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Think about the fun of a barbecue contest or chili cook-off.

Now...replace the barbecue

and chili with fish, a dash of fellowship, and a pinch of history in Birmingham, and you've 'bout got it figured out. 

AWARDS

Baddest Fish in the River

Best Dressed

Fish With an Attitude

Best Sidekick

Ken Bowen Team Spirit Award

Miss Congeniality

Crowd Favorite

FISH FRY COMPETITION


We call it a fish fry-off, but teams are encouraged to prepare their fish in any way they choose. 
Teams have prepared fish cold-smoked, grilled, sautéed – lots of creative and varied presentations.


Corporate and community team creations are evaluated by a panel of high-profile and celebrity judges.
The Fry-Down is a highly-coveted culinary event and a facet of the Birmingham metro f
oodie 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,
Ken Bowen Team Spirit Award, Best Side Dish, Miss Congeniality, and more.

CORPORATE TEAMS - $550
  • Entry to participate as in-person Fry-Team (8 members).

  • Provided One (10x10) Tent and One 6’ table

  • Your team will be allowed to highlight your company in your video submission for your Fry-Team

  • Your team will be recognized Fry-Down website (with links to your company’s website) and in post-event media

  • You will be able to use event branding in your company’s advertising (content subject to approval by the Cahaba River Society)

COMMUNITY TEAMS - $375
  • Entry to participate as in-person Fry-Team (8 members).

  • Your team will be allowed to highlight your organization in your video submission for your Fry-Team

  • Your team will be recognized on the Fry-Down website (with links to your website) and in post-event media

  • You will be able to use event branding in your company’s advertising (content subject to approval by the Cahaba River Society)


All team applications due by September 14, 2024. Team entries after this will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Team 10

Team 10

team 13

team 13

Team 11

Team 11

team 12

team 12

Team 14

Team 14

Team 9

Team 9

Team 8

Team 8

Team 7 keep

Team 7 keep

Team 5

Team 5

Team 1

Team 1

Team 2

Team 2

Team 4 keep

Team 4 keep

Team 3

Team 3

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