LONG BEACH—It’s almost that time of the year again – the annual Fred Hall Shows are returning for the 73rd year, stretching out to three cities over the course of three weekends in March. The first show is opening at Long Beach Convention Center on the weekend of March 6-10. Known as California’s largest boat show, Fred Hall Show will also open following weekends in Bakersfield and San Diego.
For recreational boaters and anglers, there are more vendors to look at and activities to participate than can be accomplished in one day. Over the years, the show has also expanded to include other outdoor hobbies such as hunting equipment and archery gear. There is also an emphasis on traveling, and national and international trip vendors will also be on display.
However, boaters and fishermen will not want to miss this exciting event showcasing the best fishing tackle manufacturers, casting ponds, fishing seminars, and even SCUBA diving equipment. There is an activity for everyone in the family including entertainment like the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show and touch tanks for kids.
On the opening weekend, adults gain entry for $18 and seniors get in for $16. Discounts are offered for military with valid I.D. ($13) and children 15 and younger get into the show for free. Prices vary at the following shows in Bakersfield and San Diego.
The Long Beach Convention Center is located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
For more information about the show, including a full listing of exhibitors and links to buy tickets, visit the website at fredhall.com. Follow the show on Twitter (@FredHallShows), Facebook (TheFredHallShows) and Instagram (@officialfredhallshows).