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Bass Pro Shops’ Unprecedented World Fishing Fair Starts March 30, 2022

Greg Tinsley

Bass Pro Shops’ behemoth national headquarters in Springfield, Missouri will host a one-of-a-kind, five-day extravaganza, beginning March 30, 2022, in celebration of the company's historic 50th Anniversary.

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The World’s Fishing Fair, an exclusive presentation of Bass Pro Shops, will showcase country music by superstars Hank Williams Jr., Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson (and more to be announced) – plus exhibitions, pro-led seminars, the World Casting Championships, fishing’s living legends and NASCAR personalities. The Fair will also present Turkey Days, a select collection of turkey-hunting vendors.

With hourly drawings, the Fair features a $250,000 total package of door prizes for participants.

Organizers project that the Fair’s 2022 edition will be the most attended fishing event in history, with some suggesting its potential as the largest conservation fundraiser of all time. 

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From March 30 – April 3, 2022, the festival will donate 50-percent of the proceeds from all event admissions to support the North American fish-and-wildlife conservation movement. 

Additionally, to include incredible deals and bargain tents across a 500,000-square-foot showcase of the world’s best and most-complete selection of fishing tackle, outdoor personalities and the top acts in country entertainment, Fair goers may also enjoy on-site visits to the National Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame, the American Fly Fishing Museum, the Archery Hall of Fame, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum and, of course, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium – named “America’s Best Aquarium” three times by USA Today.

Bass Pro World Fishing Fair concert
The World’s Fishing Fair Concerts for Conservation lineup will feature some of the biggest names in country music. 

The 2022 World’s Fishing Fair is only the second iteration of this storied gathering. The 1988 edition solidified Bass Pro Shops locations as immersive, pinnacle destinations for outdoor-retail adventure.

Bass Pro Shops is the largest lifetime industry donor in the histories of Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the International Gamefish Association and many other leading conservation organizations. The World’s Fishing Fair raises the profile of natural-resource conservation, providing a destination extravaganza where outdoor enthusiasts also become active participants in the future of fish and wildlife.

Continuously for decades, Mossy Oak and thousands of its partners have enjoyed relationships with Bass Pro Shops. The Mossy Oak family salutes this tremendous business and its associates on the occasion of a 50th Anniversary, as well as the tens of millions folks who patronize the world-class experience that is Bass Pro Shops – activists one and all in the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. 
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