Perchville Festival on the Shores of Lake Huron
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
February 10, 2019 11:36am CST
Last weekend was the Perchville Festival, here in East Tawas, Michigan. This festivity has been celebrated for the past 61 years, in our town. They have fishing contests, a hotdog&snack trailer,chili making competition, ski-doo races(snow mobiles), a polar bear swim for a daring few, and of course a large beer tent on the shore. The second day, they celebrated by crowning this year's 'Perchville King&Queen.' We don't frequent many of these events because of the bitter temperature, while out walking on the ice. Yet this festivity draws tourists in, from all over the state of Michigan. Photo:NOT MINE, Borrowed from Pixabay
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I don't often get out to the festivals and things that my community holds. This Perchville festival would be more fun for the fishermen and women. I'd probably enjoy the food and just the atmosphere though. The last festival I've gone to is the "honeybee festival" which is self explanatory. Vendors of different crafts are there, and of course beekepers.
My husband used to love to go out ice fishing. I remember he gave me a ride on our snowmobile on the frozen river. And it was just like a little city out on the ice. The river banks sheltered us from the wind, and there were snowmobiles and cars and trucks and ice shanties and people everywhere. He quit ice fishing many years ago because the cold used to bother him too much, but he always kept in touch with his fishing buddies and they would bring him in salmon steaks and other goodies that they'd catch and clean for us.