Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show Details

The Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, presented by Heartland Park Topeka, boasts one of the largest displays of boats for sale under one roof. Shop for SCREAMIN’ DEALS on Pontoons, Wakeboard & Fishing Boats, SeaDoos, ATV’s and Bikes. This family friendly event has something for every outdoor enthusiast, including hunting, fishing, outfitters, and camping exhibits, plus a 40 foot aquarium and kid’s catfish pond! AND KIDS 16 & UNDER get in for FREE!


Joey Nania Professional Angler and Cohost of Sweetwater TV!

For Joey, fishing is life. Growing up on a lake allowed Joey to literally grow up surrounded by fishing. From his first fishing trip at the ripe old age of 2 weeks old the path has been clear, Joey was born to fish.

At age 12 Joey started tournament fishing and the next 6 years proved to be great ones. With 2 Junior Bassmaster World Championship wins and 5 Washington State Championship wins Joey built an extremely successful youth career.

The early success paved the way for incredible opportunities. At age 25 Joey has now been competing in the Bassmaster Opens for 6 years and is also going in to his third season of hosting Sweetwater Fishing TV with his good buddy Miles Burghoff on NBC Sports, Sportsman Channel, and Fox Sun Sports. You can also find all Sweetwater Episodes from seasons one and two at

Whether Joey is hosting Sweetwater, fishing tournaments, guiding in his new home state of Alabama, or teaching at seminars across the country, he does it with passion and love for every second of the sport of fishing.


Joey (at age 13) won the first ever 2005 Junior Bassmaster Washington State Championship.  Later, in 2005 he then won the Junior Bassmaster World Championship in Pittsburg, PA.

Bassmaster Opens Professional
Fishing Guide – Coosa River System Alabama
2 Time Junior Bassmaster World Champion
5 time Washington State Junior Campion
Washington State Federation Nation Champion
Federation Nation National Championship contender – 24th
Bassmaster Opens Pro – Best finished – 5th Arkansas River – 2011; 9th Amistad – 2010
Mark’s Outdoor Champion 2014
Television Host – Sweetwater Fishing TV; Columbia Country; Outdoor Story Tellers
Charities: Rypien Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,  Wounded Warriors
Speaking/seminars: Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic; Numerous Christian outreach events across the southern US


Doug Vahrenberg is a Professional Angler from Higginsville, Missouri.

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Doug Vahrenberg is a Professional Angler from Higginsville, Missouri that competes in the BASS Central Opens and has competed in the FLW Outdoors Events. He has Qualified for the BASS Tour, FLW Tour and has several money finishes and most recently Top 20 at the BASS Central Open on the Atchafalaya Basin in South Louisiana. Doug is most recognized by anglers and his peers as the “Side Imaging Guru” for his extensive knowledge of fishing electronics and helping other through YouTube Videos, helping on Internet Fishing Forums and other Social Media Outlets.

Doug is the only Non-Employee to win Johnson Outdoors Employee of the Year Award and has never worked for them. The Award recognized his contribution to field testing, product development and helping consumers with Humminbird, MinnKota and LakeMaster Products. He has been featured in numerous Magazine Articles Television Shows and other Media Outlets for his Sonar Knowledge and Fishing Skills. His other passion is collecting old fishing gear including a 1967 Super Skeeter, Humminbird Electronics and MinnKota Trolling Motors.

BASS Central Opens Top 20 Finishes
2016 Atchafalya Basin, Morgan City, Louisiana
2012 Fort Gibson Lake, Wagoneer, Oklahoma
2012 Table Rock Lake, Branson, Missouri
Top 10 2007 FLW Stren Championship Mobile Delta, Mobile, Alabama

Doug started out fishing local farm pond with his father and brother and has moved up through the ranks; mainly by self taught trial and error learning the art of competitive bass fishing. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the seasonal patterns of bass on a vast array of fisheries from farm ponds & lakes to the vast deltas, rivers & lakes. Doug is not afraid to share his knowledge and secrets about fishing or fishing electronics, trolling motors and accessories. Plus he is a 3rd Generation owner of a Farm Equipment Dealership in West Central Missouri.

Phil Taunton “Outside for a Better Inside!”

Phil Taunton, What’s in Outdoors radio show host, is the founder of the What’s in Outdoors Fund and the Kansas Crappie Club.  These are actively involved with getting youth, families, returning servicemen and people with disabilities “Outside for a Better Inside!”

Phil will be a guest speaker at the show.

 Kids Casting Pond brought to you by Trophy Wildlife Outfitters!

trophy wildlife outfittersBack by popular demand, the Kids Casting Pond was a great hit for the whole family.  Come to the show and learn to cast, and to catch and release some catfish!  There is no license requirement and it is stocked with fish. Also, they will be open every day of the show.

Trophy Wildlife Outfitters will also be bring their Laser Shot Firearms Training Simulator!



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Come and see the Women of KU!

The KU Calendar Girls will be at the show and ready to sign photos and calendars.  They’ll be there between Noon and 3PM on Saturday.  Be sure to pick one up while you’re there!

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Featured boats that are going to be sold at the show include:

Crestliner, Four Winns, Bayliner, Silver Wave Pontoons, Heyday, G3, SunCatcher Pontoons, Cypress Cay Pontoons, Lowe, Bryant, Tige, Avalon, Yamaha, Chaparral, Sylvan Pontoons, Harris Pontoons.  AND PWC’S.


 Show dates, times, and ticket prices are as follows:

February 2-4, 2018
Friday, February 3 – 1pm to 8pm
Saturday, February 4 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday, February 5 – 11am to 4pm

Adults $7, Youth 16 and under are free.

Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Dr., Topeka, KS with Free Parking!


Here is the link to purchase tables, chairs, table cloths, and anything for the interior of your booth space!


For More Information Contact:
Felicia Moore
1-816-676-1200 x 123 or 1-800-756-4788 x 123