Things to do at the show

2023 Highlights

Land of 10,000 Lakes  

Booth 803

Escape winter for a few hours at our Minnesota-inspired oasis. Relax, enjoy live music, and grab a bite to eat and drink-street tacos, corn elote dip, beer and cocktails are on the menu.


Jackson Burn

Musical Entertainment

Enjoy the musical talents of local Minneapolis musicians.

Jackson Burn

Thursday & Saturday 3 PM–7 PM

Mike Miller

Friday 3 PM–7 PM



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Fred’s Shed – How-To-Center Presented by Progressive

Booth 1203B

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.

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Antique & Classic Boat Display

Lobby D

Presented by the Bob Speltz Land O’Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Boating enthusiasts and nautical history buffs alike will enjoy this fascinating look at a bygone era. This year’s featured boat is Baby Dolphin— a 1929 24' Hackercraft, powered by a Scripps model 150 hp flathead six-cylinder engine.


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America’s Boating Club’s® Boating Skills Virtual Trainer

Lobby C

Get “hands-on” practice in boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more using a real Mercury throttle and steering wheel.
Twin City Power Boat Association

Twin City Power Boat Association 

Lobby B

Discover the exciting world of power boat racing. Whether you’re a boating, fishing, or racing enthusiast, you will enjoy learning more about the thrills and spills of these high-performance boats.

Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

Lobby E

Learn about solar powered boats and check out a display of 4 solar-powered boats built by middle and high school students: OSEK II.1 from Orono High School, The Black Pearl from Shakopee West Middle School, Sunna from City Academy High School and Dragon Avalonus from Avalon Charter School. Kids are invited to build a sand sculpture at the Twin Cities Bach Blast table.