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Grumpy Old Men Festival 2023

The 30th Annual Grumpy Old Men Festival in Wabasha will be held Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th.

Friday will feature the Grumpy Best Dressed Contest at Hoppy Girl Brewery at 6:30 pm and the kick off party with live music from 8 pm – midnight at Silver Star Saloon.

Saturday’s activities include the fishing tournament from 9 am to 2 pm at Parkside Marina, hot dish luncheon at United Church of Christ from 11 am- 1 pm, and the 11th Annual Grumpy Plunge at 1 pm at Beach Park.

Other highlights Saturday the 25th include, wagon rides and s’mores station, bonfires, Luminary Trail with Wabasha Boy Scouts, live music from 5-9 pm by the Chubs in Slippery’s parking lot and the Pioneer Club will have a dj, food, bar, ice sculptures and more from 2-10 pm.

The iconic movie from 1993 set in Wabasha inspired the festival and is a big reason people flock from all over to enjoy the activities.

The complete schedule of events are on the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce page at


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