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JUNE 20 - 23, 2024

Registration is now open!

Click the button below to claim your spot at this thrilling event.

Presented by
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Four days of boating excitement!

Join the thrilling world of Bago Big Bet Poker Run in beautiful Oshkosh, Wisconsin – where adrenaline meets the serene waters of Lake Winnebago! This event promises a heart-pounding combination of high-stakes poker, breathtaking boat displays, a dazzling boat parade, and a concert that will make waves.

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Event Highlights

Join us for the inaugural premier boating experience dubbed the "Bago Big Bet", brought to you by Offshore Wench. Featuring a jam-packed weekend of adrenaline and fun at the birthplace of high horsepower and Mercury Racing's backyard testing grounds -- Lake Winnebago!

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Poker Run Extravaganza

Wisconsin in June is some of the best boating in the country - calm waters, sunny skies and checkpoints that bring the fun on Lake Winnebago! Hop aboard your boat and collect your poker cards along the way. 

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Boat Show & Parade

Join us for a boat parade that transforms Main Street in Oshkosh into a nautical spectacle! Admire the procession of decked-out boats, each telling its own story through creative decorations and enthusiastic participants. It's a visual feast you won't want to miss.

Band Performance

Concert

Nothing goes better with boating than music. At the concert, be treated to a VIP experience like no other. Live music, cold beer and friends will make this an event you'll never forget.

Registration Info

We are all about community involvement and we want to showcase this amazing event to as many people as we can! Some portions of this event require registration are considered private.

 

The poker run is exclusive for Mercury Marine and Mercury Racing owners. The general public will not be admitted into any of Saturday's events. All parties must be registered and paid for online prior to June 20, 2024. Money will not be accepted at check-in. 

Event Agenda

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Thursday

2:00 PM - Downtown Boat Parade

Make your way to the parade route and get lined up! The parade will commence at 4:00 PM head through downtown Oshkosh and end at the Waterfest grounds! Enjoy vendors and all these beautiful boats up close! Captains will be on-hand to answer your questions.

 

6:00 PM - Concert By The River

Experience the sounds of blues and rock like you never have before with a VIP section for event attendees!
 

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Friday

11:00 AM - Optional Lunch Run

Optional lunch run to Fond du Lac Yacht Club brought to you by Hansen's Heavy Hauling.

 

2:00 PM -  Raft Up at Fond du Lac Yacht Club

Raft up at the Fond du Lac Yacht Club for an afternoon of music and games. Be sure to snag the first card of your poker hand!

6:00 PM - The Bet Kickoff Party

Finish the day with a famous Blu Bobber brew and some mouth-watering eats at Fox River Brewing Company. 

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Saturday

9:00 AM - Captains' Meeting

Mandatory Captain's breakfast meeting at the convention center in the hotel. All crew welcome.

11:00 AM - Start Your Engines

Start your engines and convene at the starting point.

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6:00 PM - Glam Night Reception

It's a glam night! Break out the sparkles and glitter! Dinner, reception and bowling at The Howard. Transportation will be available.

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Sunday

10:30 AM - Optional farewell brunch at Fox River Brewing Company 

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Hotel Info

 A room block has been reserved at the Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel in downtown Oshkosh.

 

Please reference Offshore Wench when calling.
920.230.1900

Our Sponsors

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Complete the form to send us an email for more information about registration or becoming a sponsor!

 

We have many sponsorships packages available - large and small! Be a part of this fun community event. 

For volunteer opportunities - groups or individuals, please contact our volunteer coordinator Kristina for information on both!

Phone: 262.349.1400

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Meet your host

Offshore Wench, LLC

An experienced go-fast powerboat-event organizer, Shannon Higgins, owner at Offshore Wench, is producing this fun community event. 

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