Catfish Festival

Countdown to the 2022 Catfish Festival








What is The Catfish Festival?

The Catfish Festival is an annual, decade’s long two-day event beginning on the first Friday evening in April, and continuing through the following Saturday, that celebrates the character of the community with its proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Crescent City’s Crescent City High School student scholarship fund. The event features a 5K foot race, a motor parade, an antique car show, music, a pirate-themed Kid’s Zone with bounce houses and other children’s activities, great food and beverages, vendor craft and NGO/government information booths, e.g. Putnam County Animal Services, etc.,  and fun for all.

2020 Festival Cancelation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns our Rotary Club had for the public’s health and safety, the 2020 Catfish Festival was cancelled by its Board of Directors since this strain of coronavirus is new, few people have immunity, and a vaccine to prevent the spread of the disease wasn’t yet available at or before the date of the event. There’s a lot we still don’t know about COVID-19, but we do know that it’s a highly contagious disease that can easily spread through a community.

2020 Catfish Festival Update

Our Rotary club plans to continue its decade’s long tradition of holding the fair in April 2021 should the pandemic be managable through behavioral practices and a flattening of the curve, the projected number of people who will contract coronavirus. Visit this site often for 2021 Catfish Festival updates.




Parade Application

Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Application

5K Application

Car Show Registration

Vendor Application

Park Map