Bassmaster Classic Expo
Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods
March 15 - 17, 2019
Knoxville Convention Center & World’s Fair Exhibition Hall
701 Henley Street
Free and Open to the Public
Friday, March 15, 2019 - Noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tackle and lure companies use the Classic Expo as the venue to introduce their newest products to bass fishing fans. The 2019 Expo will cover 220,000 sq ft throughout the Knoxville Convention Center & World's Fair Exhibition Hall which was newly renovated in the spring of 2018. Arguably, the largest event of its kind in the country, this exhibit will be the site of all things bass fishing including seminars, demonstrations and daily coverage of live action from the Tennessee River.
Both venues are located within walking distance of downtown Knoxville's finest hotels and restaurants. Free trolley service is also available.
B.A.S.S. Life and Nation Member Credential Pre-Registration for the 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic is now closed. You can still register on-site at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo beginning Friday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Fun Filled Three Days of Expo Activities
Get hooked — Bring the kids to check out the Bassmaster Get Hooked On Fishing presented by Toyota, Shakespeare and RBFF in World’s Fair Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday to Sunday. Activities include casting lessons, a kid’s fishing pond, a long-jump dog competition, and more.
Shopping spree — The Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods at the Knoxville Convention Center and World’s Fair Exhibition Hall spans almost 250,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with the newest and hottest in lures, tackle, gear and boats and motors. Expo hours are noon-7 p.m. Friday, March 15; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 16; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 17. All events are free to attend.
Meet the Elites — Several 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be stopping by the B.A.S.S. booth in the Expo to meet fans and sign autographs.
Free spooling — Bring your reels (up to three) to the Pure Fishing booth, where you can get them filled with Berkley, SpiderWire or Stren line. Berkley plans to give away 1.5 million yards of line during the three days of the show.
Help conservation — Head over to the TVA booth and find out what you can do to help control the Asian Carp population. Also check out the fish tank containing the species of fish you can find in TVA fisheries.
Go LIVE — Watch Classic LIVE hosts Tommy Sanders, Mark Zona and Davy Hite as they provide analysis and live updates of fishing action from the LIVE set in the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo. Classic LIVE is streamed on Bassmaster.com and on the ESPN app.
Be a B.A.S.S. winner — Enter the Fish with Chris and Trait Zaldain Sweepstakes at the B.A.S.S. booth and other points around the Expo.
Get the T-shirt — The official Bassmaster Classic T-shirt is the ultimate Classic souvenir. Get one, and check out other logo products at the B.A.S.S. merchandise booth.
Watch the clock — Be present in the Nitro/Bass Pro Shops booth for their hourly giveaway items. You can also register for special promotions.
Toyota attractions — At the Toyota booth, kids can meet the Paw Patrol on Saturday and Sunday, racing fans can check out the NASCAR Racing Challenge, everyone can meet and thank Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer on Friday, and Toyota owners can receive a prize by showing the key to their Toyota vehicle.