DFW Winter Boat Expo Kicks Off 2014 Boating Season
New to Jan. 31 – Feb. 9 Show: Free Admission Day Benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, Earlier Hours & Food Vendors for Lunch Crowd
New this year -- the winter expo will open at noon Monday through Thursday for the convenience of the business lunch crowd. Food vendors will have lunch selections for purchase.
Presented by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas, the DFW Boat Expo will have more than 450 all new 2014 boat and watercraft models on display and available for purchase from 20 North Texas boat dealers during 10 consecutive days. Nearly 100 different vendors will have booths.
“Boating is an affordable, family-friendly recreational activity, and the winter boat show is the best time of year to buy a boat,” says Bron Beal, director of the DFW Boat Expo. “All new models will be on display, with some models being unveiled for the first time. And, great financial incentives are available.
“Visitors will have an opportunity to view the latest trends in boats at theexpo,” Beal adds, “including boats designed for lake surfing, boats with a living room/patio for entertaining, more affordable personal water craft, and high tech options like Bluetooth and joystick steering.”
The DFW Boat Expo is one of the only private boat shows in the country and is the only show in the North Texas region and Oklahoma City. And while many people tend to think of Texas for its horses and cowboys, it may come as a surprise to learn that Texas is the No. 2 boat state in the country, behind Minnesota.
Dallas Market Hall is located at 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. Parking is free.
Dates and hours for the DFW Winter Boat Expo are:
Jan. 31 – Feb. 9, 2014
Monday – Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.
Friday, 3 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$12 Adults, $6 Children, Under 5 Free
Monday, February 3 admission is free for each person who donates
four canned goods to the NTFB.
Tickets for the show are only available at the door
For more information about the DFW Boat Expo, go to www.dallasboatexpo.com. Connect on Facebook – www.facebook.com/
About The United Boat Dealers of North Texas:
The United Boat Dealers of North Texas produces boat shows to support the boating and marine industry in the greater North Texas area; bring together people with a common interest in boating; promote, further and encourage boating through education and outreach programs; and provide exhibitors with a fair and equal opportunity to conduct business with the general public.
About the North Texas Food Bank:
Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a Dallas nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 250 Partner Agencies in 13 counties. As a member of Feeding America, we support the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. We strive to be the best nonprofit. Including access provided through SNAP application services, NTFB provides access to nearly 175,000 nutritious meals every day – 62 million nutritious meals were provided last year. ReThink Hunger is our three-year initiative to provide healthier food, develop new ways to extend our reach and improve the lives of those we serve. NTFB passionately pursues a hunger-free community. We have a network of more than 250 Partner Agencies and provide access to food at more than 1,000 feeding locations. Every dollar donated to NTFB provides three meals to hungry North Texans, and out of every dollar, 93 cents goes directly to hunger relief programs. For more information, visit http://web.ntfb.org.
Media inquiries: Photos are available. For media passes contact Elizabeth Nash at Elizabeth@trizcom.com. Boats will begin load-in at Dallas Market Hall on Monday, Jan. 27, at 8 a.m. Media welcome to attend load-in.