Although there will be no Dayton boat or outdoor show this year, there will be plenty of shows within a few hours driving distance.
In the following list there are some large shows, such as Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis and Chicago and some smaller shows throughout Ohio and neighboring states.
The only outdoor-related shows around Dayton this year will be the Cincinnati-Dayton RV Super Show at Airport Expo Center (but that is RVs only) and theWhite Allen Sportsman’s Show, held this year on March 3.
The Cincinnati Show, Jan. 20-22 and Jan. 25-29 at the Duke Energy Center, is in its 54th year. It features 400 vendors over 250,000 square feet of space.
There will also be no Paddle Palooza this year. Promoter Dan Armitage said he couldn’t secure a date for the April show this year, so it has been dropped.
Here is a list of outdoors shows throughout Ohio and the Midwest:
7-15:Ohio RV & Boat Show at the Ohio Expo Center, State Fairgrounds, Columbus. ohiorvandboatshow.com.
9-11:All-Canada Show at The Fountains, Carmel, Ind. (317) 566-3400 or allcanadashow.com.
12-16:Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show at McCormick Place. (312) 946-6200 or chicagoboatshow.com.
13-16 and 20-22:Cincinnati-Dayton RV Super Show at Airport Expo Center, Vandalia. (941) 780-4795 or rvexpo.net.
13-22: Mid-America Boat & Fishing Show at IX Center, Cleveland. (440) 899-5009 or clevelandboatshow.com.
13-22: Cleveland Outdoor Adventure Show at IX Center. (814) 725-3856.
17-22: Antique Lure & Tackle Clinic at Second Time Around Fishing Shop, 8640 North Dixie Drive, Dayton. (937) 475-7997.
20-22 and 25-29: Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Showat Duke Energy Convention Center. (877) 704-8190 or hartproductions.com.
20-22: West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show, Charleston Civic Center. wvtrophyhunters.com/show.
20-21:Northeast Ohio Sportsmen’s Show at Buckeye Event Center, Dalton. (740) 397-7788 or ohiosportsmanshow.com.
26-29: Pittsburgh Boat Show at Monroeville Convention Center. (412) 798-8858 or pittsburghboatshow.com.
27-28: Dutchland Hunting & Fishing Show in Middlefield, Ohio, fishnfieldreport.com.
27-29: Ohio Musky Show, Makoy Center, Columbus. (513) 600-3457 or ohiomuskieshow.com.
3-5: Akron Sportsman’s Supershow and Sale at Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge. (330) 544-8951 or fishnfieldreport.com.
4: Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show, Receptions Conference Center, Fairfield. buckeyeflyfishers.com.
9-12: Columbus Sport, Vacation & Boat Show at Ohio Expo Center, State Fairgrounds. (877) 704.8190 or hartproductions.com.
12:The Michigan-Ohio Sportfishing Show at Monroe Bank & Trust Expo Center, Monroe, Mich. monroetalks.com.
11-19: Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center. (800) 932-2628.or boatmichigan.org.
17-19: Indiana Deer & Turkey Expo, Exposition Hall, State Fairgrounds. (877) 892-1723 or indianadeerandturkeyexpo.com.
17-26: Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, state fairgrounds; or (877) 892-1723 or indianapolisboatsportandtravelshow.com.
24-26:Cleveland Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show at Great Lakes Expo Center, Euclid. (216) 529-1300 or sportandtravel.com.
2-4: Indian Lake Boat Show, Russells Point (3 dealers). indianlakeboatshow.com.
2-4:Niles Sportsman’s Show at Eastwood Expo Center, Niles, Ohio. (330) 544-8951 or fishnfieldreport.com.
3:The White Allen Sportsman Show at 442 N Main St., Dayton; (937) 222-3701 or whiteallen.com.
9-11:Columbus RV Super Show at Ohio Expo Center (state fairgrounds). rvexpo.net.
11-12:Dixie Marine Show, 5793 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. (513) 874-0825 or dixiemarine.com.
16-18:Outdoor Sports, Lake and Cabin Show at Fort Wayne Coliseum. (317) 227-7419 or outdoorsportslakecabinshow.com.
16-18:Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo at Ohio Expo Center, State Fairgrounds, Columbus. (800) 324-3337 or deerinfo.com/ohiohome.