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Bassmaster Elite Evan Williams Bourbon St. Lawrence River Showdown begins Thursday

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WADDINGTON — The Evan William Bourbon St. Lawrence River Showdown starts Thursday, and anglers are already plying the river in search of their big catch.

The tournament runs from Thursday through Sunday, headquartered at Whittaker Park in the village.

Each day features Tastes and Talents of the North Country Festival vendors and specialty booths, crafters, artisans, food and wine producers, businesses and organizations, and “Angler’s Alley.” The Waddington Arena will house the Hawg Trough giant fish tank, Lawton’s mobile trout pond and kids’ fishing and a fishing simulator experience.

Other attractions each day include Ghost Rider Helicopters, a beer tent, bourbon sampling, bouncy houses for the kids, food vendors from early morning until closing, and a breakfast buffet at the American Legion from 7 to 11 a.m. Horse and carriage rides will be available Friday through Sunday.

Here is the full schedule for the week, which is subject to change. Stop by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce booth for updates.

THURSDAY

6:30 a.m.: Full field of 99 bass anglers launch; public invited

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival

11:30 a.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey

1 - 3 p.m.: Backroad Bluegrass Band, Chippewa Bay

2 p.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey

3:15 p.m.: Official weigh-in and ceremony begins

5 - 7 p.m.: Acoustic Brothers, Waddington

7:30 - 9 p.m.: Waydown Wailers, St. Lawrence County band

FRIDAY

6:30 a.m.: Full field of 99 bass anglers launch; public invited

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival

11:30 a.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey

1 - 2:30 p.m.: Native North American Traveling College, Cornwall Island; song and dance performance in full Native American dress

2 p.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey

2:30 - 3 p.m.: Sweet Adelines

3:15 p.m.: Official weigh-in and ceremony

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.: Lacey Stoddard, local singer

7:30 - 9 p.m.: “American Idol” finalist, country singer Bucky Covington in concert

10 - 11:30 p.m.: Crunchenstein, St. Lawrence County band with laser light show

SATURDAY

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

Shuttle to/from Ogdensburg attractions and events; see schedule at the Chamber of Commerce booth

Chicken barbecue, Waddington Fire Department; shuttle available

6:30 a.m.: Top field of 50 anglers launch for semi-finals of the showdown; public invited

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Canadian-American Wounded Warrior and Battle Buddies Fishing Derby; Fobare’s Pond across from Coles Creek State Park

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Antique Car Show, Island View Park

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival

11:30 a.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey

Noon to 6 p.m.: Bassmaster Elite Series Expo

1 - 3 p.m.: 10th Mountain Division Band

2 p.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey

3 - 3:15 p.m.: Fort Drum Color Guard

3:15 p.m.: Official semi-finals weigh-in and ceremony begins; also, Can-Am Wounded Warrior Derby winners and presentations

5 - 6 p.m.: Atomic Precipitation, Waddington-area band

6:15 - 7 p.m.: Local singer Larry Holly

7:30 - 9 p.m.: National country star Jason Michael Carroll in concert

9:45 p.m. approx.: Fireworks by Young Explosives

SUNDAY

6:30 a.m.: Top 12 anglers launch for final day of the showdown; public invited

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Kaitlyn LaShomb, Troy O’Brien, Nick Rycroft, local singers and musicians

Noon to 5 p.m.: Bassmaster Elite Series Expo

1 - 3 p.m.: Chris Taylor & The Custom Taylor Band, Syracuse area country band

3:15 p.m.: Official final weigh-in and ceremony begins

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