RVs kick off outdoor show season

SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013

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)

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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