FAQS
When will tickets be available for purchase?
Tickets will be available for purchase week of March 14th. Continue to check www.basspro.com/fishingfair for more information on pricing and availability. Please feel free to subscribe at basspro.com/email for additional notifications about the fair and tickets.
Is there a limited number of tickets available?
Tickets to the World’s Fishing Fair will not be limited, but there will be a limited number of tickets available for the Concerts for Conservation and limited seating capacity for the seminars.
Are there different ticket options?
Yes. For the best possible value, fans can purchase combination tickets for World’s Fishing Fair, Concerts for Conservation, and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium. Continue to check www.basspro.com/fishingfair for the latest information on ticket options, pricing, and availability.
Where will the concerts be held?
All concerts will be held at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri. Parking for concerts will be at the venue itself. Click here for directions to the concert venue.
Are there additional benefits beyond general admission?
General admission tickets provide access to all World’s Fishing Fair activities, sales, events, and giveaways on the campus of Bass Pro Shops’ National Headquarters in Springfield, MO.
I have a group of more than four people wanting to attend to the concerts. How can I do so?
We’re happy to hear you have a big group coming! We will be glad to accommodate. The best way to purchase tickets for larger groups is through separate transactions. To help ensure your group can set together, we recommend purchasing in areas where more seats are available.
Will lodging be provided?
Lodging can be purchased from preferred hotels by clicking here. Be sure to mention that you are attending the World’s Fishing Fair during your stay. A portion of proceeds from your stay will go to support conservation.
Are there discounts for ticket purchases?
We are honored to extend discounts to our military members and veterans. Tickets for military members and veterans will $5 each and are available at the gate. General admission for the World’s Fishing Fair is free for kids 8 and under and a reduced price is offered for youth (ages 9-16).
How will tickets be delivered after I buy them?
If tickets were purchased online or through the mobile app, you will receive a confirmation email. These tickets may then be downloaded directly from the email or accessed through the Bass Pro Shops World’s Fishing Fair mobile app for entry. (Please note: the Bass Pro Shops World’s Fishing Fair mobile app will be available for download soon.)
Tickets will be available for purchase on-site during the World’s Fishing Fair from March 30 - April 3, depending on availability. Guests purchasing on-site will receive tickets or wristbands directly, depending on availability.
Are my World's Fishing Fair tickets good for one day or the entire fair?
World's Fishing Fair passes will be good for all days of the fair.
Are tickets refundable?
All sales for World’s Fishing Fair, the Concerts for Conservation series, and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium are final. No refunds, exchanges, or cancellations are possible.
What methods of payment are accepted for ticket purchases?
Tickets can be purchased with either your credit card or debit card.
What is the last day I can order tickets ahead of the event?
Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event, if available. However, for the best chance to ensure attendance at your events of choice, purchase your tickets in advance at www.basspro.com/fishingfair.
Can I resell my tickets?
No. Reselling to a third party is not allowed.
Do I receive my in-store CLUB points rate for purchasing tickets?
Yes! CLUB customers who use their CLUB card to purchase tickets will receive their in-store rates (2% for Classic, 3% for Silver, and 5% for Black).
Will the World’s Fishing Fair have accommodations for the handicapped?
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters will be available for rent at the World’s Fishing Fair. Shuttles from parking lots will also be handicap accessible. Check www.basspro.com/fishingfair or the app for updates on concert venue accommodations.
How can I stay up-to-date on happenings at the fair?
For the latest updates, please check our updated information at www.basspro.com/fishingfair or on the World's Fishing Fair app.
What if there is inclement weather?
In the event inclement weather impacts the World’s Fishing Fair, all guests will receive notifications via email and in the Bass Pro World's Fishing Fair mobile app via push notification. The safety of our guests is our first priority and details will be shared as soon as possible.
If there is weather-related event that forces a postponement or cancellation, will refunds be given?
As the World’s Fishing Fair is not an outside-only event, no refunds will be provided if outdoor-related events and activities are canceled or postponed due to weather.
Is there a map/layout of the event and an event schedule?
Fans are encouraged to download the official mobile app of the Bass Pro Shops World's Fishing Fair for easy access to maps and schedule of events. You can also continue to check the Fair’s webpage at www.basspro.com/fishingfair for more information and details on the events and scheduling.
What amenities will be available?
There will be a variety of dining and beverage options, including beer and wine, available for purchase at the World’s Fishing Fair.
Will tickets guarantee seating for seminars and events (such as concerts)?
Seating will be based on concert ticket tier purchased. Concert tickets will be made available immediately via email or SMS text. Seating for the seminars at the World’s Fishing Fair will be on a first come, first serve basis and are not guaranteed.
Where should I park?
Parking will be off-site. Shuttle services will be provided for the different designated parking lots. Expect 30-45 minutes of travel time via shuttle to the event due to high traffic levels. Visit Basspro.com/fishingfair or the app for the latest information and updates. Guests attending the World’s Fishing Fair and parking in free lots will be able to utilize an extensive free shuttle service to and from Bass Pro Shops “Grandaddy Store.” Shuttle schedules and parking lot information can be found online at www.basspro.com/fishingfair or on the app.
Will there be a parking fee?
No parking fees will be charged for guests to park in the approved lots set aside for the World’s Fishing Fair. Please visit www.basspro.com/fishingfair for designated parking lots and information.
Do we have a list of the seminars available (dates/times).
Fans can keep up-to-date on the latest seminars and daily schedule online at www.basspro.com/fishingfair or through the app.
How do I enter the drawings?
To enter the World’s Fishing Fair drawings, attendees must download the Bass Pro Shops World’s Fishing Fair mobile app and click on “Giveaways” via the app navigation to register. Drawings will be held hourly for more than $250,000 in prizes over the five-day event.
If merchandise is purchased at the event, is it subject to normal return policies?
Yes, all purchases are subject to normal return policies.
Will there be autograph sessions?
Autograph sessions will be held after most seminars. Additional information will be posted at the event.
Are there restrictions on what is allowed at the event?
No large containers or coolers.
No pets other than service animals.
No fireworks or noise-making devices.
No food and beverages except for medical and infant needs.
No oversized bags or cases that cannot be carried on shuttle.
No lawn or lounge chairs.
What are the hours each day for the event?
Event gates open Monday - Saturday at 9:00am CT and close at 9:00pm CT; event gates open Sunday at 9:00am CT and close at 7:00pm CT. Guests attending the World’s Fishing Fair can access free parking lots across Springfield with free shuttle service to and from the event.
When do doors open for Concert for Conservation?
Concert doors open at 5:45pm ct.
Will there be alcohol sales?
There will be a variety of beverage options, including beer and wine, available for purchase on-site at the World’s Fishing Fair.
How can I become a vendor for the event?
Please email customer.service@basspro.com, with all business and vendor inquires.
Ticket Purchase Support and general information please call or email:
Ph: 1-800-BASSPRO (1-800-227-7776)
7 days/week, 7a.m. - 11p.m. CT or
E: customer.service@basspro.com
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