Things to do at the show

2023 Highlights

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Saluting Our Heroes

To express our gratitude for your service, all active/veteran military, active/retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members can take advantage of FREE admission on Thursday, January 26.

Simply show your military/first responder/health care/USCG & USCGA valid identification card along with photo ID at Will Call to receive your complimentary ticket.  

$5 tickets after 5PM

$5 after 5PM

​Avoid weekend crowds. Join us on Thursday, January 26 and take advantage of discounted admission after 5pm.


Wake Zone

Booth 4060

Don’t miss out on the action! Stop by to enjoy live music, relax with food and drinks, check out new gear and water toys—plus hang with top riders!

Meet Wakeboard Pros Chad Sharpe & Massi Piffaretti

Get pointers and tips you can use whether you’re new to wakeboarding/wakesurfing or want to level up your skills. 

Appearance Schedule:

Thursday            7pm–9pm

Friday                 5 pm–8 pm

Saturday            11 am–1pm, 2 pm–4 pm & 6 pm–8 pm

Sunday              11am–3pm

Paddle Sports Pool
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Paddle Sports Pool —Paddle Sport Demo Rides

Booth 4060, hosted by Canoe Kentucky 

Experience the fun of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and other paddle sports. We’ll provide all the gear and instruction you need to take a demo ride—no experience needed. Check out the latest in paddle sports gear and watercraft, too.

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Fred’s Shed – How-To-Center Presented by Progressive

Tips, tricks, and DIY advice for boaters and RVers—from first timers to experienced captains and road trippers. Have a boat, engine, or RV problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.

CLICK HERE to view seminar schedule

CLICK HERE to view seminar descriptions 


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Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

Booth 1000

You’re one-stop shop for schedules, rules, and regulations and to purchase licenses for the 2023 boating, fishing, and hunting seasons.


Four Roses Bourbon

Four Roses Bourbon Lounge

Booth 4100

Be sure to visit the Four Roses Bourbon Lounge and enjoy a tasting of Four Roses Award-Winning Family of Bourbons, or a Four Roses Bourbon Signature Cocktail.

Food Court

Located in East Hall

Take a break and meet up with your friends at the show’s Food Court! Levy’s serves up icy cold beverages and delicious food.

Kids Trout Pond

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

Located in Kids’ Cove Fun Zone

Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. Be sure to keep your camera handy to capture the moment when your little angler reels in a "big one".

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Kids’ Cove Fun Zone—FREE for kids 5 to 12

Games and fun activities for kids.