Things to Do at the Show

2023 Show Highlights

Wake Zone—Meet Wakeboard Pros

Wake Zone

Booth 545

Don’t miss out on the action! Stop by to enjoy live music, relax with food and drinks, check out new gear and water toys—plus hang with top riders!

Meet Wakeboard Pros Drew Danielo, Chad Sharpe & Eric Ruck

Get pointers and tips you can use whether you’re new to wakeboarding/wakesurfing or want to level up your skills.

All three pros will be at the show Friday–Sunday.

Dalton Elliot—Performing Live

Dalton Elliot—Performing Live

Wake Zone—Booth 545

Enjoy live music! See singer/songwriter Dalton Elliott from Season 17 of American Idol.

Performance schedule:

Thursday/Friday 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel
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Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel

Booth 590

Don’t miss the world’s most famous watersports-loving rodent. Twiggy will amaze you as she cruises around her custom-made heated pool.

Thursday 5 pm & 8 pm

Friday 3 pm, 6 pm & 8 pm

Saturday 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm

Sunday 1 pm & 3 pm

Paddle Sports Demo Pool
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Paddle Sports Demo Pool

Booth 580

Try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and other paddle sports. We’ll provide all the gear and instruction you need to take a demo ride—no experience needed. Check out the latest in paddle sports gear and watercraft, too.

Fred’s Shed How-to Center
Fred’s Shed How-to Center

Fred’s Shed How-to Center—presented by Progressive

Booth 425

Tips, tricks and DIY advice for every boater—from first timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.

CLICK HERE to view full Schedule

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Booth 501

Pick-up rules and regulations and schedules for the 2023 boating, fishing, and hunting seasons.


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FREE Boating Safety Courses

Friday, January 6, 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Saturday, January 7, 8:00 am–11:30 am 

Free responsible boating course offered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) on Friday and Saturday in Show Office Hall C.

  • There is no charge for the class; however, you MUST purchase a Type 600 Boat Safety Exam Permit and bring it to class with you. 
  • Permits can be purchased anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold
  • Online registration CLICK HERE
    • January 6, Friday class—enter passcode NBS1
    • January 7, Saturday class—enter passcode NBS2
  • Registration available at the TWRA Booth #501 through Friday, January 6. 
  • Upon completion of class and exam, show admission is FREE!


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Discover the Magic of Mermaids

Booth 1D

Mermaid Alouette will enchant kids of all ages with her stories and sing-alongs. Keep your camera ready to capture the fun.

Friday, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Saturday 11am–1pm & 2 pm–4 pm

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Sean T Hughes—the TN Balloon Guy

Nashville Boat Club, Booth 504

Sean will twist, bend, and shape balloons into animals, headwear and other fun shapes sure to put a smile on your little one’s face.

Friday 2 pm-8 pm

Saturday 12 pm-8 pm

Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm