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Houston show returns in January

The 62nd annual Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show will be held Jan. 6-15 at the NRG Center.

The 62nd annual Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show will be held Jan. 6-15 at the NRG Center.

Organizers said the show will fill more than 700,000 square feet of the arena. Boat show visitors will see thousands of new powerboats, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, fishing boats and personal watercraft, as well as a large selection of campers and travel trailers.

Organizers said the show also will feature boating, fishing and camping equipment and accessories, patio furniture, clothing, art and vacations and will have dozens of seminars, including expert fishing demonstrations in the 5,000-gallon Bass Tub aquarium.

The XPogo Stunt Team will perform its high-flying act, with athletes soaring more than 10 feet in the air while doing flips and tricks on “extreme pogo sticks,” organizers said.

The boat show’s young visitors will be able to experience Fish-O-Rama, a longtime show tradition. This year, kids also will be able to bungee-jump at Radical Indoor Bungee, slide down a 24-foot inflatable slide and jump aboard bumper boats.

On Saturdays and Sundays during the show (Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 14-15), children are invited to help Build-A-Boat, an 8-foot wooden dinghy-style boat, or they can learn to build a boat motor or even paint a boat.

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