Thursday, April 23, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday - World's Biggest Fish Fry Parade

This year is the 56th Annual World's Biggest Fish Fry in Paris, Tennessee. The 2009 Grand Parade is Friday, April 24. In addition to the Grand Parade, the event includes beauty pageants, fish dinners, a rodeo, a Small Fry Parade, and a carnival. Five tons of catfish are cooked and served at the Fish Tent.

Information from the back of the postcard:

Home of the "world's biggest fish fry." Paris School Band traditionally leads the colorful parade of this most interesting spring festival at "the fishingist (sic) city" on Kentucky Lake. Crowds of some 25,000 tourists and "home folk" enjoy this gala occasion yearly. Fresh fish from Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake) is prepared by Community Clubs of Henry County and served to guests in truly southern style.

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  1. dmarks is going to just flip for this one! I wonder if the beauty pagent is for people or fish! (Look at those long and luscious catfish whiskers and shiny scales) Fun!

  2. How wonderful! I love this postcard. I had NO idea such a celebration ever existed!

  3. Sounds like fun to me... that must be one BIG Fish Tent!

  4. It's a good celebration in Paris...tenessee.
    happy PFF

  5. You've given me a great idea for my next fish drawings -

    Great postcard -

  6. Hmm, does Paris France have such a wonderful festival?
    Here in Ohio a nearby town has a saurkraut festival. Yum!

  7. I'll bet those catfish are as excited about the fish fry as a turkey at Thanksgiving. Happy PFF!

  8. MuseSwings is right! *lol*
    Back in the Philippines we also have a seafood festival and it is celebrated with much fanfare similar to this :)

    Postcards Crossing

  9. J'adore Paris,Tennessee. Actually, I've never been there.. but I'd love to go this weekend! Around here we have a Yam Festival. It looks a lot like this. Happy PFF :)

  10. I love festivals based on food! Any excuse to eat something I didn't cook.

  11. Great card! My son would absolutely love this festival...his favorite food is fried catfish!

  12. New to your blog and new to this meme! That parade looks great!

  13. Hello from Pakistan!
    I want to swap a postcard with world UNESCO heritage site from your country. Can you send me one such card?
    In return I can send you a nice postcard with beautiful landscape from Pakistan - which I think will be a great addition in your collection?

    You can leave me a comment at

    We can also make a blog link exchange if you are interested....

    Best Regards
    Yours Cheema

  14. This is sooooooooo great I love it,thank you for the fish fry information .Had no idea it was going on. This is my first Postcard Friendship Friday !
    Love your name and site.
    Have a blessed weekend.

  15. Off topic... The journal on my blog was perfect bound with lots ' O glue and then I used a recycled brown paper bag for the spine. Thanks for stopping by!!

  16. I love the various pennants flying over the parade. It's so colorful. My hubby is from Nashville, Tennessee, which is not far from the Kentucky/Tennessee state line. I had no idea there was a Paris in Tennessee!


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