Outdoor Expo at The REZ – Presented by MDWFP
April 29 and 30
Old Trace Park at Barnett Reservoir
While 111 of the best bass fishermen in the world are battling on the water, spectators will be able to enjoy the Outdoor Expo at The Rez, presented by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Free to the public, as are all Elite-related events, the Expo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, and feature fun and entertainment for the entire family.
The MDWFP will fill Old Trace Park with many of its assets, highlighting the great heritage of outdoor sports in Mississippi. In addition to providing information on the many hunting/fishing opportunities in the state, the agency will have hands-on fun for children.
MDWFP will have booths with:
Test your skills at disc golf and putt-putt
License sales on-site
Casting contest / knot tying / choosing baits
Museum of Natural Science – educators with live animals
Boater Education with patrol boat on-site
Wildlife and Fisheries biologist on-site to answer specific questions
Law enforcement – command center, truck and air-boat all on display
The Barnett Reservoir Foundation will also present live music on the main stage at Old Trace Saturday and Sunday, scheduled around the weigh-ins.
The music line-up on the Jackson Ready Mix Stage:
Saturday – 12:30 The Four Shots and at 5:30 Lindsey Cardinal
Sunday at 12:30 – Doug Hurd and Larry Brewer
The Foundation will also operate a beer garden at the event.
Vending — food, arts and crafts …
Exhibit space is available for the Outdoor Expo through the Barnett Reservoir Foundation. For information, visit barnettreservoirfoundation.org or call Cindy Ford at (601) 605-6898. Vendors: vendor applications – EXPO
Sponsors for the event include Ridgeland Tourism Commission, Visit Mississippi, the Barnett Reservoir Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.