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In 2017, the Wisconsin Fishing Expo expanded for additional fishing- and hunting-related wildlife art and goods. In 2018, a new wing opened focusing on kayaks and other silent watercraft. This year, the Wisconsin Fishing Expo continues to add vendors and booths both upstairs and downstairs to further expand what you can explore!
You can still expect mom-and-pop fishing vendors with gear that anglers can’t find at box stores. There will also be a tremendous presence from some of the leading national brands in the fishing industry, including Clam, Berkley, Beaver Dam, ACME, Fenwick, Okuma, Gamakatsu, Ray Marine, Garmin, St. Croix, Fishing Hot Spots, Stren, and many, many more. Check out and meet
For boats, over 20 brands will be ready to sell from top bets like Crestliner, Alumacraft, Bass Cat, Yar Craft, Tracker, Ranger, Triton, Smoker Craft, Bennington, and others.
Plenty of Youth Activities will be available, bigger and better than ever. Check it out!
- Kids mock Fishing Pond (brown bags .50 a try)
- Free Face Painting
- Free Balloon Animals
- Free Rods, Reels and Gear at Youth Fishing Seminars (limited supply!)
- Free Bow Fishing (Shoot at Fish Targets)
- Minnow Races
- Trout Pond with Tagged Fish for EXTRA PRIZES!
- Kids Casting Competition
The Alliant Energy Center is easily accessed via Madison’s Beltline (U.S. 12/18) off John Nolen Drive (Exit 263) or Rimrock Road (Exit 262). U.S. 14 & 151 are close by. You can also come through downtown via U.S. 151 and follow John Nolen Drive down the causeway. There’s so much else to see and do in Madison, too!
Friday – 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Saturday – 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Sunday – 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
$10.00 for Adult (Kids 12 and under are FREE)
A parking fee is charged per car by Dane County. (fee subject to change by Dane County, it’s usually $7 cash.)
Here’s a previous ad for the Wisconsin Fishing Expo:
Wisconsin Fishing Expo Address:
Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53703