2024 Sportsmen’s Shows and Fishing Events

We've compiled a list of the biggest local and regional fishing and boat shows to help you plan ahead, whether you're in Maine or Virginia.

As we enter the final weeks of the year, it’s time to start planning for the 2024 winter show season. Last year, many fishing and boating trade shows returned to their normal, pre-covid dates and venues, and very few, if any, shows have been postponed or cancelled this year.

2024 will inevitably bring more technological advances to fishing gear, from reels to electronics, and winter shows are often the first to showcase new and improved items. Finding and attending nearby shows that pique your interest can be overwhelming, but they’re a fantastic way to stay in-the-know during the winter months. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a running list of some of the biggest shows locally and regionally to help you plan ahead, whether you’re in Maine or Virginia. We’ll be updating the list as more show dates and venues are released.

Despite high winds and heavy rain, StriperFest 2023 saw a strong turnout of dedicated anglers. (Photo by Liam O’Neill)

Explore the current 2024 show list below for dates and locations in chronological order of occurrence by state.

Winter Shows and Expos

Maine

Eastern Maine Sportsman’s Show

March 15—17, 2024
University of Maine Field House- Orono, ME
Status: Ongoing
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Maine Sportsman’s Show

April 19—21, 2024
Augusta Civic Center- Augusta, ME
Status: Ongoing
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New Hampshire

2024 New Hampshire Outdoor Expo

March 8—10, 2024
Hampshire Dome- Milford, NH
Status: Ongoing
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The Great Northeast Boat Show

March 15—17, 2024
NH Sportsplex- Bedford, NH
Status: Ongoing
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Vermont

Yankee Sportsman’s Classic

January 19—21, 2024
Champlain Valley Expo- Essex Junction, VT
Status: Ongoing
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Massachusetts

The Fly Fishing Show

January 5—7, 2024
Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center- Marlborough, MA
Status: Ongoing
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New England International Boat Show

January 10—14, 2024
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center- Boston, MA
Status: Ongoing
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The New England Fishing Expo

February 2—4, 2024
Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center- Marlborough, MA
Status: Ongoing
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The Cape Cod Boat Builders Show

February 2—4, 2024
Hyport Conference Center- Hyannis, MA
Status: Ongoing
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The 2024 Springfield Sportsmen’s Show

February 23—25, 2024
Eastern States Exposition- West Springfield, MA
Status: Ongoing
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Castafari Offshore Fishing Seminar

March 2—3, 2024
Marriott Hotel- Quincy, MA
Status: Ongoing
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Tried and True Fishing Expo

Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wareham – Buzzards Bay, MA
Status: Ongoing
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Family Fishing Day on Cape Cod

Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Province Lands Visitor Center – Provincetown, MA
Status: Ongoing
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Rhode Island

New England Saltwater Fishing Show (presented by RISAA)

March 8—10, 2024
Rhode Island Convention Center- Providence, RI
Status: Ongoing
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Stock The Box Fly Tying Expo

Jan 20-21, 2024
The Newport Hotel & Marina – Newport, RI
Status: Ongoing
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Connecticut

The Hartford Boat Show

January 18—21, 2024
Earth Expo and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun- Uncasville, CT
Status: Ongoing
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Connecticut Surfcasters Association Demo Day

Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clinton Town Hall- Clinton, CT
Status: Ongoing
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The Connecticut Fishing and Outdoor Show

March 22—24, 2024
Earth Expo and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun- Uncasville, CT
Status: Ongoing
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New York

Surfcaster’s Journal Striper Day

Sun. January 14, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ward Melville High School- East Setauket, NY
Status: Ongoing
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Visit Ward Melville Fishing Club site

The New York Boat Show

January 24—28, 2024
Jacob Javits Center- Manhattan, NY
Status: Ongoing
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36th Annual SUBURBAN HOME & GARDEN SHOW

February 23—25, 2024
SUNY Rockland Field House, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY 10901
Status: Ongoing
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Empire State Outdoor Sportsmen’s Show

February 29—March 3, 2024
SUNY Rockland Field House, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY 10901
Status: Ongoing
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Ward Melville Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Ward Melville High School- East Setauket, NY
Status: Ongoing
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38th Annual ORANGE COUNTY, NY HOME SHOW

March 15—17, 2024
SUNY Orange Physical Education Center, Orange County Community College, Middletown, New York
Status: Ongoing
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The Fly Fishing Expo of Long Island

Saturday, March 16, 2024
The Raddison Hotel Hauppague- Hauppauge, NY
Status: Ongoing
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New York Fishing Show

Suffolk Credit Union Arena- Brentwood, NY
Status: CANCELED
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New Jersey

The Wildwood Fishing and Boating Expo

January 6—7, 2024
Wildwoods Convention Center- Wildwood, NJ
Status: Ongoing
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The New Jersey Fly Fishing Show

January 26—28, 2024
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center- Edison, NJ
Status: Ongoing
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The New Jersey Boat Sale and Expo

February 15—18, 2024
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center- Edison, NJ
Status: Ongoing
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Atlantic City Boat Show

February 28—March 3, 2024
Atlantic City Convention Center- Atlantic City, NJ
Status: Ongoing
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Saltwater Fishing Expo

March 15—17, 2024
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center- Edison, NJ
Status: Ongoing
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Asbury Park Fishing Club Expo

Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel- Asbury Park, NJ
Status: Ongoing
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Pennsylvania

Great American Outdoor Show

February 3—11, 2024
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center- Harrisburg, PA
Status: Ongoing
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Philadelphia Fishing Show

February 16—18, 2024
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center- Oaks, PA
Status: Ongoing
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Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Boat Show

January 19—21, 2024
Maryland State Fairgrounds- Timonium, MD
Status: Ongoing
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Ocean City Boat Show

Febraury 16—18, 2024
Ocean City Convention Center- Ocean City, MD
Status: Ongoing
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Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectible Tackle Show

Saturday, March 23, 2024
West Village Commons- Towson, MD
Status: Ongoing
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Bay Bridge Boat Show

April 12–14, 2024
Bay Bridge Marina- Stevensville, MD
Status: Ongoing
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D.C. Boat Show at National Harbor

May 3—5, 2024
165 Waterfront Street- National Harbor, MD
Status: Ongoing
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Virginia

Richmond Fishing Expo

January 19—21, 2024
Meadow Event Park, State Fairgrounds of Virginia- Doswell, VA
Status: Ongoing
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Richmond Boat Show

January 26—28, 2024
Greater Richmond Convention Center- Richmond, VA
Status: Ongoing
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FALL FISHING SHOWS

Rhode Island

Newport International Boat Show

September 12—15, 2024
Newport Yachting Center Marina- Newport, RI
Status: Ongoing
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Massachusetts

On The Water’s StriperFest

Saturday, September 28, 2024
Location TBD
Status: Ongoing
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2 on “2024 Sportsmen’s Shows and Fishing Events

  1. william h

    the shows help ease the pain for me till April…lol..already looking forward to next yrs striper cup…best tourney going…thank u all at OTW for putting it on

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