PDB Days

ABOUT
READER CHOICE TESTING
BARREL RACE
EVENING CRUISE
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
BOAT GIVEAWAY
PRICING/TICKETS
ACCOMMODATIONS
DIRECTIONS

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ABOUT

Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine is opening up our annual Shootout boat test to the public for the first time ever to help celebrate our 20th anniversary. This two-day event kicks off on Friday morning on September 19th at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, MO., on beautiful Table Rock Lake.

That’s right, the only magazine dedicated to pontoon and deck boats is not only providing demo rides on 2015 models, but is looking for true consumer feedback. This unique one-of-a-kind venue will offer exhibitor display both on the dock and inside the showroom of a magnificent resort that overlooks the lake.

Other events planned for the PDB Days celebration include the annual McKainer Barrel Race Friday afternoon (yes, you get front row seats), first annual Reader Choice Awards, release of the first inaugural PDB Hall of Fame members, evening sunset cruise, live music and one lucky attendee will take home a BRAND NEW pontoon boat package. This is a “must attend” event so mark your calendars and plan on joining us in September. 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday:
10am-5pm
- Indoor exhibit area open
- Outdoor exhibit area open
- Marina area and boat demo open
- Reader Choice Award testing (at Marina)
5pm
- McKainer Barrel Race event
6pm
- Evening Cruise (will take place right after McKainer Barrel Race
8pm
- Live Entertainment with Billy Brown


Saturday:        
10am-5pm
- Indoor exhibit area open
- Outdoor exhibit area open
- Marina area and boat demo open
- Reader Choice Award testing (at Marina)
1pm
- McKainer Barrel Race awards ceremony (held at PDB Magazine booth)
3pm
- Pontoon Boat Package give away (held at indoor exhibit area)

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READER CHOICE AWARDS TESTING

Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm

We are looking for your feedback and so are the boat and engine manufacturers. You will have the opportunity to experience these products by joining us on the water to enjoy demo boat rides. You will choose your top picks in the following categories; Best Fishing Model, Best Value Model, Luxury Model, Performance Model, Deck Boat Model and Best Overall Model. Your testing results will be published in PDB magazines 2015 Boat Test issue. Bring your pen and notepad because you will have big decisions to make. 

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MCKAINER BARREL RACE

 

Friday at 5pm

Consider yourself front row ticket holders to the annual McKainer Barrel Race. This event is where performance production pontoons run through an obstacle course to show their performance and handling capabilities. This exciting on-water event will blow the flip-flops right off your feet. Awards and trophies will be presented in the exhibit hall on Saturday at 1pm. Stop by and find out who gets to take this year’s trophies home and get your picture taken with the drivers. SEE SAMPLE HERE

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EVENING CRUISE

Friday Evening immediately following the barrel race

The Evening Cruise will be a great time to get together with friends and family for a relaxing boat ride. Right after the barrel race we will take a small loop over to Table Rock Dam. We will also swing by the front of Chateau on the Lake where our camera crew will be set up to take pictures in the beautiful Missouri sunset. Not bringing a boat? No problem. Boat rentals are available at State Park Marina. In fact, if you call them and mention you are with PDB Days, you'll get 25% off your boat rental. If you are bringing a boat please reach out to other attendees for this evening of fun. 

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday Night

Round out the evening by hanging out at the Chateau listening to country singer Billy Brown at the pool while enjoying a cocktail from the Chateau bar. Friday will be a casual yet entertaining evening for pontoon loving people to spend time relaxing together. Have fun as you mingle with industry members, PDB staff members, forum members, friends, and family. We are excited to meet all of you.

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PONTOON BOAT GIVE-A-WAY

Saturday at 3pm

How would you like to win a brand new pontoon boat package? Well you won’t have a chance unless you come to PDB DAYS. That’s right; we are sending one lucky person home with a complete pontoon package which includes a Sun Tracker Party Barge 22 DLX pontoon boat, 115 Meurcury engine and dual-axle trailer. This complete package is valued at $28,415! When you purchase your All Access Pass on-line, you will automatically be eligible to receive a boat key when you check in at the show. If you are staying at the Chateau on the Lake, you will get ONE additional key with your room reservation. Only one key will start the boat... will it be yours? 

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PRICING/TICKETS

ALL ACCESS PASS - $35

Purchasing an All Access Pass will admit you to indoor exhibits, marina area and boat demos for both days. This pass also includes a PDB Days t-shirt, personal name badge, live entertainment, one boat key for a chance to win the pontoon boat package. Ages 13 and under are free. 

WRIST BAND PASS - $10/day

Wrist bands are also available for daily access to the indoor exhibits, marina area and boat demos. Ages 13 and under are free. 

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Chateau on the Lake will provide an experience you will not forget. This AAA Four Diamond Branson resort & spa offers everything one would expect from a five-star resort —including a stunning lakefront location, luxuriously appointed accommodations, comprehensive amenities and more. PDB DAYS has provided a special group rate HERE.

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DIRECTIONS

Here are the directions to Chateau on the Lake. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU IN BRANSON!

Contact Information:
Terri Duncan 208-542-2240
terri@harrispublishing.com

Exhibitor Information:
Terri Duncan 208-542-2240
Terri@harrispublishing.com

Exhibitors

Apex Marine
Bearcat Corp.
Bennington 
Caravelle 
Conrad Marine, Inc.
Crest
Evinrude
G. Brothers, LLC
G3 Boats
Heartland Boating
HydroHoist Marine Group
Island Boats
J's Upper Decks
JC Manufacturing, Inc.
Larson/Burton, Inc.
LilliPad Diving Boards
Lowe Boats
Manitou Pontoon Boats
Mercury Marine
Midwest Touchless Boat Covers, LLC
Misty Harbor
Playcraft Boats
Pontoon Wholesales, LLC
Premier Marine, Inc.
Quadratoon Company
Silver Wave Pontoons
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
Yamaha Marine

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