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July 13, 2019 – July 21, 2019


Salmon-A-Rama, RacineRacine’s annual Salmon-A-Rama is a popular tournament open to all anglers on Lake Michigan, with nine days of entertainment for the whole family! Now one of the largest freshwater salmon and trout tournaments in the world, Salmon-A-Rama features participation categories like the off shore/Boat division, on shore, youth, kayak, Two-In-A-Boat and Super Sweepstakes.

The Grand Prize is a combination of $25,000 cash and a 9.9-horsepower Yamaha outboard motor or the choice of a 2018 GMC Canyon, Buick Encore or Chevrolet Camaro. There’s an additional $70,000 in cash and prizes in several categories. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Lake Michigan fishery for future generations to enjoy.

Salmon-A-Rama is not only a fishing tournament, it’s also a festival. There will be something for everyone. There will be bands, raffles, a bags tournament, pig roast, smelt fry, fish boil, kids entertainment and so much more.

Salmon-A-Rama kicks off at 12:01 am Saturday, July 13th (so you might also say late Friday night) and it runs through 11 am on Sunday, July 21st. Tournament headquarters are at Pershing Park, 500 Pershing Drive, on Racine’s lakefront. You can stop by the tent every day to check on the leaderboards and/or explore the variety of vendors, the fish weigh-in, and numerous fish cooking and smoking demonstrations.

Some of the catches at Salmon-A-Rama

Salmon-A-Rama is presented by Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin. You can get tournament updates on their website, including ticket information.

Pershing Park and the Racine lakefront is accessible via Highways 11, 20, 32, and 38, all about 8 miles east of I-41/94.

Salmon-A-Rama Address:

Pershing Park
500 Pershing Drive
Racine, WI 53043
(262) 995-3459

Start: July 13, 2019
End: July 21, 2019
Venue: Pershing Park
Phone: 262-995-3459
500 Pershing Drive, Racine, WI, 53403, United States

August 1, 2019 – August 3, 2019

Lumberjack World Championships

Hayward hosts the 60th annual Lumberjack World Championships August 1-3, 2019! The Lumberjack World Championships began in 1960 as a way to acknowledge the rich history of the logging industry across the United States. Once again, over 21 events will offer international competition showcasing the best sawing, chopping, speed climbing, log rolling, boom-running & more! It’s great family fun.

More than 100 lumberjacks and lumberjills vie for more than $50,000 in prize money, making this one of the largest paybacks for lumberjack competition in the world – and of course, world records in these events could be set – they often have!

Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward

Up to 12,000 spectators enjoy the action in Hayward.

Opening night – Thursday, August 1st – is Mountain Dew Family Night, with special family pricing for admission ($45 for two adults and up to four children) and other specials. Other ticket packages run around $53 for three days’ worth of admission.

Lumberjack World Championships, Hayward

Tickets can be purchased online here!

Climbing at the Lumberjack World Championships, HaywardTicket Pricing

Reserved Thu Fri Sat 3-Day Pass
Adult $30 $30 $35-40 $75
Senior $25 $25 $30-35 $65
Child (12 & under) $20 $20 $25-30 $55
General Admission Thu Fri Sat 3-Day Pass
Adult $25 $25 $30 $65
Senior $20 $20 $25 $55
Child (5-12) $20 $20 $25 $45
Child (4 or under) FREE FREE $20 $45

Getting to Hayward means a beautiful drive through the North Woods – just what we like! Hayward is along U.S. 63 on the drive from Spooner to Ashland; it’s also where Highways 27 and 77 meet up. While in town, check out the great trails, shopping, the World’s Largest Musky at the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, the Angry Minnow Brewpub, and more!

Hayward Lumberjack World Championships Address:

15670 West County Road B
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 634-2484

Lumberjack World Championships Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 1, 2019

11:30am LWC Festival Grounds Open to Ticket Holders
All Day Family Fun! Obstacle Course for Kids,
Face Painting, Meet Smokey the Bear,
Hear Lumberjack Tales, Try Log-Rolling!
12:30pm Qualifying Competitions: Chopping, Sawing,
Logrolling, Boom Running.
5:00pm Smokey The Bear’s Birthday Party!
6:00pm Main Show – Professional Quarterfinal Competition

Friday, August 2, 2019

11:30am LWC Festival Grounds Open to Ticket Holders, Wood Carving Demonstration
12:30pm Professional and Novice Qualifying Competitions
3:30pm Happy Hour – Swinging Axe Beer Garden
Live Music by Steve Beguhn – American Idol Finalist!
6:00pm Main Show – Professional Semi-Final Competition

Saturday, August 3, 2019

8:00am Lumberjack Run 5K Run/Walk
11:30am LWC Festival Grounds Open to Ticket Holders
1:00pm Novice Finals and Axe Throwing Competition throughout the afternoon.
3:30pm Happy Hour – Swinging Axe Beer Garden
Live Music by Molly & the Danger Band
6:00pm Main Show – Final World Championship Competition


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Start: August 1, 2019
End: August 3, 2019
Venue: The Lumberjack Bowl
Phone: 715-634-2484
15670 County Road B, Hayward, WI, 54843, United States