Features at a Glance

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Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars and workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repair and upgrades.

Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free daily sessions cover a variety of topics.

  • Watch certified marine technician and expert wrench slinger “Fred” demo tools and techniques on actual boat and motor cutaways.
  • Learn how to maintain, repair or upgrade our boat or motor.
  • Take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on-clinics.

Together, “The Boating Guy,” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor,” bring more than 50 years of boating and “wrench-slinging” experience to the Shed.

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Outdoor Cooking Classroom—Catching, Preparing and Cooking Asian Carp

Don't miss Quinton Phelps with the Missouri Department of Conservation as he gives tips on how to prepare this invasive fish.  Taste a sample and see how you can help control this tasty nusance fish.

Check out the seminars schedule page for performance times and dates.


Antique & Classic Boat Display

If you're a fan of classic boats, or simply appreciate the chance to see a bit of history up close, be sure to visit this exhibit. Step back in time to admire the craftsmanship and beauty of vintage craft presented by the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society of America.

Check out these great links...

Antique & Classic Boat Society

Mississippi Valley Chapter

Boating & Outdoor Classroom Series

Get tips and advice from the area’s top pros! Improve your skills, learn new techniques and more to make the most of your time on the water at informative daily sessions.

PLUS—You won't want to miss expert huntress Synthia Wilson, fishing pro Tommy Skarlis and many others. This is great stuff!  

Check out the Boat & Outdoor Classroom Schedule

See the ALL-NEW Miss GEICO Racing Boat

The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.

The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6" wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.

Powered by 1075 Mercury racing engines, she currently has a top speed of 170mph. Off-season plans include replacing these engines with a set of 1500 HP piston racing engines which will enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!

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Turkey Calling and Owl Hooting Workshop/Contest

2014 Mid America Open

Wild Turkey & Owl Hooting Championship

St. Louis, MO

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Rooms 140-141

Wild Turkey Hunting Seminar starts at 2:00 pm with Steve Stoltz, TV Show Host & World Champion

  • Mid America Open check in from 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Contest starts after seminar (approximately 3 pm)
  • $1500 payout to First Place in Turkey Calling
  • Payout amounts for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place will depend upon the number of Turkey Callers.
  • 60/40 Split for the Owl Hooters

For more information contact Norb Geniec at ngeniec@yahoo.com or call 314.575.2988 or Mitch Norris 314.496.4180

Pre-Registration Deadline is February 22, 2014 for mailing.  Registration may also be done on site.

Sponsored by Cabela's, Mossy Oak and Winchester Ammo

Texas Bass Tank

Get a whole new perspective on fishing—from the viewpoint of the fish! This 12-foot tall, 40-foot long mobile glass aquarium is stocked with native fish so you can watch fish react to and even strike different lures during professional casting demonstrations held daily throughout the show! Presented by Berkley.

FREE Fishing for Kids at Becky Thatcher Trout Pond

There's no limit to the fun! Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. It's all free and available every day of the show.

Captain Tim and the Gypsy Rose III Landship

ARGH! Dare to climb aboard to join Captain Tim and his crew of pirate scallywags for a "high seas adventure"—sing pirate sea shanties, skirmish with swords and even fire a canon. Plan to take a few shots as well— everyone will be able to take photos aboard the Gypsy Rose III as a souvenir of their pirate adventure.

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