The Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival is a unique event, but there’s more than just sporting goods and outdoor equipment. This year’s show, June 17-19 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, has lots of special treats for attendees.
Fetch-N-Fish is back!
One of the highlights of the show is the fabulous Fetch-N-Fish show, a fun family run business that promotes hunting, fishing and educational seminars with high flying retrievers.
They will have exciting shows at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Come out and meet the stars of the show — Rio, Roxy, Boondock, and Jackpot!! Oh yes, Jason Reynolds, too. It’s a blast for the whole family!!
Throughout the show, Reynolds will be featuring his high-flying dogs that will be jumping into his 41-foot-long bass tub and combining that with fishing seminars. The show invites audience participation, particularly from children who help mark the longest jumps — and might get wet in the process.
“Basically, what we do is a family fun program,” Reynolds said. “We talk a little about obedience, then a little about dog training, and I mix it with some fun games and some dog tricks. And the ultimate of the show is when I have the dogs jump in the fish tank. This is not just dog training — this is entertainment. This is something the whole family can relate to. The kids love it.”
But this show isn’t all about dog jumping: the 4,000-gallon tank also is stocked with bass and is used to demonstrate fishing tactics throughout the day.
“It’s a home run,” Reynolds said of the combined dog and fishing shows.
For the first time, there will also be great musical entertainment as part of the price of admission.
Entertainment will be provided Saturday and Sunday. Adam Pearce will provide a solo acoustic show on Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. and Dominick Michael will be providing a concert on Sunday from noon – 3 p.m.
Pearce is a national touring artist who fuses the best of Rock ’n Soul with a high energy one-man concert experience. He is from Bunkie and currently lives in New Orleans. He has been featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” landing a spot on Adam Levine’s team and finishing in the Top 20 on Season 13 (as the “comeback kid”).
Michael is from Baton Rouge and is a popular country music artist. He plays events all around the south. His top selling album, “I’ll Get Mine” features several popular songs, including “You Asked Me To”.
If you have kiddos, don’t miss the special Kids Zone with activities just for them.
The Kids Zone will feature several fun activities for young folks, including popular inflatables. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is also bringing its casting pond for kids. Representatives from the LDWF will be on hand to help the kids and answer questions they may have about fishing.