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2019 Missouri Boat Show Guide

December 11, 2018 by Boat Planet

Now that your boat is winterized and the snow is coming down, it’s boat show season in Missouri! Here is a list of the boat shows Missourians and their neighbors can look forward to attending in 2019. We started out with the winter boat shows, but we'll add more as they are announced throughout the year. 

With each show’s listing below, we’ve included links to any discounts we’ve found online so far – but if you are planning to attend any of these shows, be sure to check their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the local newspapers and radio stations’ websites a couple of weeks before it opens for more ticket deals.

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January 4–6: Let’s Go Fishing Show 
While this show is dedicated to anglers, it also features fishing boats. Visitors to the show not only will find a "fishing tackle super–store" but also fishing–themed seminars they can attend. In addition to rods, reels, and lures, The Let’s Go Fishing Show features aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, trolling motors, depth finders, and other fishing-related products and services. Representatives from resorts and destinations also will be there to help anglers plan a fishing trip to a nearby lake, Ozark retreat, or book a charter.

Location: (minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO)
Gateway Center
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Show Dates & Hours:
Friday, Jan. 4, 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, Jan. 5, 9 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, Jan. 6, 10 AM – 4 PM

Adults – $7.00
Ages 60+ Friday Only – $5.00
Ages 6-15 – $3.50 each day
Ages 5 & Under – Free

Click here for $1 off admission and BOGO Child’s admission coupons:–show/coupons

For more information visit:

January 10–13: Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
This annual four–day event turns Bartle Hall in Kansas City into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun. You can see and board boats for every lifestyle, activity, and budget, exhibited by all the major local dealers. The show also features gear and accessories for boating and just about every other outdoor activity from fishing and hunting to camping and more. You also can visit outfitters and resorts to plan your next trip or book a vacation. The Kansas City Boat & Sportshow is a great place to shop, compare, and save!

progressive insurance kansas city boat showPhoto Credit: Kansas City Sport Show

H. Roe Bartle Hall
301 W. 13th Street
Kansas City MO 64105

Show Dates & Hours:
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2 PM – 9 PM
Friday, Jan. 11, 12 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, Jan. 13, 10 AM – 5 PM

Adults – $12.00
Children 12 & Younger – Free (when accompanied by a paid adult)

Get $2 off tickets by using this link

BoatU.S. members get a 15% discount at

For more information visit:

January 11–13: Springfield Boat & RV Show
Fishing boats, ski boats, sport boats, and pontoons by the score will be on display at the Springfield Boat & RV Show – along with every type of recreational vehicle. The organizers estimate there will be more than 800 exhibitors at this popular venue.

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N Grant Ave
Springfield, MO 65803

Show Dates & Times:
Friday, Jan. 11, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, Jan. 13, 11 AM – 4 PM

Check show website for ticket information.
Send a text to get $1 discount

11th annual springfield boat and rv show $1 off discount
Photo Credit: SportsShow, LLC.

For more information visit:

Jan. 24–27: Overland Park Boat Show
While this may not be technically in Missouri, it is close enough and well worth the mention. The Overland Park Boat Show, presented by the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealer Association, is Kansas City's largest boat show. Here you will see the latest in 2019 cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, docks, lifts, and more! It is also important to note that $1 of each paid adult ticket is donated to the Kid's Harbor Child Advocacy Center. This family-friendly event is one you won't want to miss! 

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park Kansas 66211

Show Dates & Times:
Thursday, Jan. 24, 3 PM – 9 PM
Friday, Jan. 25, 12 PM – 10 PM
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, Jan. 27, 10 AM - 5 PM

Adults – $9.00
Children 6-12 – $5.00
Children 5 & Under – Free

For more information visit:

overland park boat showPhoto Credit: Overland Park Convention Center

Feb. 7–10: St. Louis Boat & Sportshow
Whether you’re an avid boater, angler or all-around sports enthusiast, this is a great show to visit. The annual four–day event turns America’s Center & The Dome into a giant marketplace for boats from pontoons to cruisers, along with boating accessories, and gear for dozens of other outdoor pastimes. Nearly 1,000 boats designed to follow every dream and fulfill every passion will be on display, plus there will be a full roster of educational seminars.

America's Center & The Dome
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis MO 63101

Show Dates & Times:
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2 PM – 9 PM
Friday, Feb. 8, 12 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 AM – 5 PM

Adults – $12.00
Save $2 on full–price admission when you purchase tickets in advance online. Offer good through 2/6/2019 11:59 PM.
Children 12 & Under – Free (when accompanied by a paid adult)
Active Military – Free, just show your active military ID at the Box Office onsite.
BoatU.S. members discount:

For more information visit:

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Feb. 15–17: Lake Life Expo
Dedicated to the lake lifestyle, the Lake Life Expo is the place to shop for freshwater boats, lake toys, home decor, outdoor living accessories, resorts and other lakeside destinations, and much more. Missouri boat dealers and vendors will pack the Springfield Expo Center with everything a lake boater needs to enjoy this unparalleled lifestyle.

Springfield Expo Center
635 E. St. Louis Street
Springfield, MO  65806

Show Dates & Times:
Friday, Feb. 15, 1 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 AM – 4 PM

Adults – $10
Buy One Get One Free on Friday
Children 12 & Under – Free when accompanied by an adult

For more information visit:

lake life expoPhoto Credit: Lake Life Expo

March 7–10: St. Charles Boat Show
The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association welcomes you to the St. Charles Boat Show – A “must–see” show for boating enthusiasts on the Lake of the Ozarks and all over the Midwest. Made up of more than 40 Lake of the Ozarks area marine dealers, the Marine Dealers Association represent all the top lines of boats, personal watercraft, marine accessories, docks, and everything else you need to have fun at this premier boating destination.

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plz
St Charles, MO 63303

Show Dates & Times:
Thursday, March 7, 3 PM – 9 PM
Friday, March 8, 12 PM – 10 PM
Saturday, March 9, 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, March 10, 10 AM – 5 PM

Adults – $9
Children Ages 6–12 – $5.00
Children 5 & Under – Free

For more information, visit:

April 12 - 14: LOMDA Spring In-Water Boat Show
Attend the In-Water Boat Show by Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association and come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance, and runabouts and personal watercraft.

Dog Days Bar & Grill
1232 Jefferies Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Show Dates & Times:
Friday, April 12, 1 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, April 13, 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, April 14, 10 AM - 4 PM

For more information, visit:​

Which boat shows are you going to? Let us know in the comments! Maybe we'll see you there!

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