The Southern Illinois Boat & Fishing Show returns for the fifth time to the Williamson County Pavilion the weekend of February 1 through 3, 2013.  The popular FREE event contains something for everyone and has become a sure sign of spring returning to southern Illinois.

Outdoor recreation is a way of life in southern Illinois and no one wants to miss this look into the fun ahead this spring.

Produced by Williamson County Tourism Bureau & Youth Outdoor Education Foundation, this popular event is an educational as well as fun event.

A combination of free parking, free admission, free seminars, an advance look at the latest is watercraft and fishing equipment, is enhanced with entertainment by Camo The Clown, and the Tom Cat Hill Social Club’s bluegrass music.

Boat dealers such as Harrison’s Sport Shop, Kentuckiana Yacht Sales, Kinkaid Village Marina, Mt. Vernon Mariner, Rend Lake Marine & RV, Rend Lake Marina and the Anna Jonesboro Motor Company will be present with the latest in boats and to answer questions about watercraft as well as their operation.  Other boat and fishing vendors will also have a variety of products and services available.

The Tom Cat Social Club will entertain with bluegrass music.  The kids will love Camo the Clown with his educational and entertaining seminars on conservation and outdoor ethics.

Fishermen will not want to miss the seminars.

The show hours are Friday, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

For further information contact Williamson County Tourism Bureau at 1-800-GEESE-99 or  The email address is  The show will be in The Pavilion at 1302 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL.  That is just north of the Illinois Star Centre Mall.


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