Dec 19 / Wednesday
Sportsmen's Show Returns to Saint Paul RiverCentre Jan. 10-13
Dreaming of sun-filled, warm weather outdoor adventures? Whatever you need-boat or bobber, camper or cooler-can be found at the Minnesota Sportsmen's Boat, Camping & Vacation Show. Now in its 49th year, the show opens Thursday, Jan. 10 at Saint Paul RiverCentre, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 13. The popular event is once again presented by Mauer Chevrolet.
The Sportsmen's Show has hundreds of exhibits featuring the latest outdoor products and services. Scores of representatives from fishing and hunting lodges, resorts, campgrounds, fly-ins and outfitters are on hand to help with next summer's vacation plans.
Take the sting out of the winter weather by checking out new model fishing and power boats, pontoons and personal watercraft. Docks, lifts, motors and marine accessories are also featured. The expansive tackle section includes rods, reels, sonar equipment, GPS systems and fishing accessories.
Climb aboard one of the recreational vehicles (RVs) on display; they range from folding camping trailers and truck campers to motor homes of all sizes. Sport utility vehicles, van conversions and ATVs are also on display.
Fishing experts Ted Takasaki and Joe Henry will be presenting Fishing Seminars all four days! And Outdoorsman and TV personality Ron Schara hosts the special "Kids' Fishing School" on Saturday.
Live Displays and Entertainment
Three magnificent live bucks are the stars at Steve Porter's Trophy Whitetail. Live wolves, foxes, cougars, baby goats and more can be found at the Fur-Ever Wild display, which has become a Sportsmen's Show staple. The Live Trout Pond will be open every day for family fishing fun, and the Great Lakes Timber Show is something you won't want to miss.
The Minnesota Sportsmen's Show will be open Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $2.50 for children aged six to 12 and free for children five and under. Coupons for $2 off are available at stpaulsportshow.com. One coupon per adult paid ticket.
The event is produced by Cenaiko Productions, Inc. of Minneapolis. For more information, call 651-340-4848 or go to stpaulsportshow.com.