Things to do at the show

New features and attractions for 2021 coming soon! 2020 highlights shown below.
Super Thursday

Super Thursday - $5 after 5pm

Join us on Thursday, January 27th for discounted admission, parking and concession specials.

$5 Admission after 5pm – (online ticket offer only) 
$5 Draft Beer, $5 Hamburger and other concession items

Specials are valid Thursday, January 27, 2020 ONLY.

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Poker Run with a Twist—Friday, January 24

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 - Get your score cards at show entrance or from participating exhibitors
8:30 PM - Return score cards to Nick's Boat Dock, final skill and awarding of prizes

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FREE Boating Safety Certification Class

Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

South B Lobby Room 110

Free Boating Safety Certification Course offered by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) on Sunday in South B Lobby Room 110. 
•    There is no charge for the class.  
•    Kentucky State Law requires boat safety education course, if you are 12 to 17 years old, are unaccompanied, and will be operating a motorized vessel over 10 hp.
•    There is no minimum age requirement to take course.
•    You do not have to be a resident of Kentucky to take this course.
•    Online registration REQUIRED. CLICK HERE to register. 
•    Registration open through Jan. 23, 2020.
•    Upon completion of class and exam, show admission is FREE!

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Four Roses Lounge

Space 4130

Enjoy a tasting of Four Roses' award-winning family of Bourbons, or a Four Roses Bourbon Signature Cocktail

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Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

Booth 4005

You’re one-stop shop to purchase all the licenses, schedules, rules and regulations you’ll need for the 2020 boating, fishing and hunting season.


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Hawg Trough—fishing demonstrations

Space 4000

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.

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

Bear Cave Fun Zone, East Hall

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

Bear Cave Fun Zone, East Hall

Kids are invited to navigate the show floor and discover recreational boats/RVs of all kinds. Return completed Discover-a-Boat & RV cards 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’ Create-a-Crankbait - FREE for kids 5 to 12

Hosted by Kentucky Bass Nation, Space 4000a

Crafty young anglers can create a crankbait—by coloring a rattling plastic crankbait body and adding stick-on lure features—to take home as a one-of-a-kind show souvenir, while supplies last.

Saturday    12pm -1pm

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Battle of the Bluegrass High School Casting Competition

The Hawg Trough, Space 4000

Saturday, January 25th from 2pm-4pm

Come cheer on student anglers as they compete by casting to targets of varying degrees of difficulty.

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Boating Simulator & Seminars

Booth 3036

Equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle, the America’s Boating Club’s ® Boating Skills Virtual Trainer offers “hands-on” practice in boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. 

Be sure to stop by and take advantage of their many boating classes offered throughout the weekend!