Jimmy Houston will join us for the Classic this year on Friday and Saturday. Jimmy Houston, Americas Favorite Fisherman, is in his 40th year on national television. For 20 years, Jimmy Houston Outdoors consistently ranked as the #1 outdoors show on ESPN.
Over 300 vendors selling the latest and greatest hunting, fishing and outdoor sports equipment and clothing,
unusual foods and unique gifts. There is something for everyone at the Classic!
Extreme Raptors Show
They're fierce, feathered and fantastic, winging your way in an avian extravaganza that captures the spirit of the wild.
Extreme Raptors is the premium wildlife production, featuring birds of prey like you've never seen them before. Eagles,
Hawks, Falcons and Owls are cleared for takeoff!!
Visit the kids catch and release pond and let them land their first one! The catfish come from one of our state hatcheries
and provide a great opportunity for kids to practice fishing.
SC Youth Bass Fishing Championship
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be teaming with a variety of fishing partners to host the SC Youth Bass Fishing Championship for anglers from The Bass Federation Junior and Student Angler Federation Clubs as well as the B.A.S.S Junior Bassmasters Clubs.
The tournament will be held on Lake Murray March 19, 2016 with the weigh in at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic at the SC State Fairgrounds.
Winners and Photos
Come see a 5,500-gallon aquarium stocked with largemouth and striped bass, featuring
fishing seminars and casting demonstrations by Keith Johnson.
Jimmy Houston to be featured at 2017 Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic
ESPN outdoors host Jimmy Houston will be featured at the 2017 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.
Jimmy Houston of "Jimmy Houston Outdoors" will be signing autographs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.
Jimmy Houston, "Americas Favorite Fisherman," is in his 40th year on national television. For 20 years, "Jimmy Houston Outdoors" consistently ranked as
the number one outdoors show on ESPN. "Jimmy Houston Outdoors" now airs on NBC Sports, Destination America, WFN, You Too America, My Family TV, Walk TV,
America Media Group, Heartland TV and The Texas Channel Cable Network.
Other exciting attractions at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic will be the Extreme Raptors Show, Billy Hurt and his Bass Tub, SCDNR's Catch and Release
Fishing Pond, deer scoring and many more.
For more Information:
SC State Fairgrounds
1200 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29201
Fri, March 24, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat, March 25, 9am-7pm
Sun, March 26, 11am-6pm