It may be cold and dreary outside, but it is the perfect time to start planning some summer getaways!  Fortunately the Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show is coming to town in January.  And I have THREE sets of tickets to give away to THREE lucky winners.  The Travel, Sports and Boat show is the perfect place to get some ideas for fun in the warmer months, whether it be to plan a big trip, purchase camping supplies or get some golf equipment.  This show always inspires folks to get out and have fun.   Read all about the show below and then enter to win!

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show Giveaway

The 61st annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, presented by RAM®, returns to Duke Energy Convention Center Jan. 12-14 and 17-21, 2018. Featuring more than 300 exhibitors, the show brings the latest and greatest in boating and marine services, adventure sports, RVs and camping, travel destinations and more from across the United States and Canada.

“The outdoor and sporting industries have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years,” said Vicki Hart, CEO of Hart Productions and producer of the show. “More and more people are discovering what we’ve known for a long time – the beauty and gift of the great outdoors. We enjoy seeing familiar faces, and introducing new ones to the activities we love.”

One of the largest outdoor and sporting expos in the Midwest, the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show allows visitors to discover and plan all their 2018 outdoor and sporting adventures in one place.

Boating Enthusiasts
Boat and marine recreation dealers from across the region will feature more than 60 brands of high performance bass boats, bowriders, cruisers, deck boats, fish and ski, pontoons, runabouts, wakeboarding and personal watercraft.

NEW! Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the Luxury Tiny Houseboat featured on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living (Season 6, Episode 14) which includes a full-size kitchen, master bedroom and even a fishing hole in the living room.

Adventure Sports
Visitors can test kayaks, paddleboards and more in our 17,000-gallon demo pool on the show floor. Exhibitors will represent a wide range of high-energy and leisure sports options, including backpacking, zip-lining, spelunking, rock climbing, rafting, biking, scuba diving and adventure destinations.

Camping and Travel Destinations
RVs, campers and travel trailers will have their largest presence in the show’s 61-year history. National and international travel and tourism destinations will be on-site, featuring everything your outdoor lover or family needs to plan the perfect excursion or getaway.

Cincinnati Golf Show®

Swing into the New Year at the 24th annual Cincinnati Golf Show®. Featuring more than 20,000 square feet of golf merchandise for sale, representatives from the best golf destinations near and far, and seminars and pointers from the pros in the Southern Ohio Professional Golf Association (SOPGA), the show has everything you need to improve your game.

Try before you buy with 9 interactive swing stations – your opportunity to experience computerized swing analysis and professional instruction in the SOPGA Teaching Pavilion. Hone your swing, get a custom club fitting and attend seminars to lower your handicap with advice from the pros. All experience levels are invited to attend.

The Manufacturer Demo Range, presented by The Golf Exchange, is back again. Representatives from the golf industry’s top manufacturers including TaylorMade® and Callaway® will be on-site to answer questions and provide assistance with the latest equipment and technology.

Located on the 2nd Floor at Duke Energy Convention Center, the Cincinnati Golf Show will run in tandem with the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, and is included in paid admission to the show.

Admission and Show Info

Visitors can gain admission to the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and Cincinnati Golf Show three ways:

  • At the Show: admission for adults is $12 at the Elm Street lobby ticket window located inside Duke Energy Convention Center.
  • Cincinnati-area Kroger locations: adults can save $3 on regular admission by purchasing tickets at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores.
  • Online at admission for adults is $10.

Children (ages 12 and under) are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Admission to the Travel, Sports & Boat Show includes admission to the Cincinnati Golf Show.

Show dates and times are as follows: Friday, Jan. 12: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Golf Show closes at 7 p.m.) Sunday, Jan. 14: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show is closed Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 15 and 16. The Cincinnati Golf Show has shortened hours on Saturday, Jan. 13: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Would you like to win tickets to attend the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show? I have THREE sets of tickets to give away!  Each set contains 4 tickets.  So…THREE winners will each get FOUR tickets!

How to Enter (comment below & answer this question):

1.  What is your dream vacation?

The following entries are optional BONUS entries!  Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!

2.  Sign up for The Little Things Enewsletter:

3.  Check out The Little Things Blogand Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show on Facebook

4.   Check me out on Pinterest:

5.  Tweet or ReTweet about this giveaway, including: @LittleThingsMom and @CincyTSB

That’s FIVE ways to enter which means 5 chances to win! THREE winners will be randomly drawn on Monday, January  8th 2018 at 8pm. You must be 18 and a resident of the Greater Cincinnati area to qualify to win.  Winners will be contacted via email.  Winners will pick up their tickets at will call at the Convention Center, and use them on the day of their choice during the show.  Winners have 24 hours to respond or another name will be drawn.

Disclosure: Tickets for myself and for this giveaway were provided by representatives with the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show.