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RV event kicks off show season

Sun., Jan. 15, 2012

$13 million worth of displays set for fairgrounds

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 and Sale, Thursday-Sunday, at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Info: (509) 466-4256;

The show will be spread into all fairgrounds buildings as dealers display more than 50 brands and $13 million worth of RV models and trailers large and small.

• Coeur d’Alene Boat Show and Sale, Saturday-Feb. 5, at Hagadone Marine Group, 1000 S. Marina Dr. Info: (208) 664-8274;

• Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Jan. 25-29, at Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, sponsored by O’Loughlin Shows. Info: (503) 246-8291;

• Seattle Boat Show, Jan. 27-Feb. 5, at CenturyLink Field and on the water at South Lake Union. Info:

• Spokane National Boat Show, Jan. 28-Feb. 4 at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. This will be the 57th annual show, and at least three guides or tournament fishermen are among the scheduled seminars.

A boating education class – required for everyone 40 and younger in order to operate a power boat in Washington this year – also is scheduled. Register in advance and get free admission to the show. Info: (509) 991-1002;

• Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, March 15-18, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The 52nd annual event is sponsored by Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. Info: (509) 487-8552;

• Inland Northwest Outdoor Show, March 23-25, Clearwater River Casino Events Center, Lewiston. Info:

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