NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s inaugural Bass Fishing Tournament will take place in tandem with another popular Natchitoches event, the annual TappedTober Craft Beer and Wine Festival, both taking place Saturday, Oct. 15 and supported by the Cane River Waterway Commission.
Although these are two separate events, both appeal to a wide variety of spectators who can attend one or both at some point during the day, according to NSU administrators, who expect to draw anglers and their families from throughout the region to the tournament and the weigh-in at Collins Pavilion where there will be games, activities and a fishing tournaments for kids. Tournament participants and/or their families may elect to go downtown to TappedTober in the evening to check out the food, music and libations.
The Bass Fishing Tournament sites will include Cane River, Sibley Lake, Red River and Black Lake. Weigh-ins on the NSU campus will include giveaways, door prizes, raffle, DJ, bounce house and tackle and apparel vendors. Proceeds will benefit the NSU Fishing Team.
Details and entry fee information and a complete list of tournament rules and regulations is available at https://northwesternstatealumni.com/bass-tournament/.
TappedTober will take place on Natchitoches’ downtown riverfront from noon to 10 p.m. with a day-long family-friendly schedule of music. More than 150 choices of craft beer and wine will be available to sample while watching football, playing games and closing the night with a fireworks show. Food trucks, inflatables for kids, games and more will entertain all ages. Headliners are Nashville stars Tracy Lawrence and HunterGirl and Bossier City’s own David Daniels. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NRMC Foundation and the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Cancer Center.
Ticket information and a schedule are available at www.tappedtober.com.