On this episode of the Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook, we highlight the World’s Fishing Fair, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bass Pro Shops! The World’s Fishing Fair is the largest sale and show in the history of fishing. The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bass Pro Shops live from America’s Conservation Capital at the Grandaddy of All Outdoor Stores—the Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.
Host Wade Middleton had the opportunity to travel to Springfield, MO and participate in this great event. Consisting of great sales, seminars, contests, concerts and more, the World’s Fishing Fair is one-of-a-kind showcase of fishing, boating, conservation, and the great outdoors. It is a five-day celebration of fishing—and all of the people, products, stories, places, traditions and experiences that make it so wonderful.
Conservation is a very key item prioritized by Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops. On Saturday night, April 2, Johnny Morris presented a donation of $1.5 million to benefit conservation during the Hank Williams Jr. concert, representing 100% of all ticket sales to the World’s Fishing Fair and Concerts for Conservation – doubling the initial pledge of 50% of all ticket sales.
“I have never felt more proud of our Bass Pro team, our vendors, and our conservation partners,” Johnny Morris said. “Thanks to this collective effort, and with the support of our generous customers and the City of Springfield, we are able to make this donation that will help further crucial conservation efforts for years to come. The fact that we were able to host this event and make this donation to help celebrate our 50th anniversary right here in Springfield makes us very proud and very happy!”
Tune in to this episode of the Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook to learn more about the World’s Fishing Fair, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO, and many things to do in the surrounding area!