Things to do at the show

New features and attractions for 2021

Goose Hummock Saltwater Fishing Seminars

Learn from the experts at Goose Hummock, a leading Northeast Saltwater Fishing Outfitter Catch top-notch fishing seminars and watch pros demonstrate the art of casting atop a 30' fishing tank. Plus, check out the top names in saltwater fishing gear, products, and services. Head to the docks to see a fully equipped saltwater rigged 42' Contender for fishing gear demonstrations.

The seminars will cover topics for both beginners and top-level fisherman. All ages are welcome. 

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On-Water Training

Learn by doing. Take the helm under the instruction of USCG Licensed Captains to gain more confidence on the water. Skills covered include boat handling, docking, knots, basic navigation and weather awareness. 
Basic Boat Operator, Women at the Wheel and Junior Captains (ages 11-15) classes available. 

Click Here to Register

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Try It Cove

Try stand-up paddle boarding & kayaking

Get out on the water and experience the fun of paddle sports for yourself, courtesy of the great people at Three Belles Outfitters! Sign in at Try It Cove.


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Kid's Boating

Boatloads of fun on the water for kids! Little ones can try paddle boating on a mini lake made just for them.

Thursday & Friday 2pm-6:30pm
Saturday 10am-6:30pm
Sunday 10am-4:30pm

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Kids Build-a-Boat - Toy Boat Building

Let your little ones get creative! Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a kind nautical masterpieces to take home as a show souvenir.

Thursday & Friday 2pm-6:30pm
Saturday 10am-6:30pm
Sunday 10am-4:30pm

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Clean Earth Project

The Clean Earth Project is a women-owned, eco-friendly lifestyle brand for outdoor enthusiasts who love the environment. Founded on the belief that a company can do great things for our environment, they work to raise awareness, reduce waste and create a cleaner lifestyle—and work to positively impact the local community and environment by hosting beach cleanups. 

All product sales help support their community cleanup initiatives and protect the environment!

IG: @thecleanearth_project 

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The Water Club Lounge

Presented by Montauk Distilling Co

Whether you want to ponder your options after shopping for the boat of your dreams, meet up with friends or just kick back seaside, the Water Club Lounge is a tented oasis of refreshment.

Signature cocktails including:

Montauk Punch—Montauk Rum with a blend of lemonade, pineapple, cranberry, and orange juices and a Bellamy Rum floater

Regiment Rickey—Regiment gin, club soda, and lime juice, garnished with fresh raspberries.

Located at the T head of Dock B

Founded in 2013, Montauk Distilling Co. crafts its premium spirits, Montauk Rums, and 71st Regiment Gin, using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Distilled in small batches to deliver exceptional flavor, the spirits have been recognized with national tasting awards.


Norwalk Says No to Plastic - First Annual Clean Water Campaign Contest

Norwalk School District elementary and middle schools are invited to compete to create a project that shows how reducing plastic will help protect our water resources and educate others to make a positive impact on the environment.  The winning school team will be awarded a $500 grant to fund their continued environmental efforts.

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Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County 

Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County’s mission is to provide new and quality used clothing to low-income or in-crisis school age children in Fairfield County free of charge. (CTK) envisions a community in which every school age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success.

$5 discount off admission on Thursday (only) for someone who brings new undergarments, socks, shoes and/or sneakers to the show. Present it at time of purchasing tickets on site.

Sea Tow Foundation

The non-profit arm of Sea Tow, the Sea Tow foundation promotes safe boating practices and educational initiatives to reduce the number of preventable boating-related injuries, deaths and damage to property.

Visit their booth for education on recycling/disposing of flares and the Sober Skipper Program.


The Pet Animal Welfare Society, Inc (PAWS) is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the rescue and adoption of our community’s homeless, neglected, and unwanted dogs and cats. PAWS rescues and re-homes approximately 200 dogs and 700 cats annually.

PAWS will be teaching dog owners tips and tricks on how to train their dog when on a boat.

Lions Club of Norwalk

The Lions Club of Norwalk mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs and encourage peace. Through their eyeglass donation program and Low Vision Resource Center, the Lions work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness.

The Lions Club will be accepting the donation of gently used eyeglasses.

Finding True North - Treasure Hunt

Calling all kids! Find your way True North—solve clues to visit stations throughout the show, learn about the North Star and take fun photos. 

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FREE Power Boat Rides

Relax and enjoy a free power boat ride on the Long Island Sound, compliments of Rex Boating Club and IBR US. Register at Try It Cove.

Connecticut Electric Boat

Unplug, Untie and Unwind with the original, zero emissions, luxury electric boat and experience the carefree Duffy lifestyle with your friends and family.

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Military first responders day

Thank You Thursday

Military/First Responder/USCG & USCGA Day

To express our gratitude for your service, all active/veteran military, active/retired first responders, and USCG & USCGA members can take advantage of FREE admission on Thursday, September 23. Simply show your military/first responder/USCG & USGCA valid identification card along with photo ID at Will Call.

Human Services Council

For more than 75 years, The Human Services Council (HSC) has fostered programs that educate, safeguard, and empower the people of our communities. HSC provides tools and resources to empower individuals to be successful and productive to reduce their need for social services in the future. Collaborating with local not-for profit organizations, HSC provides services to over 8,000 children and families each year.

HSC’s five programs are: Children’s Connection; The Norwalk Partnership; Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers; Supportive Housing; Norwalk Mentor Program.  To learn more visit them at the Kid’s Cove space A25 or by calling 203-849-1111 or their website at 

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Need a refreshing drink or just a spot to relax and plot your course for the show? We have you covered.  The Sandbar is the perfect place to grab a drink, listen to some live music, and take in the beautiful views of the Norwalk Harbor.

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Lighthouse Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat ride out to historic Green’s Ledge Lighthouse. During the trip you’ll hear about local history and folk lore, the oyster industry, role of the lighthouse and the island in Long Island Sound’s maritime heritage. Round trip lasts approximately one hour. Limited to 49 passengers. Presented by the Norwalk Seaport Association.

Daily Schedule: 11am,1pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm

Touch Tank

See and touch a variety of tidepool creatures native to Long Island Sound and learn about the role each plays in the ecosystem. Presented by the Brien McMahon’s Marine Science Academy

Daily Boating Seminars: Handling & Basic Repairs

Boost your boating skills. Join us for free seminars, hands-on instruction and practice sessions led by captains from the Annapolis School of Seamanship. Open to boaters of all ages and skill levels.

Daily schedules will be posted in the seminar area.

Click Here for more Details

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