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Back by popular demand!
Learn by doing as an expert from Lowrance leads hands-on workshops using Lowrance HDS 9GEN3 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.
(Class size is limited. Registration at the show will be on a space-available basis only. Visit the Show Office in Room 116 to check availability. On-site registration does not include show admission.)
Sponsored by the St. Louis Longbeards and National Wild Turkey Federation
JAKES stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship. Young outdoor enthusiasts can take aim and test their marksmanship on a BB Gun Range or try archery at a 3-D Archery Range and learn about the importance of safety and stewardship while having fun in the great outdoors.
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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Step back in time.
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.
Take a demo ride on a kayak or SUP
In search of a new way to enjoy the water, spend time outdoors, or energize your exercise routine? Head to Paddlers' Party Cove to experience the fun of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and other paddle sports. We’ll provide all the gear you need to take a demo ride—no experience needed.
FREE catch & release fishing for kids
There's no limit to the fun! Our catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing.
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 plan to take a few shots as well— everyone will be able to take photos aboard the Gypsy Rose as a souvenir of your pirate adventure.