Attend The Largest Fish Fry On Earth At The World Catfish Festival In Mississippi

Fried catfish is a pretty big deal here in the Magnolia State, so it’s not too surprising that the state hosts the World Catfish Festival. Held every spring, the annual celebration features a catfish eating contest, the crowning of the Catfish Queen, the world’s largest fish fry, and more. This springtime fest is quickly approaching, and you don’t want to miss it. Keep reading for everything you need to know.

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Remember, the festival takes place in Belzoni on Saturday, April 4th, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $5 (kids 10 and under are free). For more information, call (662) 247-4838. You can also visit the World Catfish Festival’s website or Facebook page.

Did you know about the World Catfish Festival? Ever attended? If so, what’d you think? Know of another can’t miss fest? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the only upcoming festival you don’t want to miss. Read about another here.

Address: Belzoni, MS 39038, USA