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    MBIA Announces Date Change for Boating & Outdoor Festival

    The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) announces the dates for the 2014 Boating Outdoor Festival have changed to a week earlier, September 11-14 at Lake St. Clair Metropark.

    “When these dates became available we felt it was an opportunity to increase our chances of nicer weather and bring the Festival to Harrison Township a week closer to the season,” said Boat Show Manager Nicki Polan. “Our advisory committee also felt it was a positive move.

    The Boating & Outdoor Festival is in its fifth year of bringing hundreds of boats (power and sail) paired with accessories and other outdoor recreation products to the beautiful marina setting at Lake St. Clair Metropark each fall. Other attractions include food, music, beer tents, special attractions and promotions. The Festival showcases 115 exhibitors. More than 12,000 people are expected to attend in 2014. In 2013, the show added floating docks to expand the event into the marina basin, adding more boats to see and purchase.

    “We already have demand for additional docks to expand the show again,” said Polan. “We’re gearing up for another successful year.”

    The Boating & Outdoor Recreation Festival is produced by the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA). The festival, located at Lake St. Clair Metropark, will be held September 11-14, 2014. Hours: Thurs., Fri.: Noon – 7:30PM, Sat.: 11AM – 7:30PM and Sun.: 11AM – 6 PM. For more information, discount tickets, current promotions and contest information, visit BoatingandOutdoorFest.com. Admission: $10 for adults, children 12 and under free with an adult.  Parking is $5 – or free to those with a Metroparks permit. General park information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.  The Boating & Outdoor Festival is sponsored by Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, official Magazine of the Boating & Outdoor Festival and Allstate Boat Insurance. 

    Logo courtesy Michigan Boating Industries Association

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