FEBRUARY 4 & 5, 2022

Countdown to KIF Kick-Off 2022!









The Knickerbocker Ice Festival is a community event named after a company that harvested ice from Rock Lake in the early 1900’s.

The Ice House may be long gone… but each February, Legendary Lake Mills hosts a weekend full of indoor and outdoor events to connect Lake Mills with that icy past.

Come enjoy activities for the whole family throughout Lake Mills and out on frozen Rock Lake!



Click below to find more details on each Knickerbocker Ice Festival activity! When available, links to sign up or registration forms are available.

At the bottom of the page, find a map showing the locations of all the various activities!

Snowman Making Contest

TIME: January 1 to February 4, 2022 with winners announced on Saturday, February 5!

LOCATION: Lake Mills (City & Town)

COST: Free

INFO: Create a snowman for all to see; prizes awarded! Or tour around to see what your neighbors create. Either way, winter fun!

Prizes for Best Traditional Snowman, Best Snow Creation, Most Creative & Funniest Creation!

RULES/FORMS: Submit your entry online at https://forms.gle/1d6A34MAYdT6jYf46!



LIVE MUSIC at Dog & Shrub Distillery
145 Industrial Dr, Lake Mills | 5 to 8 pm
Kelly Jackson performing & Paradiddle’s Café Pop-Up

DANCE NIGHT at Pyramid Event Venue
117 S Main Street, Lake Mills | 9 pm to 12 am
Pyramid is turning into a dance club! Bring your dancing shoes!

FREE HOT COCO & CIDER at Welkin Art Gallery & Studio
100 Water St | 9 am to 7 pm
Also, a coloring contest for kids & discounts on holiday inventory!

FREE COLORING SHEET at The Wallflower Market
127 N Main St | 9 am to 5 pm
Also stop in for winter activities and Valentine’s designs!

NEW CUSTOMER SPECIAL at Rock Lake Nutrition
324 N Main St | 9 am to 1 pm
Receive one raffle ticket per item purchased to be entered into a drawing! Also Lake Street Ave will be doing a pop-up shop at our location during store hours!

FREE HOT COCO & popcorn at The Vintage Flip
400 N Main St | 10 am to 5 pm
Get 25% off Door County Coffee & Hot Cocoa, And enter into a drawing for a Knickerbocker Gift Basket valued at $100!

25-50% OFF a broad range of irregulars & seconds at Ephraim Pottery
203 W Lake St | 10 am to 5 pm
Also tiles that feature Legendary Lake Mills!

CRAWFISH JUNCTION Food Truck at Bartels Beach
217 S Ferry Dr, Lake Mills | 10 am to 2 pm
BBQ Pork sandwiches, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, chili with fixins’ and chili cheese dogs too!

FREE HOT COCO to kids at Doyle’s Dogs Downtown on Lake
109 W Lake St, Lake Mills | 11 am to 5 pm

15% OFF ALL regular priced inventory at The Vault Boutique & Salon
121 W Lake St | 11 am to 4 pm

OPEN FOR LUNCH at Pyramid Event Venue
117 S Main Street, Lake Mills | 11 am to 2 pm
Warm up with delicious pizza & cocktails!

S’MORES & Cocktails on the Patio at Dog & Shrub Distillery
145 Industrial Dr, Lake Mills | 12 to 8 pm
Fire pits & hibachi grills for toasting. S’mores kits $8 (for 4).

LIVE MUSIC at Pyramid Event Venue
117 S Main Street, Lake Mills | 7 to 11 pm
Big Al Dorn; harmonica & blues!

Annual 50/50 Cash Raffle

TIME: Tickets will be on sale from Friday, January 14 through Saturday, February 5, 2022, at various businesses and on the street. The drawing will be held at Lewis Station Winery (217 N Main Street) at 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 6.

LOCATION: Get your tickets at Dog & Shrub Distillery, The Grist, Lewis Station Winery, TT’s Time Out, Tyranena Brewing Company or Watson Ace Hardware. More ticket sales locations coming soon!

COST: $5 each or 5 for $20

INFO: The winning ticket number will be posted online and the drawing will be shown, LIVE, at facebook.com/legendarylakemills. Need not be present to win!



Candlelight Kick-Off Showshoe & Ski

TIME: Friday, 2/4/22, 6 to 7:30 pm

LOCATION: Lake Mills Disc Golf Course, Corner of Pinnacle Drive & E. Lake Park Place

COST: Free

INFO: Enjoy snowshoeing in a whole new light! This year the event has been moved to the Lake Mills Disc Golf Course. Free snowshoe rentals available; limited supply. After your hike, relax next to the fire pit and enjoy complimentary hot beverages! This event is a partnership between the Lake Mills Wellness Coalition, Fort Health Care and the Lake Mills Recreation Department with additional snowshoes on loan from The Hub Cafe & Sport!



Team Trivia

TIME: Friday, 2/4/22 from 7 to 10 pm

LOCATION: Community Room at City Hall, 200 Water Street

COST: $10 per person; 6 to 8 players per team

INFO: Join Legendary Lake Mills and Premier Trivia for a fun night of laughs & friendly competition! CASH PRIZES! Space is limited. Pre-register online. Winning team also takes bragging rights and a traveling trophy.

Concessions available from Lake Mills FFA. BYOB alcoholic beverages if desired.

Are you a trivia buff looking for a team? Let us know and we’ll do our best to find you a spot!

RULES/FORMS: Online registration available at https://2022knickerbockericefest.eventbrite.com. Or download a registration form and drop it off at 200E Water Street.


Lake Mills Area Safe Ride!

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 from 8 am to 10 pm

LOCATION: Pickup Spots Yet To Be Determined

COST: Free

INFO: Get a FREE safe ride to and from a variety of Lake Mills locations and your home (also in Lake Mills). Call or text 920-605-0112 to arrange pickup and drop off. (Drivers reserve the right to refuse service. Please behave and be respectful!)



Ice Fisheree on Rock Lake

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – 6 am to 4 pm

LOCATION: Fish any where on Rock Lake!


INFO: Have your best fish tallied; top winners receive CASH PRIZES: $250, $150, $125, $75. Call 920-723-7032 to submit your fish!

Sign up ends at 7 am on 2/5/22, the day of the Fisheree.

Call 920-723-7032 or 608-628-2071 for scoring or more information!

REGISTER: Sign up online at https://2022knickerbockericefest.eventbrite.com!



Iceberg Open Golf on Rock Lake

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22

Assigned Tee Times at 8:30 am / 10 am / 11:30 am / 1 pm

LOCATION: Play begins at Bartel’s Beach, 210 S Ferry Dr

COST: $15.00 Entry Fee per person

INFO: Register in person at TT’s Time Out, 107 S Main St. 9-holes, best ball format tournament. Bring your own club; ball is provided! Door prizes awarded. Teams of 4.

RULES/FORMS: Click here to download a registration form, with rules included. If you download and complete a registration form, you must turn it in to TT’s Time Out. TT’s also has printed registration forms.


Live Ice Carvings

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – Carving begins at 9 am

LOCATIONS: Downtown Lake Mills; Lake, Main & Madison Streets

COST: Free

INFO: Watch talented ice carvers chisel huge blocks of ice into great designs in front of many local businesses; all over downtown!


SPONSORS: Sculptures will be in front of each business location unless otherwise noted. Here are our 2022 locations:

American Family Insurance Tyler Speth Agency
Badger Truck Center (hosted by Tyranena at 203 N Main)
Bank of Lake Mills
CV Hair Co
Countryside Jewelry
Corner Mercantile / Doyle’s Dogs
Crystal Farms (Commons Park)
Day Dream Believer Books & Gifts
Farmers & Merchants State Bank (hosted by Hughes Comm)
Greenwoood’s State Bank (hosted by LD Fargo Library)
Harms Insurance Group
Laura’s Real Estate Group (Commons Park)
Legendary Lake Mills (Commons Park)
Lewis Station Winery
Fargo Block: NGSF, Edward Jones & Peiffer CPA
Pyramid Event Venue
RE/MAX Community Realty
Rubbish Restyled
Sanft Accounting
Seljan Company (Commons Park)
Sportsmans Pub on the Park
St Paul’s Lutheran Church (Commons Park)
Sunshine Brewing Co
TT’s Time Out
Wallflower Market
Welkin Art Gallery & Studio

Cornhole Tournament & Warming Shack

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – Cornhole check-in and practice beginning at 10 am; tournament play begins at 11 am. Warming Shack (with beer sales) open from 10 am to 4 pm.

LOCATION: Tyranena Downtown, Parking lot adjacent to 203 N. Main Street. Please note the ENTIRE tournament is held outdoors! (Dress accordingly!)

COST: $40 per 2-person team (32 teams, maximum), which includes entry fee and 1 pint per player. Players must be 21 years or older to enter and play. There are no refunds permitted.

INFO: Register online! (See link below.) Registration, day of (2/5/22), will only be permitted at the tournament grounds IF the event is not sold out. (It typically sells out well in advance!) Any spectators and non-players may purchase beer for cash. CASH PRIZES FOR TOP TEAMS! See rules for more details!

SPECTATORS WELCOME!! Warm up in the “old pharmacy” and grab your favorite tasty, Tyranena beer! YUM!

We’ll also have this year’s ICEHENGE beer on draft!

RULES/FORMS: ONLINE REGISTRATION | RULES & TIMES Check out the Facebook Event for the tournament as well!


IceHenge Belgian-Style Dubbel Release

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22

LOCATION: Tyranena Brewing Company, 203 N Main St

COST: Retail

INFO: Annual release of this seasonal beer!


SPONSOR: Tyranena Brewing Company

Ice Softball on Rock Lake

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – Check in at 8:30 am; play ends before sunset

LOCATION: Play begins at Bartel’s Beach, 210 S Ferry Drive (North); Team Captains check-in at 8:30 am at Sunshine Brewing.

COST: $10.00 per person (10 players per team = $100)

INFO: Slide (across the ice) into home plate! Get a team together and register online. (If you can’t get an entire team together, email and see if there are any other teamless players!) Prizes for the winning team!

RULES/FORMS: Sign up online at https://2022knickerbockericefest.eventbrite.com! OR download a registration form (rules & conduct on registration form) and turn it in at Sunshine Brewing.



TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – 10 am to 2 pm

LOCATION: Enter ice near Bartel’s Beach; 210 S Ferry Dr.

COST: Retail for beverages (Free to check out!)

INFO: Fishing in the fisheree? Playing a bit of ice golf? Competing in the ice softball tournament? Just think it would be awesome to have a beer or glass of wine out on a frozen lake? ALL are great reasons to visit the ice bar!

Sample some of the craft producers located right here in Lake Mills! Beer from Sunshine Brewing Co. and Tyranena Brewing Co. as well as wine from Lewis Station Winery.

Cash only. Warm up by the bonfire too!



Coronation of 2022 Knickerbocker Royalty

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – 11 am

LOCATION: Coronation begins at TT’s Time Out, 107 S Main St. Coronation Sidewalk Parade continues to Sunshine Brewing (approx. 11:30 am), The Grist (approx. 12 pm), Lewis Station Winery (approx. 12:30 pm), Tyranena Downtown (approx. 1 pm), Sportsman’s Pub (approx. 1:30 pm)

COST: Free

INFO: Celebrate the reign of our new Knickerbocker Royalty!



Optimist Ice Skating Party

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22, 11 am to 1 pm

LOCATION: Commons Park, 100 N Main Street

COST: Free

INFO: Skate in our picturesque Commons Park! The Lake Mills Optimists and Junior Optimists invite you to the Optimists’ Annual Ice Skating Party in Commons Park! Children should bring their ice skates (or boots) to join in the fun & games. Challenge prizes and light refreshments will be provided. Each child will receive a coupon for a free hot dog from Doyle’s Dogs! We look forward to seeing you at the rink!


SPONSORS: The Lake Mills’ Optimist Club & Doyle’s Dogs

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – 11 am to 2 pm

LOCATION: Pickup & Drop Off at the Commons Pavilion on E Lake Street

COST: Free

INFO: Enjoy a ride through beautiful downtown Lake Mills; see all the Knickerbocker activities!



3rd Annual Chilly Chili Warmup

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – 11 am to 2 pm

LOCATION: American Legion Post 67, 129 S. Main St.

COST: $3 per bowl or 2 for $5, cash only

INFO: Proceeds benefit area veterans! To-go or eat in. Call 920-988-1037 for curbside.


SPONSORS: Sons of the American Legion

Knickerbocker Ice Wine Release

TIME: 2/6/21, 12 to 8 pm

LOCATION: Lewis Station Winery, 217 N Main Street (also available at Stable Rock Winery & Distillery in Jefferson)

COST: Retail, $25 per bottle

INFO: The Knickerbocker Ice Wine is made with the Riesling grape and has notes of Honey, peach, sweet citrus and marmalade. This wine is released in February of every year during the Knickerbocker ice festival.

RULES/FORMS: None, check out their Facebook event for more information!


Family Games: Snowball Eating Contest, IdiderDAD & Fish Toss

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 –  Begins at 1 pm

LOCATION: Commons Park, 100 N Main Street

COST: Free

INFO: Kids & adults compete in the Snowball Eating Contest (how fast can you eat a ball of fro-yo?), The IdiderDAD (an obstacle course completed while towing a child in a sled) & Fish Toss (literally throwing frozen fish). Winners by age group!


SPONSORS: Lake Mills Recreation Department & the

Fat Bike Fun Ride

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22 – Start at 2 pm

LOCATION: Begins at The Hub Cafe & Sport, 128 E Madison Street

COST: Free

INFO: Bring your fat tire bike and journey across the frozen lake!

RULES/FORMS: Register online at https://2022knickerbockericefest.eventbrite.com!


Knickerbocker Winter Ale Release

TIME: Saturday, 2/5/22

LOCATION: Sunshine Brewing Company, 121 S Main St

COST: Retail

INFO: Annual release of this seasonal beer!


SPONSOR: Sunshine Brewing Company

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