AZ and NV’S Largest Boat Show Arrives for 25th Year

Lake Havasu Boat Show
It’s one thing to come and drool over the latest in powerboats and enjoy some of the best chili in the Southwest, but if you’re any good, you can return home with part of a $500 prize for playing a popular and beloved backyard game.

The Lake Havasu Marine Association Boat Show, Arizona and Nevada’s largest and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, opens on Friday, April 8 and runs through Sunday, April 10 at Lake Havasu State Park Windsor 4 on London Bridge Road. More than 300 boats and several acres of marine accessories await boaters of all types. There are family sportboats, pontoons, exotic high performance powerboats, fishing boats, personal watercraft, jet boats, wakesport boats, kayaks and paddleboards, all in time for summer. Every facet of the sport is represented with aggressive pre-season boat show pricing specials, according to organizers.

The boat show is again hosting the 4th Annual ICS Lake Havasu Chili Cook-off competition sponsored by Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center on Saturday. The chili and salsa contest, with proceeds going to benefit the Lake Havasu High School Athletic Booster Club, has guaranteed over $5,000 in cash prize money to the various winners in each category (Red chili, Chili Verde and People’s Choice). More than 50 chili and salsa teams are expected to compete. Best of all, attendees have the opportunity to sample all the recipes by purchasing a $5 tasting pass.

Then on Sunday, get ready for Family Fun Day highlighted by a People’s Choice chili cook-off, a host of carnival games and activities for the entire family, plus tasty fair-food favorites like hot dogs, cotton candy, and kettle corn. Kids 10 and under accompanied by a paid admission adult will be admitted free on Sunday.

Also returning is a boat show favorite: the IJSBA Jettribe Gary Hart Memorial PWC Watercross Races featuring over 150 of the fastest personal watercraft racers in the country hitting speeds up to 70 miles an hour around a challenging motocross style race course.

Have any special backyard gaming skills? For those who fancy themselves expert cornhole players, get ready to toss at the 2nd Annual Lake Havasu Cornhole Championships sponsored by Black Bear Diners with classes for all ages, both singles and doubles/teams, plus cash awards up to $500 for the winners. What’s cornhole? It’s kind of like horsehoes but feels better if you drop it on your foot: you throw bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end.

Once you’ve purchased your dream yacht, learn where to enjoy it on Lake Havasu by checking out the boating section of our website at

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