MAR 21-24 • Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow®

MAR 21-24 • Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow®

Begin your outdoor adventures at the Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® March 21 – 24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center

It’s the longest continuously running outdoor sport show in the country— and the best place to gear up for your fishing and hunting adventures before the season openers!

See and board more than 300 boats—Aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, pontoons, PWC, towable runabouts and more.

Shop more than 30,000 square feet of fishing tackle and marine electronics! See the latest in rods, reels, tackle and gear from fishing manufacturers and retailers.

Plan your next big outdoor adventure— Book trips with outfitters, guides resorts and lodges from the U.S., Canada, Africa and Central America!


Don’t miss Super Thursday! You’ll find special promotions on a variety of boats and marine products throughout the show between 5 PM and 9 PM on Thursday, March 21—plus discounted admission and parking, giveaways and food and drink specials. Look for the blue balloons after 5 pm to locate show specials.

New this year! Come face-to-face with creepy crawlies and curious critters at Sea Life’s Brave the Rainforest exhibit. Explore animal artifacts, play games, get the facts about life in the rainforest at Animal Talks or snap a selfie with some weird and wacky rainforest creatures. Young rangers can color a backpack to take on their next adventure, while supplies last. Daily drawings for tickets to Seal Life at Mall America, too.

Discover how to use latest in marine technology for navigation, fishing, and more from Lowrance at Marine Electronics University.  The $25 class fee includes show admission and gift bag. Pre-registration required. Visit Northwest-Sportshow-dot-com for details.

Learn about the importance of wetlands and waterfowl conservation at the Ducks Unlimited Room—plus, kids can paint a duck decoy, while supplies last

Catch all the fun at Fishing 101. Learn basic fishing skills from Lund Boat Fishing pros and Student Angler Tournament Trail coaches—cast for big fish at LUNDker Lake or test your casting skills. Young anglers can pick up a free fishing coloring book or play FISH bingo.

Bring the family! Kids will love the FREE catch-and-release fishing at the Trout Pond.

Young outdoor enthusiasts can also follow the Adventure Trail to learn about the outdoors and create a crankbait to take home as a show souvenir.

Get ready for spring turkey hunts! Visit with turkey hunting experts, attend seminars and see mounts from the World Slam of Turkeys at the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Room. There will also be turkey call making and a JAKES Take Aim air gun range for kids. See a variety of wild animals and learn about their roles in nature at the Zoomobile.

Get tips from pro anglers at fishing seminars— Expert anglers will share advice to help you improve your catch. Friday’s seminar series is sponsored by Crestliner Boats.

Watch pro anglers in action and see fish react to different fishing techniques and lures at the 5,000-gallon Hawg Trough.

Kids can play virtual hunting games and learn about hunting safety at the Hunter Laser Shot Gallery.

Pick up your hunting and fishing licenses from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Thursday, March 21—Lindy Rig Give-A-Way Day
All attendees receive FREE Lindy Lil’ Guy

Friday, March 22—Rapala Rip Stop and Storm 360GT Give-A-Way Day

FREE Rapala Rip Stop swimbait for children age 12 and younger, while supplies last. Giveaway starts at 12pm.

FREE Storm 360GT swimbait for children age 12 and younger, while supplies last. Giveaway starts at 5pm.

Saturday, March 23—Shakespeare Give-A-Way Day
FREE Shakespeare® Cosmic Spincast Combo for children, age 12 and younger, while supplies last.

Sunday, March 24—Northland Fishing Tackle Give-A-Way Day
FREE Northland Fishing Tackle Impulse Reactionary Baits for children age 12 and younger, while supplies last.

Convenient parking options are located around the Minneapolis Convention Center and connect to the MCC by skyway. Rates range from $5 to $15.

Tickets and show details at NorthwestSportshow.com


March 21–24, 2019
Thursday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 335-6000