California Festivals

Bart Hall Sports Show - Long Beach

January 25-28, 2024

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, California
$20 general admission, kids free

Thursday  12-7 p.m.
Friday 12-7 p.m.
Saturday 10-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Long Beach, California -- The Hall Show is billed as the Ultimate Outdoor Experience offering everything you can imagine for boaters, fishermen, hunters, travelers, horseback riders, dog lovers, vacationers, rock climbers, archers, walkers, racers-you name it.

More than 400 seminars and special sessions on a wide variety of things from White Seabass Secrets and Surf Fishing to California Fish and Game officials answering questions of interest to outdoorsmen and women, were featured in this annual event we previously attended.

Upon entering the center, you're greeted by many of the latest beautiful boats, and I mean sleek, fast, exquisite. Then you start hearing the buzz as you enter the vendor area, where people of all cultures, shapes, sizes and knowledge levels get specific information and the instruction they desire for their particular outdoor pleasure.

In our past attendance, people were having their reels repaired, watching chef competitions, learning from the likes of Sportfishing TV legend Dan Hernandez about his acclaimed Youth Foundation (which helps build kids self-esteem and self-confidence in urban areas), where the best skiing is in Big Bear (or Alaska), how to join a Frontier Pack Train in the High Sierra or go on a charter, try on the latest pair of special sunglasses, get the best customized fishing pole plus so much more.

It was so interesting—the conversations, the people, the products, the food, and that's just inside. Outside in the patio you could watch The Ultimate Air Dog Show, featuring all breeds and sizes of dogs jumping into the water to the delight of onlookers. There also was rock-climbing, bow and arrow shooting and informative booths with Fish and Game officials.

Bart Hall, who grew up working on his dad's popular show and now oversees it, said the event will continue to evolve. We're constantly on the floor listening to guests and vendors to see what their interests are, he said. The Hall Shows are currently in Long Beach and San Diego but may expand someday. To find out about the next shows, go to

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