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Sponsor Directory

We are so grateful to the local businesses and citizens who help us put on the Ely Winter Festival every year. Please patronize these businesses and let them know you saw their ad on! Click a tab below to see different categories of businesses.

Minnesota State Arts Board

(651) 539-2650

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council


Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.

Ely Family Dental

(218) 365-3565

Crystal Chopp, DDS
40 N. 1st Avenue East

End Of The Road Film Festival

February 9 – 12, 2023

Welcome to the inaugural film festival of Ely, Minnesota, where we celebrate stories from the End of the Road! Ely is a small town in Northern Minnesota that is surrounded by Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Because of its unique location, Ely has become a crossroads of history and cultures.

Twin Metals Minnesota

(218) 365-3306

A joint venture company formed to pursue the development and operation of an underground copper, nickel and platinum group metals (strategic metals) mining project in northeastern Minnesota.

400 Miner’s Drive East

Veterans on the Lake Resort

(800) 777-7538

Providing highly accommodating services for all guests, including those that are disabled: the lodge, docks, pool, grounds and many cabins are each built to assist veterans, their families, and accompanying guests with the most convenient and safe support systems and aids.

161 Fernberg Rd

Zup’s Inc.

(218) 365-3188

Homemade sausages, brats and polish, potica, wild rice, and other local favorites are available in-store or online.

1500 E Sheridan St

Grand Ely Lodge

(218) 365-6565
400 N Pioneer Rd

The perfect place for family getaways, weddings, and corporate retreats. 

Raven Words Press

(218) 365-3375

Summer & Winter Times
Boundary Waters & Quetico Calendar

City of Ely

The City of Ely provides snow moving, plowing and supports the Festival in countless ways. Thank you!

209 E Chapman St

Rock Country Masonry

(218) 235-3471

Quality by design

Fall Lake Township

393 Kawishiwi Trail
PO Box 599

Morse - Fall Lake Fire & Rescue

Proudly Serving Our Community 
We are Hiring!!
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Northern Toboggan Co.

(218) 242-3234

203 E Sheridan St

Wintergreen Northernwear

(218) 365-6602

205 East Sheridan Street

Steger Designs

(218) 365-3322

Designed and manufactured in Ely, Steger Mukluks keep you warm and sure-footed in the winter terrain.

33 E. Sheridan St.

Ely Rotary Club

Rotary International District 5580, Club 1398

P.O. Box 222

Northern Grounds

(218) 235-6162

Festival HQ
Fresh-ground coffee, pastries, light foods, great wine by the glass, craft beer, designer cocktails

2 W Sheridan St

Essentia Health Pharmacy

The Essentia Health-Ely Pharmacy is located inside the Zup’s Food Market and is where you can get your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and more, including quick access to your medication list and history if you’re an Essentia patient; specialty pharmacy services for uncommon drugs; walk-in flu, COVID-19 and shingles shots available throughout the year; drive-thru, mail order and local delivery options.

Lake Country Power

(800) 421-9959

Building on the Power of Membership

Ely Flower & Seed

(218) 365-6555

Generous sponsors of the EWF Ice Skating Rink
Pet, wild animal and bird food, plants
145 W Camp St

MN Women's Press

Minnesota Women’s Press has been telling the stories of social justice and women’s leadership since 1985

Ely Marathon

September 23rd, 2023

5K • Full • Half • Portage & Relay • Kids "Marathon"

Friends Of The Boundary Waters Wilderness

Friends of the Boundary waters Wilderness is proud to be part of the community and celebrate our shared love for winter. We believe the prosperity and wellbeing of Ely is deeply connected with the future of our beloved Boundary Waters.


402 E. Sheridan St

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

(218) 365-5101

Full menu Dairy Queen on the east end of town

1441 E Sheridan S

Ely Steak House

(218) 365-7412

216 East Sheridan Street

Domino's Pizza

(218) 235-6262

32 East Sheridan Street

Ironclad Cafe

We take pride in bringing an authentic café taste with responsibly sourced ingredients all across Minnesota.

Art & Soul Gallery & Gift House

(218) 365-7300

Gallery of local Ely artists

427 E Sheridan St

Kiwanis Club of Ely

(218) 365-6165

PO Box 201

Ely Nordic Ski & Bike Club

Hidden Valley Ski Chalet is located 0.3 miles East of Ely, MN at
1258 Hidden Valley Rd.

Lake Vermilion Houseboats

New 2023 Polaris Prostars Available
Delivery Available
Daily and multi-day rentals

Northeast Title

(218) 741-1515
612 13th Avenue S
Virginia, MN 55792

Save The Boundary Waters

Save the Boundary Waters is a project of Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness.

Piragis Northwoods Company

(800) 223-6565

105 N Central Avenue

Mather Recycling and Tony’s Towing

1222 Winton Road

365-JUNK Mon-Sat, 9-5
365-4473 Emergency and after hours

Potluck Vintage & Modern Kitchenware

101 E Chapman St
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Samz' Place

(218) 365-4175
1225 Winton Road

Silver Rapids Lodge

459 Kawishiwi Trail
Ely, MN 55731

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

1101 Ringrock Rd
Ely, MN 55731


Northern Lakes Arts Association

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First Avenue Massage

(218) 504-9039
10 N. 1st Avenue Suite 207

Pharr Thrown Pottery

(218) 235-0038

Land of Lakes Insurance

(218) 365-4000

Insurance broker for all your insurance needs. We get you the best price out there.

240 W Sheridan St

Canoe On Inn

Comfort. Convenience. Affordable.

Carolyn Kluender

Graphic Design and Illustration
EWF Brochure and 2019 Pin Design
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Winter Fun Magazine

Where to go, what to do, how to do it in the upper midwest and Thunder Bay.

Range Design & Print

From brochures to booklets and more!
(218) 235-7044

Ten80 North

(218) 235-0627

Web Design & Development, Marketing Services, Photo & Video Services

Corvid Images

(218) 235-0627

Photography & Video Services including Real Estate, Commercial & Aerial services.

Ely ArtWalk

Downtown Ely is converted to an art gallery during the Ely Winter Festival

National Geographic Heart of the Continent

Thanks for listing us in your travel guide to the places most respected and recommended by locals.

Ely Tourism Bureau

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Women's Wilderness Discovery

Discover your inner strength outdoors

R & R Transfer

(218) 365-3196

Moving and storage service


(218) 365-2699

1520 East Sheridan St.

Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium

(218) 365-7348

955 E Sheridan Street

Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffees

Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffees
Ely, Minnesota

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital

328 West Conan Street

Ely Veterinary Clinic

(218) 365-5911

318 Miners Dr E,

Rural Living Environments


Brandenburg Gallery

(218) 365-6563

11 E Sheridan St

Arrowhead Outdoors

Bait – Tackle – Hunt – Camp

Dirty Dog Manufacturing

Ely Area Credit Union

(218) 365-3131

Ely Liquor

1406 E Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

Ely Outfitting Company

Evergreen Cottage

Frandsen Bank & Trust

(218) 365-6121

Kekekabic Studio

Ely, Minnesota

Northwoods Inn & Suites

Paddle Inn

(218) 365-6036

Razor Edge Systems, Inc

VP’s Lucky Boy Services


Ely Echo Newspaper

Timberjay Newspapers

Hometown Focus