SAINT PAUL, Minn. -The 46th annual Minnesota Sportsmen's Boat. Camping and Vacation Show, featuring the best of the great outdoors, returns to Saint Paul RiverCentre, Thursday through Sunday, January 14 - 17, 2016. The event is sponsored by Mauer Chevrolet.
Hundreds of exhibits feature new model boats, RVs, motors, docks, marine electronics, fishing gear, hunting and camping equipment. A wide variety of lodges, resorts, campgrounds and outfitters will be on hand to help plan that next vacation.
The Great American Duck Races return to the show after several years' absence. Robert Duck (his real name) and his troupe of two dozen racing mallards provide fun for all ages. Other features include Fur-Ever Wild, including live wolves, cougars, foxes and more, as well as Steve Porter's Trophy Whitetail, with three magnificent live bucks on display. Of course, fishing in the live trout pond is a Sportsmen's Show staple.
Fishing seminar headliners include Joe Henry, Lake of the Woods specialist, on Thursday and Friday, and pro angler Ted Takasaki during the weekend. Hunters offering advice include outdoor writer Todd Amenrud on Thursday and Friday, and Jared Scheffler from Whitetail Adrenaline on Saturday and Sunday. Ron Schara hosts the special Kids Fishing School on Saturday and Sunday.
EVENT: Minnesota Sportsmen's Boat, Camping & Vacation Show
DATE: Thursday, Jan. 14 2 - 9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15 noon - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 17 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
COST: $9 - Adults
$2.50 - Children ages 6-12 (children 5 and under are admitted free)
ON SALE: At the door