As a host city for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Pierre will do a festival in conjunction with the weigh-ins at Steamboat Park. The Great Outdoors Festival will be held from 11:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Steamboat Park.
Activities both days will include: Bassmaster Elite Series Expo with their official sponsors, inflatable joust, laser tag, fish touch tanks, Wii ski station, traveling aquarium, and a nature craft activity station; backyard bass game for little tykes (11a.m.-1p.m.), casting and fishing station (1:30p.m.-4p.m.), and kayaking & paddle boarding (11a.m.-3p.m.).
Saturday schedule of special events: Kayaking competition at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday schedule of special events: Fish fillet demo at 12:00 p.m., Paddle boarding competition at 1:00 p.m., and a fish fillet demo at 12:00 p.m.
The Great Outdoor Festival will have delicious food from local restaurants in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area, a beverage tent to benefit Oahe Hockey Association, and local entertainment. It's fun for all ages! And we're not done after the weigh-in is over - in the evenings there will be events at the Pierre Trappers ballgame, downtown Pierre Street, and in Fort Pierre. For more information or to volunteer, call the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce office at (605) 224-7361.
Shuttle rides by River Cities Transit will be available from the Georgia Morse Middle School gravel parking lot by Wegner Auto to Steamboat Park preriodically. Or call (605) 945-2360 to contact RCT directly.