Things to do at the show

2024 Show Highlights

Discover Boating Lake Life Lounge
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Discover Boating Lake Life Lounge

Booth 2035

Bring on the boating vibes. Relax, enjoy live music and drinks.

New! Cooking Demonstrations by Tim Farmer
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New! Cooking Demonstrations by Tim Farmer

Lake Life Lounge—Booth 2035

Outdoorsman, host & executive producer of Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen, serves up good times and good eats. Tim will share cooking tips and recipes.

Friday, January 26 at 7pm
Saturday, January 27 at 2pm

Chad Sharpe

Wake Zone

Booth 2105

Don’t miss out on the action! Check out new gear and water toys—plus hang with top riders!

Meet Wake Pros, including Chad Sharpe.

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

Paddle Sports Pool
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Paddle Sports Pool—Paddle Sport Demo Rides

Booth 2040

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.

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

Both 2025

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.

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Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

Booth 1000

Your one-stop shop for schedules, rules, and regulations and to purchase licenses for the 2024 boating, fishing, and hunting seasons.

Life Jacket Loaner Station Program

Life Jacket Loaner Station Program

Managed by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), this program promotes water safety and features stations across the state equipped with life jackets people can borrow for a day. You can contribute to this cause by donating any gently used life jackets you no longer need (provided they are in good condition). Just drop them off at Booth 1000 hosted by the KDFWR. 

BONUS! For every life jacket you donate, you’ll receive an entry for a chance to win a KDFWR Swag Collection. 

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

East Hall (by Food Court)

Fun activities for kids of all ages.

Dinosaur Dimensions

NEW! Dinosaur Dimensions

Kids’ Cove—East Hall (by Food Court)

Get up close and personal with dinosaurs to experience these Jurassic beasts like never before! Join the Dinosaur Dimensions team for an unforgettable experience with four REALISTIC animatronic dinosaur puppets. Interact directly, capture a ROARsome photo, and create prehistoric memories at the show! 

New! Puppy Pals

New! Puppy Pals

Booth 1150

From shelters to showbiz! Enjoy a fun, action-packed show as rescued and adopted dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats. As seen on America’s Got Talent.

Wednesday—7 pm
Thursday & Friday—2 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm
Saturday—11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm
Sunday—11 am & 2 pm

Kids Trout Pond

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

East Hall (by Food Court)

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".

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. On Saturday, don’t miss a live cocktail demonstration from Four Roses brand ambassador and mixologist, Abby Martinie.

Cocktail Demonstration Schedule:

Saturday, January 27 from 1:15 pm–2 pm, 3:15–4 pm

Live Music—Roger Weber

Live Music—Roger Weber

Booth 2035

The award winning performer, music producer and songwriter will perform daily throughout the show.


Wednesday    5 pm–8 pm
Thursday        12 pm–8 pm
Friday             12 pm–8 pm
Saturday        10 am–2 pm & 4 pm–8 pm
Sunday           10 am–3 pm

Hydroplane Boat

Hydroplane Boat

Booth 4120

Guntersville Lake HydroFest and Madison Regatta invite you to experience an Unlimited Hydroplane Boat up close. Learn more about the engines and the crew working on these amazing boats, watch video footage from the most exciting racing during the 2023 season, and meet the drivers who push speeds of 200 mph on the water.

Plus, stop by and register for a chance to win a VIP experience at our 2024 summer races.

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FREE Boating Safety Courses

FREE Boating Safety Courses

January 26 & 27; 10:00 am–3:00 pm

The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources is offering in-person, instructor-led Boater Education Classes for Certification on Friday and Saturday. Classes will be held in the concourse between South Wing A and B in room B-108. 

  • There is no charge for the class, however, you must purchase parking to enter the Kentucky Expo Center grounds.
  • Classes fill up quickly, register now by CLICKING HERE.
  • A person must be 12 years or older to operate a motorboat (including personal watercraft) greater than 10 hp on Kentucky public waters.
  • A person 12–17 years old shall possess a Kentucky Safe Boating Certificate Card or a certificate showing successful completion of a NASBLA-approved boater education course.
  • Upon completion of class and exam, show admission is FREE!