The Cahaba River Society invites you to enjoy:



Join our Education and Field Directors around and in the River for fun & educational activities. We invite you to splash around, while exploring the relationship between water quality, habitat, drinking water and the health of aquatic life, humans and wildlife.  



The Fry-Down Beer Garden will feature delicious selections of beers from these local craft breweries...














Live music by the Herb Trotman Band, and gourmet shaved ice by Ono Ice.


AND MORE, brought to you by The Cahaba River Society Tributary Board...


  • Disc Golf putting competitions

  • Corn Hole competitions by Treeline Expeditions.

  • Horseshoes

  • Bocce Ball




When: Sunday, October 11


Where: Railroad Park 


$20 Tickets

Free for Kids 12 & Under



  • Blanket & Chairs

  • Sneakers 

  • Dogs (on a leash)

  • An appetite!


  • Logo on promotional items

  • Logo on Fry-Down Ads

  • Recognition on Cahaba River Society's Annual Report


  • Recognition on the official Cahaba River Society Website & Fry-Down Website


  • Free Banner Space at the event

  • Free Admission & Promo Items

  • Free Canopy & Seating




Your support will help build on our efforts to connect people with the Cahaba through a fun, educational event. 


Fry-Down combines many goals: to bring new people to the River, build more support for Cahaba conservation, offer fun learning activities for all ages about how to protect our drinking water resources and use them wisely, and build new partnerships to sustain our work to ensure our Cahaba River’s healthy future.  Your participation will strengthen the impact of this event and boost credibility with the partners needed to pull it off. We hope you’ll join us in making this year’s Fry-Down the best yet. 

We are deeply grateful

for the generous support

of these sponsors:

Think about all the fun of a barbecue contest or chili cook-off. Now...replace the barbecue and chili with fish, a dash of fellowship, a splash of family fun on the river, and you've 'bout got it figured out.


This isn't just a party, it's a Fry-Down!


Corporate & Community teams face off in a fierce (friendly) competition to wow the crowd and a panel of esteemed judges. CRS provides the fish, and the enthusiastic chefs work their magic. Creative sides are welcome, year, we had deep-fried oreo cookies! Yum!


The Fry Competition is meant to have a community feel, to showcase the spirit of each team.

We encourage participation as a great team-building and marketing opportunity for your group. Many of the same teams have come back year after year. It's just that fun!





  • Best Overall

  • Best Presentation

  • Most Creative

  • Skinny Fish

  • Best Side Dish

  • Ken Bowen Team Spirit Award

  • Miss Congeniality

  • Crowd Favorite


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

Cahaba River Fry-Down

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Cahaba River Society

2717 7th Ave South, Suite 205

Birmingham, AL 35233


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