Are you ready for a vacation?
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports, and Boat Show will give you inspiration to start planning your next adventure. I look forward to this show every year. The show is a great way to find out more information about travel destinations and activities that you might not have heard of before.
The 58th annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, presented by Ram®, returns to Duke Energy Convention Center January 16-18 and 21-25, 2015. The top source for everything outdoors in the Midwest, the Show features more than 400 displays and exhibits including boating and marine services, adventure sports, fishing and hunting, RVs and camping, golf, travel destinations and more.
This year the show is going to be even bigger and better. I’m really excited about the new Adventure Sports Exhibit.
NEW! Adventure Sports. What gets your adrenaline pumping? Test new canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in our 17,000 gallon demo pool on the show floor. Talk to regional exhibitors representing a wide range of adventure sports including backpacking, zip-lining, spelunking, rock climbing, rafting, biking and adventure destinations. Seminars in the demo pool include hands-free pedal kayaks and fishing from kayaks.
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, BOATS! More than 30 boat and marine recreation dealers featuring 40 different brands will offer the best in on-the-water innovation and technology. Hop on-board a large selection of runabouts, bowriders, pontoons, deck boats, wakeboard & ski boats, high performance bass boats, luxury and aluminum fishing boats, canoes, & kayaks. Quiz our local experts and discover which vessel is best for your budget. Great pricing and financing are available.
Bass Tubs Seminars. Our signature 4,000 gallon, 40-foot-long Bass Tubs interactive seminar tank returns to feature daily seminars led by Keith Johnson and expert anglers from across the U.S. Seminars include family-friendly instruction such as Bass Fishing 101, Kids Fishing Fun, Stream Fishing and more. Learn tips and tricks to reel in more largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, walleye and perch, among others. For the full Cincinnati Hunting and Fishing Show seminar schedule, visit https://cincinnatihuntingandfishingshow.com/.
Go mobile … and off-road. Walk through our largest selection of RVs, campers & trailers to date. Bring the family and test the latest models from top area dealers. In addition, find brand name motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATV dealers and more for all your recreational vehicle needs. And don’t forget our large display of custom golf carts.
Bucket-list destinations. Travel destination planning and customized vacation packages are once again a hot topic as spring approaches. Book your trip early this year! Whether your dream trip includes a nearby lake cabin, rugged mountain range, Canadian fishing hole, isolated paradise or an African safari, we’ll have it all the info at your fingertips.
“We’re excited to present our largest show ever in 2015,” said Vicki Hart, show producer. “We have more boats, bikes, RVs, golf pros, travel destinations and hunting experts than ever before. And the show is back to scaling two levels at Duke Energy Center. If it involves enhancing your outdoor experiences, we’ll have it here at the Show.”
Cincinnati Golf Show® (Jan. 16 – 18)
Prepare to lower your 2015 handicap at the Cincinnati Golf Show®. Featuring PGA-certified golf pros and industry experts from the Southern Ohio Professional Golfers Association (SOPGA), the Show touts the best regional golf courses, resorts and travel destinations. More than 20,000 square feet of golf merchandise will be on display for sale throughout the weekend.
Try before you buy with 12 interactive swing stations highlighting computerized swing analysis and professional instruction in the SOPGA Teaching Pavilion. Brush up on your swing, get a custom club fitting and attend seminars to hone your game with advice from the SOPGA pros. All experience levels are invited to attend. For the full seminar schedule, visit https://cincinnatigolfshow.com/.
The Manufacturer Demo Range, presented by The Golf Exchange, is a new feature added to the show in 2015. Representatives from the golf industry’s top manufacturers including TaylorMade, Callaway and more will be on-site to answer questions and provide assistance with the newest equipment for 2015. All the top innovations and technology will be on display.
Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show® (Jan. 21 – 25)
Visit the area’s largest collection of guides, outfitters and specialty retailers at the 2015 Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®. Customize your next outdoor hunt or offshore charter and receive personalized recommendations to plan and supply your next excursion at camps, lodges, resorts, and hunting and fishing destinations across U.S. and internationally in Canada and Africa.
Kendall Jones, the youngest female ever to shoot the African Big 5 and one of the most popular women in the outdoors, will make her Cincinnati debut. Jones continues to champion her message of conservation through hunting while inspiring a new generation of youth and female outdoor enthusiasts across the country. Show your support and get photos with Jones on January 24 and 25 at the Show.
Nationally-recognized hunting pros and local experts will be featured on the 700 WLW Big Outdoors® seminar stage. The seminar schedule will be highlighted by muskie fishing, coyote hunting, minerals vs. attractants and more. Our four-legged friends are back again as Bird Down Retrievers’ labs will be in action. Learn field training tactics, commands and more.
Gobble, gobble. The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) River Valley Longbeards will host their 9th Annual Turkey Calling Contest on Saturday, January 24, starting at 1:00 p.m. Registration will take place on-site from10:00 a.m. to noon inside the Fifth and Elm Street entrance at Duke Energy Convention Center. The ‘best of the best’ Open division callers will start this year’s contest. Youth and adult participants will perform in a wide variety of competition including Open, Friction, Women’s and Amateur divisions. First place Open & Friction winners who are 21 years of age by February 13, 2016, will be eligible to compete in the 2016 Wild Turkey Bourbon/NWTF Grand National Senior Division Preliminary Competition. Callers must be NWTF members and admission to the Show will be included with entry fee. For more information on the contest, please visit https://cincinnatihuntingandfishingshow.com/.
Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show® (Jan. 16-18 and 21-25)
The Cincinnati Golf Show® (January 16-18) and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show® (January 21-25) are included with paid admission and will run in tandem with the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®.
Visitors can gain admission to the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show® three different ways:
- At the Show: admission for adults is $12 at the Elm Street lobby ticket window located inside Duke Energy Convention Center.
- Save at Cincinnati-area Kroger locations: adults can save $3 on regular admission by purchasing tickets at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores.
- Save online at www.cincinnatiboatshow.com: admission for adults is $10.
*Children (ages 13 and under) are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Wednesday, January 21, is “Buck Night,” when admission (children and adults) is $1.
Admission to the Travel, Sports & Boat Show® includes admission to the Cincinnati Golf Show® and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®.
Show dates and times are as follows:
- Friday, January 16: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 17: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Sunday, January 18: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 21: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Thursday, January 22: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 23: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 24: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Sunday, January 25: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show® is closed Monday and Tuesday, January 19 and 20.
For more information about the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, Cincinnati Golf Show® and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®, visit www.hartproductions.com.
The shows are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CincinnatiTravelSportsandBoatShow, www.facebook.com/CincinnatiGolfShow and www.facebook.com/CincinnatiHuntingAndFishingShow. Follow the show on Twitter @CincyTSB and via the following hashtags: #CincyTSB, #CincyGolfShow and #CincyHuntFishShow.
I’ve been given (4) Family Four Packs of Tickets to Giveaway!
Disclosure: I was given tickets for giveaway and review purposes. All opinions are my own.