Boulder Junction Celebrates 56th Annual Musky Jamboree

Boulder Junction Celebrates 56th Annual Musky Jamboree

The Musky Capital of the World, Boulder Junction in Vilas County Wisconsin hosts its 56th Annual Musky Jamboree.

Tradition meets excitement in Boulder Junction at the 56th Annual Musky Jamboree presented by the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce.  The event features three days of family-friendly fun, music and of course delicious fish from Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12, 2012.

The festivities kick off with a bang on Friday night from 7-10 pm, with live music by Hip Pocket at the street party near Coontail Corner (rain location: Gooch’s A-1 Bar & Grill). The fun continues with a fireworks display at 9:30pm, sponsored by the town of Boulder Junction.

On Saturday, August 11, the Boulder Junction Historical Society Museum will be open for viewing from 11am-4pm, along with a brat and bake sale at the Community Center.  At 11:30am, the Picnic Theatre performs This Is Your Life, Floyd Williams.  That same evening, from 4pm to 8pm the Vines, Rhythm and Brews Festival will be held at the Outdoorsman featuring music by Scott Kirby. All proceeds will be donated to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation.

Get up early on Sunday, August 12, as a full day of activities kicks off at 6:00 am with registration for the 5K and 10K Musky Fun Run through the beautiful Northwoods. If running isn’t your speed, no worries, Main Street will be filled with activities for all ages and interests at 9:00am!

Hundreds of exhibitors fill Main Street with handcrafted items including furniture, fine art, jewelry, and much more; don’t miss the Lion’s Club Flea Market at the Community Center.  The 21st Annual Musky Day Car Show, sponsored by Boulder Beer Bar, is a chance for new and experienced competitors to shine.  The entry fee is just $12 and includes dash plaques and a meal ticket for the first 80 cars. 50/50 raffle will take place at the Car Show from 11am to 2:30pm. Car Show awards and the 50/50 winner will be announced at 2:30pm.  Live entertainment provided by Dave Parker & Skippy, Lakeland Community Band, and Thee Weasels, will continue throughout the afternoon on the Main Street Stage. No need to run from event to event; shuttle service is available from 9am-4pm.

In The Musky Capital of the World, though, fishing takes center stage! From 10:30am to 2pm, the Kids’ Casting Contest, sponsored by WE Energies & Northern Highland Sports, invites all kids age 14 or younger to show off their casting skills and compete for prizes. The Taste of Musky provides delectable treats at noon in the Junction Square parking lot. But 11:30am is the moment of truth for anyone who’s fished in Boulder Junction waters, with the presentation of the Musky award, sponsored by Northern Highland Sports, for the largest Musky caught during the 2011 fishing season. Oh and be sure to stop by the “Meet the Guides” booth for tips on fishing!

The mighty musky certainly gets its due at the 56th Annual Musky Jamboree!  For more information about the Musky Jamboree or for general information about Boulder Junction visit www.boulderjct.org or call 715-385-2400.

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