2023 Sturgeon Specials


If you are interested in offering a special during the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend next year, let us know! Contact Pete (director@fdlfest.com).  See the 2023 submission form for guidance here

Check out 2023 specials below!

Hotel Retlaw is proud to be the Official Hotel of the Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Competitors.

Hotel Retlaw –  – 1 N. Main Street, Downtown Fond du Lac  (920-204-0400)
Check for availability and call or book online! 

Dining & Retail Specials

18 Hands Ale Haus & Biergarten*NEW IN 2023* See the snow sculptures at Thelma during Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, then come over for some HOT chili & chips. Serving chili all weekend at 18 Hands Ale Haus! Hot chili and cold beer. February 10th – 12th

Annie’s Fountain City Cafe*NEW IN 2023* Come to Annie’s and try one of two Sturgeon Spectacular inspired beverages – the Ice Shanty Delight Latte or the popular Snickerdoodle Sturgeon.  The Famous Sturgeon Snicker Doodles will also be available February 10th & 11th only.  Check for hours.

Brick House*NEW IN 2023*  Come try the “Bottom Dweller” cocktail, our Big Fish Sandwich, or Mac w/ Calamari, or one of our special appetizers.  (Specials available Friday, February 10th from 4 – 9pm, or Saturday, February 11th from 11am – 9pm).

Cujak’s Wine & Spirits*NEW IN 2023*  Sip, pour, repeat.  Fond du Lac’s only Sommelier specializing in quality wine at affordable prices and an exclusive, hand-selected wine club.  Save 15% on gnomes, unicorn feed and dragon feed!  Save an additional 10% on your total purchase February 10th & 11th) (Offer good February 10th, 10:30am – 6:30pm & February 11th, 10am – 3pm).

Faris Popcorn*NEW IN 2023* Pop in to get your FREE bag of gourmet Faris Popcorn when you purchase 3 Snack XL bags!  The most delicious snack to keep you satisfied throughout the week of spectacular festivities! (Offer good Monday, February 6th – Sunday, February 12th).

Fat Joe’s Burgers & Brews*NEW IN 2023* Come in Sturgeon Spectacular Sunday for the Super Bowl Buffet – Sunday, February 12th only

Gallery & Frame Shop – *NEW IN 2023* – Check out our brand new inventory of sturgeon-themed stickers and decals (Available while supplies last).  Check link for hours of operation.

Gathered Roots*NEW in 2023* “The WInnecoco” The (Gathered Roots) Winnecoco is where the moon meets the lake. It’s representation of the frozen lake in a sweet winter treat is sure to delight and surprise hot chocolate fans! (February 10th – 12th) 

Hang 10 Poke*NEW in 2023* “More than just Fish” Try our brand new Kahuna Beef Bowl (Click link for more info. See website for hours).

Hopper’s Silk Screening *NEW in 2023* – Get all your new Sturgeon Spectacular merchandise & apparel Standard sizes available, starting Monday, January 23rd.

Lillians of Fond du Lac *NEW in 2023* – Lillians is celebrating Sturgeon Spectacular 2023 – OFFICIAL all week long! 🥳
Treat yourself to the following Tuesday 2/7 thru Saturday 2/11 💜
❄️ $10 Deal Rack!
❄️ Hats & Glove BOGO FREE!
❄️ Bundle 3 regular priced clothing items to receive 20% OFF!
❄️ Enter to win a $200 Lillians gift card!
We look forward to seeing you at the shoppe! Tuesdays thru Thursdays 10am to 6pm, Fridays 10am to 4pm, and Saturdays 9am to 1pm ✨

THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts*NEW in 2023* Beer, wine & cocktails, hot & cold adult beverages, or mocktails available at one of the bars throughout the weekend.  Grab the special Hot-toddy inspired adult beverage, “Whiskey Whiskers” only at Fountain City Bar all weekend. 

Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille*NEW in 2023* Live entertainment and a BIG Sheepshead tournament on Saturday.  Come check out ice sculpting on Saturday and food specials all weekend long.

Ubuntu Art Space *NEW IN 2023* – 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 2nd – 12th.  Ubuntu features art, gift cards, souvenirs, and smaller sized art that can be used to decorate all spaces.  (Open Thurs. & Fri. 11am-6, Sat. 11am-3pm, Sun. 11am-1pm.)  

Wendt’s on the Lake*NEW in 2023*  Try the Sturgeon Potion during the entire Sturgeon Spearing Season (February 12th – 27th)  Sturgeon Potion consists of Blackberry Brandy (aka Sturgeon Blood), orange juice, a splash of Rose’s Lime, Bitters, & an orange slide garnish.  Some call it good luck!And, come out to Sturgeon Central and see the biggest sturgeon around.  Live Sturgeon Look-ins from 12 – 4pm on Saturday, February 11th. 

Official Spearing & Beering Partners of Sturgeon Spectacular 

*Purchase a commemorative Sturgeon Spectacular Stoneware Stein ($25/mug) at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts during event days (February 11th – 13th) or Lakeside Park Pavilion (February 12th) or at Hopper’s Silk Screening & All-star Trophy (January 23rd – February 28th) – while supplies last.

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