Marblehead hosts annual perch festival

Chow down on some delicious perch this Saturday while enjoying some live music, flea market, car show and children's games.
Amanda Amsel
Aug 21, 2013

“The festival will start with the grand parade at 10 am..,” said John Englebeck, vice president of the organization and organizer of the festival. “The parade will take place in downtown Marblehead and then we will have the opening ceremony in the park.”

There will be a variety of activities going on throughout the day including live entertainment by the band Third Degree, local vendors, a flea market, car show and children’s games.

Want to Go?

WHAT: 21st Annual Lions Perch Festival
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 24
WHERE: James Park in Marblehead
COST: Free
INFO: 419-635-6935

“There will be 35 vendors on hand selling a variety of homemade crafts and other unique items,” Englebeck said. “The Boy Scouts will also be on-hand and will be offering a variety of games.”

Magician Matt Jergens will also be there to perform magic tricks for children and their parents. Also, there will be a princess pageant for area beauty queens.

However, what perch festival is complete without perch? Well, have no fear because there will be plenty of that too!

“We will have 300 lbs of perch to cook up and sell,” Englebeck said. “We will also have French fries, summer sausage and pulled pork sandwiches for sale.”

Local churches will also be selling homemade desserts to cover you need for sweets.

After you finish your lunch burn off some of those calories with a tour of Lafarge North American Quarry.

“There will also be raffles going on throughout the day and the big raffle will be at 4:00 pm,” Englebeck said. “The big prize will be $2,013 and the other prizes will include tickets to area attractions, shopping sprees and family packages.”

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting community events and scholarships for area youth. For more information on the 21st Annual Lions Perch Festival, visit 419-635-6935.



Cant seem to find a James Park in Marblehead on any online map. Anyone know where this is?