Tag Archives: Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show

Eager readers sign up for annual drift boat trip contest|

Over the course of three days last weekend, my colleague Aislinn Sarnacki and I greeted hundreds of BDN readers at our booth at the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show. One observation: When your booth is directly across from the most popular smoked meat vendor at the show, you quickly learn how to chat with folks with […]

Thousands expected to turn out for 79th annual sportsmen show in Orono

Come mid-March every year, some of us start watching the weather reports a bit more carefully, Are we planning a great adventure? Not really. Are we afraid shoveling snow? Hardly. Instead, we’re dreading the kind of weather that might make folks hunker down and stay home during the annual Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, which is […]

It’s show time! Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show set for  78th edition

In their annual harbinger of spring, the Penobscot County Conservation Association will roll out the red carpet this weekend for the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show. Thousands of attendees will browse the aisle, as they have during 77 prior shows, and greet longtime exhibitors like the old friends they are. Want to book a trip to […]

Show season is back! Come visit us in Brewer this weekend

It was nearly 20 degrees below zero in Bangor this morning, and my lawn is covered with thigh-deep snow. Tonight, meteorologists tell us, we’ll add a few more inches to our frigid winter blanket. And on Thursday, I’m going to sleep in a snowbank. Ignore the fact that I might have said, on more than […]

Orono show a hit … again

Thousands of outdoorsy Mainers stopped by the University of Maine’s Orono campus over the weekend to check out the 76th Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, which was staged in the Memorial Gym, Stanley Wallace Pool and the newly refurbished New Balance Field House. The star of the show, for me, was the field house itself. As […]

BDN outdoors staffers to host authors at Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show

When attendees start pouring into the University of Maine field house on Friday afternoon for the 76th Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, they’ll find all kinds of surprises. Chief among those: The field house itself has undergone a complete overhaul. Visitors will instantly notice how bright and colorful the refurbished facility is, and will surely be […]

Need a harbinger of spring? Outdoor show season is approaching

When we get a snowstorm every two or three days (which seems to be the pattern recently), it’s easy to get discouraged with Maine’s winter weather. Since I’m all limbered up after yet another shoveling expedition, I thought I’d share some good news: Spring is coming. Kind of. Or at the very least, one of […]

Bass angler Carter to appear at BDN’s show booth

A couple weeks back, as the crew from BDN Maine Outdoors chatted with folks at the annual Cabin Fever Reliever outdoor show in Brewer, one of the top questions we we received was a new one to us: “How’s Jonathan Carter doing?” Carter, you may recall, is the 30-year-old teacher who grew up in Orrington […]

Writing as a spectator sport: A blog from the Sportsmen’s Show

Writing, or so everyone tells you, is not a spectator sport. It’s kind of boring (to watch). The constant typing and backing up and rewriting can be tedious. All in all, it’s kind of like watching … well … you know the old story about sausage-making, right? But here I am, sitting at a booth […]