DSCF8284_1There’s something about cold weather and winter that gets me dreaming about vacations.  I need to have something fun to look forward to after the cold dreary months!  The perfect place for me to dream and plan for my next trip is the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show which takes place at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown.  There is so much to do and see at this show!  It goes on for two weekends and offers fun for the whole family.   I have been given sets of (4) tickets to give away to THREE lucky WINNERS!  Read all about the show below and then be sure to scroll all the way down to find out how to enter the contest.

The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show:

Cincinnati Travel Sports and Boat ShowThe 59th annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, presented by RAM®, returns to Duke Energy Convention CenterJanuary 15-17 and 20-24, 2016. Featuring more than 400 exhibitors in boating and marine services, adventure sports, fishing and hunting, RVs and camping, golf, travel destinations and more, the Show continues its tradition as the largest outdoor show in the Midwest. 

The Cincinnati Golf Show® (January 15-17) and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show® (January 22-24) are included with paid admission and will run in tandem with the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®.

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show® (Jan. 15-17 and 20-24)

C42Make your outdoor adventure dreams become a reality at the 2016 Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®. Whether it’s a day on the lake, a hike in the mountains, cruising the trails, or a remote getaway, we have everything you need to explore the world around you. Check out the following Show highlights for 2016:

·       Adrenaline junkies wanted. Get your blood pumping in our Adventure Sports section, featuring recreational sports and travel destinations including rafting, backpacking, scuba diving, zip lining, rock climbing, spelunking, biking, off-road adventures and more. For the second year in a row visitors can test new canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in our 17,000 gallon demo pool on the show floor. Interactive seminars held at the demo pool include Scuba 101, Intro to Kayaking, Fishing from a Pedal Drive Kayak and more. Check out the full demo pool seminar schedule at http://cincinnatiboatshow.com/show-features/tank-seminars/.

DSCF8293_2·       Boats, boats and more BOATS! More than 30 boat and marine recreation dealers featuring 60 different brands will offer the best in on-the-water innovation and technology. Hop on-board a large selection of runabouts, bowriders, pontoons, deck boats, wakeboard & ski boats, high performance bass boats, luxury and aluminum fishing boats, canoes, & kayaks. Bring your list of questions for our local experts and discover which boat is best for your budget. Great pricing and financing are available.

·       Lowe Boats Fishing Seminars. Our signature 4,000 gallon, 40-foot-long Lowe Boats interactive seminar tank returns to feature daily seminars led by Keith Johnson and expert anglers from across the U.S. Seminars include family-friendly instruction with Bass Fishing 101, Kids Fishing Fun, Stream Fishing and more. Learn tips and tricks to reel in more largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, walleye and perch, among others. For the full Cincinnati Travel, Sport & Boat® seminar schedule, visit http://cincinnatihuntingandfishingshow.com/.

·       Two, four or multi-wheel adventures. Whether you’re looking for your next weekend cruiser or adventure vehicle to hit the trails, we have what’s new for 2016. Tour our large selection of RVs, campers and trailers, and find brand name motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATV dealers, custom golf carts and more for all your recreational vehicle needs.

·       Book your dream destination. Customizable dream vacation packages are in season. Whether your destination includes a nearby lake cabin, rugged mountain range, Canadian fishing hole, isolated paradise or an African safari, our experts will have all the options at your fingertips.

Cincinnati Golf Show® (Jan. 15 – 17)

Learn all the tips and tricks you need to lower your 2016 handicap at the Cincinnati Golf Show®. Featuring PGA-certified golf pros and industry experts from the Southern Ohio Professional Golfers Association (SOPGA), the Show touts the best regional golf courses, resorts and travel destinations. More than 20,000 square feet of golf merchandise will be on display for sale throughout the weekend.  

Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show® (Jan. 22 – 24)

Visit the area’s largest collection of guides, outfitters and specialty retailers at the 2016 Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®. Customize your next outdoor hunt or offshore charter and receive personalized recommendations to plan and supply your next excursion at camps, lodges, resorts, and hunting and fishing destinations across U.S. and internationally in Canada and Africa.

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

·       At the Show: admission for adults is $12 at the Elm Street lobby ticket window located inside Duke Energy Convention Center.

·       Save at Cincinnati-area Kroger locations: adults can save $3 on regular admission by purchasing tickets at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores.

·       Save online at www.cincinnatiboatshow.com: 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® and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®.

Show dates and times are as follows:  Friday, January 15: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ~ Saturday, January 16: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. ~ Sunday, January 17: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ~ Wednesday, January 20: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Travel, Sports & Boat Show ONLY, First Floor) ~ Thursday, January 21: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Travel, Sports & Boat Show ONLY, First Floor) ~ Friday, January 22: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ~ Saturday, January 23: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.  ~  Sunday, January 24: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   ~  The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show® is closed Monday and Tuesday, January 18 and 19. Wednesday, January 20, is “Dollar Day,” when admission (children and adults) is $1.


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: http://eepurl.com/wg3gz

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

4.   Check me out on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/cardsbykatie/

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 Tuesday, January  12th  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.  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.