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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Back For Its 78th Year

Published: Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, presented by Chevy Silverado and your Southeastern Wisconsin Chevy Dealers, will take place March 7 to March 11 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.

The 78th year of the Sports Show brings with it numerous activities tailored to outdoor enthusiasts. At this year’s show, attendees will get to see boats in action on Lake Milwaukee; a 4000 square foot, 100,000 gallon lake where fishing and boating demonstrations will take place each day of the show. The IRONJACKS Timber Team is back for another year of log rolling, axe throwing, and live chainsaw competitions. The Chevy Main Stage will feature the annual Fastest Retriever competition where family dogs of all kinds race against the clock to earn cash prizes.

The seminar stage will feature seminars by Journal Sentinel journalists Chelsey Lewis and Paul Smith, as well as talks with Dan Small from Outdoor Wisconsin. A special panel discussing the future of wolves in Wisconsin will be held on Saturday and moderated by Paul Smith of the Journal Sentinel. The Usinger’s Outdoor Grilling stage will feature America’s Grilling Buddies, Mad Dog & Merrill. Seminars will occur each day throughout Sports Show. The schedule of stage seminars can be found at

The Sports Show is also proud to announce Green Bay Packers alumni Mark Chmura and Frank Winters will be making appearances and signing autographs in the Mercury Marine booth. Frank Winters will be at the show on March 8th and Mark Chmura on March 9th.

For complete address, show hours and ticket purchasing information, please visit or visit one of our ticketing locations: Sendik’s, M-W Marine, North Shore Bank, or Cedar Lake Sales. (You can also visit the GLS Events page here for more details.)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show has been a staple in the Milwaukee community for over 75 years. The Journal Sentinel is proud to host the Sports Show at the Wisconsin Expo Center on the State Fair Grounds, bringing together those who share a love of boating, hunting and outdoor activities.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show is presented by Chevy Silverado and your Southeastern Wisconsin Chevy Dealers. The Premier Sponsor is Mercury Marine and the Outdoor Grilling Stage Sponsor is Usinger’s. The Sports Show is also sponsored by Discover Wisconsin, Milwaukee PBS, and Outdoor Wisconsin.

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