News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo and Boat Show returns to Raymond James Stadium this weekend


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers! The Outdoors Expo and Boat Show is back, outdoors and social distancing at Raymond James Stadium this weekend.

News Channel 8 has teamed up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to bring the 30th Annual News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo and Boat Show to Raymond James Stadium. The show will run for three days, with free entry for everyone on Friday and raffles all weekend!

The family event will feature the Buccaneers street team, activities for children on the pitch and access to the stadium pirate ship. The team’s cheerleaders, alumni and Captain Fear will make appearances throughout the weekend, along with beloved News Channel 8 presenters.

With nearly 150,000 square feet of exhibits and activity spaces, the Expo is the perfect place to explore boats of all shapes and sizes, boating accessories, fishing gear, clothing, outdoor supplies. And much more. Discover premium luxury boats, hunting and sport fishing boats, pontoons, family boats and speed boats, featured by over 20 manufacturers and dealers.

Customers can enjoy daily seminars on everything from freshwater and saltwater fishing, fly fishing, boating, kayaking and more, where they can learn the latest tips, tricks, strategies and more. advice from the most renowned professionals in the industry. You can also experience the 10,000 gallon Bass Tub tank with seminars hosted by Bass Pro Sam Hamakool.

The 30th edition of the News Channel 8 outdoor nautical exhibition and show takes place:

  • Friday May 14: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 15: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday May 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Be sure to meet our News Channel 8 presenters and reporters:

DAY 1, FRIDAY 5/14

12 p.m.-2 p.m.

  • Avery Cotton
  • David Espinosa Room
  • Deanne King

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Keith Cate
  • Jennifer leigh
  • Dan Lucas

4-6 p.m.

  • JB Biunno
  • Melanie Michel
  • Mahsa Saïdi

DAY 2, SUNDAY 5/15

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Staci DaSilva
  • Chip Osowski
  • Jennifer Penate

12 p.m.-2 p.m.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Stacie schaible
  • Justin schecker
  • Brianda Villegas

4-6 p.m.

  • Rebecca Barry
  • Beth rousseau
  • Vladimir Kislinger

DAY 3, SUNDAY 5/16

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Walt Buteau
  • Jennifer Penate
  • Beth rousseau

12 p.m.-2 p.m.

  • Allyson henning
  • Amanda holly
  • Brianda Villegas

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Melissa Marino
  • Heather melendez
  • Jeff Patterson

Admission to the expo is $ 5 per person Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under, parking and Friday entrances are free.

Tickets are available online.

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