Tag Archives: Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show

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

Mark McCullough works on a painting during the 2013 Cabin Fever Reliever in Brewer. (BDN photo by Brian Swartz)

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 […]

74th Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show on tap this weekend

Ignore the snow that just fell. Ignore the fact that it was downright cold this morning. Spring is coming. And I can prove it. This weekend the University of Maine campus will be bustling with the area’s annual harbinger of warmer, better things — the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show — taking up residence in the […]

Outdoor shows fast approaching

On a day when overnight temps dropped to 20-below in some sections of the state, it seems appropriate to shake off the chill and start thinking warm thoughts. In these parts, nothing says “warm (er) weather” like an outdoor show. After a long Maine winter, the expos serve as a harbinger of spring, or, at […]