Cruise into KC’s biggest outdoor experience at the 2018 Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow® January 18-21

The region’s largest boat & sportshow offers brand-new interactive attractions, hundreds of boats and fun for families of all ages at Bartle Hall

11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

WHO: Families, fishermen, boaters and hunters. From camo-clad pros and casual campers to boating novices and kids of all ages, everyone is invited.
region’s largest indoor gathering for outdoor enthusiasts. The Show has more than
300 boats on display including fishing boats, pontoons, watersport boats, luxury
vessels and everything in between. In addition to the latest boats, outdoor gear and
marine accessories, visitors can also look forward to a variety of exciting
activities including:

  • Cabela’s Kids Archery Range, where little ones can learn how to use a bow & arrow from the experts.  
  • Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills, a globe-traveling group of highly trained athletes demonstrating their log-rolling, chainsaw-carving and axe-throwing skills.  
  • The Hawg Trough, a 5,000-gallon, fully stocked fishing demo tank with fishing seminars from pro anglers, including Joe Thomas of Stihl’s Reel in the Outdoors.
  • Willow Creek Catch-and-Release Trout Pond where little ones can unplug & reel ‘em in.
  • Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, helping DIY fanatics with boat maintenance and repair seminars in a real-life garage setting (think ‘Tool Time’ for boaters).

Climb aboard boats for every budget and lifestyle, shop the latest in outdoor gear and enjoy all the show has to offer.

WHEN:      Thursday, Jan. 18, 2-9 p.m.
                   Friday, Jan. 19, noon-9 p.m.
                   Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
                   Sunday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE:   H. Roe Bartle Hall – 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
TICKETS:  $12.00 Adults; Kids 12 and under get in FREE (when accompanied by an adult). Attendees can purchase tickets online at
MORE:       For ticketing, previews, show hours, the show guide and more  
SOCIAL:     Stay tuned to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information, giveaways and all things #KCBoatshow.
MEDIA NOTE:   Media is invited to shoot move-in and setup starting on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Interviews with sponsors, vendors, show personalities and administration are available upon request.
For press materials, preview photos, B-roll, interviews, to attend media preview or obtain press badge, please contact Jake McGroder at
Please note full Show title: Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow®.
About Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow®
The Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit
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