Sturgeon Specials

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Check out the Specials below.  Updates being added every day.  Check back soon!

Hotel Partners
Hotel Retlaw is proud to be the Official Hotel of Sturgeon Spectacular


Hotel Retlaw *NEW* – 1 N. Main Street, Downtown Fond du Lac
  Special Room Rate of $109.00 + tax.  (920-204-0400)
Make sure to ask for the “Sturgeon Spectacular Rate.

Country Inn & Suites*NEW* 121 Merwin Way (920-924-8800)
$79/night + tax.  Available February 12th & 13th.
Call and ask for the Sturgeon Spectacular 2021 rate.

Hampton Inn*NEW*  77 N. Pioneer Road (920-933-6767)
$93/night + tax*.  Available February 12th, 13th & 14th.
Click here to book
or call and mention Sturgeon Spectacular 2021 or unique code: STU
*Special rate available until January 26, 2021

Dining & Retail Specials

18 Hands Ale Haus*NEW* Hot Chili & Cold Beer!   (February 12th – 14th). Chili served at our Ice Bar all weekend. Support Fond du Lac area farmers as we use only local beef in our chili (Butcher shop fresh beef from Loehr’s Meats in Campbellsport).  $3.50 per bowl all weekend (while supplies last).

2.0 Alehouse*NEW* 2 for $4 fish tacos, Cajun “sturgeon bites” w/ fries for $5 along with normal menu.  Come for the food or stop by for a drink or two. $2 beer list, $3 fishbowl drinks, $8 rail mixer pitchers, and $5 BYO Bloody Marys.  Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th. See Facebook for other info.

Annie’s Fountain City Cafe*NEW* Come out to Annie’s during the Sturgeon Spectacular and try two limited time only specialty coffee drinks Snickerdoodle Sturgeon or the Fondy Frostbite.  The Famous Sturgeon Snicker Doodles will also be available.  Specials available during event days (February 12 – 14, 2021).

The Brickhouse*NEW* Buy one, get one free appetizers as well as the special “Bottom Dweller” cocktail.  Come in for these specials during Sturgeon Spectacular – Friday, February 12th & Saturday, February 13th 

Buffalo Wild Wings*NEW* Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings Fond du Lac for dine-in or takeout and enjoy crispy, juicy wings with 26 sauces and seasonings to choose from. As a proud partner of Sturgeon Spectacular, enjoy $5 off $25 by mentioning this ad. $5 off $25 not valid with any other discount or promotion. 

Cujak’s Wine Bar*NEW* Fishtail Cocktail, Buy one, get one half-priced. Friday, February 12th & Saturday, February 13th.  Sip, pour, repeat at home or at the bar. We focus on quality wine without the price tag. We believe everyone should enjoy great wine.

Downtown Deli, Market, Cafe*NEW* $1 off per pound of Boar’s Head sliced meat and/or cheese.  Available Friday, February 12th & Saturday, February 13th. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Dutch’s Trading Post*NEW* Your last minute, one-stop shop for all your ice fishing gear.  For spearers, pick up a new decoy or other essentials before you hit the ice on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Opening Weekend.

Faris Popcorn*NEW*  Poppin’ Sturgeon Special!  POP in anytime during the week of Sturgeon Spectacular (February 8th – 13th, Closed Sundays)
to get a FREE Specialty ½ Gallon Bag when you spend $20 or more at Faris Gourmet Popcorn & Treats!  Feel free to pick some up before you come out to the event!

Fat Joe’s Burgers & Brews*NEW* Come in Sturgeon Spectacular weekend and try our Special Seafood Gumbo or our $3.00 spiked hot cocoa.  Specials available all weekend long – February 12th – 14th 

Gallery & Frame Shop *NEW*  “Fishy” photo frame special – 25% off any in-stock photo frame. Must mention this special before checking out. expires February 28, 2021.

Hopper’s Silk Screening *NEW*– Get your new Sturgeon Spectacular T-shirts for only $15 or Hooded Sweatshirts for $25/each.  Standard sizes available, starting on Monday, February 1st.

Jazzmine’s Brasserie & Lobby Bar (Inside Hotel Retlaw)*NEW* Purchase one of our specialty winter cocktails or Sturgeon mulled wine and receive 50% off an appetizer.  In-house only.  Special available during event days (February 12th, 13th & 14th)

LaClare Family Creamery*NEW* LaClare Sturgeon Survival Kit, Quinney Sturgeon limited release wine (while supplies last), Pet the Sturgeon “Kids”,  and the Sturgeon Sweetheart event (Saturday, February 13th).  Visit the Cheese Shoppe, Café & Visitor Center, see our goats, enjoy a sandwich in our café, view and learn about the LaClare Family Creamery and Saxon cheesemaking processes.  A one-of-a-kind experience.

O’Davey’s Pub*NEW*  Come try our Sturgeon Spectacular Special Cocktail, boozey hot chocolate, or get a Lakefront draft for only $3.  All weekend long – February 12th, 13th & 14th.  See our Facebook Page for more.

Riverwalk Art Center*NEW* Stop in at Riverwalk Art Center for a make-and-take art activity! Roll out the ink and burnish by hand a pre-cut sturgeon linoleum print to take home. No special art skills needed! All ages welcome.  Saturday, February 13th from 10am – 1pm. 

THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts*NEW* Beer, wine & cocktails available on the plaza all weekend long.  Get your Sturgeon Spectacular Stoneware mug on Friday, February 12th starting at 4pm ($25/each, Limited supply available – one per customer. Cash Only).

Theo’s Prime Steaks, Seafood & Wine Bar – *NEW*  Come in Friday or Saturday and take 25% off of any appetizer.  Also, get a Lakefront Pint for just $3.00 ($1 off).  Specials available – February 12th & 13th.  

Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille*NEW* Monday – 1/2 price Legend Larry wings, Tuesday – Double Bubble (4 – 8pm), Wednesday – $1 off desserts, Thursday – 1/2 price on 2nd appetizer, Friday – Fishy Fry w/ other dinner specials, Saturday – Fish Fry w/ other dinner specials, Sunday – Fun Day First Drink on us!  Specials run all week long – February 8th – 14th

Ubuntu Art Space *NEW* – Pick a Bone Discount Special: Save up to $10 when you randomly draw a discount bone coupon.  Discount available on purchases of $20 or more.  Discount only good at time of visit, February 11th – 14th.  Ubuntu features art, gift cards, and souvenirs created by local artists.  Open Thurs. & Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-4, Sun. 11-1:30.  

Urban Fuel *NEW – Try the “Sturgeon Sipper” – A creamy latte w/ your choice of flavored syrup OR step it up w/ a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream or Peppermint Schnapps! Available Friday and Saturday, February 12th & 13th (Open: 6:30am – 1:30pm, Wednesday – Saturday)

Victorias Pet Nutrition *NEW* – 20% off toys, treats, and chews.  Special available February 12th – 14th.

Ziegler Winery *NEW* – $1 off any Pint of Craft Beer / $2 off any Bottle Purchases – For Drinking In-house or Carry-out.  All weekend long (February 12th – 14th).

Ziggy’s Pub *NEW – Friday night Fish Fry, Saturday – Buy one, get one free appetizer (equal or lesser value), and Loaded Bloody Special Sunday.  Come check out these great specials all weekend long (February 12th – 14th)


Spear the Beer Specials
Presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage

All locations are offering the official beer of Sturgeon Spectacular, Lakefront Brewery as well as beer and other specials.   No alcohol consumption or possession will be allowed outside of each establishment or outside of event space.
*Purchase a commemorative Sturgeon Spectacular Stoneware Stein at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts during event days (Friday, February 12th – 14th) – while supplies last.

Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac (must ask for Sturgeon Special at time of purchase)

Participating Locations:
2.0 Ale House – 65 N. Main Street
18 Hands Ale Haus – 18 E. Division Street
Brick House – 161 S. Main Street
Coliseum – 91 S. Main Street
End Zone – 507 N. Main Street
Fat Joe’s – 15 W. Division Street
Korneli’s Bar – 8 5th Street
Lobby Bar at Hotel Retlaw – 1 N. Main Street
O’Davey’s Pub – 36 4th Street
Slim & Chubby’s – 109 S. Main Street
*Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street
Theo’s – 24 N. Main Street
Third and One – 2 N. Main Street
Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille – 90 S. Main Street
Ziggy’s Pub – 213 S. Main Street




Radio Partners

95.1 & 96.1 The Rock*NEW* The “O-Fish-al” Sturgeon Station, look for sturgeon stories, instant song requests to celebrate the opening day of sturgeon spearing with Terry Davis, Saturday, February 13th (6am – noon).  

Sunny 97*NEW* Come to Downtown Fond du Lac and check out all the cool activities happening for the Sturgeon Spectacular.  We will be hosting a Live Remote on Saturday, February 13th (Noon – 2pm) on Thelma Sadoff Center for the Art’s Outdoor Plaza, overlooking the outdoor ice rink.