Join us February 21-23, 2025 at the SC State Fairgrounds

Steve Comalander, “The Old Fisherman”

Meet and Greet with
Steve Comalander, “The Old Fisherman”
Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm

With great fishing and being an avid outdoorsman, Steve Comalander shares his life experiences while he educates and informs how to be a great fisherman. Steve lives in Chapin, South Carolina and will be at the Columbia Boat Show ready to meet you and provide tips on catching fish.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Gamecock Bass Fishing Team was formed to allow college students the opportunity to enjoy the sport of competitive bass fishing at the college level. The team has been fishing the BASS, MLF, ACA and SC college trails for the past several years and are two-time national champions. Come meet the team at the Columbia Boat Show!


Captain Mike Waller & Capt Tyler Ryan

Captain Mike Waller & Capt Tyler Ryan
Dang That Was Close!

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am

Tips from boating education professionals Captain Mike Waller and Captain Tyler Ryan for avoiding the avoidable. This seminar will cover some everyday situations that can cause incidents and how to avoid them. 

Captain Tyler Ryan & Capt Mike Waller
Turn Your Boating Hobby into a Business
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm

What it takes to make a living outdoors. In this session, we will discuss the requirements to become a guide and what it is like to really be one. 

Captain Tyler Ryan & Capt Mike Waller
Reading the Weather Like a Pro
Saturday & Sunday: 2:30 pm

Captain Tyler Ryan is a professional weatherman and a dedicated boater. Learn to read the weather signs, clouds, and apps and what to do if caught in bad weather. Tips every boater should know!

Taylor Ingle

Friday: 3pm-6pm

Taylor Ingle is a singer/songwriter from Winnsboro, SC who enjoys to incorporate his small-town roots with his contemporary sound. His style and performance have landed him on stages supporting major acts such as Matt Stell, Jo Dee Messina, Rodney Adkins, and Lakeview – as well as performing at both Greenville and Carolina Country Music Fests.

Hampton Hook

Friday: Noon – 3pm
Saturday: 2:30pm – 6pm

“My name is Hampton Hook, born and raised in West Columbia, South Carolina. I’m Saving Country Music One Mullet At A Time!”

Elliot Poston

Saturday: 11am – 2:30pm

Elliot’s musical style embodies the true essence of country music, seamlessly blending traditional sounds with a contemporary flair. Through his music, he captures the essence of the human experience, offering a relatable and heartfelt perspective that resonates with listeners.

Carter Lybrand

Sunday, February 18th, 11am – 2pm

Carter Lybrand, from mid state South Carolina found his love for country music through his musically gifted grandparents. Destined to carve out his own musical journey he began pursing music professionally in 2019. Carter’s debut single “I’ll Be Right Here” charted for several weeks on the Texas radio charts.

Chris Compton

Sunday: 2:30 – 5:30

Chris is a singer-songwriter from Columbia, South Carolina. His songs focus on lyrics and storytelling while remaining catchy and at once memorable. His music is folk rock that borrows as much from the great American songbook, as it does from modern pop. Chris has built up a large catalog of original songs and an interesting collection of cover material in his 30 years of playing. In addition to his albums Furtherville and Lovable Losers and a number of EPs and singles, Chris is releasing another full-length album, Songs Save Lives, in March 2024.


Enjoy the high-quality graphics of a realistic experience navigating a boat. The simulator offers learning platforms where you can learn about docking, mooring, pivot turns, and more on a virtual waterway.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Located in Parking Lot

Kids Area

123 Jump

Saturday and Sunday

Melting Arctic Dual Lane Combo Bounce/Slide

Face Painting

Saturday and Sunday, Noon – 5pm

The awesome team of Performers at Emeralds Party Entertainment will offer Traditional & Airbrush Face Painting, Balloon Animals, GlitterTatz, Airbrush Tattoos.