Shoppers walk around a giant toy hauler RV with a rear ramp that doubles as a patio during last year’s RV Show. (Jesse Tinsley)
Shoppers walk around a giant toy hauler RV with a rear ramp that doubles as a patio during last year’s RV Show. (Jesse Tinsley)

SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013

RVs kick off outdoor show season

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

Following is a regional list of top upcoming shows:

Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show, Jan. 18-20 at the TRAC in Pasco. schylerproductions.com.

Inland Northwest RV Show, Jan 24-27, at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Info: (509) 466-4256; spokanervshow.com.

The 25th annual show and sale will be spread into all fairgrounds buildings as dealers display nearly 70 brands and $13 million worth of RV models and trailers large and small.

Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Jan. 23-27, at Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, sponsored by O’Loughlin Shows. Info: (503) 246-8291; thesportshows.com.

Seattle Boat Show, Jan. 25-Feb. 3, at CenturyLink Field and on the water at South Lake Union. Info: seattleboatshow.com.

Spokane National Boat Show, Feb. 1-9 at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. This will be the 58th annual show, and at least four guides or tournament fishermen are scheduled to present fishing seminars.

A boating-education class – required for everyone 50 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) 328-6165 or (509) 991-1002; spokaneboatshow.com.

Central Washington Sportsmen Show, Feb. 15-17 at the Sundome in Yakima. schylerproductions.com.

Muzzleloading Arms & Pioneer Craft Show, Feb. 16, presented by Mountain Top Trading, Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Info: (509) 397-4447.

Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, Feb. 22-24 at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. schylerproductions.com.

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, March 21-24, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The 53rd annual event is sponsored by Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. Info: (509) 487-8552; wildlifecouncil.com.

N orth Idaho Sportsman’s Expo, RV & Boat Show, April 27-28, vendors plus entertainment by Timberworks Lumberjack Show at Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Info: (208) 765-4969; nidse.com.

Washington Fly Fishing Fair, May 3-4, presented by the Washington Federation of Fly Fishers at the Event Center-Fairgrounds, Ellensburg. Info: washingtoncouncilfff.org

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