Mercury Marine Family Fishing Tournament

This free Family Fishing Tournament is held on Oven Island with children lining the banks of the two north channels, often shoulder to shoulder. The catch is weighed on electronic scales with the most weight winning. Contestants may choose to fish both days or only one day of their choice. It’s the beginning of summer, so let’s go fishing!


Trophies awarded each day 15 minutes after close of tournament. All places (first-fifth) win trophies. Results to be determined by dividing the total number of pounds of fish caught by the family by the number of registered participants per family. In case of a tie, the winner with the biggest fish wins. Advance registration is encouraged, but not required.



Contact: This event benefits Fishing Has No Boundaries.


Presenting Sponsor


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Karaoke Contest with the Bookenz

Here is how it works: Submit your video entry to 107.1 The Bull FaceBook messenger between May 7 – 18. Entries will be judged by the on air staff and narrowed down to 10 performers invited to perform at Walleye Weekend. Those 10 participants will need to select 2 songs from the Bookenz catalog. The top 3 performers will each sing one more song and the winner will be picked form that group. The winner will get a prize compliments of Wisconsin Distributors. Think you have a great voice? Enter the contest and you could find yourself $100 richer compliments of Wisconsin Distributors!


Come to Walleye Weekend and play the traditional game of BINGO! Enjoy this exciting game that tests your competitive patience as you wait for that one last number to be called! All participants have the chance to win an assortment of great prizes. Don’t miss your chance to win.


Proceeds benefit the Fond du Lac Humane Society.




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Helicopter Rides

You have seen Walleye Weekend from the ground, and now you can see it from the air! Experience an exciting helicopter tour with Fly High Wisconsin. All flights are conducted within a 25 mile radius of Lakeside Park. Fee: $40 is payable at point of departure. Cash and credit cards are accepted. The launch pad is located to the South of Familyland and along the West side of Main Street

Waste Management Conservation Station

Would you like to learn about rain barrels, clean water, recycling, backyard chicken and beekeeping? Demonstration times will be posted soon! 


Check out the Conservation Station Flyer!


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Tree Climbing


With the help of trained facilitators, you’ll get up in the trees like never before. Using the same professional equipment that arborists and scientists use when they ascend into the treetops, highly trained and experienced facilitators will teach you everything you need to know to get harnessed up, in the saddle, and headed toward the treetops. Once you’re at a height that’s comfortable for you, you’ll be free to swing, spin, bounce, walk the branches, or just hang out in a tree.  It’s your adventure!


Recreational tree climbing is safe, unique, and most importantly, FUN. In its over 30 years as an organized activity, more than 350,000 people have taken part. Now it’s your turn!


$15 for a 20 minute climb benefits the Riveredge Nature Center

Sunny 97.7 Prize Wheel

Come spin the Sunny 97.7 prize wheel for a chance to win free treats, t-shirts and other prizes!

Record Entertainment Karaoke

Sing along with Record Entertainment Karaoke. From Johnny Cash to Nickelback and Alabama to Florida Georgia Line. Actual talent helpful, but not required!


Holy Family Catholic Community Mass



Holy Family Catholic Community is pleased to announce a Catholic Mass will be offered at Walleye Weekend on Fountain Island at the gazebos. Fr. Ryan Pruess will celebrate the Mass. All are welcome at the Table of the Lord. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Thelen, Director of Liturgy and Music at 


Please bring lawn chairs. Shuttle service will be available for the handicapped and elderly. 


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Mercury Marine National Boat Demo Experience

Boating enthusiasts are invited to the South end of Oven Island during the Mercury National Walleye Event to take a boat demo ride. Whether your looking to repower your current boat, upgrade or buy a new rig you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to experience the latest boat models and engines available. Participating dealers will be announced.


Demo’s will board/unload from the Oven Island channel docks at the times specified. All participants must be 16 years of age or older. Experienced drivers will conduct the demo rides and Mercury ambassadors will be on hand to assist with questions. All participants must sign a waiver release and life jackets will be provided and must be worn at all times while on the boats.



Hearts to Heroes Charity Ride


Ride begins at Open Road Harley-Davidson

Poker Run registration:TBD

Bike blessing military ceremony: TBD                                 

Round up at American Legion Post 75: TBD 

Parade into Walleye Weekend (departing from American Legion Post 75): TDB

Cash prize drawings: TBD (must be present to win)


This year’s proceeds will assist Camp Hometown Heroes, a national free week-long overnight summer camp, located in Fond du Lac County, for children between the ages of seven to seventeen of fallen U.S. service members.  






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Salute the Troops

Mercury Island Vendors


When attending the weigh-in be sure to visit these vendors:



Boat Exhibit

Area boat and Mercury dealers display in this annual boat exhibit. Come see the latest in styling and technology. Check out what Mercury is making and offering in your backyard. We promise to keep everyone – future boat owners, serious fishermen, and love-the-water people, smiling and excited about the marine fun ahead!! 

Exhibitors include:










Visit these exhibitors while at the festival! They are located on Main Street on your way into Walleye Weekend.









Yoga on Fountain Island

Since being introduced to the Western world, yoga has found popularity in a variety of forms and philosophies.  The perspectives vary from a power exercise to a gentle evolution into meditation. The 2019 Walleye Weekend Yoga experience will offer participants and observers an introduction to the variety of approaches to the practice of Yoga.

Prismatic Flame

You won’t want to miss this show of flame and fire on North Main Street. Don’t be late as you won’t want to miss it!


Ecumenical Service



Essential Rock Church, in conjunction with several other Protestant churches, announces an ecumenical outdoor Christian worship service at Walleye Weekend on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. on the Spectrum 97.7 Music Stage East. Bring friends, family, co-workers and your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a biblical message, faithful prayer, and wonderful worship. This 1-hour service can be followed by a whole day of event activities.

Several local pastors will preside over the service and share God’s word. Holy Communion will be served and all are welcome to prepare their hearts and partake with their church/pastor of choice.

United States Army

Come out and see your local Army and Army Reserve recruiters Challenge yourself and see if you have got what it takes to be a soldier.