Bassmaster Elite returns to Waddington for four days of pro fishing Aug. 15-18
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 5:22 pm

Above is angler at the Berkley Bassmaster reels in his line. Photo submitted by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.

WADDINGTON -- The 2019 Berkley Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River will be Aug. 15-18 based in Whittaker Park, 37 Pine St.

The fifth annual event will feature world class competitive bass fishing; the Elite Expo with product displays, demos, live aquarium and merchandise; and the Family Summer Festival in Waddington with music, fireworks, bounce houses, food trucks, vendors and kids activities.

Thursday, Aug. 15

8-10 a.m. breakfast, Martin Arena;

9 a.m. KICK OFF: Bassmaster Angler Takeoff, Whitaker Park boat launch;

10:30 a.m. and continuing all day, bouncy houses, Fort Drum static display, carriage rides, Whittaker Park;

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Family Summer Festival, vendors, bounce houses, rockwall, crafts, beverages, DJ, food, Nature Nick’s Exotic Animal Show, more, Whittaker Park;

5-7 p.m. Bassmaster weigh-in, Bass Stage, Whittaker Park;

5 p.m., New Beginnings DJ, Whittaker Park band stage.

Friday, Aug. 16

8-10 a.m. breakfast, Martin Arena;

9 a.m. Bassmaster Angler Takeoff, Whitaker Park boat launch;

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Family Summer Festival, vendors, DJ, food, Nature Nick’s Exotic Animal Show, more, Whittaker Park;

12:30-3 p.m. Tink Bennett & Taylor Made Band, Whittaker Park band stage;

3 p.m. Burn the Evidence, Whittaker Park band stage;

5-7 p.m. Bassmaster weigh-in, Bass Stage, Whittaker Park;

7:30-10 p.m. Six Foot Midget, Whittaker Park band stage.

Saturday, Aug. 17

8-10 a.m. breakfast, Martin Arena;

9 a.m. Bassmaster Angler Takeoff, Whitaker Park boat launch;

9:30 a.m. and all day, Adopt a Pet: Potsdam Humae Society, Martin Arena;

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Family Summer Festival, bouncy houses, Fort Drum static display, carriage rides, vendors, DJ, food, Nature Nick’s Exotic Animal Show, more, Whittaker Park;

11 a.m. antique motorcycle show

11 a.m. bike run and ride-in bike show, Whittaker Park;

12-3 p.m. The Shoes, doo wop music, Whittaker Park band stage;

2:30-4 p.m. Divided Roads, Mercury Concert Series, Bass Band Stage;

3-5 p.m. live auction fundraiser by Armstrong, Band Stage, Whitaker Park

5-7 p.m. Bassmaster weigh-in, Bass Stage, Whittaker Park;

6 p.m. Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band, David Nichols guitar auction, Whittaker Park band stage;

Dusk, fireworks, sponsored by Adirondack Energy, Whittaker Park.

Sunday, Aug. 18

8 a.m. breakfast, Martin Arena;

9 a.m. Bassmaster Angler Takeoff, Whitaker Park boat launch;

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Summer Festival, vendors, DJ, food, Nature Nick’s Exotic Animal Show, more, Whittaker Park;

12:30-3 p.m. Shawn Stoddard and the Backwater Blues Band;

3-4 p.m. Josh Barkley Band, Whitaker Park;

4 p.m. North Country events raffle, military speaker, Rep. Elise Stefanik;

5-7 p.m. Bassmaster weigh-in, special guest, bass stage, Whittaker Park;

After weigh ins, Josh Barkley Band, Whittaker Park band stage.

Admission is free.

Visit https://bit.ly/2J6cOBk, or call 1-877-228-7810 for more information.