The Florida Sportsman Expo is back at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Oct. 12-13. If you love the outdoors, you do not want to miss this show!
Now in its 21st year, the Florida Sportsman Expo comes to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach on Oct. 12-13.
The Sportsman Channel serves as title sponsor for the Expos. Anglers, hunters and boaters will be treated to the latest “how-to” seminars as well as demonstrations, contests and free prize drawings each day inside the exhibition hall.
Everyone can hold a live Burmese, and the Sportsman Channel offers a free drawing (no catches or strings attached!) for a 42-inch flat-screen TV to be given away on both days to a lucky ticket holder.
Seminars take place at five different stages around the huge exhibition halls by top regional guides and experts.
Also featured are free lessons at a 100-foot indoor fly-casting pond, a separate Zebco kids’ casting pond with free prizes and face painting, and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 500-gallon saltwater tank.
Visitors will see the newest lineup of boats in all sizes plus rows and rows of booths with the latest tackle, gear, electronics and gadgets. Fishing greats Mark Sosin and Al Pflueger will be on hand as well as Florida Sportsman Editor Jeff and other staffers.
“It’s a great show for all ages and especially families,” said Expo director Doug Kelly, who pointed out that kids 12 and under with parents are free. “The variety of things to do and see is better than a three-ring circus for every angler, hunter and boater.”
Another favorite show attraction is the Riggin’ it Right Academy. Anglers take turns sitting at learning stations with all supplies, tackle and baits provided for free while Florida Sportsman experts offer hands-on instruction on properly rigging baits and lures that work best.
A tricked-out buggy by Swamp Buggies of Florida will keep the camera phones clicking.
In just five minutes anyone can learn how to throw a cast net at the cast net pit. The kayak stage features rigged kayaks and instruction on the many advantages of quiet, stealthy, non-combustion fishing.
“All the instruction, seminars, demonstrations, contests, free drawings and boat and tackle displays are included in the admission price,” said Kelly.
Tickets at the West Palm Beach Expos are $8 for adults and kids 12 and under with parents free. Show hours run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more details and a discount coupon, visit www.FloridaSportsman.com/Expo. For press contact or interviews, contact Doug Kelly at 727-724-4949 or Doug@FloridaSportsman.com.
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