Great weather greeted the crowds for the 34th annual 2012 Bay Port Fish Sandwich festival. Folks waited for a chance to grab a huge fish sandwich that required two hands to hold. Others strolled the vendor booths looking for a bargain in the flea market area. In addition, there is music, bingo and local organizations also partake in festivities.
The fish sandwich festival has been going since 1978 and is considered by many to be the inspiration for the Cheeseburger in Caseville festival which starts next following weekend. The star of the event, the fish sandwich, is prepared with a secret coating and lighly fried. Its a true Pure Michigan experience.
Bay Port Fish Sandwich Festival Sponsors
The 2012 Bay Port Fish Sandwich Festival is held with the cooperation from community organizations and local volunteers. The event is sponsored and coordinated by the Bay Port Chamber of Commerce. There are fireworks, live music, arts and crafts show, crowning of the king and queen, historical demonstrations and a parade during the weekend’s festivities. Festival is held the first full weekend in August and thousands of fish sandwiches are sold.
Bay Port was formed around the fishing industry in the 1800s. The village was home to several successful fisheries, it was rated as having the largest fresh water fisheries in the world.
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