In about a month, I'll be heading north to Boulder Junction Wisconsin. For the second time, I'll be attending their winter fest known as Frozen Tozen. Last year was my first time to enjoy all of the outdoor activities and since, I've been long waiting for it to happen again.
The 6th Annual Boulder Junction Frozen Tozen Winter Fest sponsored by Stormy Kromer and the Boulder Junction Chamber, will be held on Saturday, February 22nd. The Boulder Jct. chamber suggest that you bring family and friends to enjoy the Frozen Tozen featuring an ice fishing tournament on Boulder Lake as well as a 1-mile snowshoe race, turkey bowling, shuffle board, warm food and drink, sledding, bonfire and ice-skating at Boulder Junction's Winter Park. Best of all, these fun activities support community projects. All ice fishing tournament proceeds support the Boulder Junction Boat Landing Improvement Fund and Winter Park activities will benefit, in part, the Community Food Pantry.
Tournament registration begins at 10:00am at the Boulder Lake landing, with walk-in registrations welcome throughout the day. The tournament runs from 11am-5pm. At only $20 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and under, the tournament is fun and affordable for everyone. Your individual registration also includes registration in the team tournament. Teams can include 2 – 6 individuals, so bring your friends. Awards will be presented to top anglers in the adult and junior divisions, an overall team award and even an award for the smallest catch. I'm staying at the Wildcat Lodge which is just down the road on County M so...great fishing will not be that far away.
New this year is the Stormy Kromer Frozen Tozen Run, a 1-mile snowshoe race around the Winter Park loop. Cost is $20.00 per person or $18.00 with a donation to the Community Food Pantry. Registration includes a t-shirt, bowl of chili and complimentary warm beverages. 1st and 2nd place winners in junior (ages 15 & under), adult (ages 16 to 45) and adult (ages 46 & over) divisions will be awarded. Pre-registration is encouraged, however, walk in registration will take place from 11am to 11:45am. Snowshoes are not provided but can be rented at Coontail Sports in Boulder Junction. The race begins at 12noon, with awards being presented that evening at Gooch’s.
Family activities at the Winter Park take place any time between 11am-2pm. Enjoy our wintry take on classic sports. 5 frames of turkey bowling will be featured. A non-perishable donation to the Community Food Pantry is your fee to participate. Prizes will be awarded at Gooch’s to both adult and junior bowlers Open ice-skating, shuffleboard, a couple holes of disc golf and sledding will take place all day. Chili, hot dogs and hot beverages will be served. Wear your Stormy Kromer hat and receive a free bowl of chili! I have a Stormy Kromer cap, so does my wife. We'll be wearing them and cashing in on that chili offer for sure. Last year it was great so I'm sure not to pass up this offer.
At 5:30pm, join us at Gooch’s A-1 on County M, 3 miles north of downtown Boulder Junction, for the awards ceremony. In addition to the Stormy Kromer Frozen Tozen Award for the largest catch in both the adult and junior division, each division will also award prizes for the largest fish caught in each of the following categories: Walleye, Small Mouth or Large Mouth Bass, Pan Fish (Bluegill, Perch and Crappie), and Northern Pike. The team catching the most total inches will receive the Team Award.
After the divisional prizes, stick around for the raffle drawing! Tickets for the raffle are available now at the Boulder Junction Chamber, Boulder Beer Bar, Gooch’s A-1 Bar & Grill, The Granary Family Restaurant, Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern and Northern Highland Sports. Grand prize is a 16GB Kindle Fire HD. Many other prizes will also be raffled off. Tickets are just $1.00 each or six for $5.00. As with the tournament proceeds, the raffle will also benefit the Boulder Junction Boat Landing Improvement Fund.
There’s something for everyone at the 6th Annual Boulder Junction Frozen Tozen Winter Fest! So come on up on February 22nd in Boulder Junction!
Frozen Tozen is supported by: Achilles Foot & Ankle Clinic, Arlene’s Pottery & Gallery, Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service, Boulder Junction Community Foundation, Boulder Marine Center, FYI Northwoods News, Gooch’s A-1 Bar & Grill, Island City Lanes, Lake View Lodge, Moondeer & Friends Gallery, Peeplelures, The Outdoorsman Restaurant & Inn, Save More Marketplace, Westar Plumbing and White Birch Village.
For more information and ice fishing and snowshoe registration forms, visit www.boulderjct.org or call the Boulder Junction Chamber at (715) 385-2400.
Hope you enjoy some of the photos I took last year at Frozen Tozen