The IISA donates thousands of dollars each year to charitable organizations as well as issuing scholarships to those in the outdoor amusement business industry each February.