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About the Show

Dates & Locations

January 9–13, 2019

McCormick Place - South

2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago IL 60616


Wednesday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Tickets on Sale: November 2018

$15.00 Adults,13 & up

Save $2 on full-price admission when you purchase tickets in advance online. Offer good through 1/8/2019 11:59 pm

Children 12 and younger— FREE (when accompanied by a paid adult)

Senior Day, Wednesday, January 9th, 62+ $10.00



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Are there group ticket discounts?

Group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more, and can be purchased on the admission page here:

Are there senior or military discounts?

Seniors can purchase tickets for $10 for Wednesday, January 10 ONLY! Active military are admitted free with valid ID.

Can I bring a stroller?
Yes, you can bring a stroller to the show.
Can I bring my dog/pet to the show? What about in a purse or bag?

Due to health and safety regulations, pets (including pets that fit in a carry bag/stroller) are not allowed at NMMA Boat Shows, except for service dogs.

Can I come back the same day? Can I come back tomorrow with the wristband?

Tickets are same day only. You must buy another ticket to attend multiple days.

Can I get on the boats or in the RV's?
Yes; however, some exhibitors have special boarding rules. Please respect their requests.
Can I gift my ticket to someone else, even if it has my name on it?

Yes. As long as the ticket is in possession of the attendee, it can be used.

Directions to the show?

Driving directions, and transportation information, can be found here:

Do you have a Coat Check? Can I leave my luggage at the coat check?

Yes, located near the ticket booths in the main lobby.

Do you have activities for kids?

Yes, we have multiple kid activities that can be found at

Is a ticket good for one day or for every day of the event?
Tickets are good for one day only.
Is food and/or drinks available at the show?

Yes, there is something for everyone. There are multiple consessions throughout the show that provide food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcohlic).

Is there a “Will Call”?

Yes, Will Call is located by the Main Entrance to the show in the Grand Concourse.

Is there a lost and found?

Yes, the show office in Room S401A.

Is there Handicapped Parking?

Accessible parking is available in Lot A (located on Martin Luther King Drive), Lot C (located underground in Lakeside Center) and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place parking garage.

Is there parking available, how much?

There is plenty of parking available. More information can be found here:

Is there wheelchair and scooter rental available?

For wheelchairs, mobility scooters, power chairs and oxygen equipment rentals, contact Scootaround Mobility Solutions at 888-441-7575 or visit Pick up is located at the main entrance to McCormick Place.

Where can I find ticketing questions on discounts, confirmations and more?

All ticketing information can be found on the admissions page here:

Why go to a boat/RV show?

There’s a boat or RV for every lifestyle, activity and budget, and a show allows you to compare all your options at one time, in one place.

Show Contact

Keith Ogulnick

Ticket Terms & Conditions
This ticket is a revocable license to attend the event listed (the “Event”). By using this ticket, you, on behalf of yourself and any minor(s) accompanying you (collectively, “you”), agree to all of the terms below.

Breach of this license, failure to comply with Event rules, or any refund of the ticket price terminates any rights that you may have; and, renders use of the ticket illegal and unauthorized for any purpose. NMMA reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject any person for the reasons above or for conduct it deems disorderly, obnoxious or unbecoming.

You grant permission to NMMA (and its designees) to utilize your image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the Event in any medium and for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorization or compensation.

YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK AND DANGER of personal injury (including death and drowning) and all hazards arising from, or related in any way to, the Event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the Event, howsoever caused and whether by negligence or otherwise.


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