The 39th Annual Maine Sportsman’s Show is going on March 29-31 this year at the Augusta Civic Center.


Tom and I will be at the Sportsman’s show to knock around and check out some of the booths and seminars.

Breakdown of the schedule:

  • Friday March 29th 1:00-8:00 (pm)
  • Saturday March 30th 9:00(am)-7:00(pm)
  • Sunday March 31st 9:00(am)-4:00(pm)

Each year the Sportman’s Show allows folks to submit their own artwork (photos, woodworking, other art) for display and sale at the show.  It’s a contest so you can expect there to be some excellent stuff to see and some great prizes as well.  Check out their website for more details on entering the show, if you’re feelin’ lucky.

From their website on the topic of last year’s show:

Over the three-day Easter 2018 weekend, thousands and thousands of sportsmen and sportswomen visited the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show at the Augusta Civic Center.

The event was an unqualified success, with every exhibitor booth space filled. Boats (including exceedingly-popular pontoon boats), firearms, knives, freshwater guides, saltwater guides, nonprofit sporting clubs, huge retailers like L.L.Bean, and purveyors of elk jerky and chocolate fudge, all welcomed the crowds and marketed their goods and services.

Government agencies, such as DIF&W (wardens and biologists) and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (tick disease prevention experts) educated and informed attendees. Experts on tracking, hunting and trapping held numerous seminars. And Zachary Fowler exhibited his “Maine reed boat” (see more about that in this issue) in the main lobby.

We hope you’re all there to meet and greet and hang out with us, and to check out what the Show has to offer.  It should be a great way to wrap up the winter and start preparing for Spring Thunder.

Featured Photo: Joe Phelan (Kennebec Journal)