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February 16-19, 2023

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

Show Features

Every year we bring unique features, entertainment and education to our shows as an added value to you! Check out the lineup below and click the links for more details on each!

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

The World-Famous Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel returns to Duluth in 2023! Appearing daily at the show, Twiggy will entertain and educate while mystifying adults and children alike with her amazingly unique talent!

You have to see it in person to believe it! Watch as Twiggy gets up on her custom water skis and speeds around her pool in front of delighted-children and astonished-faces!

On top of the wow factor entertainment, Twiggy will help educate showgoers on the importance of life jackets and boating safety! So come, be entertained and help your children learn a life-lesson from the best water safety teacher around!

Presentation times

Thursday 4:30 pm & 7 pm
Friday
11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm & 7 pm
Saturday 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm & 7 pm
Sunday 11:30 am & 2:30 pm

Freedom in a Can

10 years ago, the road beckoned and they answered. Freedom in a Can is the story of Shari & Hutch, two 40-somethings who left their full-time jobs for a mid-lifeventure in their restored, vintage travel trailer. While celbrating their 10th Nomadiversary, Shari & Hutch will be doing presentations on the following topics…

RV Solar 101: Sizing a Solar Powered System for Your Rig

Interested in camping and boondocking with solar?  Shari & Hutch have been doing just that since 2012, and sharing their experiences on how to do it on a budget with people all over the country. Join them to learn the 4 essential pieces of solar equipment you need, tools and resources for sizing your own system, and some simple strategies for making the most of your solar powered system.  Get ready to take the plunge and go solar this year, and be able to write it off your taxes!

The Cost of Living on the Road

Ever wonder how much it costs to live the full-time road life? While the answer is different for each person, much depends on how you choose to live, where you travel, the type of vehicle you chose, where you camp, how much you drive, and more. There are many factors to consider when saving, planning, making day-to-day choices, and finding work on the road.  Over the past decade of wandering the continent in their tiny vintage travel trailer named Hamlet, they have figured out how to thrive on a 1/4 of what used to drive their traditional, professional lives. Join them for some tips, tricks, advice, life hacks, and other unique ways to keep their costs low and experiences rewarding!

Presentation times

The Cost of Living on the Road

Thursday 5:30 pm
Friday
2 pm | 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am | 3 pm
Sunday 12 pm

RV Solar 101 – Sizing a Solar Powered System for Your Rig

Friday 12 pm | 4 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm | 6 pm
Sunday 2 pm

Lowrance Marine Electronics University

Back by popular demand is the Lowrance Marine Electronics University!

The interactive classroom format, led by Lowrance experts, will cover all the basics & more! Whether you are a novice or expert, you’ll be sure to learn something new to help you get the most out of your Lowrance Electronics!

Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today at Marine General and take advantage of hands-on workshops led by a Lowrance expert!

Presentation times

Friday 12 pm | 3 pm
Saturday 12 pm | 3 pm
Sunday 11 am

Fishing Tips from the Pros

Below, you will find bios and seminar topics and presentation schedules for our Fishing Pros!

A Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Angler, Ted is one of the top competitors on the National Walleye Tour. Ted won the prestigious Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) Classic Championship in 1998 and the 1995 PWT Top Gun Angler Award. In 2002, he smashed the all time, one day PWT tournament record, which still stands today, with limit of 5 walleyes that weighed 53.2 pounds! His topics include Great Lakes Trolling Tactics and Jigging Secrets of the Pros!

Presentation Times

Great Lakes Trolling Tactics

Thursday 4:15 pm
Friday 12:30 pm & 4:30 pm
Saturday 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday 11:30 am

Jigging Secrets of the Pros

Friday 2:30 pm
Saturday 12 pm & 4 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm

Captain Jarrid Houston

Presentation = “Opening Day Secrets”

The opening of fishing season is always such chaos and can at times be a challenge to tag fish.

In this course we will study spring fishing techniques and learn typical cold water fish habits to help you become a better angler.

Thursday 5:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am & 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am & 5 pm
Sunday
10:30 am

Bio

Capt. Jarrid Houston is USCG, First Aid/CPR Certified and knows the ins and outs of handling the Great Lakes Duluth/Superior and the many surrounding waters.  Jarrid has a proven track record of successful outings through hard work and time on the water.  Growing up in the St. Croix River Valley region of Stillwater, MN and Osceola, WI, Jarrid has a love and respect for river fishing.  The St. Louis River is Jarrid’s strong suit.  As well as summer Walleye fishing and ice fishing on Lake Superior.

Raised Hunting with David & Karin Holder

Raised Hunting (Saturdays 11:30a on the Outdoor Channel) is about an average American family that has used hunting as a platform to teach ethics and values to their family. The Holders share their North American hunting experience and use real adventures from their journeys.

Raised Hunting captures the raw emotion that comes from an animal at close range, all while focusing on bringing you ultimate adventures with the highest regard to cinematography. Raised Hunting is the show that keeps you on the edge of your seat and looking for more when it’s over.

Most important, the Holders hope you will see them for who they really are, just another family that lives and loves everything hunting has to offer, and the kind of family you would hope to run into at your next hunting camp. After all, they are looking forward to sharing camp with you. Thank you for being a part of Raised Hunting!

Presentation Schedule

Put Whitetails Where You Want Them

Thursday 6:15 pm
Friday 3:30 pm
Saturday 11 am & 3 pm
Sunday 2:30 pm

Elk Tactics That Work

Friday 1:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Saturday 1 pm & 6 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm

Kids Fishing Clinic

Come and attend a one on one fishing clinic with Grant Sorensen host of Superior Angling. Every angler who attends a session will leave with a ticket that is good for a free round of fishing at the Rainbow Trout Pond and each angler will also be entered into a drawing to win a “fishing box bundle” compliments of Marine General! Each age group will have their own “fishing box bundle” containing a fishing rod, tackle box and a life jacket.

Presentation times

For Anglers 12 & under

Topics & Schedule TBD

Friday TBD
Saturday TBD
Sunday TBD

Pheasants Forever Youth Village

Pheasants Forever is educating and getting youth involved in the Great Outdoors at the Duluth Sport Show by bringing in their Pheasants Forever Youth Village!

The Youth Village is a free activity and will consist of a Safe Archery unit and an Indoor Sling Shot as well as a BB Gun Range where you can try your luck and also pick up additional information on Firearms Safety.

This is a great way to introduce youth to hunting and conservation, develop conservation-minded citizens and leaders, foster a love for shooting sports and safe handling of firearms while getting kids outdoors learning firsthand about our natural resources.

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. They also provide opportunities for youth and their families to share their outdoor traditions.

Live Trout Pond

It’s Fun, it’s Exciting, it’s Challenging!

The Trout Tank fishing experience has become a family tradition with many fishermen and families over the last 50+ years!

We constantly have people telling us that their kids are experiencing the same excitement that they used to have at the annual Duluth Sport Show!

Drop a line, reel in some fun and create some memories!

FREE Measuring & Scoring of Mounts

Bring in your trophy racks for FREE Measuring and Scoring by Minnesota Official Measurers.

While you are at the booth, ask the professionals what to look for on a rack and the various technicalities involved in evaluating each rack brought in.

Boating Skills Virtual Trainer

Presented by America’s Boating Club, Duluth Squadron

Test your mettle with the Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT), which is the industry’s premier interactive simulation-based boating safety program and powerful instructor tool.

The Boating Skills VT is a USPS training unit funded by grants from the U.S. Coast Guard with advanced water physics developed by Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI).

The BSVT allows students to maneuver a “Boston Whaler” on a lake of 3.5 miles x 4 miles in a virtual mode where there are no other boats, no water and no risks. The helm seat sits next to a regular conference table. Exercises are built in to allow an instructor to direct maneuvers from basic to advanced by adjusting wind and current direction and strength.

Click the image above to preview the simulator!

FREE Face Painting & Balloon Animals

Cherri Merri Muffin

Cherri Merri Muffin is regionally known as the best, freehand, face painter around!

She will be providing free face painting and animal balloons for all kids throughout the day in the Lift Bridge Brewery area.

Whether you choose to participate or watch, it’s sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces!

Eating & Drinking Headquarters

Sponsored by Lake of the Woods Brewing Company & Budweiser

When you’re ready to recharge from all of the show action or just feel a little thirsty… stop by the official eating & drinking headquarters to quench your cravings!