The World Catfish Festival Just Might Be Mississippi’s Biggest And Baddest Foodie Event

Nestled snuggly along the Yazoo River, Belzoni is a tiny town with a big claim to fame. The town earned the title of “Catfish Capital of the World” in 1976, a badge they’ve worn proudly ever since. Humphreys County produces more farm-raised catfish than any other county in the United States, so it’s only fitting that the town of Belzoni celebrates with the annual World Catfish Festival in Mississippi. 

Visit the Catfish festival’s website to learn more, and be sure to follow them on the Catfish festival’s Facebook so you don’t miss out on any special announcements as the date draws closer!

Did you know the Belzoni is also home to Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area, which contains some of the oldest and largest bald cypress trees on earth? Check it out after the festival!

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Address: Belzoni, MS 39038, USA