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26th Annual KNOE Boating and Outdoor Show

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - We live in the sportsman's paradise and this weekend thousands of people will be going to the Monroe Civic Center for the 26th Annual KNOE Boating and Outdoor Show.

Some faces you see every day on the news as will a lot of vendors will be there showing us this year's new boats and gear. Our Nolan Crane joins us from the civic center where preparations are taking place.

Vendors are busy bringing in their boats to the showroom floor and the arena is packed with more than fifty boats. Most of the dealers setting up their displays have been participating for several years because it's one of the largest boat shows not only in Louisiana but in the South.

"At this particular boat show here in Monroe, we've sold boats to people across the South: Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, even into Alabama, parts of Alabama. It's been a really good show for us," said Dustan Ballance.

The 26th Annual KNOE Boating and Outdoor Show kicks off Friday from noon until 7 pm. It runs Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $8 but children 12 and under are free.

You will also have a chance to win prizes including a shopping spree valued at $1,000. For details visit http://www.knoe.com/story/24383468/knoe-boat-and-outdoor-show-2014

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