Things to do at the show

2022 highlights shown below. 2023 features coming soon.

Fishing 101
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Fishing 101

Brought to you by Lund Boats & Student Angler Tournament Trail

Fishing 101 covers basic skills for all anglers.  Cast for big fish at LUNDker Lake or test your casting accuracy at Backyard Flipping. Staffed by Lund Boat Fishing Professionals and Student Angler Tournament Trail Coaches. 

Young anglers can pick up a free fishing coloring book or play a game of FISH Bingo too!

Fred's Shed

Fred’s Shed – How-To-Center Presented by Progressive

Tips, tricks and DIY advice—By boaters, for boaters

Click Here to view the Fred's Shed Seminar Schedule

First-time boaters and seasoned do-it-yourselfers alike can boost their boating know-how and learn from boating experts. Sessions cover everything from getting started, to service and maintenance, to updating and operating. Plus, pros will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the show.

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Ducks Unlimited Room

Room 102 A/D

Learn about how Ducks Unlimited (DU) works to conserve wetlands and protect waterfowl in Minnesota. Help fill the skies with waterfowl for future generations—support DU’s conservation mission and the future of waterfowl hunting with silent auctions, raffles and more FREE Duck Decoy painting for kids (while supplies last).

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Trout Pond—A Show Tradition

Exhibit Space 2203

There’s no limit to the fun! Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fun of fishing.

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Hawg Trough

Back of Aisle 900

Watch pro anglers demonstrate their fishing and casting skills at this 5,000-gallon aquarium stocked with native Minnesota species. You'll enjoy a unique underwater view of how fish react to different fishing techniques and strike at various types of bait and lures. Fish are provided by Minnesota Muskie Farm.

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The Adventure Trail Pass

Room 101G

Calling all kids! Follow the Adventure Trail to learn about the outdoors. Visit all the stations on the Trail map for a prize (while supplies last). Maps available in the National Wild Turkey Federation Room, Room 101 G.

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Super Thursday Special

One-day Only Deals! Giveaways! Food & Drink Specials! Admission & Parking Discounts!

Join us on Thursday, March 9th for the show’s best deals! Take advantage of one-day only specials on a wide variety of boats and products. PLUS, enjoy food and drink specials, and discounted show admission after 5pm.

Visit our website closer to the show for Super Thursday Deals!