Northeast Boat Shows This Weekend

As the summer boating season starts to wrap up here in the Northeast, the end of summer and fall boat show season is upon us.


Boats at a boat show

Photo © Northeast Boater 2017

This weekend’s boat shows include small events – one in Atlantic City and on in Syracuse.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City has two boat shows each year, and this one is the smaller outdoor show. The other one occurs in the winter and is obviously indoors and is much larger. While we prefer outdoor shows where you can walk the docks and view boats in the water, they are no fun when it rains, so be sure to check the weather before you go. Also, bring your wallet. Chances are, if you don’t buy a boat or a bunch of accessories, you’ll probably drop some coins in a slot machine or two if you wander from the docks.

Atlantic City In-Water Power Boat Show

Location: Farley State Marina adjacent to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino

Dates: September 7 – 10, 2017

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The other show this weekend, which is in Syracuse, NY, is held in a building at a state fairground site. As such, unlike all the other late summer and fall boat shows in the northeast, there are no docks to walk – the show is entirely inside.

Central New York (CNY) Fall Boat Show (Also, for some reason, this show is called the Clear’em Out Fall Boat Show & Sale, according to the show’s website.)

Location: NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY

Dates: September 8 – 10, 2017

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Coming Up – Newport and Norwalk

Next weekend is Newport, and the following weekend is the only New England fall show produced by the NMMA – the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Norwalk Boat Show runs from Thursday to Sunday, September 21 – 24, 2017, at Norwalk Cove Marina in East Norwalk, CT. We’ll have more on these shows as they get closer, but you can save a few bucks if you purchase your Norwalk Boat Show tickets in advance here: Norwalk Boat Show