CLAYTON — The Village’s annual Spring Boat Show will be held in Clayton next weekend and the area is expected to welcome thousands of visitors.
The spring boat show essentially kicks off the season, said Mike G. Hooson, membership and marketing coordinator for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Husson said a variety of boats would be on display for people to see, from pontoons and fishing boats to speedboats. Stopped vendors, canvas makers and more will also be available for visitors.
“Whether you’re an experienced boater or new to boating, you can go out there, see what the area has to offer, and do everything you need to do,” he said.
A crew safety course will also be held in the fire hall and the deadline for registration is March 30.
The boat show is important to Clayton, Mr. Husson said, because the St. Lawrence and marine industries “fundamentally made us who we are.”
Most of the vendors at the boat show are local, within a 50 to 100 mile radius, he added.
Mr Hooson said most of all suppliers were directly involved in the boating industry.
“It’s huge for the region; we’re really happy that we have the ability to host an event like this in Clayton,” he said.
Not only Clayton residents, but visitors from all over the world have told Mr. Hooson how excited they are to be at the boat show.
“It attracts people from the surrounding area,” he said. “It’s been a long winter. Excited for the upcoming season.”
Between 30 and 50 boats will be showcased at the event, which has been attended by 2,500 to 3,000 people in previous years.
Admission to the event is $6 for the general public, $5 for military members, and free for children 18 and under.
Most of the marinas shown at the boat show are returning, but those wanting more information can call 315-686-3771.
“We are excited to start the season here and get ready for the upcoming boating season,” Mr Hooson said.
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