Features at a Glance

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NEW! Special Appearance

John Godwin from A&E's hit series Duck Dynasty will be a special guest at this year's show. John will meet and greet fans on Saturday, March 1, from Noon to 2pm and from 3pm to 5pm 

NEW! Anchors & Ales Local Craft Brew Sampling

Friday, February 28, 5pm–10pm

Need something new and different for date night?  Head to the show for a fun filled night sampling local craft beers. Tickets are $10.00 each with a paid adult admission at the show (one ticket per person).  You can also buy a ticket online for $20.00 which includes your admission to the show and entry to Anchors & Ales. Anchors & Ales ticket price includes limited edition sampling glass and 10 tasting tickets. Look for the following breweries located at stations throughout the show. 

  •  4 Hands
  • Schlafly
  • Morgan-Street
  • O’Fallon
  • Shock Top
  • Cathedral Square
  • Charleville

You won’t want to miss this exciting event!

NEW! Marine Electronics University

Sponsored by Lowrance and Tri-State Trolling Motor

Explore the latest in marine electronics technology from Lowrance!  Learn by doing as an expert from Lowrance leads hands-on workshops using Lowrance HDS GEN2 Touch units.  Sessions will cover all the basics and more - with instruction on everything from routine setup and product use to news about leading technologies such as CHIRP sonar and Insight Genesis Mapping.  You'll also hear about newly released products.  Whether you're a techno-novice or expert, you're sure to learn something new.

Classes will be held in room 162 Wednesday through Sunday. Pre-registration is required. Class fee: $20 per person includes adult admission, class and a goodie bag with Insight Genesis software (a $100 value) and more!

(Class size is limited. Registration at the show will be on a space-available basis only. Visit the Show Office in Room 145 to check availability. On-site registration does not include show admission.)  

Wednesday, February 26, 5pm & 7pm
Thursday, February 27—5pm & 7pm
Friday, February 28— 1pm, 5pm & 7pm
Saturday, March 1— 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 6pm
Sunday, March 2—Noon & 2pm

Register today! CLICK HERE



NEW!  Rockin', Rollin', Bubbles

Climb inside to try the newest craze in water walking sports -- Rollers!  Take a spin across the pool running like a hamster or try log rolling tricks!  It is great fun and best of all you can go with a friend.  Mom and Dad, bring your video camera - the photo ops are fantastic!

Don't miss expert huntress Synthia Wilson!

Synthia will be presenting seminars on the art of whitetail hunting on Saturday and Sunday.  Check the seminar schedule for times and location.


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.

Click here for complete schedule


DockDogs Competitions

Come see what this exciting performance event for dogs is all about. Watch canine athletes run down a 40-foot dock and jump into a 40-foot long pool of water to compete in Big Air® (long jump), Extreme Vertical® (high jump) and Speed Retrieve® (fastest dog to the end of the pool) competitions. An event like no other, DockDogs is sure to make a big splash at the show!! For schedule information and to register your canine check out the Dock Dogs website: www.dockdogs.com

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

Paddler's Party Cove!

See the latest in paddle sports equipment, live demonstrations and try your paddling skills in Paddler's Party Cove. 

NEW! Sandy Harbor

Come see your dream boat as it was meant to be experienced— in a harbor setting. Relax on the patio and enjoy live music, check out the harbor and browse the latest outdoor decorations.  Hungry?  Stop by the patio restaurant!  

Welcome to the Water—Discover Boating for  less than $250 a month

On a budget? Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Sandy Harbor will feature boats for budget-conscious boater—a terrific assorment of watercraft that can be financed for about $250 per month.  You too can be a boater!  

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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