Tradition meets excitement in Boulder Junction, The Musky Capital of the World®, at the 57th 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 9 - Sunday, August 11, 2013.
The festivities kick off with a bang on Friday night from 7-10 pm, with live music by Hip Pocket at our 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 and viewable from the Street Party. American Legion Post 451 will be serving beverages and snacks.
On Saturday, August 10, 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 “A 1940s Summer Vacation”. 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 11, 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. The race begins at 7:30am and pre-registration can be done at www.tandhtiming.com.
If running isn’t your speed, no worries -- Main Street will be filled with activities for all ages and interests at 9:00am! Over 100 artists 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 22nd 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 ($10 if pre-registered) and includes dash plaques and a meal ticket for the first 80 cars. A 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 Ron Harrison, 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 2012 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 57th 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.