Cahaba River Fry-Down Awards

Competing Fry Teams at the Cahaba River Fry-Down will have their entries scored by a team of high-profile celebrity judges for the chance to win in several categories. Additionally, each attendee will be given a gold doubloon that can be used to cast a vote for the Crowd Favorite, and the team that receives the most votes will win this ultimate prize.

BEST OVERALL (Baddest Fish in the River):

This one combines Best Presentation with Best Flavor. You need to look good and taste good!


KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT AWARD:

We’ve got spirit, yes we do! Show us your team spirit!


MISS CONGENIALITY:

Southern Hospitality is our trademark. Show ‘em you’re the host with the most!


CHAMPION OF THE CAHABA:

This award goes to the team that rises to the challenge and helps support our work by raising financial support by encouraging friends, family and community to support their team through their personalized fundraising pages on the frydown/swellgives.com website. Each team captain will have a personalized team page to send out to their community and the team that raises the most money by Fry-Down wins this coveted award! So set a goal and reach for the stars!

CROWD FAVORITE:

Fry-Down attendees will have the pleasure of sampling fry team flavors! One doubloon will be given to each guest. Invite lots of friends to attend the event = more votes for you! The team which acquires the most doubloons will be the “Crowd Favorite.” 

BEST SIDE-DISH (Best Side-kick):

Every amazing hero needs an awesome side-kick! This award is given to the team with the best side dish.


MOST CREATIVE (Fish with an Attitude):

Give us more than U-12 Boiled Shrimp Cocktail on-ice with a cup of cocktail sauce just made from ketchup and horseradish. Get creative! Do something that tells us who you are and what a community fish fry means to your team.


BEST PRESENTATION (Best Dressed):

This one includes everything about your team – your team name, your secret weapon, even your team “uniforms,” hats, and the presentation of your plated food to the judges. Have fun, and we bet this one will influence People’s Choice as well!


Fry-Down Participants and Award Winners:

 

2019

Amerex - BEST SIDEKICK

Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club

Birmingham Canoe Club - Champion of the Cahaba

Cahaba River Society Junior Board

Cahaba Brewing Company - KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT AWARD

Davis Architects - FISH WITH AN ATTITUDE

Girl Scouts

Lhoist

Naphcare - BADDEST FISH IN THE RIVER (BEST OVERALL) & BEST DRESSED

Samford Bulldogs - CROWD FAVORITE & MISS CONGENIALITY

Spire 

St. Stephens Church

Vulcan Materials Company

2018 

Amerex - BADDEST FISH IN THE RIVER & FISH WITH AN ATTITUDE

Cayenne Creative

International Expeditions - BEST DRESSED & KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT AWARD

Lhoist - MISS CONGENIALITY

Naphcare

Samford University | BEST SIDEKICK

Spire - CROWD FAVORITE

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Talk 99.5

Vulcan Materials - CHAMPION OF THE CAHABA

2017

Amerex – BADDEST FISH IN THE RIVER, BEST DRESSED, FISH WITH AN ATTITUDE & CHAMPION OF THE CAHABA
BRESCO – BEST SIDEKICK
Girl Scouts of North Central Al
Independent Presbyterian Church
International Expeditions – CROWD FAVORITE, KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT AWARD
Maynard Cooper & Gale
Milo’s Famous Tea
NaphCare, Inc.
Samford University
Talk 99.5 – MISS CONGENIALITY
Vulcan Materials Co.

2016

Amerex - CROWD FAVORITE & KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT AWARD

BRESCO

Cayenne Creative

Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama – MISS CONGENIALITY

Independent Presbyterian Church – MOST CREATIVE

International Expeditions

Maynard Cooper & Gale – BEST PRESENTATION, BEST SIDE-DISH AND BEST OVERALL

Samford University

Vulcan Materials Co.

 

2015

20 Midtown & J.H. Berry

Amerex – CROWD FAVORITE

Boy Scouts - KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT AWARD

Maynard Cooper & Gale 

Cayenne Creative - SKINNY FISH

Design Initiative - MISS CONGENIALITY

Independent Presbyterian Church - BEST OVERALL, MOST CREATIVE, BEST SIDE DISH

International Expeditions - BEST PRESENTATION

LBYD

Living River

Maynard, Cooper & Gale

O'Neal Industries

Samford University

Stewart Perry Co.

Vulcan Materials Co.

2013

Amerex - KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT

Bresco - MOST CREATIVE

Cayenne Creative

Dyas Human Resources - SKINNY FISH

Hatch Mott Macdonald

Jason Wallis Photography - BEST OVERALL, BEST PRESENTATION, CROWD FAVORITE

Living River

Maynard, Cooper & Gale - BEST SIDE DISH

Revenue Discovery Systems - MISS CONGENIALITY

Walter Schoel Engineering Company

Vulcan Materials Company

2012

The Bottomfeeders - Maynard, Cooper and Gale
Catch Us If’n U Can - American Legion
Creole Crusaders - St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Fintermark - Intermark Group
The Fulica Americanas - MacKnally Land Design
Ingredients Work! - Brian Smith and Friends
Living River - Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba – BEST
OVERALL, SKINNY FISH AWARD
Off Da Hook – Amerex – KEN BOWEN TEAM SPIRIT AWARD,
CROWD FAVORITE, BEST SIDE DISH
Pickled Peppers - Cayenne Creative
Sandpiper River Rats - Frazier Christy and Friends – MOST
CREATIVE, BEST PRESENTATION, COMMUNITY BRAGGIN’ RIGHTS

2011

Amerex - BEST OVERALL & BEST FLAVOR
American Legion - CROWD FAVORITE & TEAM SPIRIT
Frazier Christy & Friends - Best Presentation
Living River - SKINNIEST FISH & COMMUNITY BRAGGIN' RIGHTS
Maynard, Cooper & Gale - MOST CREATIVE
Alabama Outdoors
Cayenne Creative
Harbert Realty
Trussville Springs

2010

Alabama Eye Clinic & Birmingham Canoe Club - MOST TEAM SPIRIT
Amerex - BEST OVERALL
Maynard, Cooper and Gale, PC - CROWD FAVORITE
Stewart Perry Company - SKINNY FISH
Trussville Fire & Rescue - BEST PRESENTATION
Trussville Springs - MOST CREATIVE

Cahaba River Fry-Down is a catfish cook-off and festival for the Cahaba River. It is the principal fundraiser for Cahaba River Society.

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Cahaba River Society

2717 7th Ave South, Suite 205

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-322-5326

www.cahabariversociety.org 

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