Destination Lake Winnebago Region and Fond du Lac Festivals Inc. Create Partnership for Sturgeon Spectacular

Destination Lake Winnebago Region and Fond du Lac Festivals Inc. Create Partnership for Sturgeon Spectacular

Destination Lake Winnebago Region (DLWR) and Fond du Lac Festivals, Inc. (FFI) are proud and excited to announce a partnership in which both organizations will collaborate to bring Sturgeon Spectacular to the community for the 5th straight year. Sturgeon Spectacular will take place February 7th – 9th, 2020, downtown and on the shores of Lake Winnebago at Lakeside Park.

“Fond du Lac Festivals is extremely excited to expand our offerings and this event seemed like the perfect opportunity considering the background of our new Executive Director, Peter Wilke,” said Terry Davis, President of FFI. “Wilke previously ran Sturgeon Spectacular. Destination Lake Winnebago Region has really helped to tee this event for continued success,” continued Davis.

The partnership combines the destination marketing expertise of DLWR with FFI’s festival operations experience. Alliant Energy returns as the “Presenting Sponsor,” as they look to be more involved with community outreach in Fond du Lac, as well as other Wisconsin markets.

“My goal will be to keep the integrity of the festival, but also look for more ways to involve the Fond du Lac community,” Peter Wilke stated. DLWR and FFI are looking at bringing back many fan-favorites to Sturgeon Spectacular, including; The Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Competition, a downtown curling tournament, downtown ice sculpting, live entertainment, a Fun Run & 5K, Community Specials throughout the town, as well as other winter traditions on and off the lake at Lakeside Park.

“Destination Lake Winnebago Region – our area’s Visitor Bureau – has always been attracted to the idea of striking up practical partnerships with other area organizations. Collaboration, when done right, can create awesome events that offer vibrancy and fun activity in our area for residents and visitors alike. The opportunity to join forces with Fond du Lac Festivals, Inc. feels like the perfect fit. We are very grateful to see Sturgeon Spectacular enter its fifth year with Peter Wilke at the helm! Bring on the fish, polka, snow, and good times,” exclaimed Craig Molitor, President and CEO of DLWR.

There are lots of ways for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to get involved in this fun-filled, family festival. Explore the rest of this site for the most up-to-date schedule and all that’s in store at this year’s Sturgeon Spectacular, February 7th – 9th, 2020.

Fond du Lac and Lake Winnebago Region’s goal is to market the area as a top travel destination and to impact the local economy by advocating for commerce in the tourism, meetings and hospitality industries. Established in 1975, the Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (now doing business as Destination Lake Winnebago Region) is committed to influencing economic development and attracting travelers to the greater Fond du Lac and Lake Winnebago Region. For more information visit

Fond du Lac Festivals, Inc. is dedicated to our vision of creating community through events showcasing Fond du Lac and enhancing the quality of life for our residents while providing assistance to local charitable organizations. Our mission is to direct, promote, and support festivals and special events that showcase the Fond du Lac area community.