The International Eelpout Festival On Leech Lake Has Been Cancelled


It's an annual festival that has been going on for about 40 years and it's being cancelled this year. The International Eelpout Festival was scheduled for Feb 20-23. The International Eelpout Festival brings in about 10,000 people every year. The three day festival is known for a fishing competition, fish fry, polar plunge, sled dog rides, and everyone's favorite a huge beer pong tournament.

According to Bring Me The News, the announcement was made today, and the reason for cancelling the festival is because of a disagreement with the county on how to properly enforce rules on Leech Lake as festival attendance continues to grow. The International Eelpout Festival did release a statement on their Facebook regarding the cancellation.