The Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be celebrating it’s 41st year in 2017. From it’s humble beginning in Golden Hall (downtown San Diego) it has grown to become one of the premiere outdoor recreation shows in the United States. Over the last several years this San Diego tradition has shown remarkable growth. Shows that are over four decades old seldom see the kind of growth that has been happening to the Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The 2017 version will see the biggest expansion of the last four years. There will be more booths and more boats at this show then have ever been there before.
The O’Brien Building, which is the only entrance and exit to the show, has been completely redesigned. 10’x10’ booths now cover the entire southern and south western wall of that giant building. The remainder of the building is entirely filled with boats. The northern wall of the O’Brien building was often filled with campers and a hospitality section. All of that has been moved to other locations in order to accommodate the number of boats on display. Almost every kind of boat will be seen at this show. There will be tow-boats, pontoon boats, cruisers, aluminum boats, kayaks and, of course, the largest selection of fishing boats ever seen in San Diego. There will be most of Southern California’s key boat dealers at this show: Sea Witch Marine; M2O Marine; Anglers Marine; Sun Country Marine; Johnson Marine; Newport Pontoon Boats; Schock Boats; West Coast Marine; Inland Boat Center; Scout Boats; Tradewinds Marine; Bayport Boats; and Last Chance Marine.
The boat brands on display will include: Sea Fox; Yamaha Boats; Nautique; Malibu; Axis; Ranger; Triton; Tracker; Nitro; Bayliner; Everglades; Defiance; Arima; Well Craft; Premiere; Parker; Grady White; Cutwater; Boston Whaler; Sea Ray; Klamath; Scout Boats; Lund; Skeeter; and Phoenix.
As you exit the O’Brien building you will pass through the canopy that connects O’Brien with the Bing Crosby Hall. In that canopy will be more booths and more boats. As you enter the Bing Crosby Hall