It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. And if the weather doesn’t have you feeling like a hermit, there are plenty of options for entertainment around town.
Winter, schwinter. Fie upon thee, polar vortex. Think we can’t take it? We can, we do, and we still celebrate the outdoors. Or at least, that seems to be the prevailing attitude for the upcoming Eelpout Festival in Walker, Feb. 20-23.
The Eelpout Festival is known as a must-see, but two months after the three-day winter party the lake still isn’t cleaned up.
On Friday, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer were back on Leech Lake, enjoying what they helped kick off the day before: The Eelpout Festival.
Frank and Chris headed up to Walker, Minn., Thursday for a massive party — Eelpout Festival.
New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Munich has Oktoberfest and northern Minnesota has The Eelpout Festival.
It’s one of Minnesota’s winter traditions that mixes craziness with creativity. Where else will you find people curling with “ice” stones using frozen eelpout for handles? Walker’s annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake can easily draw crowds of between 4,000 to 7,000 spectators and anglers.