Things to do at the show

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2023 Highlights Shown Below

Free Lighthouse Boat Tour

PLEASE NOTE:  this feature is closed Sunday September 24 due to inclement weather.

Enjoy a boat ride out to historic Green’s Ledge Lighthouse and learn about the role of the lighthouse in Long Island Sound’s maritime heritage. Round trip lasts about one hour. Limited to 49 passengers. Presented by the Norwalk Seaport Association.

Daily Schedule*: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm

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*weather permitting

FREE Power Boat Rides

PLEASE NOTE:  this feature is closed Sunday September 24 due to inclement weather.

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Relax and enjoy a free power boat ride on the Long Island Sound*, compliments of Carefree Boat Club of Southern CT.  Register at Try It Cove.

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*weather permitting

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Try It Cove—Paddle Sport Test Rides

PLEASE NOTE:  this feature is closed Sunday September 24 due to inclement weather.

Get out on the water and experience the fun of paddle sports. We supply everything you need to take a test ride—no experience needed. Courtesy of the Three Belles Outfitters. Register at Try It Cove. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Progressive® Boat School’s On-water Boating Classes—by Annapolis School of Seamanship

PLEASE NOTE:  this feature is closed Sunday September 24 due to inclement weather.

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.*

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*weather permitting

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CORNHOLE SHOOTOUT

Join us for our 2nd annual Cornhole Shootout Saturday at noon. The winner will receive a Yeti Cooler valued at $450, compliments of 95.9 The Fox.

Listen to 95.9 The FOX, starting Monday, Sept. 11, for your chance to become a contestant in the 2nd Annual Cornhole Shootout.

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Hooked—Claw Game

Presented by Progressive®

Progressive puts your captain skills to the test, combining the fun of a carnival boardwalk with the timeless charm of an old port town. Take the helm at Hooked, a mega claw machine where you can win seaworthy prizes. If you’re lucky, you can also catch sea-legged locals, the Captain and his Mate. They’ll tell you a story or two, or three of life on the high seas.

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Fred’s Shed How-to Center—presented by Progressive®

Tips, tricks, and DIY advice for every boater—from first-timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.

CLICK HERE to view Schedule

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America’s Boating Club® Boating Simulator

Get “hands-on” practice in boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more using a real Mercury throttle and steering wheel.

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Classic & Wooden Boat Collection

Step back in time to admire classic and vintage wooden boats dating back 103 years. There will be more than a half-dozen boats on display including a 1920 Edwin Long Cedarstrip and a 2008 Ken Bassett Rascal Gentleman's Racer.

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Touch Tank

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

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Kids' Boating

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

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

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Build-A-Boat—Toy Boat Building

Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a kind toy boat to take home as a show souvenir.

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

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Barone Fini SandBar

Enjoy a glass of Barone Fini wine while taking in a scenic view of the Norwalk Harbor.

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Montauk Distillery Co. Water Club Lounge

A tented oasis of refreshment where you can relax with a signature Montauk Distillery cocktail and enjoy the seaside sights and sounds.

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Wine & Spirit Sampling

Stop by to sample a variety of Montauk Distillery Co. spirits and Barone Fini wines. After sampling, head to the Water Club Lounge to try a signature Montauk Distillery cocktail or the Sand Bar Lounge for a glass of Barone Fini wine.

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CONSERVATION VILLAGE

Discover how recreational boating is working to help sustain our planet and waters for future generations.

Featured displays include:

Clean Earth Project is an eco-friendly women-owned lifestyle brand for outdoor enthusiasts that works to raise awareness, reduce waste, and create a cleaner lifestyle. All product sales help support their beach and community cleanup initiatives and protect the environment.

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Norwalk Says No to Plastic Contest showcasing Norwalk elementary, middle schools, and high school projects that educate and show how reducing plastic can help protect our water resources and have 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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PAWS Pet Watering Station

Stop by to let your furry friend refresh with a drink of water, courtesy of the Pet Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (PAWS). PAWS is a no-kill animal shelter that rescues and rehomes dogs and cats.

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