Queen Mermaids of the Flin Flon Trout Festival

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 15, 2021
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Regionalism | Fish | 1960s

I was looking through the schedule of events - I would have liked to see the Midget Baseball Tournament.

Where I grew up in Lodi, CA, we had the Grape Festival, with its parade and Harvest Queen, large building of murals made of the local grape varieties and wine tasting of the local vintners craft.

Here in Madill, OK, there is the Sand Bass Festival (purportedly a local fish that I've never seen), only the whole one week thing consists of just the blocked off town square with itinerant vendors and carnival rides. Musical acts appear in the evenings. Not too sophisticated, but it entertains the locals.
Posted by KDP on 07/15/21 at 10:12 AM
What, KDP!?! No Sand Bass Queen?!?

Posted by Paul on 07/15/21 at 10:27 AM
Paul, there probably is a "queen" but I haven't gone to a festival in so long, I forget.
Posted by KDP on 07/15/21 at 03:10 PM
KDP, you missed the cornhole tournament.
Posted by ges on 07/15/21 at 04:22 PM
Origin of the name Flin Flon: https://youtu.be/vnNDBe48eh8
Posted by ges on 07/15/21 at 04:30 PM
@ges, thanks for the link.
Posted by Steve E. on 07/15/21 at 04:32 PM
I would go for the Squaw Wrestling Event. Hopefully, it's in the mud.

Moose Calling Contest? What do you do with him -- or them -- if you're successful?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 07/16/21 at 09:21 AM
You open the Moose Shooting Contest, of course. And if that one's successful, you move on to the Moose Cooking Contest.
Posted by Yudith on 07/17/21 at 06:15 AM
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