World's Biggest Fish Fry serves up 5 tons of catfish in Tennessee
By Jeaneane Payne
On Sunday, April 29th, the World's Biggest Fish Fry drew a crowd of over 100,000 people who consumed 5 tons of catfish and several tons of hush puppies.
Since 1953, natives of Paris, Tennessee have feasted on catfish at this annual festival and fish lovers from all over the country have come to appreciate what was once a regional delicacy of the South.
In addition to this year's Fry, people enjoyed a carnival, a rodeo, parades, and catfish races.
Approximately 780 million pounds of farm-raised catfish is produced annually in Paris. The catfish is worth over $375 million.
The Fry is sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Jaycees.
Published April 30, 2012