Progressive® Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow Cruises into the Kentucky Expo Center January 23-27, Bringing the Outdoors Indoors

1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

WHAT: The Progressive® Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow returns January 23-27, 2019, transforming the Kentucky Exposition Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts. Attendees can browse, board and buy hundreds of the newest-model boats, RVs and outdoor accessories, and escape cabin fever with summer fun for the whole family.
WHEN: January 23-27, 2019
WHERE: Kentucky Exposition Center
South Wings A, B & C
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
*Call Christen Smith at (502) 216-2915 for media credentials and to schedule interviews; media are welcome to early access for morning news.
Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. to noon – Load-In Day
  • Photos/B-Roll of show attractions being set up in the Kentucky Expo Center
  • Interviews with exhibitors and show leadership team

Wednesday, January 23 at 4-6 p.m. – Opening Day + Four Roses Preview Event

  • Photos/B-Roll of boats, RVs and outdoor accessories
  • Photos/B-Roll of the Four Roses Lounge
  • Interviews with show leadership and Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott

Thursday, January 24 at 6-8 p.m. – Super Thursday

  • $5 admission (online only) after 5 p.m., $5 select concessions and special offers
  • Photos/B-Roll of kids dressed as their favorite superheroes
  • Interviews with show leadership and the Lexington Superhero Alliance

Friday, January 25 at 6-8:30 p.m. – Poker Run with a Twist

  • Photo/B-Roll of the Poker Run on the show floor for those 21 and older
  • Interviews with Poker Run committee from Nick’s Boat Dock

TICKETS: Tickets are available at and at the show box office:

  • Adults – $12 (ages 13 and older)
  • Seniors – $10 (ages 60 and older, box office only)
  • Children – FREE (12 and under)
  • Active military – FREE with military ID
  • Special discounts are available: $2-Off Advance General Admission (online only, ends January 22 at 11:59 p.m.); New! “Super Thursday” $5 After 5 p.m. (online only, available January 24)
HOURS: January 23–27, 2019
Wednesday, January 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 24 from noon to 9 p.m.
Friday, January 25 from noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MORE: The 2019 Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat & Sportshow features new and returning favorites. New this year, the show will feature the Hawg Trough, an interactive 5,000-gallon aquarium, where attendees can watch anglers demonstrate their fishing and casting skills, and enjoy a unique underwater view of how fish react to different techniques, bait and lures. Yogi Bear™ will be onsite for meet-and-greets and autographs in the Bear Cave Fun Zone, hosted by Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp Resort Mammoth Cave. Attendees can meet Tyler Feaster from The Outdoors in the Bluegrass TV show family. Joe Thomas, host of Stihl’s Reel in the Outdoors, Ultimate Match Fishing and Summit’s High Places on the Outdoor Channel, will present seminars. Super Thursday festivities will take place on Thursday, January 24, including one-day-only special offers and meet-and-greets with superheroes. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters.
Attendees can test their abilities with the Boating Skills Virtual Trainer from America’s Boating Club. Kids can enjoy catch-and-release fishing in the Kids’ Trout Pond. Canoe Kentucky will host the Paddle Sports Pool, where show-goers can test out kayaks and stand-up paddleboards on the water. On Friday, January 25, the Poker Run will once again take over the show floor, for those 21 and older.


Contact: Sarah Salvatori 312.946.6285

Progressive Insurance

Four Roses Bourbon State Farm LeafFilter Discover Boating NMMA-Certification