Four Days of Unique Experiences


Yes, you’ve read it right! Twiggy, America’s favorite water-skiing squirrel, will bring her
all-new show to the I-X Center in January in which she’ll partner up with a second pint-
size Florida gray squirrel to amaze and entertain fans. It’s estimated over the years
more than a million boat show visitors have been delighted watching Twiggy circle her
boat show pool behind her custom radio-controlled boat. But this year, her partner will
make the scene and in a surprise new routine. Check for showtimes.


It’s Ohio’s top show for a packed line-up of live fishing clinics and seminars. The daily on-
stage lineup stars hand-picked tournament winners and accomplished charter captains, each sharing how they’ve succeeded and providing usable lessons on fishing for everything from Lake Erie’s incredible walleye, smallmouth, and steelhead to success on Ohio’s inland rivers and lakes for big muskies, crappie, channel cats and more. All presented this year by Toyota Tundra.


Climb aboard one of the high-performance sailing simulators that anchor this year’s
Sailing Center, tack through the wind, feel the boat heeling and sense the summer
breeze on your face. These sophisticated simulators will be surrounded by one-design
boats and exhibits from sailboat dealers, sailmakers, sailing schools and equipment
displays. Also learn about fractional ownership and the many ways to explore sailing on Lake Erie and Ohio’s inland lakes.

Experience the Main Stage like Never Before!

Live Performances

Catch some of the regions best performers. We'll release our artist schedule soon!

Content That Matters

Catch some of our best seminars, interviews and more.


If a big-eyed largemouth bass is gawking at you, it’s looking out from the Berkley Super
Tank, presented by Vic’s Sport Center. A giant glass-sided 5,000-gallon aquarium, it will
be packed with bass and other Ohio fish. But there’s much more than just eyeballing
here! The Berkley Super Tank also features a full slate of daily angling demonstrations
by experts in which you’ll see the underwater reactions of fish to lures, baits and casting
techniques – must see presentations of success tips and techniques!


The Lyman Boat Works Historical Museum presents a feature exhibit that will carry
visitors back to the time when these Ohio-built, iconic lapstrake-design boats came off
the production line. Designed to handle Lake Erie’s notorious short chop, thousands of
Lymans were bought by boaters around the nation over a remarkable 90-year history.


Proclaimed Ohio’s ‘best boat show for kids’, the popular KIDS ZONE will boast even
more hands-on activities and excitement for youngsters this year. From fish
identification games to islands knowledge fun . . . from hands-on crafts to coloring
challenges . . . and from live magic shows to catch & release fishing in the Trout Pond,
kids will be happy they’re at the boat show in KIDS ZONE – and so will parents!

Say "Hey" to "The Bay" And More!

Don’t miss out! 

It’s a big new theme area surrounding the Main Stage where show-goers can relive summer adventures in Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie Shores and Islands and much more. Take a break from climbing aboard hundreds of boats and camp out on the Great Lawn to take in this year’s Main Stage live musical entertainment.

When bands aren’t playin’ and singers aren’t rockin’, you’ll play family games on the lawn including Corn Hole, Ladder Toss, Four-in-A-Row, Flickin’ Chicken (kids love that one), and more. All surrounded by displays from area attractions and facilities, highlighted by sipping the iconic Lobster Bisque fresh daily from the Boardwalk Restaurants complex at The Bay.


From the powerful V8 425 hp XTO Offshore down to the lightweight 2.5 hp Portable, Yamaha Outboards is slated to present a special engine center at this year’s show in support of leading dealers that feature the manufacturer’s outboards. In addition to outboards, other information will focus on Yamaha’s programs that seek to address issues ranging from reducing invasive species to increasing technical training and careers.


Young and old will be thrilled when a trout opts to tug on the end of your fishing rod.
Enjoy a family fishing challenge with your kids. After all fun is what fishing is all about and the Trout Pond makes it happen daily.

Ohio Marine Training Center

Presented by B'laster Products

Experience the exciting all-new exhibit featuring tips and DIY advice for every boater from first-time skippers to experienced sailors. Learn basic maintenance techniques, get expert tech advice and enjoy presentations on keeping your boat shipshape. PLUS, get information about the many good-paying careers in Ohio’s exciting boating industry, and view an open jobs board, too!

Yak It, Board It, Do It!

Dive right in! 

Are you a Yakker? Perhaps a Boarder? Maybe a Wannabe? Either way you’ll enjoy daily live demonstrations of kayaking, paddle boarding and more at the show’s PADDLE SPORTS CENTER complete with Demonstration Pool. PLUS, you’ll find the pool surrounded by exhibits of everything from the latest basic kayaks and fully rigged fishing models to lots of standard and inflatable paddle boards. See the newest accessories, too. There’s a reason more than a quarter-million Ohioans recently become kayak and paddle board participants.