Franklin, Minnesota: Catfish Capital of Minnesota

Pucker up for the Kiss the Catfish Contest at the town's annual festival: Catfish Derby Days.

Address:
Hwy 19, Franklin, MN
Directions:
On Hwy 19.
Hours:
Festival in late July (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
507-557-2259
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Kiss the Catfish.

Kiss the Catfish - Catfish Derby Days

Catfish Derby Days is an annual city celebration in Franklin, MN. It is always held on the 4th weekend in July and this year will be the 32nd year, July 27, 28, 29, 2007. There is a fishing contest and a "Kiss the Catfish Contest," and many other events. Franklin claims to be the Catfish Capital of Minnesota.

[Wendy Pederson, 04/27/2007]

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