Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow --- When: January 10-13, 2013 --- Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow --- When: February 6-10, 2013 --- Where: America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, MO)"/>

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Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show

When: January 9-13, 2013

Where: McCormick Place (Chicago, IL)

Admission: $12 – Adults (16 years & older); FREE – Children (15 years & under)

Web: www.chicagoboatshow.com

What: The Midwest’s top retailers offer visitors a one-stop shop for the best deals on hundreds of boats, RVs, camping equipment, marine accessories and much more. Highlights include:

  • NEW! Lighthouse & Harbor experience replicates a large, life-like marina allowing visitors to browse some of the coolest boats docked in slips, plus visitors can sit back and relax by ordering something to eat and listening to nautical music.
  • Kids Play:Free fishing at the Huck Finn Trout Pond, Free Scuba Lessons; and Paddlefest offers free Stand Up Paddleboarding and kayaking clinics with on-water demonstrations!
  • Boating 101 and DIY Fun: The new and improved Welcome to the Water Center provides show goers a chance to discover boating at the helm of a virtual boat ride without having to leave dry land in addition to daily seminars and unbiased advice on how to get started in boating. Fred’s Shed gives DIY lovers a garage-like atmosphere to sharpen their skills with an array of seminars on boat repair and maintenance.

 

Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow

When: January 10-13, 2013

Where: H. Roe Bartle Hall (Kansas City, MO)

Admission: $10 for Adults; FREE for Children 15 years & younger

Web: www.kansascitysportshow.com

What: Bartle Hall will transform into an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with the newest boats, RVs, personal watercraft, ATVs, hunting gear, fishing accessories, and vacation getaways, plus attractions for the entire family, including:

  • Fishing All-Star, Brent Chapman, the 2012 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and Kansas City nativewill be making special appearances and offering inside tips and tricks to reel em’ in!
  • Kids play: Free fishing at the Willow Creek Trout Pond, free scuba lessons at the DEMA Diver tank, pirate fun on the Gypsy Rose III, an interactive life-size pirate ship;  appearances by Dora the Explorer; and  NEW this year – the famous Dock Dogs, television’s favorite canine athletes show off their skills competing and jumping daily into a 40 ft. long pool.
  • Hands-on learning and DIY outdoor fun: Fred’s Shed, a garage-like learning atmosphere, helps DIY lovers sharpen skills with an array of seminars on boat repair and maintenance; the Boating & Outdoor Classroom offers fishing and hunting seminars from top pros; and the Paddling Gourmet teaches quick and easy recipes perfect for the outdoors and much more.

 

Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

When: February 6-10, 2013

Where: America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, MO)

Admission: $10 – Adults (16 years & older); FREE – Children (15 years & under)

Web: www.stlouisboatshow.com

What: America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome will transform into an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise with the latest boats, marine accessories, fishing gear, and hunting equipment, Highlights include:

  • Special appearances from the History Channel’s Swamp People, R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere, a father and son alligator hunting team from Louisiana, and fishing all-star Brent Chapman, the 2012 Bassmaster Angler of the year, who will teach his tricks of the trade to show goers.
  • Fun for kids includes free fishing at the Becky Thatcher Trout Pond, free scuba lessons at the DEMA Diver tank, pirate fun aboard the Gypsy Rose III, an interactive life-size pirate ship, Dock Dogs, a returning favorite for all ages, and appearances by Dora the Explorer.
  • The new Lighthouse & Harbor experience replicates a large, life-like marina allowing visitors to browse some of the coolest boats docked in slips, plus visitors can sit back and relax by ordering something to eat and listening to nautical music.
  • Hands-on education and DIY fun includes fishing and hunting seminars from top pros at the Boating & Outdoor Classroom and Texas Bass Tank; Fred’s Shed, a garage-like learning atmosphere, helps DIY lovers sharpen skills with an array of seminars on boat repair and maintenance; and a look back at history with classic boat beauties at the Antique & Classic Boat display.
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