Disclosure: I was paid a small fee and received tickets to the DFW Boat Expo.

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Come One, Come All to the DFW Boat Expo

It is never too early to think about the next boating season! Boating is not just an activity or a hobby, it is a lifestyle. If you have been dreaming about adding boating to your family’s life, now is the perfect time to start looking at boats. The prices are down and last year’s models are still available for a limited time. The DFW Boat Expo will be open from February 5th-14th. What a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

Why You Should Go

There are 42 lakes and reservoirs available within 100 miles of Dallas. This doesn’t even include the hundreds of other boating areas outside of this small radius. Boating is an amazing activity to do with your family no matter what age you are. It is exciting to explore, enjoy the day in the sun, soak up the summer weather and even try out some water sports. There will also be many vendor booths at the DFW Boat Expo with different water sports gear and boat parts! Why travel by car when you can travel by boat? Take some time to check out the coastal cities or different areas on the lake that you can stop and have lunch. It is an adventure waiting to happen.

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There are a variety of boats available at the Boat Expo that is put on by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas. There are over 650 brand new 2016 boats available as well as some models from 2015. The tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children (ages 5-13) and free for any children under 5. You can buy tickets at the door and parking is completely free! As an added bonus, there are three days that you can get in for free! If you go February 5, 11 and 12 your admission will be waived. In addition to the exhibitors you may be interested in there will also be companies that offer both private and public lessons.

Where is the Boat Expo?

This year’s boat expo will be held at the Dallas Market Hall. It is located at 2200 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207 from 5-7 & 11-14 and then heads west to Fort Worth (at the Amon G. Carter- William Rogers Exhibit Hall) March 17-20. If you have any additional questions, please visit the website. The hours vary every day so please check the website for the specific details. You definitely won’t want to miss out on this!