Nisswa Winter Jubilee 2020

Posted by Colton Maher on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 12:10pm

February 14, 15, 16, 2020 

A unique 2-day experience - with live music, Nisswa Fire Department's Ice Fishing Derby and much more.

The Nisswa Jubilee is an event put on by a collaboration of local businesses:

American Legion, Big Axe Brewing, Ye Old Pickle Factory.


For more information about the FUN for Saturday - contact the Pickle Factory.

218-963-0085 or check out the Jubilee Facebook page:




Friday Feb 14


Dining Specials

11 - 1pm



Daily lunch special  $8.50

Baked ham dinner  $10.95 served 4 pm to 8 pm

Home made pizzas all day!!



Free appetizer with purchase of a large pizza from 5 pm to 10 pm



Huge Taco Bowl Special



Happy Hour ~ pull your price drinks from 3 pm to 5 pm

All you can eat fish fry from 5 pm to close


Live music

8-12 pm

Ye Old Pickle Factory (hosted by Soma Entertainment)

LIVE MUSIC at The Pickle with The Legendary " KINGS RANSOM "  8pm to 12 midnight (NO COVER)




Sat Feb 15

Nisswa Mini Jubilee

10 - 12pm 

@ Nisswa Chamber of Commerce

Bring the kids out to the Nisswa Chamber between 10 am and noon for some creative kid fun! 

Our amazing 4H Black Bear Club with the support of The Outreach Program will be providing craft projects, face painting, balloon animals and more! 

Stop in have some fun with Black Bear 4H, learn about The Outreach Program and get ready for the parade!

 The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes 

 Nisswa Chamber of Commerce


Nisswa Jubilee Snow Sculpting Competition

11 - 1 pm

Main Street, Nisswa

2020: a new decade and we are stepping up our snow sculpture competition game! Thanks to support from Viking Label, we will have cash prizes for kids and adults categories! 



1st  place $300

2nd place $150

2 tickets to Nisswa Fireman's fishing contest



1st  place $150

2nd place $100

2 tickets to Nisswa Fireman's fishing contest


The official theme of the Nisswa Winter Jubilee is "Let's Go Outside and Play", whatever that mean's to you! Bring your group and get creative! 

Email to reserve your pile now or sign up at Triangle Gas after Feb. 1. We will be pre-numbering piles this year and give you a map, as the Nisswa Legion has an amazing snow bank we plan to include! Our plan is to have piles ready to start sculpting Saturday morning, February 8th. 

Judging starts at 11 am on Saturday, February 15th.

THANKS TO OUR AWESOME SPONSOR: Viking Label & Packaging Inc.


Dining Specials

11am - 1pm



"Supper Club Saturday"  5 pm to close

Check out our vintage supper club style special!



Free appetizer with purchase of a large pizza from 5 pm to 10 pm



Huge Taco Bowl Special



Serving from 11 am to 7 pm

Sloppy Joe's  $6.00

Pulled pork sandwiches  $7.00

Hot dogs  $3.00


Nisswa Jubilee Medallion Hunt


Downtown Nisswa

Bring your brightest and best to crack the clues! Clues will be posted here and around town on Saturday.

Borders for the hunt: This year our north boundary will include the Nisswa American Legion property, south to the round about, we are including the new Nisswa Lake Park (access under the bridge) in our west boundary, and the east boundary is Church Street. NOTE, the medallion will not be hidden on private property!  

$100 cash prize donated by MK Auto Body! Clues at 11 am  Main Street Ale House  1:30 pm   Big Axe Brewing  4:00 pm Rafferty's Pizza



Nisswa Winter Jubilee Parade: 


JOIN IN THE BEST WINTER PARADE OF ALL. Cheer for your favorite, prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place courtesy of the Nisswa Lion’s. This year with the support of our outstanding community we will be judging 1st ($150) 2nd ($100) and 3rd ($75) place!

Want to participate? Email for a parade form:


Nisswa Jubilee Story Time 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Turtle Town Books & Gifts (Rainy Days Bookstore)


Nisswa Jubilee Smoosh Racing Challenge

12:30 - 2:00

Nisswa City Park

We have a year under our belts, have made some design changes to our Smoosh Boards and we are ready to race! How about you?  Bring your 4 person team and your competitive spirit for some head to head racing! Sign up inside the patio doors at the Pickle. Racing starts at 1pm! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


Nisswa Jubilee Wood Splitting Competition


Ye Old Pickle Factory parking lot

Do you have what it takes to be the top lumberjack? Come on out and show us how it's done! Wood provided, bring your ax! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

Need a pile of wood? Join in the auction after the competition to take home a fresh split pile! All the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. 

Sign up starts at 1:00 pm at the Pickle, chopping takes place at the end of the parking lot near the ball field fence! Come on out and cheer on your favorite lumberjack!


Nisswa Jubilee Hammerschlagen


Ye Old Pickle Factory

Don't miss playing Hammerschlagen while you are either participating or watching the Smoosh Races or the Woodsplitting Competition! Buy a Nisswa Winter Jubilee button and play to win drink chips courtesy of the Nisswa American Legion and Ye Old Pickle Factory.


Nisswa Jubilee Bean Bag Tournament

2 - 6pm

Nisswa American Legion

You think you have what it takes to compete? Come on out and show us what you've got! Best Bag Tourney around, lots of fun, laughs and solid competition! Get signed up at 2 pm to get your team in! $5 per person, 100% pay out.


February Nisswa at Night 


Main Street Ale House
Join us for a special Jubilee edition of Nisswa at Night with VR Odyssey and Main Street Ale House!  Experience the indescribable world of VR immersion while enjoying amazing food and drinks! *PLEASE NOTE: The length of this event will depend on interest.


Jubilee & Jam of 2020 - featuring the Nissfits Band

8:00pm - 12 midnight

Ye Old Pickle Factory

Rock out with The Nissfits at Ye Old Pickle Factory on Saturday night! Bring your dancing shoes!




Sunday Feb 16th

Dining Specials: 

10am - 2pm



Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm featuring bottomless Mimosas!!



Bloody Mary Bar from 11 am - 2 pm


All Star Jam - featuring the Nissfits Band


Ye Old Pickle Factory

The Nissfits Band will be playing from 4:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. All musicians welcomed.

Calling out to music lovers, musicians, singers, listeners, watchers and dancers! Bring your instruments and talent if you wanna Jam. 

Every year the Jam gets better and better. We always strive to give everybody a chance to shine! Every group, team or single will get to play 3 songs, then the next talented musician rotates in (so plan accordingly and play your 3 favorites!). If you are needing back-up musicians...that will be assisted on the Sign-Up Board that is monitored and maintained by our Manager. 

After everyone gets their turn...then it's a full blown Jam session with whatever Mix Mash the stage can hold. There are areas to set your instruments. Piano and drums are provided (bring your own sticks if you can). Plus all sound equipment, provided by The Nissfits... unless you have something special you gotta plug in. We should be able to accommodate. 

SO....come on by and look for the Sign-up Board being carried around by one of our organizers to get your name(s) on the list. Share with your musically inclined friends, whether they want to play, sing along or just dance! We'll see you there!!

Fireman's Fishing Derby


Nisswa Lake
$5 per hole
Minnows provided
Lunch available
Lots of prizes


Button: Purchase $5 button at The Pickle and other local Nisswa businesses for future discounts around town.


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