A one-of-a-kind pavilion will be set up on the show floor to celebrate the Battle of Lake Erie bicentennial. The featured area will include a replica of Oliver Hazard Perry's longboat and historical reenactors in period costumes. Learn more here.
Meet Sean Fisher, grandson of the famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher. Sean will be showcasing an 8 foot gold chain, a gold bar & disc, silver coins and with a very valuable Atocha emerald which was appraised at $595,000! For more details on Sean's treasuring hunting visit MelFisher.com.
2:30pm & 5:00pm
1:30pm & 3:30pm
Swampmaster's Gator Show
Thrills, laughter, as well as educational fun for all ages! Watch as the Swampmaster catches an 8-foot, 200-lb alligator with his bare hands! You can have your picture taken by expert handler, Jeff Quattrocchi.
5:00pm & 7:00pm
5:00pm & 7:00pm
1:00pm, 3:00pm & 6:30pm
12:30pm, 2:30pm & 5:00pm
1:00pm & 3:00pm
Thursday, January 17
Put-in-Bay Night will feature Pat Dailey, Westside Steve and Mad Dog Adams in the Put-in-Bay Pavilion!
Come join the fun Thursday night, January 17th, from 7pm - 9pm.
Future Angler Foundation Kids' Fishing Clinic
Sponsored by the NPAA, Shakespeare and Buckeye Sports Center.
Thursday, January 17th
Friday, January 18th
Saturday, January 19th
Sunday, January 20th
Monday, January 21st
Jim Stedke and Travis Hartman
Walleye College - Saturday, January 19th
Bass College - Sunday, January 20th
Seminars at a Glance
Great Ports on a Great Lake
Rich Barzyk and Mark Gagyi, Great Lakes Cruising Club members and well-traveled Great Lakes boaters, present what to expect when you travel on Lake Erie, plus all the great ports you will find along the shoreline.
Is Your Boat up to Cruising?
Don Huntley, License 100 Ton Inland and currently working for Kelley’s Island Ferry Boat Line and MarineMax of Port Clinton, will talk about what makes a boat comfortable and safe for a weekend or a week of Lake Erie cruising.
Crossing the Border
Many of Lake Erie’s great ports are across the border in Ontario, Canada. It is not hard to cross the border into Canada or to re-enter the U.S., but there are rules. Officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection will explain these rules and what you should do to be in compliance.
Keep Your Diesel Engine Running
Jim Zima of Great Lakes Diesel in Huron will walk you through the basics of diesel engine mechanics and teach you what you can do to keep your engine happy.
Chef Paul Jagielski, from the kitchens at Bay Harbor at the Cedar Point Marina, will provide you with some dynamite ideas to make you the Emeril of the cruising fleet.
Keeping Your Engine Running
Bryan Collins of South Shore Marine in Huron will walk you through the basics of outboard maintenance, teach you how E-15 fuel affects performance and advise you on how you can keep your engine running smoothly.
Is it Going to Rain?
Get advidce and insight in order to make the most of the summer weather patterns. Become a better judge of when it is wise to stay in port and when it is safe to venture on to your next destination.
MARC's Pirate Island with Capt'n Willie "The Great Lakes Pirate"
Capt'n Willie is on a journey to raise awareness about 'The Great Lakes' and all that they offer. Boating and water safety as well as the importance of life jacket use are high on his priority list. His edutainment style has been carefully sculpted to capture the attention, imaginations and learning desires of children age three to ten. The simplicity of his teaching technique keeps the kids interested and the adults entertained.
Meet SpongeBob SquarePants
Straight from Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob SquarePants will visit the Show on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 from Noon-4pm.
Don't miss your chance to pose for a photo with the porous little guy!
Tom Kastle Performance
Tom Kastle is a singer, songwriter, sailor, and teller of tales, based in the Great Lakes, who has traveled the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Pacific. With one foot in the singer/songwriter world and the other foot firmly planted in the traditional maritime realm, Tom brings a sense of "writing out of the tradition" to his music that is evident in his recordings and performances.
He toured as half of Tom & Chris Kastle for two decades, producing a dozen recordings and a soundtrack for PBS (WTTW-TV Chicago). Recently, Tom has appeared at folk venues throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and around the Chesapeake Bay as well as sea music festivals in Duluth, Chicago, Halifax and Mystic Seaport. Tom was heard on folk and community radio and was honored to be a guest host for Rich Warren's Sweet Folk Chicago show on WFMT. There is a strong sense of "story" in all his work; both spoken and sung. This Winter, Tom will narrate his third production for the Candid Concert Opera Company (with a small singing role). When ashore, he lives in a 19th century log cottage on the shore of one of Madison, Wisconsin's lakes.
Included with your paid admission is a full-year subscription to Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Ski or Islands magazine. Be sure to also stop by Lake Erie Living's booth for more magazine deals.
Lake Erie Day
The boat show will raise money for Lake Erie research by donating $1 from each ticket sold on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21) to Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. The Sea Grant display will highlight aquatic invasive species, Asian carp, harmful algae blooms, and unwanted human medications. Press Release Attached HERE.