39th Annual International Eelpout Festival

39th Annual International Eelpout Festival

February 22nd - 25th

For the past 38 years, and for three days every February, crowds that are more than 10 times the population of tiny Walker, Minn. (pop. 1,069) gather on Minnesota’s third largest lake (112,000-acres), Leech Lake, for a festival named for one of the ugliest bottom-dwelling fish, the eelpout. In a state where it is common to embrace the quirky and find great fun in the most unlikely circumstances and weather conditions, this festival is pure Minnesota fun.

 

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies at Chase on the Lake

This is the Kick Off to the big event!

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pre-Pout Party in Chase Tent

For all you early arrivals $3 pints while supplies last!

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Eelpout Fish Fry

At the Chase on the Lake tent. Don’t Miss out on the Real Eelpout Nuggets! 

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Eelpout Curling

In front of Chase on the Lake tent

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Official Weigh In Times

In the front of Chase on the Lake

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5th Annual Beer Pong Tournament

In Chase on the Lake Tent. Register online at: www.eelpoutbeerpong.com

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Official Weigh In Time

In front of Chase on the Lake

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eelpout Rugby

On Ice in Front of Chase on the Lake

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Eelpout Fish Fry

At the Chase on the Lake tent. Don’t miss out of the Real Eelpout Nuggets! 

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eelpout Curling

In front of Chase on the Lake tent

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dog Sled Rides

By Chase on the Lake Tent

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Helicopter Rides

By City Park

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4th Annual Kids Perch Jerk

In front of Chase on the Lake

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
15th Annual Polar Pout Plunge

In front of the Chase on the Lake. Registration at 12 Noon.

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Official Weight in Time

In Front of Chase on the Lake

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fishing Contest Awards Ceremony

In front of Chase on the Lake 

Source, credits, and more information: Eelpout Festival

 image credits:  Minnesota Monthly       Star Tribune

image credits: Minnesota Monthly     Star Tribune

 
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