The Chesapeake Bay Boat Show returns for a second year to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD, January 20-22. Presented by the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County (MTABC), the show will feature over 30 Maryland boat dealers showcasing new boats and marine equipment, including sport fishing boats, performance boats, ski boats, cruisers, and more. Boats of every size and for every budget will be on display. The show will also feature over 100 vendors, live music, free educational seminars, a food court (including fresh/local oysters), and plenty of free parking. Don’t know about you, but the only thing that can make winter more bearable is to head inside and ogle pretty boats and dream about the summer season with fellow Bay lovers. We hope to see you there!

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If you're in the market for a new boat, you'll definitely want to put The Chesapeake Bay Boat Show, January 20-22, on your calendar. 

Chesapeake Bay Boat Show


Dates: January 20-22

Times: Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD

Directions: From I-83 north, take exit 17, Padonia Road, east to York Road, continue south on York Road to the Fairgrounds entrance on the right. Or take exit 16A, Timonium Road, east toward Fairgrounds. Cross over the light rail tracks to the fairgrounds entrance on the left.

Tickets: General admission - $10 (ages 13 and up), Military - $7 at door with ID, Ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Your ticket is good for any one day of the show.  

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Map of The Chesapeake Bay Boat Show. 

Show Highlights:

Fishing and Boating Seminars

On Friday through Sunday of the show, seminars will be held at the Fishing Seminar Pavilion (sponsored by FishTalk and PropTalk), organized by FishTalk Angler in Chief Lenny Rudow. The pavilion is located in the far back left of Exhibit Hall A, next to the North Point Yacht Sales booth. From the entrance, head to the left hall or walk straight back to the food court and then turn left. 

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Fishing seminars will be held each day of the show in Exhibit Hall A.

Friday, January 20

4-5 p.m.    Lenny Rudow, Fishing for Rockfish in the Shallows

Saturday, January 21

10-11 a.m.    Scott Lennox, Fishing the OC Inlet, Jetties, and Bridges

12-1 p.m.    David Sikorski, Chesapeake Bay Fisheries in 2023: The Outlook for Stripers, Invasives, and Others

2-3 p.m.    Wayne Young, Finding and Fishing Artificial Reefs in the Chesapeake 

4-5 p.m.    Lenny Rudow, How to Catch Speckled Trout in the Chesapeake 

Sunday, January 22

10-11 a.m.    Capt. Tom Weaver, Spin and Fly Fishing for Winter Pickerel

12-1 p.m.    Eric Packard, Fishing for Snakeheads in Chesapeake Tributaries

2-3 p.m.    Capt. Chris Dollar, Fishing the Lower Western Shore Tribs

4-5 p.m.    Lenny Simmons, Trolling for Rockfish on the Chesapeake Bay 

Live Music 

Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.—Rob Fahey

Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.—John Luskey

Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.—New South Band

Fishing Pier

Located in the back right corner of Exhibit Hall B (the hall to the right of the entrance or walk straight back to the food court and then turn right), the Fishing Pier offers the best selection of fishing gear and fishing supplies including fishing rods, reels, lures, and other fishing equipment, along with a fun, interactive fishing simulator. At print time, exhibitors included: Capt. John Spoonbrellas, Edgemere Bait & Tackle, Imperium Outfitters, Fish with Weaver, Ro Sham Bo Sportfishing (also the Fishing Pier sponsor), Fish In OC, Groundhog Bait & Tackle, Shore Tackle & Custom Rods, Jawbreaker, and Tackle Cove.

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Don't miss the interactive fishing simulator!

Team PropTalk/FishTalk

Come see us! We will be located at C22, just inside the main entrance, behind the MTABC door prizes table. Be sure to stop by and say hello, and grab the latest copies of PropTalk, FishTalk, SpinSheet, and Portbook. We love meeting our readers!

Boat Dealers

  • All Star Marine: Stingray, Clearwater, Power Play, Bentley Pontoons
  • AM/PM Marine: Regal
  • Annapolis Boat Sales: Everglades, Key West, Blackfin, Steiger Craft, Monterey
  • Beacon Light Marina: Yamaha, May-Craft, Defiance, TAKACAT
  • Bosun’s Marine: Chris-Craft, Cobalt, Edgewater, Pursuit, Sōlace, World Cat, Cobia
  • Chesapeake Whalertowne: Boston Whaler
  • Chessie Marine: Axis, Malibu, Cobalt, Starcraft, Carolina Skiff
  • Clarks Landing Yacht Sales: Wellcraft, Beneteau Powerboats, Roughneck Ribs, Sea Ray
  • DiMillos Yacht Sales: Sabre Yachts, Back Cove Yachts, Limestone
  • East Coast Yacht Sales: Axopar
  • Fawcett Boat Supplies
  • Galahad Marine Sales: Sailfish, Sylvan Pontoons, Starcraft, Suzuki, Yamaha
  • Jim’s Marine: Tidewater, Chaparral
  • Honda Powersports of Crofton: Sea Born, Starcraft, Sundance, Sylvan Pontoons, Nucanoe, Sundance Boats, Suzuki Outboards
  • Pasadena Boat Works: Bulls Bay, Suzuki, Pioneer Boats, Tidewater
  • Maryland Boat Sales: Finseeker, Release
  • North Point Yacht Sales: Caymas Boats, MJM Yachts, Tiara Yachts, Pursuit Boats
  • Pete’s Cycle: Seadoo, Kawasaki, Yamaha
  • Pocket Yacht Company: Solara, Cutwater, Ranger Tug
  • Port Annapolis Marina: NauticStar, Carolina Skiff
  • PYY Marine: Cape Horn, Jupiter, Yellowfin
  • Rhode River Boat Sales: Seafox, Crownline
  • Riverside Marine: Bayliner, Sportsman, Mercury Marine
  • Rudy Marine: Jeanneau Boats, Bentley Pontoons, SunChaser Pontoons, War Eagle, Misty Harbor
  • Seattle Yachts: Ocean Sport, Nimbus
  • Taylor Marine Center: Grady-White, Boston Whaler
  • Total Marine: Donzi, Fountain, TwinVee
  • Tradewinds Marina: Aquasport, Crevalle
  • Tri-State Marine: Grady-White, Parker Offshore, Sea Pro
  • Waterfront Marine: Bennington Pontoons, Chaparral, Robalo, Contender, May-Craft

For more information, a full exhibitor list, and to purchase tickets, visit