2021
Eastern Iowa Sportshow
March 12-14, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA.

Iowa’s Biggest Sportshow!

Masks are required at all times in all University of Northern Iowa facilities and we ask that everyone practicing social distancing while attending this event. 

MaddiePoppe

The Maddie Poppe performance is included in the price of admission.  Each performance is limited to 700 attendees. Online ticket buyers will receive priority in attending the performance each day.  This is general seating, no reserved seats.  

Maddie Poppe sign-ups will be available until 24-hours prior to each of her scheduled performances.

In person purchases will be admitted to the McLeod Center based on the number of prior online tickets purchased.  (Example: if 600 online tickets are purchased, 100 in-person purchases will be admitted).

The doors to the McLeod Center will open 1 hour prior to concert time.  Entrance is only thru the UNI Dome & a waiting area will be provided in the UNI Dome bleachers.  CDC guidelines will be in place for each show. Masks are required at all times in all University of Northern Iowa facilities and we ask that everyone practicing social distancing while attending this event. 

General Admission online tickets to the Eastern Iowa Sportshow will remain open each day.

Bring the Entire Family

Saturday, Mar. 13th: 

The first 50 kids, 14 and under, will receive a FREE fishing pole.

Sunday, Mar. 14th:

The first 50 kids, 14 and under, will receive a FREE tackle box and a tackle grab bag.

Event Details

Attractions

Admissions

Adults: $7.00
Youth: Ages 5-16: $3.00
4 and Under: Free

Free Parking!

Location:

UNI-Dome
2401 Hudson Rd
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

2021 Show Hours:

Friday: March 12th, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: March 13th 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: March 14th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Casting tank

Check out our 5,000 gallon fish tank loaded with monster large mouth bass.   Test Lures to see how they work before you buy!

Ask The Pro Series

FRIDAY

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM  Mushroom Hunting with Tom Nauman from “Morel Mania” – 90% luck 10% knowledge, learn from the best. Tom Nauman is a well-known lecturer on the subject of mushrooms where he willingly shares the secrets of successful morel hunting. He also discusses the conditions necessary for morels to grow -habitat, temperature, and weather.

SATURDAY

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Mushroom Hunting with Tom Nauman from “Morel Mania” – 90% luck 10% knowledge, learn from the best. Tom Nauman is a well-known lecturer on the subject of mushrooms where he willingly shares the secrets of successful morel hunting. He also discusses the conditions necessary for morels to grow -habitat, temperature, and weather.

12:15-1:00 PM Kayaking Northeast Iowa Rivers with Darrin Siefken

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM RV Service and Repair tips and tricks & easy to do general maintenance on your RV/Camper’s appliances, mainframe, chassis & more. – With Jeff Koppes

3:00 PM  Rural and Farm Pond Construction, Process, and Management.  Learn basic pond maintenance and how to address common pond issues including excessive plant and algae growth, nuisance wildlife, and fishery management. – With Cam Granger and Kevin Bjornsen

5:00 PM to 5:45 PM Mushroom Hunting with Tom Nauman from “Morel Mania” – 90% luck 10% knowledge, learn from the best. Tom Nauman is a well-known lecturer on the subject of mushrooms where he willingly shares the secrets of successful morel hunting. He also discusses the conditions necessary for morels to grow -habitat, temperature, and weather.

SUNDAY

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM Mushroom Hunting with Tom Nauman from “Morel Mania” – 90% luck 10% knowledge, learn from the best. Tom Nauman is a well-known lecturer on the subject of mushrooms where he willingly shares the secrets of successful morel hunting. He also discusses the conditions necessary for morels to grow -habitat, temperature, and weather.

2:30 PM  Rural and Farm Pond Construction, Process, and Management.  Learn basic pond maintenance and how to address common pond issues including excessive plant and algae growth, nuisance wildlife, and fishery management. – With Cam Granger and Kevin Bjornsen

Casting Tank Pro Seminars

FRIDAY

4:00 PM Bass Basics with Andy Sommerfelt
4:30 PM Upper Mississippi River fishing tips and tactics with Greg Vance
5:00 PM Crank Bait Technic’s for walleye and Bass with Eric Johnson
5:30 PM Finesse presentations for pan fish with Mike Everett
6:00 PM Top water selection for targeting bass with Andy Sommerfelt
6:30 PM Upper Mississippi River fishing tips and tactics with Greg Vance
7:00 PM The How to’s for walleyes & small mouth on wing dams and current seams with Eric Johnson
7:30 PM Targeting Walleyes with Bucktails jigs with Mike Everett

SATURDAY

10:30 AM Knot tying and fishing basics for kids with Clay Torson / Andy Sommerfelt
11:00 AM Bass Fishing Basics with Andy Sommerfelt
11:30 AM Crank Baits for Walleye’s and Bass with Eric Johnson
12:00 PM Drop Shoting for Multi- Species with Mike Everett
12:30 PM Upper Mississippi River fishing tips and tactics with Greg Vance
1:00 PM Slip bobber fishing tactics and tricks from the bank or boat with Andy Sommerfelt
1:30 PM Cranking for Walleye’s and Bass with Eric Johnson
2:00 PM Jerk Baits and top water for bass with Clay Torson
2:30 PM Rod and line selection for certain fishing presentations with Greg Vance
3:00 PM What crankbaits are best for what time of year with Clay Torson
3:30 PM Cranking for Walleye’s and Bass with Eric Johnson
4:00 PM Lure color selection depending on water clarity with Clay Torson
4:30 PM Locating Walleyes utilizing Miller rigs with Mike Everett
5:00 PM How to use a Spinning and Casting Rod with plastics for river fishing with Andy Sommerfelt
5:30 PM Rod and line selection for certain fishing presentations with Greg Vance
6:00 PM Finesse presentations for pan fish with Mike Everett
6:30 PM Targeting walleyes and small mouth on wing dams and current seams with Eric Johnson
7:00 PM Pitching live Shiners and finesse plastics for Walleyes with Andy Sommerfelt
7:30 PM Suspending Raps for Walleyes with Eric Johnson

SUNDAY

11:00 AM Finesse Shakey Head for Bass fishing ” The How to’s” with Eric Johnson
11:30 AM How to use a Spinning and Casting Rod with plastics for river fishing with Greg Vance
12:00 PM Drop shoting for Multi Species with Mike Everett
12:30 PM Bass Fishing Basics with Andy Sommerfelt
1:00 PM Upper Mississippi River fishing tips and tactics with Greg Vance
1:30 PM Suspending Raps for Walleyes with Eric Johnson

Bring the Kids

Everything You Want Is Here!

“KIDS ZONE”

LOCATED ON THE UPPER NORTH END OF THE DOME

BOATS & RECREATION VEHICLES:

See a huge display of fishing boats, family sport boats, pontoons, light-weight campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and motorhomes. Plus boat accessories, docks and lifts, truck accessories, motorcycles, ATV’s, UTV’s, golf cars, mowers and more. Get Ready for Spring and get Special Show Pricing!

FISHING, HUNTING & TRAVEL EXHIBITS:

Your Outdoor Adventures start here!
Fishing camps, Fly-Ins, Outposts, Family Resorts, Canoe Outfitters, Big Game Outfitters, Tourism Associations, Campgrounds, Camping Gear, Fishing Tackle, Archery Equipment, Backpacking Gear and more.

TROPHY WHITETAIL ANTLER SCORING

Takes place Saturday and Sunday at the show. Iowa hunters can have current season or historical racks measured by official B&C and P&Y judgnes and entered in competition. Trophies will be awarded to the top racks in each division with categories for gun and bow with typical and non-typical points. Scoring and displays will take place at the South end corner of the UNI-Dome at the bottom of the stairs.  Cost is $10 per rack and this includes your admission into the show.