New Madrid hosts fishing tournament and fall festival

New Madrid hosts fishing tournament and fall festival

NEW MADRID, MO (KFVS) - More than 100 teams participated in the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest National Championship Tournament in New Madrid on Saturday.

In conjunction with the tournament, hundreds filled the streets of downtown New Madrid in the Fourth Annual Fall Festival featuring booths, food, fishing, a race and car show.

This year New Madrid hosted the fishing tournament as opposed to previous years where they only held qualifying events for the tournament.

Christina McWaters, executive director with New Madrid's Chamber of Commerce, says this tournament brought in a lot of people which spent a lot of money at businesses in the city.

The fishing continues Sunday and the final weigh-in and crowning of the Bass Pro Shop Tournament will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 5.

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