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Fish Festival of the Week: Marathon Seafood Festival, Florida, USA

Way out in the Florida Keys, about half way between Key Largo and Key West where Beel’s father once lived, is tiny Marathon, Florida, host city for the aptly named … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Grant Seafood Festival, Florida

This weekend, 2-3 March 2013, the 47th Annual Grant Seafood Festival will be held in Grant, Florida.  Grant is one-half of the greater Grant-Valkaria metropolis, which has a population of 3,810 … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Apollo Bay Seafood Festival Australia & Smelt Derby USA

The seafood festival of the week is two festivals.  Both are one day events, held this Saturday (23 February).  For adults, Beel recommends the Apollo Seafood Festival, especially if you’re … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tunarama Festival, Australia

Okay, okay, Beel totally missed this one.  The 54th Tunarama Festival wrapped up last weekend in Port Lincoln, South Australia.  The festival celebrates the tuna fishery, which is of importance to … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Barcelos Festival of Ornamental Fish

Woo hoo, says Beel.  A fish festival.  Brazil.  Way cool! The Barcelos Festival of Ornamental Fish, AKA Festival do Peixe Ornamental de Barcelos, was established in 1994. It is held in Barcelos, Brazil, … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ice Fish Fest at Catfish Bay is a Big (?) Success

Woo hoo, says Beel?  Ice Fish Fest, last week’s Fish Festival of the Week was reported to be a success.  Five hundred fish were caught (200 more than last year). … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Recent Fish Festivals in China

Beel is very excited.  The past few days have seen the start of two fish festivals in China.  Please let Beel present a brief account of these festivals. The China … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Versova Koli Seafood Festival

Woo hoo, says Beel.  The Versova Koli Seafood Festival in Mumbai, India starts this Friday.  A fish festival.  Indian food. Kingfisher. What more could Beel want? The festival celebrates the food … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The International Eelpout Festival Has a Wiki Entry!

  Beel has long had a fascination with the International Eelpout Festival held each February in Walker, Minnesota (see posts here and here). Beel is pleased to learn the festival now … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carp Sells for $54,500 at the Chagan Lake Fish Festival

The Chagan Lake Fish Festival, in Jilin Province, China, is in full swing and the results of the traditional auction of the first fish captured are now available. It is … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bad News for the Great West Coast Whitebait Festival

Last October, the Westland District Council (of west coast New Zealand) sponsored the Great West Coast Whitebait Festival, which was held in Christchurch, the most populous city on the South Island. Shortly … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Droppin’ of the Carp

After nearly a week of festivities, Carpfest 2012, held in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin will culminate at midnight tomorrow with the 12th Annual Droppin’ of the Carp.  Beel loves a fish festival.  And … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment