Major Sponsor

  • We are an outdoor coastal trading company that builds gear and apparel for those with a passion for the outdoors. Born in the back of a Florida bait and tackle shop over a quarter century ago, Calcutta was created with a rebellious spirit and an ambitious goal to offer hardworking outdoor products at a reasonable price. To this day, Calcutta products stand out in design, functionality and value. From nearly indestructible coolers and travel cups to rugged backpacks and utility bags to authentic apparel designed for the outdoors, Calcutta builds the products that fit your lifestyle. We’re on a mission to help you reclaim your free time and to declare mutiny on the mundane. If you’re looking to escape from everyday routine, you can depend on Calcutta gear and apparel.

Diamond Sponsors

  • Bringing you the largest selection of waterfront properties in Carteret County.

    Over the years, Linda Rike has reached a conclusion. She loves being near the water, any type of water - a wide expanse of ocean, a peaceful waterway, a favorite fishing spot. It's something about the smell of the salt air. Or perhaps it's the sounds of waves crashing on the shoreline or a baited line and hook breaking a glassy surface at daybreak. You might be surprised to find that the emphasis Linda places on the importance of water in her own life doesn't stop at the coastline.

    Linda Understands That Water Is Critical in so many aspects of life - gardening, cooking and bringing to fruition everything from flowers to sandcastles. Linda also understands that adding water to your lifestyle can have an uplifting effect on you. That's one reason she has lived in Carteret County for so long. She appreciates the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and the many waterways that ribbon the Crystal Coast area. It's the perfect place to satisfy her desire to catch gorgeous sunsets every time she has the opportunity.

    As longtime area residents and real estate professionals, Linda offers you the most comprehensive and knowledgeable guidance around when it comes to adding water to your own lifestyle - whether it's in the form of a waterfront home or just moving you close enough to the coast to go boating or fishing or to catch a spectacular sunset every day.


    Official Real Estate Company Since 1998 - Over 18 Years

    Tel: 252-247-6922

    Official Real Estate Company

  • Wells Fargo is a diversified financial services company that provides a broad range of banking, asset management, wealth management, and corporate and investment banking products and services.

    Official Bank

  • Known as "The King of Beers," Budweiser was first introduced by Adolphus Busch in 1876 and it's still brewed with the same high standards today. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp American-style lager. Brewed with the best barley malt and a blend of premium hop varieties, it is an icon of core American values like optimism and celebration and the perfect beer to celebrate reeling in the BIG ONE!


  • Dick Parker made his way to the Crystal Coast from Mount Olive selling candy and watermelons out of the back of a pickup truck when the depression years sent him out looking for work. In 1947, he opened up his first car dealership in downtown Morehead City near the present day yacht basin. Embracing his new hometown and its passion for fishing, Dick and four other local businessmen, which would soon be known as the Fabulous Fisherman's Club, started the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, which at that time lasted the entire summer. The Parker Automotive group is proud to continue his legacy and tradition of supporting the charitable efforts of the tournament and the excitement surrounding reeling in the big one! Visit us at and

    Legend Sponsor

    (919) 934-3143
    Collins Inc. is Eastern North Carolina’s Fishing boat headquarters! Family owned since 1956 we strive to provide the best in Service and Selection! Located in Smithfield, NC we are convenient to anywhere in Eastern Carolina.

Platinum Sponsors

  • Jarrett Bay Boatworks, builder and broker of fine sportfishing boats, is located directly on North Carolina's Intracoastal Waterway and offers the most comprehensive service yard on the East Coast.

  • (800) 849-7676

    Three generations of our family serving your family....One bailey box at at time.
    Celebrating 68 years in business.

  • Established Television and Video Production Company based in Beaufort. Specializing in quality Outdoor Videography, Television Shows, Commercials, Corporate Video, Event Coverage, Product Promotion Videos, Internet and Live Streaming Video

  • EJW Outdoors has everything the sportsman needs, including hunting and fishing licenses. A full service bait and tackle shop with Penn, Shimano, and Berkley gulp. Offering inhouse reel repairs and spooling. The largest Stan Rod dealer in the area.

  • Nationwide works hard to safeguard your investments and help you plan for the future − protecting what matters most to you and your family.

  • From our Championship Golf Course and Clubhouse to The Pavilion with a planned resort-style pool, playground, volleyball court and gathering spaces, North River Resort Community offers resort living at its finest. Couple that with nearby boutique shops and restaurants on the historic Beaufort waterfront and pristine beaches dotting the Crystal Coast and the good life awaits. We are located at 300 Links Drive, Beaufort, NC 28516 and can be reach at 877-352-9059.

  • NAPA is America's first choice for automotive parts and accessories and the leading supplier of specialty parts and marine parts, equipment for the collision repair, heavy duty and industrial markets. Visit us today.

  • Waste Industries has proudly provided its customers with the highest quality, customer-focused, cost effective, and environmentally sound solutions to solid waste disposal and recycling available to date. It has been our goal from the day we began our operations in 1970 to go above and beyond expectations, providing a level of service that allows for each and every one of our customers to put waste out of their minds entirely. Waste Industries is committed to doing the best possible job in providing a hassle-free waste experience.

  • The first exquisite blend of Crown Royal® Canadian whisky was meticulously crafted from 50 select whiskies, dressed in the finest cut glass and wrapped in purple robes, to commemorate the first grand tour of Canada by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, in 1939. And in truly noble fashion, this bottle of Crown Royal® was placed on the Royal train as a symbol of the hardworking and genuine nature of the Canadian people.

  • For 25 years, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries has served North Carolina its fresh, never-frozen burgers, house-made frozen custard, and other classic favorites in a unique open-kitchen setting. Find your neighborhood Hwy 55 by visiting today!

  • Your one stop boating shop for sales & service. Our mission is to provide the best boating experience by consistently exceeding the greatest expectations of our customers. As the only Boston Whaler dealer in NC, MarineMax has everything you need to land the catch of your life!

Event Sponsors

  • Three generations of our family serving your family....One bailey box at at time.
    Celebrating 68 years in business. KWLA Ladies Trunk Show Sponsor

  • KWLA Major Sponsor
    Alexseal Yacht Coatings offers a complete system of premium paint products.

  • Quality performance engines for recreational, intermittent sportfishing & light-duty commercial applications providing after sales support world-wide.

    Wednesday Event Sponsor
  • Sunday Pig Pickin’ Co-Sponsor
  • Your dealer for Viking Yachts, Jarrett Bay Boatworks, Regulator Marine, Albemarle Boats, Jupiter Marine, Sabre Yachts, Back Cove Yachts, Cruisers Yachts, Novurania Yacht Tenders, Princess Yachts, and worldwide leader in service and brokerage sales.

    Sunday Pig Pickin’ Co-Sponsor
  • Spencer Yachts has taken the Carolina style and tradition of boat building with a unique look and transformed it into a World Class and high performance Sport Fishing Yacht.

    Awards Banquet Sponsor
  • Located in historic Beaufort, NC - Front Street Village offers a unique east coast nautical community like no other. Sunday Pig Pickn' Location.

Product Display Sponsors

Gold Sponsors