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Ten cool things at the Ultimate Sport Show in Grand Rapids

March 17,2017 14:08

The Ultimate Sport Show is back at DeVos Place and there are plenty of things to do over the weekend. The show features fishing seminars, Big Buck Night, turkey calling, lumberjack shows, a trout fishing pond, live bears, a vast array of boats and ...and more »



Updated March 17, 2017
Posted March 17, 2017

The Ultimate Sport Show is back at DeVos Place and there are plenty of things to do over the weekend. The show features fishing seminars, Big Buck Night, turkey calling, lumberjack shows, a trout fishing pond, live bears, a vast array of boats and plenty of hunting and fishing merchandise to purchase. 
Show hours are from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 14. Children 5 and under get in free.

Jig for trout

Catch a trout to benefit Northern Little League. The trout pond is a yearly attraction at the show and gives anglers of all ages the chance to dip a jig into the water for a chance at a farm-raised rainbow. The cost is $5 and the Grand Rapids Steelheaders will fillet and bag your catch for you on site. Fish until you catch one! (Cory Olsen | MLive.com)

Mounted masterpieces

A coyote and turkey mount by Mac Zerlaut can be seen at the Michigan Taxidermist Association show upstairs at the show. The exhibit acts as a competition for the members of the association and taxidermists of all skill levels compete with around 250 entries of birds, deer, large game, fish and more. Admission to the taxidermy show is free with entry to the sport show. (Cory Olsen | MLive.com)

Fishin' for hawgs

A variety of instructors will take to the top of the Hawg Trough to educate anglers about many things including modern bass fishing techniques, kids fishing fun, musky fishing, shallow water structure fishing and more. Click here for the seminar schedule. (Cory Olsen | MLive.com)

Lumberjack games

Alaskan lumberjacks will perform numerous times throughout the weekend in the Alaskan Timbermen Show. Prepare to watch chopping, sawing, axe throwing, power sawing, tree climbing and log rolling. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com File Photo)

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