90th Annual New Boston Fish Fry Weekend Schedule

Date 2011/8/22 0:40:00 | Topic: Community News

New Boston will be celebrating their 90th Annual Fish Fry on Aug 27th, with a full weekend of events planned. The first New Boston Fish Fry was held in August, 1921, when the farmers of Bay Island district joined the town’s merchants to host the event. A flood that previous spring had brought everyone from town and country together to help sandbag and patrol the levees. The Fish Fry Celebration originated as a thank you celebration for the town working tirelessly to help protect Bay Island and remains an annual tradition.

Friday, Aug 26th:
Weenie Roast @ 6:00pm
Movie in the Park @ 8:00pm
Sponsored by: City of New Boston

Saturday, Aug 27th:
Car/Motorcycle Show: 10:00am - 4:00 pm
- Registration 9:00am through 4pm, $10 entry fee
Crafter/Vendors: 10:30am - 7:00pm
Parade @ 11am - Theme is "The Good Ole Days"
- Parade line up @ 1015 - Methodist Church
Princess/Queen Pageant & Announcements following the parade Fish Fry Park
Amusement Rides: following the parade till 7pm
- Wristbands $8 in advance available at The Barn, Deeter's Tavern & Miller Time/wristbands are $10 on Aug 27
Fish/Chicken dinners at the fish shack: Noon - 7pm.
- Advance tickets - $9 (please see a Princess/Queen Candidate) $10 at the door
Cake Walk - all day
Sand Volleyball: Noon
- Registration 10:00am - Noon, $10 registration fee
Horseshoes: 1:00 pm
- Registration begins at noon
Kid's Games: 1:00pm
- Money in the Hay and much more...
Kid's Karaoke/Karaoke Contest: following Kid's Games till 3pm
- Registration begins Friday Night - Saturday (Sue Rain)
Fireman's Shoot: 4:00 pm
Live Band, Crossroads: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golf Cart Rodeo: 6:00 pm
Fireworks at dusk down by the river (approx 8:30pm)
Frog Jump: following the fireworks by Deeter's Tavern (approx 9:00pm)

WRMJ will be announcing the day's events
Sponsored by: Citizens of New Boston Fish Fry Committee

Car/Motorcycle Show information:
Michelle @ 309-587-8235 or email: charliejr@frontiernet.net

Crafter/Vendor information:
Ralyn Speerly Schraceo
Home/Office: 217-492-1163
Cell: 309-371-6843
E-mail: customerservice@undertherainbow.us

Princess/Queen Pageant information:
Lucinda Puckett 309-587-8357

Parade/Kid's Games Information:
Cheryl Long 309-587-8212

Sunday, August 29th:
Antique Tractor Pull: Noon
- Registration @ 11am
Crafter/Vendors: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Butterfly Pork Chop Dinners: Noon - 5:00pm
- Fish Fry Shack, served by Methodist Church Members

Come join us in New Boston for a great weekend of fun!

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