deerfest attractions and events

DeerFest is not a “show”. DeerFest is an “Event” Bring the entire family and enjoy “Everything Deer” in a true festival environment. DeerFest will feature the largest gathering of deer hunting celebrities to visit Wisconsin. They will all sign FREE autographs and take a picture with you and your family! Join them and leading industry professionals and leading manufacturers, shop 100’s of exhibitor booths where you can buy “Everything Deer”. Learn from DeerFest only expert seminars, test all of the hot new bows, shoot any of the numerous DeerFest archery courses, watch the celebrities and pros compete in daily pop-up tournaments, win a chance to shoot against them, compete for great prizes and don’t forget to bring in your trophy rack or shed and have it officially scored and entered into the record books. DeerFest is “Everything Deer” and we promise the entire family will have FUN!

Booths & Exhibits

Hundreds of booths and exhibits will present “Everything Deer”. This is your chance to see and purchase all of the hot new deer related products, meet industry manufactures or book that hunt of a lifetime with the nation’s leading guides and outfitters.

2016 DeerFest Exhibitors

DF 2016 will feature over 250 indoor booths and exhibits and a Trophy Display.  The DF Archery Pavilion will feature the leading archery and cross bow companies where DF attendees can test the new equipment.  DF 2016 will also feature an ATV display and test area, and a ride and drive area for 4-wheel drive trucks along with several archery courses.

The complete line-up of exhibitors and sponsors will be posted in July. 

DeerFest Special Attractions

Celebrity Archery Tournament: Watch all of the DeerFest Celebrity Guest compete in daily tournaments on our pop-up target course. They never miss on TV, you will be very entertained and impressed as you watch them shoot this very challenging course. DeerFest attendees can shoot the course all day long, and each day one lucky participant will shoot against/with the celebrities in the daily tournament—it could be you—bring your bow!

Shed Dog Trials: Shed antler hunting is the craze sweeping the deer hunting world and dogs are a big part of it. Watch as the best shed antler hunting dogs in the world compete in this special competition—be careful—once you see this you will have to have your very own shed antler dog!

DeerFest Live Auction: DeerFest will feature one of the largest deer-only live auctions in the world. Guns, bows, guided hunts, treestands, apparel, everything related to deer will be auctioned live only at DeerFest!

Bow Testing, 3-D Shoots, Tournaments: Join Mathews, Hoyt, PSE, Ten Point and other leading archery manufacturers who have provided DeerFest attendees the opportunity to test their NEW BOWS in a real shooting range—test them all before you buy! DeerFest also features two 3-D courses and a pop-up target range—bring your bow and shoot for fun, or enter any number of our daily tournaments where you can win great prizes and CASH!


DeerFest will feature 3 full days of “deer exclusive” seminars on two event stages.  DeerFest celebrities and industry experts will provide DF attendees the opportunity to learn everything from launching your own TV show to holding trophy bucks on your property to hunting public land.  DF will feature over 25 exclusive seminars.  Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Keith Beam, Jared Scheffler, experts from Antler King and Horny Buck Seed are among the many experts on the 2016 schedule.

Complete 2016 Seminar Schedule to be announced in July!

Industry Experts and Celebrities

DeerFest 2016 will feature one of the largest gathering of hunting celebrities to ever visit the Midwest.  The Crush Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Eva Shockey, Driven TV’s Pat & Nicole Reeve, Chris & Kasey Keefer and Red Arrow’s Kip Campbell highlight the 2016 line-up.  Keith Beam, and Jared Scheffler will also be on hand.  Be sure to watch the main photo box on the DF Home page for celebrity updates / additions. 

Trophy Room / Free Rack and Shed Scoring at DeerFest

The Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club will be on hand to provide FREE SCORING for all DF attendees who bring in a rack or shed.  DF will offer attendees brining in racks or sheds for display a special 3-Day Admission pass of $20.  DF and the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club will also present Best of Show awards in 8 classes. 

Browning Trail Cameras Photo Contest

Make sure to bring in your trail camera photos and post them on the Browning Trail Cameras Photo Contest board.  Each day we will be giving away trail cameras and other prizes for the best photos!

Bring Your Bows!

Shoot in the DF 3D Tournament for Cash and Merchandise Prizes!  Shoot the DF Pop-Up 3D Course for prizes and a chance to shoot against the celebrities.  Daily prizes!  You are missing out on lots of fun if you don’t bring your bow!


All DeerFest attendees will have the opportunity to register for great door prizes. Bows, hunts, trail cameras—-we have even given away a log cabin in the past! 

Everything Deer & More

Tractors, trucks, hunting cabins, photo contest, archery tournaments, bow testing—DeerFest is Everything Deer and Much More—Bring The Entire Family!