Pontoon Palooza

Held the third Saturday of every July on Lake Nokomis.

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Here are a few updates for the 2021 Pontoon Palooza

Two of our Stamp Run businesses have unexpectedly closed – Merc Stop and Nokomis Pub.  These stamps will be given as completed stops when you check in!

The boat judging will be done at Bootleggers this year.  Check in on the deck between noon and 3:00pm to enter your boat and have it judged.  Winners will be announced at the drawing at 7:00pm.

The costume contest will be held at the Landing Bar at 5:30.  Have your crew there in costume and ready to go!  Prizes will be awarded immediately.

Very few $100 raffle tickets remain for sale.  Rumor has it Twin Bay has the last ones!

The Pontoon Palooza is back for 2021!  Mark your calendar for July 17, 2021.

Returning this year is the end-of-day party and drawing to be held at Sattler’s Landing Bar!  The big tent will be up, Older Budwiser will be playing music and food and drink will be available thanks to the volunteer members of the Northwooods Riders Snowmobile Club.  The party begins at 3:00pm, with the Grand Prize drawings to be held at 7:00pm.

Stamp Sheets will be available beginning June 11, 2021 from on of three Starting Points – Boomba Bar, Twin Bay or Sattler’s Landing.  Sheets will be turned in between 3:00 and 6:00 at the party – or, if you are unable to attend, they can be turned back into one of the starting points by midnight July 14, 2021.  Winners will be announced at the party, with $1500 in prizes awarded.

Raffle tickets are available for the $2500 cash Grand Prize. 15 prizes in total are given away.  Tickets are $100 each and only 150 are sold.  Drawing will take place at 7:00pm at the party.

Additional Raffles will be held as well…stay tuned for more information.

Theme prizes will be given away this year too – for best decorated pontoon and best Captain and crew attire.  Boat judging will take place at Bootlegger’s between noon and 3:00pm on the 17th.  If you wish to participate, register your boat with the judges on the deck at Bootlegger’s.  The best dressed crew contest will be conducted at the party around 5:30pm.  Prizes will be awarded!!

Check back here for updates, or if you have questions reach out to us at info@northwoodsriders.org



Each summer the Northwoods Riders Snowmobile Club hosts the Pontoon Palooza in the Lake Nokomis area.  This event has been an annual tradition for over 25 years and grows bigger and better nearly every year.  As the only fundraiser conducted by the club, it is an important event for us, but is also a very popular local event for the community.  Held the third Saturday in July each year, the event is fun for everyone.  There is a stamp-run that involves stopping at area businesses to have a card stamped, then turning the sheet in for a chance to win $1500+ in prizes via a drawing.  Additionally, $100 raffle tickets are sold in the weeks prior to the event, with a cash drawing held at the party on Saturday – the Grand Prize is $2500!  Many participants enjoy collecting their stamps from the water on their pontoon boats – the decorated boats and themes displayed are incredible!  In fact, there is a $100 prize for best theme given away at the party too!  A live band provides entertainment and food and beverages are available from club volunteers.  Anyone can attend the party and stamp sheets can be collected by car, atv, bike or boat.

Palooza Boats 2019
Pontoon 2019 Sunset