Don’t Miss this Weekend! International Eelpout Festival in Walker MN


Feb 19, 2015 – Feb 22, 2015

Found in the little northern town of Walker, is an unusual gathering that has been a winter staple for the past 30 years. Leech Lake, Minnesota’s 3rd largest lake, hosts it’s annual EELPOUT FESTIVAL this weekend- an homage to one of the ugliest bottom-dwelling freshwater fish. As any true Minnesotan, thousands of visitors swarm Walker and Leech Lake, in search of a quirky and fun outdoor experience. The opening ceremonies begin Thursday, February 19th at 5:00pm with lighting of the torches in Walker City Park, and will continue until Sunday night! For a one-of-a-kind time, check out the annual International Eelpout Festival this weekend in Walker, Minnesota!

Some of the many events scheduled for the Festival include:

Eelpout Ice Fishing Contest
Official Scale Times
February 20 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weight in @ Walker City Park
Friday 12:30pm-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-10:30am

DJ Dance Party and Karaoke Contest
February 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Live Music all Festival long at the Chase’s 502 Bar and Restaurant.
Friday- American Bootleg 8pm-12:30am
Saturday- American Bootleg 8pm-12:30am
February 20 @ 10:00 am – February 21 @ 12:00 pm- Urban Myth

Eelpout Fish Fry
February 20 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Eelpout Curling
February 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 2nd Annual Kids Perch Jerk
February 21 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Savings Bonds will be awarded to the three biggest perch caught. Holes will be drilled for kids to use. Please bring the poles and bait for them to use. Other small prizes will be giving out also!

EelPout Rugby
February 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bemidji State Rugby team come by and watch and play!

Polar Pout Plunge
February 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In Front of the Chase on the Lake. The Main Event that you do not want to miss. Freeze your butt off for Charity!

Eelpout Derby
February 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In Front of City Park Coors Castle. Race for fastest fish for a chance to win prizes!

Fishing Contest Awards Ceremony
February 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
At the Walker City Park

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If you're a buyer or seller, relocating from out of state or in town, an investor in a short sale or foreclosure situation, townhome or single family, acreage or development, new construction or existing, I'm here to serve your real estate needs! My main areas of business are residential real estate in the Twin Cities 13 County Metro Area and Western Wisconsin. I sell all types of residential real estate, from first time homes through executive properties, and specialize in relocation services working with various companies, organizations and universities throughout the Twin Cities. Because I pride myself on providing over-the-top customer service, the majority of my business comes from referrals. My educational background includes a BA in Communications from Central College, Pella, IA, and a Masters in Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.
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