Cedar Rapids Boat, RV & Vacation Show

Hawkeye Downs Expo Center

Cedar Rapids, IA

February 14 – 16, 2025



Online: $7.00 + fees*

12 & Under: FREE

*prices increase day of show

Friday: 3pm – 8pm

Saturday: 10am – 7pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm

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Tickets for the Cedar Rapids Boat, RV & Vacation Show are available for purchase both at the door and online. The show offers a wide range of attractions, including a great selection of fishing boats, pontoons, and campers at excellent pre-spring prices. Additionally, there are exhibits related to fishing, hunting, and travel, featuring outposts, family resorts, canoe outfitters, tourism associations, campgrounds, hunting outfitters, fishing tackle, hunting gear, golf cars, all-terrain vehicles, and much more.

Seminar Speakers

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

General Manager-Television at Lindner Media Productions

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod and reel. From an early age his passion for fishing has never stopped growing. He has an education from Gustavus Adolphus College (Biology/Business) and Bemidji State University (Education). Throughout the summers of his college years, Jeremy was a fishing guide in northern Minnesota, specializing in musky fishing. Upon graduating from college, he dove headfirst into the sports fishing world, and has been there ever since.

Since then, Jeremy has worked in almost every element of the business: magazine sales, television sales, magazine writing and editing, television editing and producing, tournament organization, still photography, videography, and on-camera talent to name a few of the hats he has worn.

Jeremy loves to catch anything that swims and tries to take full advantage of the best bite going. Given the time, he loves going searching for new water off the beaten path. Whether it is for largemouth, smallmouth, muskies, cats, sturgeon, lake trout, whitefish or carp, anything is fair game.

Jeremy has long worked with Lindner Media on the production of much of their commercial work. He has also operated as the field director for the FLW Bass Tournaments that Lindner Media produced and assisted with many of the other television operations. Today, Jeremy, when he is not appearing on camera, on one of the many show offerings that Lindner Media produces, he is very busy as executive sales and marketing coordinator. In this capacity he deals with all of the Lindner Media marketing partners and clients.

James Lindner
James Lindner

Owner – Lindner Media Productions & Legendary Angler

James Lindner

Growing up in the world of sport fishing, James Lindner has filmed and fished from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts and just about every place in between. As a renowned multi-species fisherman, James has few equals; and his prowess in the world of musky fishing is legendary. Today James is co-host of Lindner’s Angling Edge and Fishing Edge Television shows and CEO of Lindner Media Productions.

Recognized as one of the best directors and producers in the outdoor industry, James lives, eats, and sleeps fishing. In 2008, James was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Communicator for his outstanding achievement in the realm of sport fishing. In 2003, he was also honored as the Rapala Angler of the Year and has been inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame.

If anyone has cut his teeth on the handle of a fishing rod, then James surely has. In the early days, he had traveled with Ron and Al on their many filming adventures. In 1969, James at the age of 10 was Al’s boat partner in the very first television segment that Al had ever produced. Following in the family tradition, James served his apprenticeship as a guide starting at the age of 14. He was well booked every summer through his teenage years. Later in college, he spent his summers guiding at a Canadian camp, as well as filming with Al and Ron.

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Why Attend Cedar Rapids Boat, RV & Vacation Show?

Like-minded individuals sharing their love of the Iowa outdoors.

Attending the Cedar Rapids Boat, RV & Vacation Show is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to explore the world of outdoor recreation. With decades of experience under its belt, this show has become a trusted platform for enthusiasts and novices alike. Here, you’ll find a wide range of boats, RVs, and vacation options to suit every taste and budget. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or just starting to dip your toes into the world of outdoor exploration, this show offers a unique chance to discover the latest trends, connect with industry experts, and make informed decisions about your next adventure. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event that has been a staple in Iowa for years!