Del Mar hosts final Fred Hall Shows event of 2018
San Diego’s largest boating and fishing exposition returns to Fairgrounds, March 22-25
DEL MAR — The 42nd annual Fred Hall Show returns to the San Diego area, as the only outdoor recreation show in the nation’s fifth largest market brings anglers, boaters, hunters and outdoors enthusiasts together at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, March 22-25.
Patrons attending the world’s largest consumer fishing, trailerboat and outdoor recreation show production will also find a wide selection of shooting sports gear and travel/vacation opportunities.
Fred Hall’s Del Mar show will highlight the latest recreational boat models, fishing gear and tackle, outdoor accessories, seminars and family-friendly activities.
Doors open March 22, with the show running through March 25. More than 500 vendor booths will be in attendance and 200-some seminars will be featured at this year’s show. Attendees will also be able to peruse acres of boats on display.
The Del Mar show marks the third of three Fred Hall Show productions this year; the other two were in Bakersfield (March 2-4) and Long Beach (March 7-11).
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Fred Hall Shows’ Del Mar event originally started at the Golden Hall in Downtown San Diego. The exposition now features nearly one million square feet of indoor and outdoor space filled with boats, campers, RVs and other outdoors equipment.
Highlighting this year’s show are several family fun activities, such as the Daiwa Bass Tank, Accurate Saltwater Fishing Tank, Mammoth Lakes Kids Fish Free Trout Pond, Ultimate Air Dogs presented by Ram Trucks, the Accurate Fishing Saltwater Tank, Costa Sporting Chef Cafe, Hobie Kayak Fishing Theater and fly casting demonstrations. Jack Dagger, the King of Fling, will also be at the Del Mar show.
Also featured at this year’s Del Mar show is the San Diego Ford Dealers Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show.
Another focal point at this year’s Del Mar show is San Diego’s largest marine electronics display and a collection of international hunting and fishing resorts.
A few vehicle manufacturers (Dodge, Ford) will have new cars and trucks on display, as well.
Instructional seminars will offer attendees information on fishing local lakes (which are experiencing rising water levels due to the recent rains), catching freshwater and saltwater fish from a kayak and one-on-one tutorials on fishing techniques.
Fred Hall Del Mar Show hours are noon to 8 p.m. weekdays on March 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on March 24 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on March 25. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (62 and older) and $10 for military personnel with valid identification. Children 15 and younger can enter for free with a paid adult.
Buy tickets in advance at fredhall.com/san-diego or in person at the door. For more information visit fredhall.com.
Anyone who joins the Coastal Conservation Association – California (CCA-CAL) can enter the show for free.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar.