Things to do at the show

2023 Show Highlights

Saluting Our Heroes

Saluting Our Heroes

To express our gratitude for your service, all active/veteran military, active/retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members can take advantage of FREE admission on Thursday. Simply show your military/first responder/USCG & USCGA valid identification card along with photo ID at Will Call to receive your complimentary ticket.

Fred’s Shed How-to Center—presented by Progressive®

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Tips, tricks and DIY advice for every boater—from first timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.

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Art of Casting Pond

Art of Casting Pond

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Learn the art of casting from the experts at Goose Hummock, a leading New England Saltwater Fishing Outfitter atop a 30' fishing tank. Plus, check out the top names in saltwater fishing gear, products, and services.

Saltwater Fishing Seminars
Saltwater Fishing Seminars

Saltwater Fishing Seminars

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Presented by Goose Hummock Shops Expert anglers will share tips and tricks to help you improve your catch. Sessions cover a variety of fishing topics—from boat set-up, proper rigging for big game fishing to offshore angling to how to land a trophy Tuna.

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Boating Simulator
Boating Simulator

America’s Boating Club® Boating Simulator

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Get “hands-on” practice in boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more using a real Mercury throttle and steering wheel. Space

Paddlesports Experience
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Paddlesports Experience

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Experience the fun of paddlesports, courtesy of Three Belles Outfitters. Watch on-water demos or try it yourself! On-water test rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Demo Times:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 1pm–7pm

Saturday: 10am–7pm

Sunday: 10am– 5pm

Open to guests age 10 years or older.

Kids’ Boating

Kids’ Boating 

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Boatloads of fun on the water—just for kids! Young mariners can splash around a mini lake in a paddleboat. 

Wednesday–Friday 3pm–7:30pm 

Saturday 10am–7:30pm 

Sunday 10am–5:30pm 

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Build-A-Boat—Toy Boat Building

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Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a-kind toy boat to take home as a show souvenir.

Schedule:

Wednesday–Friday 3pm–7:30pm

Saturday 10am–7:30pm

Sunday 10am–5:30pm

Say No To Plastic

CONSERVATION VILLAGE

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Discover how recreational boating is working to help sustain our planet and waters for future generations. Featured displays include:

Boston Says No to Plastic Contest showcasing Boston elementary, middle schools, and high school projects that educate and show how reducing plastic can help protect our water resources and have a positive impact on the environment. The winning school team will be awarded a $500 grant to fund their continued environmental efforts.

Clean Earth Project an eco-friendly women-owned lifestyle brand for outdoor enthusiasts that works to raise awareness, reduce waste, and create a cleaner lifestyle. All product sales help support their beach and community cleanup initiatives and protect the environment.

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