The Bassmaster Elite Series is heading to Sacramento from April 30 – May 3, and Discovery Park will be the center of not only the angler competition that will bring thousands of spectators and ESPN coverage, but also some exciting family friendly events and activities.
The competition. Bassmasters is the most widely distributed tournament-based fishing show in the U.S., reaching 168 million households. The Bassmaster Elite Series brings together 110 professional anglers to compete over four days for a $100,000 top prize. And it’s happening right here in Sacramento, so you’ll want to come on down to Discovery Park to get in on all the action. Anglers will launch each morning at 6:15 am and return for weigh-ins by 3:15 pm each afternoon. Gates open to the public at 6:00 am.
Events and Activities. Fans can enjoy a free, family friendly Fan Expo, live music with a special performance by The Voice Season 7 Winner, Craig Wayne Boyd, and a kid’s area. California Boating and Waterways will be at the kids’ area with a family photo booth and a 10′ x 10′ inflatable life jacket with interactive games including a bean bag toss. One Hundred children’s life jackets and 200 camouflage adult life jackets will also be given away. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will offer a casting station for kids to learn how to fish as well as a Gyotaku station where kids can learn the ancient form of Japanese fish print art. The California Children’s Museum will also be present with their Raceways exhibit, which demonstrates basic principles of objects in motion that were formulated by Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo Galileo.
Food. Concessions will open for breakfast each morning at 8:00 am and will include menu items such as breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, french toast sticks and more. Concessions will re-open at 11:00 am and remain open through the afternoon weigh-in. There will be a variety food offerings on the lunch and dinner menus that Include a selection of Farm-to-Fork inspired meals like the Texas burger teriyaki chicken sandwich, chicken caesar wrap, onion rings, french fries and more.
The Bassmaster Elite Series is sure to be a fun event for the whole family. And the best part, is parking and admission is FREE! So, come on down to Discovery Park next week and join us in the great outdoors. For more information, click here.