Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lost at the Boat Show

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Looking for something to do this weekend that involves boating, but can't get out on the water? There are several boat shows going on around the US, but they are in places like Michigan City, Indiana, and Port of Toledo, Oregon... If you're not from around there, some of these towns might sound like they are in the wrong states. So if you are heading out to one of these events, make sure you check our calendar of boat shows twice to make sure you are in the right place.

Michigan City In-Water Boat Show
We have heard a lot of good things about this big show, which is in Michigan City, INDIANA, only an hour east of Chicago. One reader told us, "I have attended the Michigan City show just about every year for the past 15 years. And while I've only owned 3 boats with none larger than my current 20' Four Winns, it's nice to walk the docks and dream about the boat that will be part of my future. :)"

Poster for the Port of Toledo show
Smaller Shows, Wooden Boats
There are several other smaller boat shows around the country, including a few antique boat shows featuring those classic woodies on the water, in upstate New York, as well as in Toledo, Oregon and Raleigh, North Carolina. While these shows are not as large as others, they can often be even more fun with lots of activities for the whole family.

Canadian Boat Show Canceled
If you bet that you'd go to the Georgian Boat and Sportsmen's Show at Georgian Downs Racetrack in Ontario this weekend, you lost. The show organizers were "forced to cancel" a couple of weeks ago because they stated that "poor attendance at several other shows in this region are putting a damper on enthusiasm."

For details about this weekend's boat shows, visit our calendar of boat shows.


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