Things to do at the show

New features and attractions for 2021 coming soon! 2020 highlights shown below.
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Come visit the Progressive booth! Progressive provides education and inspiration in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship so you can get the most of your boating lifestyle! Stop by to master your docking technique at our docking pool or take a spin at a Virtual Reality boating experience. You can also chat with a Progressive Insurance expert to ask any questions about boating coverages or get a free quote!


  • Ask a Captain
  • Boating Apps & Tablets
  • Docking De-Stressed
  • 10 Steps to Being a Good Gilligan
  • Get Your Captains License
  • Gateway to Boating
  • Trailering (Hooking Up)
  • Maintenance 101

Hands-On Interactive:

  • Electronics 101 (SS Neversail)
  • Docking Pool
  • Line Handling
  • Trivia


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Casting demos &  fishing seminars

Learn from tournament pros as they conduct fishing seminars atop the Hawg Trough- a 5,000 gallon, 40-foot-long, fully stocked fish tank. There will be a full complement of experts teaching their tips and techniques at seminars throughout the weekend.

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NEW! Paddle Sports Pool

Hosted by Paddle KC, KC Paddling Club

Test out a kayak and experience the fun of paddle sports all weekend long at our large indoor pool. Seminar and open paddle times will be posted on-site, and we’ll provide all the gear and instruction you need!

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Willow Creek Trout Pond

FREE Fishing for kids!

There's no limit to the fun at the Willow Creek Trout Pond. Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment when your little angler reels in a big one! Free for kids 12 and younger.

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NEW! The Show Me Stage

Sponsored by Favorite Fishing

Whether you’re new to boating, fishing and the outdoors or you’re an experienced pro, you’re sure to find a session that suits your skills at The Show Me Stage. With FREE sessions running all weekend, learn tips from the experts on a variety of outdoor recreation topics.

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Fred's Shed

Hands-on maintenance clinics

Back by popular demand! Free, daily seminars and interactive Q&A sessions for boat owners covering a variety of topics on maintaining, repairing and upgrading your boat or motor.

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KC Food Truck Mafia

Grab a bite to eat!

Enjoy Kansas City's finest food on wheels! The KC Food Truck Mafia will be serving up tasty, unique fare inside of Bartle Hall all weekend long! Yes, that's right — food trucks, inside the building!