The Dayton boat/outdoors show will return this coming year with a new name, a new promoter and a new date.
Jody Witzky, president of JW Promotions, will bring the first Dayton International Sportsman Show to the Airport Expo Center, March 8-10. Although it is a little more than two months away, he has already lined up some seminar speakers, boat dealers and RV dealers.
“It’s starting to look good,” Witzky said. “We are still working on it, but we have a good start.”
Anyone interesting in exhibiting at the show can call Witzky at 740-397-7788.
In the meantime, southwest Ohio outdoor enthusiasts are looking forward to the 56th Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show. It will be held Jan. 18-27 at the Duke Energy Center.
Hart Productions plans seminars on the weekends and a concert by country music star Ryan Broshear on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit cincinnatiboatshow.com.
Following is a list of outdoor/boat shows and seminars planned for the Ohio area during the first three months of 2013:
5-13: Ohio RV and Boat Show at Ohio Expo Center on the state fairgrounds, Columbus. Visit ohiorvandboatshow.com.
7-9: All-Canada Show at The Fountains, Carmel, Ind. (317) 566-3400 or allcanadashow.com.
9-13: Chicago Boat Show at McCormick Place (312) 946-6200.
17-21: Cincinnati-Dayton RV Super Show at Airport Expo Center, Vandalia rvexpo.net.
16-20: Antique Lure & Tackle Clinic at Second Time Around Fishing Shop, 8640 North Dixie Drive, Dayton. (937) 475-7997.
17-21: Mid-America Boat Show at IX Center, Cleveland (440) 899-5009.
18-27: Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show at Duke Energy Center. cincinnatiboatshow.com.
18-19: Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show, Buckeye Event Center, Dalton, Ohio (740) 397-7788.
18-20: West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show, Charleston Civic Center (304) 562-9412 or wvtrophyhunters.com/show.
24-27: Pittsburgh Boat Show at Monroeville Convention Center. (412) 798-8858 or pittsburghboatshow.com.
25-27: Ohio Musky Show, Makoy Center, Hilliard (513) 600-3457 or ohiomuskieshow.com.
25-27: Outdoor Sports, Lake and Cabin Show at Fort Wayne Coliseum. (317) 227-7419 or outdoorsportslakecabinshow.com.
2: Greater Cincinnati Flyfishing Show at Oasis Conference Center, Loveland; buckeyeflyfishers.com.
5-7: Akron Sportsman’s Supershow and Sale at Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge. (330) 544-8951 or fishnfieldreport.com.
7-10: Columbus Sports, Vacation and Boat Show at Ohio Expo Center on state fairgrounds (440) 899-5009.
8-10: Tri-State Great Outdoors Sportsman Expo at the Auburn Auction House, Auburn, IN (740) 397-7788.
9-10: The Michigan-Ohio Sportfishing Show at Monroe Bank & Trust Expo Center, Monroe, Mich. huronvalleysc.org.
16-24: Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center. (800) 932-2628.or boatmichigan.org.
15-24: Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show at the state fairgrounds (877) 892-1723.
15-17: Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo at state fairgrounds (765) 641-7712.
1-3: Indian Lake Boat Show, Russells Point (3 dealers). indianlakeboatshow.com.
1-2: Cleveland Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show at Great Lakes Expo Center, Euclid. (216) 529-1300 or sportandtravel.com.
8-10: Dayton International Sportsman Show at Airport Expo Center; (740) 397-7788 or ohiosportsmansnow.com.
8-10: Columbus RV Super Show at Ohio Expo Center (state fairgrounds). rvexpo.net.
15-17: Ohio Deer and Turkey Expo at Bricker Building, state fairgrounds, Columbus (800) 324-3337.