Features at a Glance

Thanks for visiting. Mark your calendars for next year, January 8-11, 2015!

NEW! Special Appearance

John Godwin from A&E's hit series Duck Dynasty will be a special guest at this year's show. John will meet and greet fans on Sunday, January 26, from 11am–3pm.

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Begin your voyage into the exciting world of scuba diving right in Music City Center! During the past 7 years tens of thousands of people have been introduced to scuba diving at a DEMA "Be a Diver Pool". Now it's your turn! Anyone age 10 and older can discover the fun and exciting sport of scuba diving in the comfort of a tropically warm pool. Not only can you try scuba diving for free, but you can also test some of the latest
scuba equipment and have a photo of yourself taken underwater as a
keepsake of your "diving adventure."

Wet suits will be provided. Please bring a swimsuit and towel.

See the All-New Miss GEICO!/lib/img/gallery/img10825164054.jpg

The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.

The new Miss GEICO is a 5--ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6" wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.

Powered by 1075 Mercury racing engines, she currently has a top speed of 170mph. /lib/img/gallery/img10825164035.jpgOff-season plans include replacing these engines with a set of 1500 HP piston racing engines will enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!

/lib/img/gallery/img11112214123.jpgPaddlefest Hosted by Canoe Kentucky

Paddlesports are enjoying a surge in popularity—thanks to their affordability, ease of use and fitness benefits. See and learn all about the exciting world of paddle/lib/img/gallery/img121120134041.png sports from kayak fishing to stand up paddleboarding so you can zero in on the boat that's right for you. 

Free paddlesport demos offered daily in the "Be a Diver Pool" during scheduled paddling times – Test out kayaks, fishing kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards for free.


Welcome to the Water Seminars

Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice. Get started in boating or learn how to make the most of your time on the water.

  • Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
  • Expert, unbiased advice on choosing a boat that suits your lifestyle
  • Local resources to help you get started
Boater's Education

Boating 101: Seminars for novice boaters

Seminar Schedule

Seminars provided by: The Boating Guy and US Army Corps of Engineers


Discover Boating for under $250/month!

Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. 
Look for specially marked boats throughout the show!

Fishing Seminars Series

Don't let these get away! Informative, entertaining daily sessions hosted by top national and local pros:

Clark Wendlandt - FLW Angler of the Year 1997, 2000 & 2009. Seminar sponsored Clark Marine

Randy HowellBe sure to stop by Clark Marine's space on Saturday from 5pm - 9pm to meet Randy! Bassmaster Elite Series Angler, 4 times ranked in Top 10 of Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, 11-time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier with $1.39 million in earnings.
Seminar sponsored Clark Marine

Joey Monteleone – Host of the weekly radio show Inside the Outdoors on 650 WSM and Wild Side Guide on Tennessee’s Wild Side television program.

Big Jim Napier - IFBBA Fishing Series and Bass Pro Shops Team Angler

Brad Weakley – Former tournament angler, fulltime guide on Kentucky Lake.

Seminar Schedule 


BASS TUBS Of Oklahoma Fish Tank/lib/img/gallery/img1012216223.jpg

Experience fishing in a whole new way—from the viewpoint of the fish! Watch professional anglers demonstrate their fishing and casting skills at this 50-foot, 5,000-gallon aquarium stocked with native species. You'll enjoy a rare underwater view of how fish react to different fishing techniques and strike at various types of bait and lures.

Kids Water Wise Program, presented by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt:

Be safe when playing around water! Kids can learn safety tips for playing near open water environments, scoop up a floating duck and get a prize. There’s even a PFD relay – it’s fun to be Water Wise!


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