Contact Information

Contact Information

Parks and Recreation Department


Kids Fishing Fair at Bush Lake

Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Kids at Bush Lake Fishing Fair

2023 Kids Fishing Fair at West Bush Lake Park!

The contest starts at 9 a.m. and is split into two divisions, one for ages 12 and under and one for ages 13-16. 

  • Free event, open to all! 
  • No fishing license required
  • Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Contest begins at 9 a.m. 
  • Contest ends at 11 a.m. with awards to follow.
  • Event takes place rain or shine.
  • Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Kids must bring their own rod and reel.*
  • Fishing demonstrations.
  • Free bait and prizes!

*limited number of loaner poles available

Download, print and share the 2023 Kids Fishing Fair flyer

For more information, call 952-944-6356 or visit


Want to do more than just attend the Kids Fishing Fair? Sign up to volunteer and help ensure a fun event for the kids. The 2023 Fishing Fair needs adult volunteers in a variety of capacities including contest judges, bait distribution, fishing equipment set-up and more.  

Sponsored by Bloomington Optimist Club, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Bush Lake Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and Get the Lead Out Minnesota

Kids Fishing Fair 2023