The 29th annual February Festival will be held (IN-PERSON!) on Saturday, February 5 from 12-3pm on Lake Ann, at Lake Ann Park. Join us for an ice fishing contest, food and drink concessions, door prizes, and free family activities. We are so excited to see everyone back out on the ice this February!
Ice Fishing Contest 1-3pmOfficial 2022 Fishing Contest Prize List and Event Flyer!
Over $6,000 in prizes will be awarded as part of this year’s fishing contest! Prizes are awarded to the 50 largest fish by weight, of any legal species. In the event of a tie, the contestant with the first entry wins the higher prize, the second fish places next. One fish prize per person.
Register online below, or in-person at the event. Cost is $10 per ticket, and each contestant must purchase their own ticket(s). Tickets MUST be affixed to fishing poles and/or tip-ups during the contest.
One ticket per fishing hole, with a limit of two tickets for each person fishing. Only fish a contestant personally catches are eligible for the contest. Fish that are caught by one individual and given to another person are not eligible. No sharing fish. Tickets MUST be affixed to fishing poles and/or tip-ups during the contest.
All holes are pre-drilled. No fish house sheds or enclosures inside the assigned fishing contest area. Depth finders may be used during the contest. Underwater cameras may be used prior to the contest, but not during. Pursuant to DNR regulations, Largemouth Bass of any length and Northern Pike between 24”-36” in length are NOT eligible for the contest. If caught, these fish must be released immediately. Fishing licenses required for contestants 16+.
Before registering for the fishing contest, please review the complete set of fishing contest rules and regulations posted below.
Ice Fishing Starter Kit
Cabin Fever Sporting Goods in Victoria is offering 10% off on introductory ice fishing gear to registered FebFest fishing contest participants! Show your FebFest fishing contest ticket receipt at the register to receive the special discount. Click HERE for an overview of eligible items and a starter kit cheat-sheet. Available while supplies last.
Need a fishing license?
Merlin’s Ace Hardware in Chanhassen sells fishing licenses. Stop in to get yours before February 5!
Food and beverage (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) concessions will be available for purchase on-site, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Chanhassen and sponsored by Market Square. S’mores kites will be available for purchase courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 330 of Chanhassen.
Activities & Door Prizes
Come and enjoy FREE activities and door prizes from 12-3pm! There will be free door prize tickets (1 per person), dog sled rides, hayrides, snowshoeing, ice skating (bring your own skates), and bonfires. Make sure to dress for the weather – this is an outdoor event that will be held snow, cold or shine!
Medallion Hunt - Sponsored by Charter Bank of Chanhassen
The FebFest medallion hunt will begin Monday, January 31st at 9am and will run until the medallion is found. Visit our medallion hunt page here for more information!
Parking is available throughout Lake Ann Park. Parking is not available on the ice. You may utilize the drop-off loop near the Lakeside Pavilion to drop off members of your party while you park.
Special thanks to our Community Event Sponsors, Charter Bank Chanhassen, the Rotary Club of Chanhassen, and our wonderful event partners listed below for supporting our annual February Festival! This community event would not be successful without their continued support.
Interested in sponsoring FebFest, or becoming involved? Let us know! There are a variety of sponsorship and partnership opportunities that are flexible to fit your needs and budget. Contact Priya Tandon at email@example.com or 952-227-1122 for more information.
For information on FebFest title sponsorship, and the Community Events Sponsorship Program, visit our Sponsorship webpage, here.