It’s show time! Starting soon, Cleveland’s IX Center will be stuffed with boats and bucks as the annual Mid-American Boat Show and the Outdoor Adventure Show open under the same roof.
The boat show runs Thursday, Jan. 15 through Monday, Jan. 19, and the outdoor adventure show is set for a three-day run beginning Friday, Jan. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 18, according to published dates.
Right place to buy
For boat shoppers, the Mid-American Boat Show is an absolute must.
Known nationally as one of the top early season consumer boat shows, it is the right time and right place to buy a new boat. The selection is there and marine dealers have huge discounts and special perks to offer.
Dealers agree that it is more of a sale than a show. That’s why it considered a consumer show.
The boat show features great deals and a nice selection of new boats to shop while the sport show hosts a wide variety of exhibits, products, and popular outdoor personalities.
Both of these events can be found online with schedules, entertainment, specials, and ticket prices.
More on tap
These two well-attended shows kick off the sport show season and offer a change of scenery for winter weary outdoor enthusiasts.
Next up is the Sportsman’s Super Show and Sale (formerly the Fish and Field Hunting and Fishing Show) set for March 6, 7, and 8, 2015. This show will be held at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles, Ohio.
Certainly the mother of all sports shows is the nine-day Great American Outdoor Show set for Feb. 7-15, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The show features over 1,000 exhibitors, countless events, contests, and a spread of celebrity appearances.
It is really tough to wrap a visit to this show in less than two days so don’t count on doing this thing in anything less than a long day of touring 650,000 square feet of everything outdoors.
For the sportsman thinking about a hunting or fishing trip, the show houses hundreds, not dozens, hundreds of outfitters offering trips and adventures including western adventures, African safaris, and fishing fun top to bottom. If you’ve dreamed it, you can find it here.
This show is a must-see for serious outdoor enthusiasts. Go to www.great americanoutdoorshow.com and make plans to attend.
Organizers of the upcoming Preppers Ball to be held Feb. 21, 2015, at the Summit County Fairground Arena promise an evening full of food, fun, interesting presentations, and $10,000 in door prizes and raffles.
Preppers, according to event organizer Amanda Suffecool, are people who believe that being prepared for any sort of disaster is a smart thing. It’s a way of life for many and in some degree, for many others and the Preppers Ball is designed to be educational, social, and informational.
Former NFL player and current local radio talk show host Bob Golic will emcee the event, according to fire arms expert Suffecool, who also organized a recent fashion show for women interested in clothing and accessories designed to conceal hand guns.
For more information or tickets go to Realizefac.com or contact Suffecool at Amanda@targething.com.
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