2023 Show Highlights
Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel
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
America's Boating Club's® Boating Simulator
Get “hands-on” practice in boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more using a real Mercury throttle and steering wheel.
Discover the Magic of Mermaids
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
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
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)
You’re one-stop shop to purchase or renew your boat registration. Pick-up rules and regulations and schedules for the 2023 boating, fishing, and hunting seasons.
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!
NOTE: ONLY TENNESSEE RESIDENTS BORN AFTER JANUARY 1, 1989 NEED TO PURCHASE THE TYPE 600 PERMIT.
Paddle Sports Demo Pool
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—presented by Progressive
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.
Wake Zone—Meet Wakeboard Pros _____ & _______
Stop by to hang with pros ______ and _____. Get pointers and tips you can use whether you’re new to wakeboarding/wakesurfing or want to level up your skills.
Friday 5pm -8pm
Saturday 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm & 6pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm – 2pm