OTC-ON ICE! Feb. 8-9 2019

The best darn music festival...on ice!

We are happy to announce that OTC-ON ICE! is happening again in 2019. The celebration will be held Friday, Feb. 8th and Saturday, Feb. 9th on Otter Tail Lake. The band line up includes; Pert Near Sandstone, Tigirlily, The 4onthefloor, Cindy Jo & Dirt Road Dixie and Aaron Simmons. An extensive collection of events and activities will be offered for the whole family. Blocks of accommodation are available at nearby resorts and hotels. Or, set-up your ice house for a weekend on Otter Tail Lake! 

 

Schedule of events

The event calendar is being updated almost daily. The current schedule is not yet guaranteed nor final.

Thursday, February 7th

Check-In and/or Set-Up Ice House
Media FAM opportunities upon request, including snowmobile rides and ice fishing.
4 – 9 PM – OTC On Ice Pre-Party at Willy T’s at Thumper Pond. Leighton Broadcasting will be emceeing the event with giveaways, games and more!
4 – 9 PM – Tickets available for pick up (or purchase) at Willy T’s at Thumper Pond Resort

Friday, February 8th

4 PM – Gates open and food/beverage service begins
6 PM – Live Music: Aaron Simmons & the Roadkill
8:00 PM – Live Music: the4onthefloor

Saturday, February 9rd

7 AM – Breakfast Buffet at Willy T’s at Thumper Pond. $7.99 per person.
11 AM – Gates open and food/beverage service begins
11 AM – Snowmobile Trail Ride

12 noon - Otter Curling Bonspiel (until 4pm)

1 PM – Dog sledding Demos (until 3 PM)
4 PM – Live Music: Cindy Jo & Dirt Road Dixie
6 PM - Live Music: Tigirlily
8 PM – Live Music: Pert Near Sandstone

frequently asked questions

What is OTC on ICE?

OTC-ON ICE! is a celebration of winter in Minnesota. It is a frozen fusion of music, food & fun.  Our main attraction is the music.  There will be 5 homegrown bands performing under the big top.  Pert Near Sandstone, Tigirlily, the4onthefloor, Dirt Road Dixie and Aaron Simmons & the Roadkills.  There will also be beverages, food and other activities.   

Is this a fishing contest?

No. While attendees are encouraged to bring their fish houses & set up camp for the weekend, there is no organized fishing tournament or derby. Fishing is allowed, but no prizes will be awarded. Still want a trophy? Several local fishing contests are being held.

Is this family friendly?

YES! While adult beverages will be served, this is an event the whole family can enjoy.

How many bands will be there?

Two bands will be performing Friday, Feb. 8th & three bands will play Saturday, Feb. 9th. 

Do I have to stay on the ice?

No. Area hotels/resorts will be happy to host you. Many are offering transportation from the hotel/resort to OTC on ICE.

What if the ice isn’t thick enough?

If the ice isn’t thick enough, the event will be held in the Thumper Pond parking lot.

What if the temperatures are too cold?

We’re Minnesotan…so hopefully that isn’t an issue. However, we also want to be safe. If temperatures are extremely cold, the festivities will be moved inside at Thumper Pond Resort.

How can I get involved?

-Volunteer! If you want to help during the event, contact Erik Osberg (contact info below).
-Become a sponsor or a vendor.
-Buy tickets.
-Show up! Let’s show the world that Otter Tail County knows how to celebrate winter!
-Spread the word! Invite your friends and relatives! Start a new tradition!
-Follow and share us on social media.

Activities

LIVE MUSIC

Friday, February 7th
6 PM – Live Music: Aaron Simmons & the Roadkill
8 PM – Live Music: the4onthefloor

Saturday, February 9th

4 PM- Live Music: Cindy Jo & Dirt Road Dixie

6 PM - Live Music: Tigirlily

8 PM - Live Music: Pert Near Sandstone

Valid OTC on ICE Ticket required

Otter Curling Bonspiel 

Vintage Snowmobile Show

Snowmobile Trail Rides

Dog sledding

ICE FISHING

VENDORS

TBD

Volunteers wanted

We are looking for volunteers to assist with a wide variety of tasks, including:

Set-up
Hosts/Clean-up
Ticketing
Security Assistance
Parking Assistants
Work any 4 hour shift and you receive a 2-Day Admission ticket for volunteering!

Location: Pelican Bay Access – Otter Tail Lake

media toolkit

coming soon