2020 Branson Crappie Expo & Mr. Crappie Classic Tournament

The 2020 Crappie Expo is coming to Branson by popular demand, promising even more thrills and excitement for fishing enthusiasts than before.

At the 2020 Branson Crappie Expo, experience a bigger and better indoor expo paired with the Mr. Crappie $200K Invitational Crappie Classic Tournament. 

In 2019, Hot Springs, Arkansas hosted the Crappie Expo, and attracted more than 45,000 fans in its debut year. This year, the Crappie Expo has found its new home right here in Branson, Missouri, and is expecting even more buzz than before. 

This record-breaking 2020 event will be held October 29 through November 1 at the Branson Convention Center and Table Rock Lake State Park. 

Make your way to the Branson Convention Center in Historic Downtown Branson to explore the largest consumer crappie and panfish show. With over 100 vendors from all over the nation, and from all areas of the industry, you’re sure to find the perfect catch. While here, you’re also invited to indulge in the World’s Largest Crappie Fry.

The World’s Largest Crappie Fry will be on Saturday, October 31, starting at 11 a.m. Fish Fry Tickets tickets will be handed out at the Crappie Expo on Saturday. The fresh fried crappie, hushpuppies and taters will be given away until supply runs out.

Next, head to Table Rock State Park for the 2020 Mr. Crappie $200K Invitational Crappie Classic Tournament. This tournament attracts the best of the best in the sport - you won’t want to miss it. Tournament itinerary is as follows: 

Thursday, October 29:

7 a.m. 100 teams will take off from the State Park Marina on Table Rock Lake.

3 p.m. October 29, there will be a weigh-in at the State Park Marina weigh-in site. The 100 teams will be cut to 50 teams to compete on October 30.



Friday, October 30:

7 a.m. 50 teams will take off from the State Park Marina and fish till 2 p.m.

The weigh-in will be held at the Crappie Expo in the Branson Convention Center on stage.

Teams will be cut to the top 25 teams for the Mr. Crappie Invitational Championship on Saturday.



Saturday October 31:

Saturday = final day of the tournament

Top 25 teams will take off at 7 a.m. from the State Park Marina on Table Rock lake.

The championship weigh-in will be held at 3 p.m. at the Branson Convention Center to crown the winner of the largest crappie tournament payout in crappie fishing history.

When describing the event, founder and organizer, Wally Marshall (aka Mr. Crappie) said, “we'll have boat and tackle manufacturers showing and selling their products, tackle dealers offering the latest and greatest fishing gear, expert instruction from top fishing pros, daily music concerts, plus the World's Largest Fish Fry and the sport's most prestigious tournament. We'll also have a drawing for a free Ranger boat!”

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