February 24-27, 2022
Features & Attractions
Timberworks Lumberjack Show
See Lumberjack World Championship competitors go head-to-head in modern day Lumberjack competition! Captivating audiences for over 25 years, Timberworks Lumberjack Show powered by STIHL includes events such as axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross-cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving. These century old skills were used in the logging camps of North America in the early 1900’s. To pass idle time, lumberjacks would challenge opposing logging camps in head-to-head competitions. Although technology and machinery have replaced manual labor, the old-time skills are still used today by the Lumberjacks and Lumberjills. Feel the rush of adrenaline as Lumberjills battle it out in a feat of balance and strength in the log rolling match, and don’t blink as the Lumberjacks race up the climbing poles with lighting speed.
Lumberjacks Performance Schedule coming soon…
Big Buck Night
Thursday – 7pm (seating starts at 6:30pm)
Presented by Michigan Out of Doors TV Show
This is a long time tradition. Celebrity hosts Jimmy Gretzinger and Jenny Olson will interview the lucky Michigan hunters who bagged some of the largest whitetail deer of the season. Special consideration is given to lucky hunters who have amazing stories about their kill. This one night show will be filmed for airing on the upcoming television program and is a must-see for every Michigan deer hunter!
Fly Tyers Corner
Come watch some of the top fly tyers in Michigan as they set up and demonstrate their favorite patterns or make a request. This is a constant workshop for anglers that share an interest in this artful pastime. It is presented by local experts and guides from the Michigan Fly Fishing Club.
Commemorative Bucks of Michigan
Commemorative Bucks of Michigan will be at the Show to score your deer, turkey, bear and elk. They will have Boone and Crockett / Pope and Young measurers to assist you. Bring your trophies and have them scored for FREE while you enjoy the Show. You can also display your trophies for the duration of the Show for all to see on the Buck Boards!
CBM Buck Boards
Back again at Outdoorama, attendees that bring their trophy deer, turkey, or bear to the Show and have it scored for free by the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan will have the option of putting it on display for the duration of the Show for all to see on the Buck Boards. Fees will be charged by CBM for entry into the actual record books.
Virtual Fishing Simulator
Presented by the Michigan Charter Boat Association
Take the trolling rod in hand, watch the video screen and get ready. The Salmon takes that lure like a freight train and your job is to land that fish! Michigan Charter Captains are on-hand to coach your fish playing techniques. Top scores win charter fishing trips on the Great Lakes. All proceeds benefit the Michigan Charter Boat Association’s scholarship fund.
Operated by Michigan B.A.S.S. as a fundraiser, you and your kids are invited to come and try your hand at one of the State’s best indoor ponds for live rainbow trout. Even if you come just to watch, you will see the highest catch percentage of any trout pond you have ever seen. It only costs $5 to give it a try.
Pellet Shooting Range
A Pellet Shooting Range will thrill plinkers and shooters of all ages. This popular feature is destined to be a big hit. Certified instructors are on-hand to teach accuracy and safety to shooters of all ages.
Howell Nature Center
See the live animal display from the Howell Nature Center at the show! They will have fun activities for kids while learning about what the Nature Center does for our wildlife in Michigan.
Antique & Classic Fishing Tackle
Visit them in booth #5150
Terry McBurney, award winning Woods-n-Water News writer, will be on-hand all four days of the Show exhibiting some of his “Made in Michigan” fishing tackle collection. He is a member of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club, the Old Reel Collectors Association and is well versed in a variety of lures, reels, rods and accessories. He will be answering questions and offering FREE appraisals. Outdoorama visitors are invited to bring in their old fishing tackle tucked away in the barn, basement or garage. There might be some valuable surprises!
Classic Wood Boats & American Rowboat Motors
Visit them in booth #5150
John Brice will be exhibiting his beautifully restored 1930’s boat livery rental rowboat with a 1929 3hp OMC Fold Light rowboat motor. Charlie Schmidt will be showing several of his vintage outboard motor collection. Both exhibitors are members of the Antique Outboard Club and will be answering questions and offering appraisals on any outboard brought to the show. They are also interested in buying vintage motors to add to their collection.