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Louisiana Sportsman Show

The Louisiana Sportsman Show at Lamar Dixon is only about a month away. It's time to start planning to be there! It's the best place to meet alot of the people that post here, and of course the best deals on everything from boats to ATV's and any outdoor gear you could ever need. will be unveiling something new! We are all hoping for perfect weather like it was last year!

See you there!
Capt Elton Rodrigue
Not going
I will not be going, it needs to come back to New Orleans.....just my opinion.
y, new orleans??? lot less chance of getting mugged or shot in gonzales!!! new orleans, just no use for that place at all!!! how about bayou, la. where u are from???
Lamar Dixon
I agree Beast. Been going to that show for as long as I can remember and I think it's much better now. Lots more stuff to see and do than when it was in da dome. Looking forward to going but hope they do something about the traffic. Last year was a mess.
traffic yes, but at least dont have to worry about a drive by!!!!
Drive by
You got that right Beast.
may as well be in baton rouge then
i used to go to the boat show every year (with family most times) and it wasnt to buy but just to see everything but the boat show ''left me'' so i dont go anymore, even when i NEED to buy a boat or motor!

there needs to be one in a location more to the east in laplace, hammond/ponchatoula, or maybe the mandeville/covingtom areas

there must be an alternative location that isnt so far east.

i havent payed much attention but i can remember there used to be one in baton rouge, one in new orleans, and one in houma so i guess they eliminated them all and thought one big one was better but distance matters and driving that far just isnt an option for me.

i do agree new orleans isnt the best place for most buisness but the superdome area is relatively safe and has lots of security so i never felt unsafe there.
no good deals
The boat shows are interesting to visit, but the 'deals' usually aren't any better than visiting the dealer/store. That's even after they have charged you the entrance fee.

Am I off-base here?
Comparison shopping
As far as boats, RV's, ATV's, etc, the boat/Sportsman's shows offer a unique way to comparison shop all in a single location.

It's one thing to travel from dealer to dealer and trying to remember little details about certain makes and models. At these shows, you can go back and forth to each and really compare all in the same location.

I believe you can negotiate better deals since the competition is so close at hand and they know all you have to do is walk a couple hundred feet to give their competition your business. In order to get firm quotes, you should be a serious buyer and not just wasting their time.

I've been going/participating in the Louisiana Sportsman Show for decades and I have to say that since the Sportsman folks got involved, there has been a really big improvement. Last year's crowds were amazing!
Sportsman show
Ill be on hand at least 2 days of the sportsman show helping sponsors and what not. Look foward to seeing everyone there!
Boat shows
Chris, I agree. The La Sportsman folks brought the show up a notch. I negotiated a great deal on my boat there last year. Great chance to see all of the competition in one place. I actually changed my mind on the brand after comparing several mfg. side by side.

Keakar, Houma still has a show in Jan. the Baton Rouge show is this weekend, the New Orleans boat show is Mar. 7-10, and I'm pretty sure Slidell has one a little later in the year. If a person wants to see boats, there's plenty of opportunities in easy driving distance. Personally I love a road trip. I've been to all of them, but the Sportsman's show has them all beat. Something for everyone.
Sportsman Show
I'll be there again as well. Last year was the best show I've been to.
Any merchants need some help with their booths, the ole MOJO is available for that weekend. Just shoot me an email.
plenty of shows
ok then, i got the impression something changed and all i heard about was the one in Lamar Dixon so i thought that was the only one we had left.

like i said, i havent paid close attention the last few years
I go for the Outback burgers and Drago's charbroiled oysters. The big 18 wheeler cooking brauts was cool too one year.
Lamar Dixon
A lot to see at the Sportsman's show. Even got face cream and arch supports for sale!!
I'll be there looking for someone to buy me an Outback burger!!
Will there be the dog long jump competition again this year? that was cool!
Dog jump
No mojo u can't try and enter in it again this year! Lol