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RVer's kick off outdoor show season

Austin Andersen, 13, left, and Micah Smith, 14, use their cell phones to document a large Nordic speedboat powered by twin Chrysler Viper engines at the Spokane Boat Show Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Hundreds of boats, from kayaks to large cruisers, are on display, along with accessories like skis, fishing tackle and boat docks.   (Jesse Tinsley)
Austin Andersen, 13, left, and Micah Smith, 14, use their cell phones to document a large Nordic speedboat powered by twin Chrysler Viper engines at the Spokane Boat Show Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Hundreds of boats, from kayaks to large cruisers, are on display, along with accessories like skis, fishing tackle and boat docks. (Jesse Tinsley)

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is under way, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and learn sporting techniques at seminars.

Two notable shows won’t be in area the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area lineup this year:

  • The Outdoor Sports Expo sponsored by Christian groups at the Bonner County Fairgrounds for two years had been cancelled.
  • The Great Western Sportfishing Show. After a three-year run at the Spokane Convention Center, show promoters announced last year that they would not be back to Spokane in 2011.

Some pro anglers and dealers who would have attended the sportfishing show are joining other events, such as the Spokane National Boat Show.

Read on for a regional list of top upcoming shows:

Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale, Thursday-Sunday, at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Info: (509) 466-4256. The show will be spread out over almost all of the fairgrounds buildings as six dealers display more than $13 million worth of RV models and trailers large and small.

Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Jan. 26-30, at Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, sponsored by O’Loughlin Shows. Info: (503) 246-8291.

Seattle Boat Show, Jan. 21-30, Qwest Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union.

Spokane National Boat Show, Jan. 29-Feb. 5 at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. This will be the 56th annual show, and at least three pro anglers are among the scheduled seminars. Info: (509) 991-1002.

Gun, Horn and Fur Show, Feb. 4-6, at Boundary County Fairgrounds at Bonners Ferry, sponsored by Kootenai Valley Sportsmen’s Association, (208) 267-2108.

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, March 17-20, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, sponsored by Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. Info: (509) 487-8552.




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