Grand Stand Boat Expo features alligator wrestler

Courtesy Andrew Cofield via YouTube.
Courtesy Andrew Cofield via YouTube.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The 29th Annual Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo began Friday and this year features the "The Swampmaster Alligator Show," in addition to exhibitions for boating, fishing and hunting enthusiasts.

"Swampmaster" Jeff Quattrocchi will wrestle a 200-pound alligator during three shows each day of the expo, which runs through Sunday, January 13, according to the event website. Children can also have their photo taken with a baby alligator at the new exhibition.

The expo, being held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, will also feature special prices on boating and fishing equipment, the expo's website states.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $5 for children aged three to 18. Children under three can get in for free, event representatives state. Parking is complimentary this year.

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