The Musky Capital of the World® is celebrating 64 years of Musky Jamborees next summer, from Friday, August 7 thru Sunday, August 9, 2020, with a variety of activities happening each day:
Friday, August 7, 2020
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 10pm: Street Party with live music by Hip Pocket. Located on the street by Coontail Corner. Beverages served by American Legion Post 451.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
11am-3pm: Boulder 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 Historical presentation by Sue Govier “Remembering Aqualand”. 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.
BEST FISH FRY 2019 JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD: Team Butkus
BEST FISH FRY 2019 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Tie between Team Kessler and Team Butkus
4pm-7pm: Georgia Rae Family Band Summer Music Series Charity Event at Aqualand Alehouse Their progressive sound is inspired by a mix of Americana, contemporary folk and roots, and a little jazzy swing, all flavored with family harmony and youthful energy. Georgia Rae Family Band takes the stage first during the Summer Series Charity event, which will feature two very special performances. Profits from this Musky Days weekend event support Camp American Legion’s PTSD Veterans retreat programming.
7:30pm-11pm: Tony Cuchetti Live Music Summer Series at Aqualand Alehouse The Beer garden will rock when Tony takes the stage once more, This time with his full band as our Musky Jamboree Jam headliner fundraising event. We are SO EXCITED! We hope he can coax Georgia to fiddle with them a bit as well! If you are a music junkie- this is your night!!! With roots in soul, R&B, and funk meshed with southern grit, their music spans a wide gauntlet of sonic influence that gives them their signature roots rock sound. A little Bio on Tony: Growing up the eighth of ten children with a operatically trained mother and a jazz trumpet player for a father Tony Cuchetti was exposed to a wide spectrum of music and learned from an early age what he wanted to do and just how to channel it. He toured with his family for many years performing in malls, at state fairs, convention centers, etc. Through all of these experiences and vast array of musical influences, Tony Cuchetti’s unique sound and style would emerge. He has shared the stage with the likes of Marshall Tucker, Little River Band, The B52’s, and Donna the Buffalo.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
7:30am: 41st Annual 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-5pm: Main 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.
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-2pm: Kid’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: Big Road performing classic rock, funk and soul to real deal blues on the east end of Main Street.
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!
41st Annual Musky Fun Run.
5K and 10K courses beginning at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park and winding through the beautiful Northwoods of Boulder Junction on scenic, gently rolling asphalt surfaced roads, woodland and paved trails. “Best Time” awards will be presented to the top male and female runner in the 10K and 5K. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the male and female age divisions. $25 registration fee through July 31. $30 August 1 to race day.
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. Free to participate!
Check-In and Walk-In Registration: 6:00am to 7:15am
Race Begins: 7:30am
Arts & Crafts Fair
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.
Exhibitors: Registration will open January 2020
29th Annual Musky Jamboree Car Show
Parked 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. Many new categories this year!