The 2021 Nautical Expo event at the Lee Civic Center will be held on May 15 and 16.
The expo will have Salt and freshwater fishing seminars sponsored by MirrOlure and will be held on the hour from local guides including bass fishing expert, Captain Mark King, from Lake Okeechobee.
You will also find Southwest Florida’s most popular boats and fishing skiffs, kayaks, nautical exhibits, coastal gadgets, jewelry, outdoor sportswear, as well as fly-tying demonstrations, outdoor furniture, exotic nautical wood, and metal art as they browse the indoor and outdoor coastal market.
On stage Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm will be the very first “Miss Nautical Mile” pageant hosted by Miss Global United States.
The “Go-Swim” models along with International Mermaid, Faith Lynn, will be on display in an eight-foot clamshell with her 250-pound silicone tail.
Their exhibitors are at max capacity in the 50,000 square foot air-conditioned building, and plenty more vendors will be outdoors surrounding what is being called a “Food Truck Bonanza” where multiple food trucks will be on-site both days serving $5 portions so attendees can try a bit of everything.
Open from 9 am to 5 pm, on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, at: 11831 Bayshore Rd,
North Fort Myers,
General admission is $12, and to encourage boating and fishing in our youth, kids under eighteen are free.