Yes, the Kezar Falls Fire Dept. Ice Fishing Derby is still on!

Updated: Oct 21, 2019

There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the annual Kezar Falls ice fishing derby. Although the Kezar Falls Fish & Game Ice Fishing Derby was canceled this year, the Kezar Falls Fire Department will still be hosting their Ice Fishing Derby on Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

2018 Kezar Falls FD Ice Fishing Derby Leaderboard

The all-ages derby will take place at 717 Bickford Pond Road, Porter, Maine 04068 (Champion's camp).


The KFFD Ice Fishing Derby is the second biggest fundraiser of the year for the department. All monies raised goes toward purchasing equipment and other items, in an effort to help offset the budget. By fundraising with events such as the Derby, the Fire Dept. helps to save taxpayers money as well as provide an enjoyable and affordable event during the winter. The weekend of the Derby is also Maine Free Fishing Weekend (2/16/19 & 2/17/19), so a fishing license is not required.


The entry fees for the Derby are

  • $10 adult

  • $5 kids under 16

  • $25 family (2 adults and 2 kids)

Pre registration is from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM on the 16th, at the Kezar Falls Fire Station, or you can register the day of the Derby at the weigh-in site.

Local businesses provide sponsorship by donating money as well as prizes which include tickets to the Maine Mariners and Sea Dogs, a 7mm hunting package, autographed Red Sox and Bruins items, and more!


2019 Derby Sponsors include

  • Highland Farms

  • RC McLucas Trucking

  • Walmart

  • Eastman Logging

A special thanks to the following businesses for their donations

  • Village Variety

  • Phat Boys Diner

  • Cornish Market

  • Cornish True Value

  • Moulton Lumber

  • Subway

  • Fairgrounds Restaraunt

  • Sacopee Valley House of Pizza

  • The Local Gear

  • Kezar Falls Napa

  • Kezar Falls Hardware

  • Sugar N' Spice Bakery

  • Maine Backwoods Stitching

  • William A. Day + Sons Logging

  • Boston Red Sox

  • Boston Bruins

  • Maine Mariners

  • Maine Red Claws

  • Portland Sea Dogs

  • GMO Taxidermy

  • Shea Excavating for fixing the road to allow for parking

  • And all of the Ice Derby volunteers

For more information on how to help or sponsor the Derby, contact the Kezar Falls Fired Dept. Ice Fishing Derby via their Facebook page, or by calling Tony Townsend at (207)256-2721.