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Boulder Junction’s 2020 Musky Jamboree
CANCELLED - August 7-9, 2020 .

This year’s Musky Jamboree, like many stories told about this great fish, is the one that got away. 

With the safety of the community and our beloved visitors at the top of our minds and following the recommendations of our state and local health officials that large gatherings are not advisable due to the sustained close contact of attendees, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Musky Jamboree. We understand the impact this has on businesses, organizations, and families that rely on the Musky Jamboree to provide the social and economic boost our community needs. This unanimous decision is one that the chamber board has taken very seriously and included many different scenarios to safely hold our weekend long celebration this year. With the expected continued social distancing regulations, among other restrictive guidelines, very little of the activities and amenities that have become expected of our weekend festival can occur and satisfy these requirements. Read more …

 

8:30am-12:00pm: DNR Learn to Fish Musky Workshop at the Community Center. Public is welcome to attend the morning workshop, FREE OF CHARGE. Individuals who have registered in advance and are selected to fish with a mentor will be provided a lunch and spend the afternoon on the water. Little or no musky fishing experience preferred for afternoon fishing. Maximum 12-15 participants will be accepted. For questions or to register please contact: Kelly Crotty, Conservation Warden, (715) 528-4400 Ext. 111. or Bradley N. Dahlquist, Conservation Warden, (715) 478-5610.

7pm to 10pmStreet Party with live music by Hip Pocket. Located on the block between Coontail & the Post Office. Beverages served by American Legion Post 451.

11am-3pmBoulder Junction Historical Society History Day at the Community Center. Free admission! Brats & BBQ served 11am-2:30pm, presentation, raffle prizes, coloring contest and all day bake sale. Historical Museum and Depot tours available. Historical presentation (topic and presenter to be announced). Proceeds benefit Boulder Junction Area Historical Society. Donations appreciated.

3pm-6pm: Best Fish Fry Cook-Off at various downtown locations. Taste & vote for your favorite fish fry. No charge. Live music by Ron Harrison Entertainment & beverages served by the Boulder Junction Lion’s Club. Vote for the best Fish Fry! Fish Fry and voting from 3pm-5pm, People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice awards at 5:30pm, music and beverages until 6pm.

4pm-11pm: Musky Jamboree Jam at Aqualand Alehouse. Live music line-up to be announced. 

7:30am: Musky Fun Run. The day will begin at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park with the Musky Fun Run 5k and 10k race along with Kid’s 1k and 100 yard dash. Check-in and walk-in registration is from at 6am-7:15am and the race begins at 7:30am.

8am-5pmMain Street/Hwy M South of Town CLOSED to all vehicles, including bikes, motorcycles & skateboards. Shuttle buses will be stopping at designated bus stops to get you to and fro throughout the day.

9am-3pm: 29th Annual Musky Jamboree Car Show, at Highway M North and Main Street. This show is an opportune chance for new and experienced competitors to shine. Car Show awards will be announced at 2:30pm with the 50/50 raffle winner following the awards.

9am-4pmArts & Crafts Show. Over 150 artists fill Main Street and Hwy M South at our Musky Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show including furniture , fine art, jewelry and many other handcrafted items.

Additionally, the Lions Club Flea Market will be held on the Community Center grounds. Local service groups and area restaurants will line the streets with food and beverage concessions. Be sure to bring the kiddos over to the Kid’s Zone on Highway M South by the Boulder Bear Motor Lodge. Kid’s Zone rides and games will include: Bungee Jump, Shoot & Shower Basketball Game, Bounce House, Goldfish Toss and Train Rides.

10:30am-2pmKid’s Casting Contest. In The Musky Capital of the World®, fishing takes center stage with a Kids Casting Contest from 10:30am-2:00pm. All children ages 5 to 14 are encouraged to show off their casting skills and compete for prizes at the West end of Main Street near the Car Show.  Prizes awarded at 2:15pm. Be sure to stop by the Meet the Guides Booth located next to the Kids Casting Contest area for tips on fishing and to meet some of the local guides. Additionally for the kids we have Face Painting by the casting contest.

10am-2pm: Musky Day Fly-In. Held at the Payzer Memorial Field located 2 miles north of Main Street, watch the numerous colorful planes of all varieties take off and land at the airport on Boulder Lake.

11am-2pm: Sharon Iltis Band on the east end of Main Street. This performance is sponsored by Sharon Iltis Music in support of the Wonderful Community of Boulder Junction and in Memory of John Iltis.

1pm-3pm: Steve Matier and the O’Bros  will be playing live at McGann’s Pub & Wine Bar

2:15pm: Kid’s Casting Contest Awards announced by Car Show at Highway M North and Main Street.

2:30pm: 29th Anniversary Musky Day Car Show Awards announced along with the 50/50 raffle winner.

The 64th Annual Musky Jamboree will end at approximately 4pm on Sunday. We hope to see you over this big weekend of FUN in the Musky Capital of the World!

Musky Fun Run – Sunday, August 9, 2020 – Beginning at 7:30am

Divisions and Awards:

  • 5K Run/Walk: Individuals: Medals will be awarded to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-16, 17-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Award plaques will be presented to the top male and top female overall.
  • 10K Run/Walk: Individuals: Medals will be awarded to the top three males and top three females in each of the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-16, 17-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Award plaques will be presented to the top male and top female overall.
  • Kid’s Races (10 and under): 1K and 100-yard dash. Medals will be awarded to the top 2 finishers in the 1K and 100-yard dash plus a participation prize to each entrant.

Registration Fee:
5K & 10K Early Bird – January-July 31: $25
5K & 10K Standard Rate – August 1-Race Day: $30
1K & 100yd dash Kids Races: Free

Registration is no longer being accepted.

Registration Includes:

  • Cotton Unisex T-shirt (5K & 10K only)
  • Refreshments
  • Chip timed Bib (5K & 10K only)
  • Awards Ceremony

Check-in & Walk-in Registration: Located at the Boulder Junction Sports & Rec Park/ Earl Sturm Ballfield, 5392 Park St. Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 6am-7:15pm.

NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING RACE CANCELLATION DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Parking: at the Ballpark and the Flats (Marsh Road directly across from the Chamber Office)

5K & 10K Race Begins:  Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 7:30am at Boulder Junction Sports & Rec Park

1K & 100yd dash-Kid’s Races Begins: Immediately following the last 10K racer. Approximately 8:30am

Awards: Immediately following the race

*Strollers & leashed pets are permitted

2019 Musky Fun Run Race Results

Musky Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show – Sunday, August 9, 2020 – 9am-4pm

2020 marks the 64th Annual Musky Jamboree in Boulder Junction, WI.  The Arts and Crafts Fair has and will be the biggest draw of the Musky Jamboree.  We look forward to hosting a spectacular array of original arts and crafts at this year’s event.

Over 150 artists fill Main Street and Hwy M South at our Musky Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show including furniture , fine art, jewelry and many other handcrafted items. Additionally, the Lions Club Flea Market will be held on the Community Center grounds. Local service groups and area restaurants will line the streets with food and beverage concessions.

Arts & Crafts Exhibitors:  New applications no longer being accepted.

Musky Jamboree Car Show – Sunday, August 9, 2020

Location: Highway M North and Main Street (Veteran’s Memorial Triangle by the Boulder Beer Bar)

Registration Times:  9am to 10:30am

Show Times:  10:30am to 3:00pm

Trophy Presentation:  2:30pm

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in all classes.
Overall People’s Choice Best of Show Award – voted on by the public
Kid’s Choice Award – voted on by the public
Best of Show Award – voted on by entrants
Boulder Junction Car of the Year Award including travel package

All award trophies are sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Entry Fee: (first 25 registrations receive a free t-shirt)
$12.00 Early Bird – if registered by August 1, 2020
$15.00 – after August 1, 2020 through the day of
ALL entries include dash plaque, goody bag & entry into door prize drawing
One class per vehicle registration form.

Registration is no longer being accepted

2019 Car Show Winners

8:30am-12:00pm: DNR Learn to Fish Musky Workshop at the Community Center. Public is welcome to attend the morning workshop, FREE OF CHARGE. Individuals who have registered in advance and are selected to fish with a mentor will be provided a lunch and spend the afternoon on the water. Little or no musky fishing experience preferred for afternoon fishing. Maximum 12-15 participants will be accepted. For questions or to register please contact: Kelly Crotty, Conservation Warden, (715) 528-4400 Ext. 111. or Bradley N. Dahlquist, Conservation Warden, (715) 478-5610.

7pm to 10pmStreet Party with live music by Hip Pocket. Located on the block between Coontail & the Post Office. Beverages served by American Legion Post 451.

11am-3pmBoulder Junction Historical Society History Day at the Community Center. Free admission! Brats & BBQ served 11am-2:30pm, presentation, raffle prizes, coloring contest and all day bake sale. Historical Museum and Depot tours available. Historical presentation (topic and presenter to be announced). Proceeds benefit Boulder Junction Area Historical Society. Donations appreciated.

3pm-6pm: Best Fish Fry Cook-Off at various downtown locations. Taste & vote for your favorite fish fry. No charge. Live music by Ron Harrison Entertainment & beverages served by the Boulder Junction Lion’s Club. Vote for the best Fish Fry! Fish Fry and voting from 3pm-5pm, People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice awards at 5:30pm, music and beverages until 6pm.

4pm-11pm: Musky Jamboree Jam at Aqualand Alehouse. Live music line-up to be announced. 

7:30am: Musky Fun Run. The day will begin at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park with the Musky Fun Run 5k and 10k race along with Kid’s 1k and 100 yard dash. Check-in and walk-in registration is from at 6am-7:15am and the race begins at 7:30am.

8am-5pmMain Street/Hwy M South of Town CLOSED to all vehicles, including bikes, motorcycles & skateboards. Shuttle buses will be stopping at designated bus stops to get you to and fro throughout the day.

9am-3pm: 29th Annual Musky Jamboree Car Show, at Highway M North and Main Street. This show is an opportune chance for new and experienced competitors to shine. Car Show awards will be announced at 2:30pm with the 50/50 raffle winner following the awards.

9am-4pmArts & Crafts Show. Over 150 artists fill Main Street and Hwy M South at our Musky Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show including furniture , fine art, jewelry and many other handcrafted items.

Additionally, the Lions Club Flea Market will be held on the Community Center grounds. Local service groups and area restaurants will line the streets with food and beverage concessions. Be sure to bring the kiddos over to the Kid’s Zone on Highway M South by the Boulder Bear Motor Lodge. Kid’s Zone rides and games will include: Bungee Jump, Shoot & Shower Basketball Game, Bounce House, Goldfish Toss and Train Rides.

10:30am-2pmKid’s Casting Contest. In The Musky Capital of the World®, fishing takes center stage with a Kids Casting Contest from 10:30am-2:00pm. All children ages 5 to 14 are encouraged to show off their casting skills and compete for prizes at the West end of Main Street near the Car Show.  Prizes awarded at 2:15pm. Be sure to stop by the Meet the Guides Booth located next to the Kids Casting Contest area for tips on fishing and to meet some of the local guides. Additionally for the kids we have Face Painting by the casting contest.

10am-2pm: Musky Day Fly-In. Held at the Payzer Memorial Field located 2 miles north of Main Street, watch the numerous colorful planes of all varieties take off and land at the airport on Boulder Lake.

11am-2pm: Sharon Iltis Band on the east end of Main Street. This performance is sponsored by Sharon Iltis Music in support of the Wonderful Community of Boulder Junction and in Memory of John Iltis.

1pm-3pm: Steve Matier and the O’Bros  will be playing live at McGann’s Pub & Wine Bar

2:15pm: Kid’s Casting Contest Awards announced by Car Show at Highway M North and Main Street.

2:30pm: 29th Anniversary Musky Day Car Show Awards announced along with the 50/50 raffle winner.

The 64th Annual Musky Jamboree will end at approximately 4pm on Sunday. We hope to see you over this big weekend of FUN in the Musky Capital of the World!

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