Milwaukee Journal Sports Show returns to WI State Fair Park this weekend
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- After being canceled last year due to COVID the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show is back for its 81st year.
From hunting and fishing, to boating on Lake Michigan -- everything for the outdoors is there.
There are archery competitions, trophy deer contests and the traditional favorites like the Trout Pond and Lumberjack Show.
It's also the perfect time to get your hunting and fishing licenses and park stickers -- in person -- from the Wisconsin DNR.
One change you might notice is that there are fewer boats to view and buy at the show.
Organizers and experts say, right now, there are equipment and manufacturing shortages in the boating industry.
"If you've got your ambition to purchase a boat this is the place to come see the dealers that are selling them, get your name on a list, maybe buy one off the floor. The boating industry is not loaded with inventory right now so to find a boat could be a challenge. This is a good place to start," Bob Mehsikomer, Hall of Fame angler said.
According to a news release, there are also special discounts for some guests:
Thanks to Festival Foods all of us can say “thank you for your service.” Festival Foods is providing free admission to military personnel and veterans every day of the show, just show your valid ID, at the ticket window.
On Thursday March 10, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts in uniform can enter the show for free. Just stop by the ticket window to pick up your free admission ticket.
The show is following area guidelines: masks are encouraged but not required. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the show.
For more information on the 81st Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, click here.