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Cahaba River Fry-Down Festival

Cahaba River Fry-Down Festival

Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 3rd 2021Noon - 4:00pm

Our Virtual Chefs will compete by submitting their favorite recipes for fish and side dishes and demonstrating them via videos that will be aired on the Fry-Down website, along with other exciting entertainment. Anyone can watch for free from the comfort of their own home!

The goals of this fun, unique event are to build more support for Cahaba conservation and bring education to people about water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation and drinking water.



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 foodie 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.


You can choose any type of fish and prepare it any creative way you desire. Let your creativity and whimsy be your guide. Enjoy and have fun. Let your inner comedian have a chance to shine!

Here’s an example video from the CRS cooking team, Gordon and La’Tanya:

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    • 2717 7th Avenue South
    • Birmingham, AL 35233


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    Birmingham is located in the Cahaba & Oakmulgee Area of the Central Alabama Region



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