The Cahaba River Fry-Down is a celebration of the Cahaba River – our region’s primary drinking water source and a treasure trove of biological diversity. The principal fundraiser for the Cahaba River Society, Fry-Down is a traditionally a competitive cook-off surrounded by a party!
THIS YEAR’S CAHABA RIVER FRY-DOWN WILL ENTAIL A VIRTUAL COOKING COMPETITION ALONG WITH A SELECTION OF ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS HOSTED AT FRYDOWN.COM!
Don’t miss the Grand Finale: Sun. Oct. 3, 2021 | Noon to 4pm
LIVE ONLINE right here & FREE for EVERYONE to enjoy!
MEET & VOTE FOR THE 2021 FRY TEAMS:
DON’T MISS THE GRAND FINALE EXTRAVAGANZA LIVE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3!
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.
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 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.
WANT TO COMPETE?
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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