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Chicago Boat and RV show opens in early January

The 2019 show drew solid crowds.

The 2019 show drew solid crowds.

The Chicago Boat, RV and Sail show runs Jan. 8-12 at McCormack Place. Organizers said there will be more than 600 boats and 100 recreational vehicles on display. The show also will include seminars and the latest in outdoor accessories.

The show will have a pool where attendees can demo kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and sailboats. The Progressive Boat Club will provide interactive education sessions, and participants can practice docking in a virtual reality boating experience.

Show hours hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 8; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 9 and 10; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 11, ; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 12.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at a discounted rate.

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