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Bassmaster Classic comes to the Upstate this week. Join the fun at these free events

Anderson and Greenville counties are set to co-host their fourth Bassmaster Classic when the world’s most prestigious professional bass tournament returns to the Upstate this week.

The 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk will be held on Lake Hartwell March 4-6, with takeoffs from Green Pond Landing & Event Center. Daily weigh-ins will be held at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville and the annual Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo will be held at Greenville Convention Center.

Known as the Super Bowl of fishing, the Bassmaster Classic hosts the world’s best anglers. The 2022 event will have 55 competitors.

You can join in the fun by attending free events surrounding the tournament, starting with the kickoff party on Thursday, March 3, at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville. Here’s the lineup:

Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk Shimano Kickoff Party

When: Thursday, March 3

Where: Fluor Field, 945 S. Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

Hours: 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Enjoy live music from Steel Toe Stiletto, food and fireworks, meet pro anglers and enter to win hourly prizes. It’s fun for the entire family, featuring a kids’ area with The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Imagination Playground. Please click HERE to read the bag policy for Fluor Field.

Takeoffs

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 4-6

Where: Green Pond Landing & Event Center, 470 Green Pond Rd., Anderson, SC 29625

Hours: Activities start at 6:30 a.m., with the launch at 7 a.m. daily

Get the day started early with an up-close view of the Classic contender takeoff. Plus, check out sponsor booths and activations.

Live Weigh-ins

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 4-6

Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601

Hours: Doors open at 3 p.m. for credentialed B.A.S.S. Life and B.A.S.S. Nation members and 3:15 p.m. for the general public. The weigh-in is expected to begin around 4:30 p.m.

There is a strict clear bag policy at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For more information and a list of FAQs, please click HERE.

Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Marathon

When: March 4-6

Where: Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr., Greenville, SC 29607

Hours: Friday, March 4: 12 p.m. -7 p.m. (Doors open at 11 am for Media and B.A.S.S. Life and B.A.S.S. Nation Members); Saturday, March 5: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, March 6: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Exhibitors will be onsite selling a variety of merchandise for fishing, hunting, camping and more.

There will be a shuttle service offered between the Greenville Convention Center and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The shuttle schedule is 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. March 4-6.

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