Annual Green River Catfish Festival Just Around the Corner
The 39th annual Green River Catfish Festival is just around the corner and this years’ line-up has officially been completed.
Morgantown is preparing for the summer's biggest event with hopes to bring thousands to the area. Hosted by the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce, this year's festival will include many activities for those of all ages. Although majority of the activities will take place on July 4 - 6, activities will start as early as Saturday morning, June 15th with the Green River Road Race.
Click on the links below for a schedule of events and for more information about the 2019 Green River Catfish Festival.
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Other activities leading up to the festival include a series of fishing tournaments as well as a poker and men’s basketball tournament. The main series of events will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 with the terrapin race and events and activities leading into the evening with one of the region's largest fireworks shows to end the night. Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 will also be filled with main events.
Other yearly traditional events include the annual beauty pageants, live music, carnival rides, fishing, window décor, and a tractor, car, dog and cattle show.
According to Chamber of Commerce President Deanna Embry, new events to the festival this year will include an interactive Dino-Raur show taking place twice daily from July 4- 6. A power wheels crash-up derby, adventure zone and Fortnite tournament will also take place for the first time at the festival. The city is especially excited about the Guinness World Record Attempt of the world’s largest paper wad fight taking place on July 4 at 7 p.m.
“We are looking forward to it. It’s going to be great and we hope that everyone comes out,” Embry said.
Most activities will take place at or near the Charles Black City Park with gates opening at 4 p.m. on July 4 and 5 and at 9 a.m. on July 6. Admission will be $10. The full schedule can be accessed above from this article. More details and information on events can be found at the Green River Catfish Festival or Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages or websites or by calling (270) 526-6827.