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Super Thursday

Super Deals & Superhero Night!

Join us on Thursday, January 24 for the show’s best deals! Take advantage of one-day-only special offers on a wide variety of boats, RVs, and products throughout the show. 

Superhero Meet & Greet
Meet popular Superhero characters and get your picture taken with your favorites from 6pm to 8pm, compliments of the Superhero Alliance of Lexington. Young Superheroes are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters!


  • $5 Admission after 5pm – (online ticket offer only) Buy your $5 Super Thursday tickets now!
  • $5 Draft Beer, $5 Hamburger and other concession items

Specials are valid Thursday, January 24, 2019 ONLY.


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Poker Run with a Twist—Friday, January 25

Hosted by Nick’s Boat Dock, Space 4090
Deal yourself in for fun! Register to get a score card and visit checkpoints throughout the show to be dealt your hand.
To complete the run, you must visit all the checkpoints and turn in your score card at the final checkpoint. The players with the best poker hands will participate in a final skill to determine winners! Winner pockets $250 with runner-up taking home $100.
Open to guests age 21 or older. You must visit all checkpoints to be eligible for prizes. 
6 PM–8:30 PM - 
Get your score cards from Nick's Boat Dock and play
8:30 PM - 
Return score cards to Nick's Boat Dock, final skill and awarding of prizes


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Paddle Sports Pool—Hosted by Canoe Kentucky

Space 5070

Discover the fun of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and other paddle sports. Canoe Kentucky will provide all the gear and instruction you need to take a demo ride—no experience needed.

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Hawg Trough—fishing demonstrations

Space 4015

Experience fishing in a whole new way—from the viewpoint of the fish! Watch anglers demonstrate their fishing and casting skills at this 5,000-gallon aquarium. You'll enjoy a unique underwater view of how fish react to different fishing techniques and strike at various types of bait and lures.
Seminars include:

  • Jim Vitaro—Jim will presenting seminars daily at the Hawg Trough. Jim will demonstrate different baits and techniques for successful shallow water structure fishing and how to catch shallow water Smallmouth Bass.
  • Captain Jim Durham—Captain Jim’s Striper fishing seminars on live and artificial lure techniques will have you catching “the big one”! Also, let Captain Jim answer your questions for fishing Lake Cumberland, the Cumberland River and Dale Hollow Lake Walleyes!


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Joe Thomas, Host of Stihl’s Reel in the Outdoors

Friday & Saturday

Joe will present seminars at the Hawg Trough on Friday at 3pm and 8 pm and Saturday at 12pm and 3pm. Come learn the latest in bass fishing tactics "As Seen on TV!"
To learn more about Joe, CLICK HERE

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Kids’ Trout Pond—FREE for kids 12 and younger!

Space 5010

There's no limit to the fun! 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".

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Kids’ Discover-a-Boat & RV—FREE for kids 5 to 12

Hosted by USCGA, Space 3051

Young outdoor enthusiasts are invited to navigate the show floor and search for recreational boats and RVs of all kinds to complete a Discover-A-Boat & RV map. Return completed maps to USCGA for a prize (while quantities last).


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Kids’ Bear Cave Fun Zone—FREE for kids 5 to 12

Hosted by Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp Resort Mammoth Cave, East Hall

Stop by for Autographs, pictures and hugs with Yogi Bear™, make Yogi Bear™ masks, play bingo and parachute games, and sing along to campfire songs with Yogi Bear™! Plus, enter to win a free spring camping weekend for 4 people.
The Bear Cave is sure to be fun for the whole family! Click here for the Bear Cave Fun Zone full show schedule.


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Kids’ Boating 101— Take On-Water Education On Land

Hosted by Spirit of America Youth Boating Education, East Hall

Kids ages 6–13 are invited to come learn about boating fun and safety at the ‘Spirit of America Education Center’. Complete a “Boating Bingo” card by participating in activities such as life jacket relays, man overboard drills, sailboat racing, knot tying relays and much more. Kids who complete the "Boating Bingo” Card will earn a handmade ice cream sandwich from Ehrler’s Ice Cream.”, while quantities last.

Ehrler's Ice Cream

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Kids’ Create-a-Crankbait—FREE for kids 5 to 12

Hosted by Kentucky Bass Nation, East Hall

Crafty young anglers can color a crankbait and add stick-on eyes for a custom, take-home souvenir, while supplies last.
  • Friday 7 pm
  • Saturday 12pm & 4pm

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