Tampa, Feb. 26, 2013 – For more than two decades, the Outdoors Expo & Boat Show has been a “must see” spring tradition for generations of boaters, anglers, hunters, and those who love the outdoors. The show enters its 22nd year at the Florida State Fairgrounds with a new name – News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo & Boat Show; in addition, it has new hosts — the Reel Animals. Attendees can expect great shopping bargains, speakers and activities at this year’s Expo.
The Expo boasts 140,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space with more than 150 vendors. It features continuous hands-on how-to activities and presentations from a variety of outdoors experts, as well as extraordinary boat show all in a family-friendly atmosphere. Whether your passion is boating, saltwater or freshwater fishing, hunting, dog training or kayaking, the News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo and Boat Show is the place for you to get ready for the great outdoors and make your experience the best it can be.
Expo Hours & Admission
Friday, March 1 1 – 8 p.m., FREE Friday courtesy of The Tampa Tribune
Saturday, March 2 l0 a.m.- 7 p.m., $8 ages 13 & up; Kids l2 & under free
Sunday, March 3 l0 a.m.- 5 p.m., $8 ages 13 & up; Kids l2 & under free
The Expo is produced by WFLA-TV, News Channel 8, Tampa. Presenting sponsors include The Tampa Tribune, Chevrolet, The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, World Fishing Network, AAA Auto Club South and Thunder Marine.