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RVers kick off shows geared to outdoors

Sun., Jan. 17, 2010

Boat shows, sportsmen’s shows fill slate into spring

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.

Following is a regional list of top upcoming shows:

•Inland Northwest RV Show, 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 more than 50 brands will be represented, with factory reps to discuss the new features of RV models and trailers large and small.

•Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Jan. 27-31, at Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, sponsored by O’Loughlin Shows. Info: (503) 246-8291;

•Seattle Boat Show, Jan. 29-Feb. 6, Qwest Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union. Info:

•Spokane National Boat Show, Jan. 30-Feb. 6 at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Info: (509) 991-1002;

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

•Outdoor Sports Expo, Feb. 12-14, at Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint, featuring hunting and fishing products and activities, sponsored by Men’s Alliance of Christian Churches. Info: Dave Lotze (208) 263-9887;

•Great Western Sportfishing Show, March 5-7, at Spokane Convention Center. Info: (509) 697-8208;

•Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, March 18-21, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, sponsored by Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. Info: (509) 487-8552;

•Gun and Horn Show, March 6, at Bonner County Fairgrounds at Sandpoint, sponsored by Bonner County Sportsmen’s Association. Info: (208) 263-5347.

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