First off, here’s the general info:

It’s at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Harbor Drive in Duluth. The fun starts Friday and runs through Sunday.


    • Friday, Dec 8:   Noon – 8PM
    • Saturday, Dec 9:   10AM – 8PM
    • Sunday, Dec. 10;   10AM – 4PM


Get Advice from the Pros

Captain Jarrid Houston will host panel discussions on a variety of topics. Discussions will take place throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This will be your opportunity to engage in conversation, listen and learn from the best, to elevate your ice fishing skills.

Panel 1 – Friday 3PM; Saturday 11AM & 3PM; Sunday 11:30AM

  • Brad Hawthorn, Hawthorn Guide Services
  • Alice Wiese, Clam Pro Staff /Wheezy Outdoors
  • Grant Sorensen, Superior Angling Host & Eskimo Pro Staff

Panel 2 – Friday 1PM & 5pm; Saturday 1PM & 5PM; Sunday 1:30PM

  • Cory Bechtold (Mucula Tackle)
  • Capt. Justin Wiese, Clam Pro Staff /Wheezy Outdoors
  • Randin Olson (Lock Jaw Guide Service / Eskimo Pro Staff


Get Deals

Exhibitors – over 130 of them! — will have everything from augers, rods & reels, to campers, ATVs, and snowmobiles — and the outdoor gear you’ll need to use it all.

And just like at other events like the State Fair, they’re offering expo-only deals.

See the Sea Lions

Sea Lion Splash will put on entertaining and educational shows for kids and adults alike.

During each presentation, the sea lion stars demonstrate how well they have bonded with their trainers, show off their natural behaviors, and even teach kids how to recycle! Between shows, they enjoy lots of time to play with one another and their trainers in the spacious pools installed especially for them or just to lounge in the sun and relax. Under the watchful eyes of their experienced trainers, they receive round-the-clock care and attention.

Each of the sea lions being cared for by Sea Lion Splash LLC has been assigned to them by the National Marine Fisheries Service (informally known as NOAA Fisheries), a federal agency that is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Friday: 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM | Saturday 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM


Fish for Prizes

Fish at the Frozen Basin for a chance to win redeemable certificates and prizes presented by ESKIMO and ION Ice Fishing Gear.

Over $10,000 in prizes and redeemable certificates were awarded to winners at our last Ice Basin!

Catch a variety of multi-colored tagged Rainbow Trout each with a colored tag representing a certificate that can be redeemed at any of the show vendors.

Come Hungry

The DECC’s professional kitchen staff will be cooking!

Pioneer Concession Stand

Grilled Cheese w/Dipper Cup | Mac & Cheese |Chili

Cheddarwursts, Wild Rice, Polish & Cranberry Wild Rice Brats

and snacks, too.


Shore Lunch Breaded Fried Fish, DECC Chips, Coleslaw,

Sliced Roast Beef Sandwich | Porketta Sandwich |BBQ Pulled Chicken

Vegetable Wrap |Hot Dog | Soup of the Day

Hot Fudge Sundae | Brownies |Cookies


Deli Daily Specials

Italian Turkey Burger (Friday & Sunday)

Bison Burger (Saturday)




Tickets at the door: Adults $12  | Youth $7 for ages 6-17 | 5 and under free

Online: Adult $10 and Youth $6|for ages 6-17 | 5 and under free

Buy online HERE


Directions and Parking

The DECC is located at 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth.  You can read specific driving directions here.

Parking is available in the DECC lot and ramp for $10.  You can read more DECC Parking information here. 

Information on nearby parking is available here.