Let’s get ready to Fry down!!!!
The Cahaba River Society will be holding their 8th Annual Fry Down & Festival this coming Sunday, October 1st, noon to 4:00 at Railroad Park.
Eleven teams of culinary competitors will do battle for coveted “skillet trophies.” A team of celebrity judges will choose the winners and members of the general public can vote for the crowd favorite.
In addition to the catfish cooking competition, the event will offer activity and fun for all ages, with a carnival-like atmosphere, featuring live music, delicious food, a climbing wall, live animals, hula-hoopers, a children’s parade, face-painters, educational games, petting zoos, a beer garden and more.
Tickets include catfish and sides for $20 ($15 of which is a tax-deductible charitable contribution). Kids 12 and under are free. They can be purchased at: www.FryDown.com
This year’s event is once again sponsored by Amerex.
Monies raised from the Fry Down and the Festival benefit the Cahaba River Society (CRS). Founded in 1988, CRS’s mission is to restore and protect the Cahaba River Watershed and its rich diversity of life.
Why is the Cahaba River important?
American Rivers reported the Cahaba as one of the 10 most endangered rivers in North America. The Nature Conservancy ranks the Cahaba Watershed as the 29th most critical for protecting biodiversity out of 2000 total watersheds in the United States. They highlight the Cahaba as one of eight Hotspots of Biodiversity out of 2,111 watersheds nationwide.
Make a difference on Sunday. Purchase your tickets today at Fry Down.com