“Happy, Happy, Happy!” The Duck Dynasty craze is coming to Maine as cast member “Martin” will be the keynote speaker at October’s Maine Sportsman’s Night. The event will be an all-afternoon affair with vendors from a variety of aspects of the sportsman’s world.
Maine Sportsman’s Night will be held in Thorndike, Maine on Saturday, October 12th at Mount View High School. Tickets to the expo area are $16 each, and children under 8 years old are FREE with an accompanying adult (click to buy tickets).
Doors for the vendor expo open at 1:00pm, and Martin’s keynote speech is at 6:00pm.
Also featured at the show will be a meet-and-greet with the cast of North Wood’s Law, a popular reality show on Animal Planet that follows the day-to-day activities of Maine Wardens, as well as “Bear Whisperer” Blaine Anthony.
Duck Dynasty has become a wildly popular TV show on A&E. It was the second-most watched prime time show on Aug. 14, and the only show in the top 10 most-watched that aired on a cable channel. Only the “America’s Got Talent” live results show, on NBC, scored a higher rating; the other eight shows of the night were all on NBC, CBS or ABC
The Robertson Family, the show’s main characters, are outgoing about their Christian Faith. The family is often shown praying at the end of each episode. However, family patriarch Phil Robertson says that the show’s producers are frequently uncomfortable with the family’s strong Christian values. “They pretty much cut out most of the spiritual things,” Robertson told The Christian Chronicle. “We say them, but they just don’t run them on the show.”
Regardless, the family’s authenticity has resonated with much of America, and now Mainers can share a part of the action with Duckman Martin’s visit.
Here are some videos for your viewing pleasure —
Uncle Si gives Martin “expert” dating advice
Martin and Godwin explain how they are the brains behind Duck Commander
Jase and Missy Robertson: Building a Foundation on Christ
The cast members have also done their own individual promoting — Phil Robertson released a book entitled Happy Happy Happy, while Si recently released a biography entitled Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle, and Matriarch Kay released the cookbook Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen.