Family Fun "Sturgeon Spectacular"

Posted at 7:30 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 20:30:48-05

It’s nearly time for the kick-off to Sturgeon Spearing season. This year, an event is taking place on Feb. 12-14, to celebrate the season. The Sturgeon Spectacular grew from the wish to continue the time-honored sport of sturgeon spearing into a gathering of friends, family and visitors in Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago region. The event will take place on and off the lake and will include a new and unique event for Lake Winnebago - an outdoor hockey game, as well as ice kiting, fireworks, and more. Plus, the Downtown District will host FREE entertainment, food specials, and a chili crawl. On the ice Sturgeon Spectacular activities include:

* The 27th Annual Sturgeon Stampede featuring ice-kiting, wind surfing, ice bowling, live music and more - Friday through Sunday

* Outdoor Sturgeon Classic Hockey Game featuring Fond du Lac Bears vs. the Monroe Blues - Saturday

* U8 Mite Hockey Tournament - Saturday

* Public Ice Skating (rentals available) - Friday & Saturday

* "Spear The Fatty" Bike Race and Booty Adventure Run - Saturday

* Dog Sled Rides - Saturday

"Fishing Has No Boundaries," sponsors a Sturgeon Spearing event specifically for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Afterward, all attendees can enjoy food, beverages, and music.

Off the ice, Sturgeon Spectacular activities include:

* Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts - music and "Kiss The Sturgeon" contest

* "Sturgeon Stories: Shaping a Culture" - Saturday

* Chili Crawl - Downtown - Saturday

* Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Sunday

* Snowshoe Making Workshop - Sunday

For a complete listing and details of activities with some pre-weekend activities that start on Feb 11, log onto