Thursday, July 08, 2010

More Wood Boat Shows

This weekend's boat shows include events in Texas, New York, Connecticut and the Bahamas.

Texas is home to what may be the biggest event of the weekend, and not only because everything's bigger in Texas. The 7th Annual Southeast Texas Great Outdoors Expo is rolling into Beaumont from Friday to Sunday, and it's not just about boats. The show claims to be featuring "the best in hunting, fishing, outdoor sports equipment, ATVs, boats, cooking, camping and so much more!" Find a link to the show website and more info on our boat show calendar.

Also in Texas this weekend is Sea Ray's AquaPalooza, featuring a concert by Brad Paisley and what looks like a big raft-up on Lake Travis. more info

New York and Connecticut are both hosting antique boat shows this weekend. New York's show looks like the bigger event, and is being held Friday through Sunday at the Village Casino in Bemus Point. The "Village Casino", by the way, does not appear to be an actual gaming casino. In Essex, Connecticut, the 26th Annual Mahogany Memories Antique & Classic Boat Show is only on Saturday at the Connecticut River Museum. Unlike the wooden boat show two weeks earlier in nearby Mystic, CT, this weekend's event in Essex is free to attend.

Last but not least, if you're in the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon then you should stop by the Power Boat Show at Junkanoo Beach Club to see "some of the fastest and hottest speedboats around." It's hard to tell from the website, but this event may be more like an air show with boats than a traditional boat show. If anyone has info on this, please let us know.

Update: Last week's Jimmy Buffett concert in Alabama was rescheduled to July 11. The free tickets are gone, but the concert will air live without commercials at 6 p.m. Sunday on CMT. It will also be streamed live on www.CMT.com.

For more info about all of this weekend's boat shows and a preview of upcoming boating events near you, visit our boat show calendar.

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