For the past 40 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.
Activities for the week include:
Live MusicIce BarHelicopter RidesFish FryDog Sled RidesEelpout CurlingEelpout RugbyBeer Pong TournamentEelpout 500 RacesJalapeno Eating Contest& More!