Boats in the water, boats on land, recreational vehicles, campers, entertainment, food trucks and children’s activities will fill Gainesville Marina on Dawsonville Highway the weekend of February 10-12. It’s the 3rd Annual North Georgia Boat and RV Extravaganza.

“We’re once again planning a fun event to get people ready for spring and summer, with vendors who cater to outdoor recreation,” said Philip Burton, managing partner of Gainesville Marina. “It’s a chance for people who boat or camp in North Georgia to see the latest in recreation all in one place before the season begins.”

Begun three years ago, the show has attracted good attendance from across the northern section of Georgia. It’s becoming a tradition for people seeking options to enhance their leisure time.

Multiple boat dealers will participate in this three-day event, offering pontoons, tritoons, center consoles, ski boats, deck boats and other water craft. Recreational vehicles include RVs, campers, pop-ups, pull-behinds and 3-wheelers, plus information about popular camping destinations. Dock builders and other related businesses will be on hand.

The Lake Lanier Association, America’s Boating Club Atlanta and the Chattahoochee River Keeper will have booths. The lake real estate community will be represented as well.

“Musician Dwight Carder will provide entertainment, and visitors will have options for food, including Atlas Pizza and Trinity Taco Truck,” said Whitney Stovall, coordinator at Gainesville Marina, who is organizing the event. “Skogie’s Restaurant will be preparing winter-hearty food, including gumbo, jambalaya and a variety of chowders to pair with craft beer from Tantrum Brewery in Cleveland.”

Gainesville Marina’s Boat Rental will be doing daily drawings for half-day and full-day rentals prizes.

“We’re right on track for a great show again this year,” Burton said. “We hope that everyone will plan to come out and see us as we all look forward to the 2023 boating and recreation season.”

For more information, visit the Gainesville Marina’s Facebook page or call 770 536-2171.