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Festival of the Fish JUNE 19TH – JUNE 21st 2015

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2015 FF event schedule


Festival of the Fish June 19th, 20th & 21st 2015. This year will be our 49th year reunion of family and friends. We feature daily entertainment, kid’s games, food and craft booths, Fireworks on Friday, June 19th and parade on Sunday, June 21st at 12:30 p.m. We also have a lighted boat parade, Pet Parade (hosted by Fox8 Meteorologist Dick Goddard) sand castle building contest, crazy craft races, Family Fun Fishing Derby, and queen’s pageant, Princess Pageant, I put the Fish back into the festival of Fish free hat decorating event. Fun for the whole family. No admission charge. For information call 440-967-4477 or write Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, 5495 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089. E-mail: vermilionchamber@centurytel.net website www.vermilionohio.com

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Vermilion’s Festival of the Fish is one of the largest festivals in the area.  Every year the City of Vermilion celebrates the sea on a grand scale with parades, FISH TMboat parades, races, pageants, contests, food, entertainment, markets and much much more.  This is a “don’t-miss” event of the year each Father’s Day Weekend.  On Friday young girls vie for the coveted title of princess or queen in one of the largest festival pageants in the county.  Dozens of animals walk in the annual pet parade.  Kids games take place at the gazebo.

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 Friday kicks off at noon as the Midway opens with lots of delicious foods and spectacular craft vendors.  Fox 8’s own Dick Goddard will be on hand to start the Pet Parade on the Main Stage at 12:30 pm.  The Princess Pageant begins at 2:30 pm with the Opening Ceremonies following about 6:00 pm.  The Queens Pageant begins at 6:30 pm.  Nashville Recording Artist Chris Higbee kicks off the evening of free music and fun at 8:00 pm and will play until the fireworks start at approximately 10:30 pm.  On Saturday the day kicks off with a 5 K run and 1 – mile walk sponsored by the YMCA and a Sand Castle Contest at Main Street Beach.  The Crazy FF Crazy Craft Race 2013 (10)Craft Races take place at 1 pm on the Vermilion River.  The event is open to all, so all you need is some imagination to build whatever kind of vessel inspires you.  Also don’t forget to sign up for the Pizza Eating Contest on the Main Stage.  Enjoy the musical styling of Bower Drive at 6:00 pm and Christian Kaiser at 9:00 pm.  The annual Lighted Boat Parade takes place at dusk on the Vermilion River on Saturday enjoy the wonderful boats as they move from the Port Authority docks to the break wall.  The Annual Father’s Day Parade steps off at 12:30 pm on Sunday.  Don’t miss the wet and wild Firefighters Water Fight immediately following the parade.  Also help us close out the festivities by enjoying the wonderful music of the Summer of 65′ band on the Main Stage.  Food, entertainment, vendors, games and beverages each day beginning at noon in and around Victory Park.

 Festival of the Fish Highlights


Lighted Boat Parade

Crazy Craft Race

Family Fun Fishing Derby

Queen’s Pageant

Princess Pageant

5K Run

Sand Castle Contest

Vendors, Entertainment, Food

Exchange Park Market Place Crafts and Collectables

Father’s Day Parade

Pet Parade

Firefighters Water Fight

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Parade Map

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Festival Location

Rt. 60 (Main St.) between Rt. 6 (Liberty Avenue) and Ohio Street, in the center of the historic downtown Vermilion, Ohio.  For more information, call the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce at (440) 967-4477 or e-mail at vermilionchamber@centurytel.net.

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2015 Festival of the Fish Forms

Craft Vendor must email a picture of your set up and items you sell to vermilionchamber@centurytel.net once your craft has been accepted/approved into the festival a contract will be mailed to you to be filled out and sent in with payment.  If you have any questions please email the Chamber at vermilionchamber@centurytel.net .      Food …

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Fireworks Sponsorship

Interested in being a sponsor? The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and the Festival of the Fish Committee are currently seeking Sponsors for the 2014 Festival of the Fish Fireworks display. Fireworks will be held Friday, June 13 2014 to kick -off the Festival of the Fish weekend festivities. The Fireworks Fund needs around $15,000 for this …

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