Felsenthal Bream Festival
rib coo-off, 5k race, live music, games, vendors, and fun for all ages
Bream fishing tournament


The Felsenthal Bream Festival is an annual event held at Felsenthal Recreation Center on Memorial Day Weekend. If is free to attend and fun for the whole family with events such as a rib cook-off, 5k race, live music, games, vendors, and fun for all ages. The bream fishing tournament has a multitude of boats racing to favorite honey holes around the lake, with prizes offered in various categories.

Lock and Dam

Tour the Felsenthal Dam

New for 2024, we will be offering a tour of the dam. You must be 8 years old or above to take the tour. 8 - 13 must be signed up with and accompanied by an adult. Only 25 attendees will be taken on the tour. A waiver must be signed at the t-shirt desk of the Bream Festival on May 25th.

The tour starts at noon and all attending the tour will need to be at the lock by 11:50 am.

5k Race

Bream Fest 5K

Come join in the fun at the annual Bream Festival 5k on Saturday, May 25th at 8:30! The run will take you around the Felsenthal wildlife refuge and promises beautiful views and family fun.



Friday: Roots & Revolt

Saturday: Jimmy Lewis & 8 Second Ride Band

Roots & Revolt

Jimmy Lewis and 8 second ride band

Rib Cook-off


Get ready to join the 2024 Felsenthal Bream Festival Rib Cook-Off, where area pit masters will compete for the title of Best Ribs! Be the one to take home the grand prize and show your skills as a master of BBQ. Rib plates will be for sale after the competition.

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Bream Fishing Tournament

Bream fishing at Felsenthal is renowned and is always the central highlight of the annual festival. Teams of up to four canvas the waters to find where the bream are the hungriest. Our tournament is perfect for families looking to get out and enjoy a day on the lake. Bring your A-game as you try to snag the biggest bream in Felsenthal. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and bragging rights will be given out to all winners! Signing up for this event is easy - just fill out our online form!

Entry Form

Miss Breamfest Pageant

The Annual Miss Breamfest Pageant is one of the highlights of our festival. Join us as we celebrate and recognize the talents and beauty of our rural community's children. From babies to 21 year-olds, we have nine different categories as they compete for the coveted title of Miss Breamfest!

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