The Cahaba River Fry-Down, presented by Amerex, is a celebration of the Cahaba River – our region’s primary drinking dwater source and a treasure trove of biological diversity. The principal fundraiser for the Cahaba River Society, Fry-Down is a competitive cook-off surrounded by a party! The goals of this fun, unique event are to build more support for Cahaba conservation, bring education to people about water quality, wildlife habitat, and drinking water.
FISH FRY COMPETITION
We call it a fish fry-off, but teams are encouraged to prepare the catfish in any way they choose. Guests have enjoyed fish cold-smoked, grilled, sautéed – lots of creative and varied presentations. Corporate and community team creations are evaluated by a panel of high-profile judges, led by George Sarris of the Fish Market on Southside and Yellow Bicycle Catering.
The Fry-Down is gaining a reputation as a culinary event, and a great addition to the Birmingham metro foodie movement. It is unique in that there are no other area events including team catfish competition and crowd tasting. Attendees are encouraged to sample all offerings and vote for Crowd Favorite. Other awards include Most Creative, Best Presentation, Skinniest Fish, Ken Bowen Team Spirit Award, Best Side Dish, Miss Congeniality, and more.
Beer Garden, featuring local craft breweries Live music Games for all ages – educational and otherwise
Much, much more…
$20 donation for entry | kids 12 and under freed