October is always one of the busiest months of the year when it comes to conservation events and fundraisers in the Magic City.
If you care about clean water, air and the great outdoors here are four ways you can have fun and support a good cause.
Cahaba Fry Down
Who doesn’t love eating catfish on a Sunday afternoon?
Each year the Cahaba River Society hosts a catfish cook-off and festival that’s not only good for the planet, but also the palate! This event has become another staple in Birmingham’s dynamic food scene as culinary masters, old and new, battle it out for the top catfish cooking prizes.
The Fry-Down is the Cahaba River Society’s largest fundraiser, the premier river protection organization that has been ensuring the watershed that provides about half our drinking water is safe and clean.
This event features fun for all ages with a carnival-like atmosphere, live music, amazing food, a climbing wall, hula-hoopers, face-painters, educational games, wildlife demonstrations, a beer garden and more! Come bring your family, bring your friends, and celebrate with us as we raise awareness on the importance of the Cahaba River, as well as party in celebration of all that river provides for this community, state & country!
Tickets are $20 and include catfish and sides from our Fry Teams. Added Bonus: Kids 12 and under–FREE! Visit – https://www.frydown.com/ for all the details.
Hop City’s 7th Lucky Anniversary Festival Birthday
You can’t have great tasting beer without clean water.
Hop City knows this.
That’s why they have made the Coosa Riverkeeper their beneficiary for their “Lucky 7” Anniversary Festival. Join them on Sunday afternoon and early evening and raise a glass for great beer & clean water!
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
This year’s program features ALL five films from the 2019 Southern Exposure Film Fellowship and highly acclaimed outdoor/environmental films from across the nation.
BONUS: This year’s event is at the NEW Sidewalk Cinema located in The Pizitz – and the prices are only $10 for the entire festival.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! https://alabamarivers.org/wsff2019tickets/
Great Alabama Chilli Cookoff for GASP
On October 26 from Noon to 5:00pm, the Gasp Junior Board is hosting the Inaugural Great Alabama Chili Cookoff at Ghost Train Brewing Company Teams will compete in categories like Traditional Chili con Carne, Homestyle Chili, Vegetarian Chili, Spiciest Chili, White Chili, and a special Cornbread Baking Contest, all of which will be judged by a panel of “local celebrities.” Attendees will vote on the People’s Choice Award.
Tickets, team registration, volunteer and sponsorship info can be found at gaspgroup.org/chili.
The event will help raise awareness of Gasp’s mission to advance healthy air and environmental justice in the greater-Birmingham area through education, advocacy and collaboration.