The National Marine Manufacturers Association brings its boat show to ConnecticutThe largest in-water boat show in our home state of Connecticut starts this week. The annual Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show starts this Thursday, September 18th, at Norwalk Cove Marina, and runs through Sunday the 21st. The show hours are 10 am to 6 pm each day. With Newport now in the rear-view mirror, this is the best show to check out next in the Northeast, especially for powerboat enthusiasts and paddlers.
Prices and special offers
Tickets are $15 for adults; children 15 and under get in FREE if they're with an adult.
However, there are a couple of special offers that could get you in for less...
Save $2 By Wednesday
Buy tickets to the Norwalk Boat Show online by Wednesday, September 17th, and save $2! Buy tickets online.
US Power Squadron/USCGAUX members get in FREE on Thursday
United States Power Squadron and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary members get FREE admission on Thursday, September 18. Simply present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at the Will Call Tent for one adult admission.
FREE! Boating Education
Informative & entertaining. 30-minute sessions are hosted by staff from the Annapolis School of Seamanship. Topics covered include choosing a boat, how to be a good first mate, watersports safety, and getting your captain's license.
Win Free Stuff
There are several contests and give-aways associated with this year's Norwalk Boat Show. Some of them, such as the $500 show giveaway, can be entered online and even includes free tickets to the show. There are also contests at several booths from vendors including the Bitter End Yacht Club (a trip to the British Virgin Islands), and our friends from Boat Name Gear ($100 worth of personalized boating products.)
To learn more about the Norwalk Boat Show, visit the event's official website here: http://boatshownorwalk.com