RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls—also known as “The Bullhole”—will hold its 15th Annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. until 2 pm. Come to the big Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan side of the park.
For just $10, a heaping plate of golden fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, a cold drink and a desert can be had. A child’s plate is $4. Those who buy tickets in advance eat first and there will once again be a separate take out line.
A Silent Auction with many unique gifts will line the outer border of the shelter, donated by generous local businesses. Ink It Promotional Products will once again be screen printing a new, unique fish fry tee shirt. RiverPark fish fry organizers always hope that hot coffee and an Apple Ugly will combine with a welcome nip in the fall air to fill the parking lot with hungry catfish eaters that Saturday.
Proceeds from this annual event enable RiverPark, Inc. to keep the park open, clean and safe for families and park patrons. This summer saw the largest numbers ever, especially since water flowed over the dam for the entire season. A new web presence on a Google site drew park-goers from across both the Triad and Charlotte markets. A social media hit, RiverPark has garnered dozens of “five star” reviews over the summer.
Fish fry Tickets are available in Cooleemee at Davie Discount Drugs, Village Auto, Town Hall and the Zachary House. In Mocksville at the Chamber of Commerce and in Salisbury at the Gateway Center–204 Innes Street.
For you who use GPS devises, the actual RiverPark address is 645 Erwin Temple Church Road in Woodleaf, NC 27054. And, please remember: This is truly “The best catfish you ever ate!”