Special Events and Prizes

Win $500!

Pre-register and when you pick up your badge at the show you will be entered to win a $500 American Express Gift card! It's that easy!

Happy Hour in the Beer Garden
Show Floor

It's a long day walking the exhibit floor and talking with exhibitors. Take a few minutes to unwind and have a drink on us, in the Pacific Marine Expo beer garden. Each happy hour will feature a prize drawing for a pair of Seahawk's tickets. The winning raffle ticket will be chosen by a Seahawk's cheerleader, so come get an autograph!

Author's Corner & Bookstore

Stop by and visit with your favorite author in the Author's Corner & Bookstore, presented by Pro Star Publications, Inc., which includes seating and a special section for book signings, discussions and more. Make sure to stop by and browse the vast selection of books, ask questions and get your copy autographed.

Look back at the 2013 Author's Corner schedule.

4th Annual Boatyard Day
Keynote Area

Join us to celebrate the Fourth Annual Boatyard Day, where National Fisherman and WorkBoat magazine celebrate the boatbuilding industry. Hear as we honor excellence in boat design, construction and gear for the commercial fishing industry.  

Look back at the 2013 Boatyard Day

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Fisherman of the Year Contest
Keynote Area

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of a series of fishing skill tests. Finalists advance to the competitive survival suit round to vie for the title of Fisherman of the Year and the grand prize of a personalized jacket.

Join the festivities to hear the Fisher Poets entertain the audience with music and stories.The Fisher Poets are a loose group of commercial fishermen/writers who perform regularly at the Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon each February. Many of them perform at other venues, and share their poems, stories and songs over the radio during slow fishing days.

King County Maritime Breakfast

Last year’s Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast attracted more than 150 top labor, business, local and federal government and community leaders. The purpose of the breakfast is to bring leaders together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the area’s workboat and fishing industries and to showcase our region’s important maritime industry.

See more about the 2013 breakfast here.



Pacific Marine Expo is presented by National Fisherman and WorkBoat, the industry’s leading publications.