Boat, Sport & RV Show set for this weekend

MARQUETTE — The 28th annual U.P. Boat, Sport & RV Show is coming to the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University this weekend.

The show will feature boats and accessories, campers and recreational vehicles, personal watercraft, canoes and kayaks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, bicycles, hunting and archery equipment, fishing tackle, and hunting and fishing outfitters.

Sarah Kimar, the daughter of the show’s late originator and promoter, Dave Kimar, who died in January, is interim promoter for his company, Northern Michigan Shows in Au Train.

“We’ve had some vendors that have been here from the beginning,” she said, with a few of those vendors being the Fish and Hunt Shop in Curtis and Down Wind Sports in Marquette and Houghton.

However, there will be new vendors at the show this year.

One new vendor is B&E Tackle, based in Algoma, Wisconsin, which will offer a special kind of fishing lure: spoons with LED lights.

“That’s kind of cool.” Kimar said.

Action Trackchair, based in Marshall, Minnesota, is scheduled to be at the show with its all-terrain wheelchairs.

“It makes it so people who are disabled can essentially use their wheelchair like an ATV,” Kimar said.

She also said vendors will offer show specials so people can get the best price on products at the show, which she called a “one-stop shop.”

“If you’re in the market for an outdoor product, now is the time to buy it,” Kimar said.

Plus, the show will offer families a fun time with activities that include a trout pond for youngsters and a beer garden for the older set, she said.

The show will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 am. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $6, while admission is $5 for seniors ages 65 and up, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under age 6.

Parking will be free, although patrons are asked to follow the directions of parking attendants and public safety officers.

For a list of vendors and more information, visit www.upboatshow.com.


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