Growing up along the North Shore there are so many wonderful things that make me feel at home. Whether it’s the smell of a campfire in the distance, the sound of rain on a cottage tin roof, or being immersed in community spirit for one of the biggest events of the year. There is nothing better than being a part of a community that feels like family and celebrating with them. This type of celebrating involves a lot of fishing, slo-pitch, food, live entertainment, and amusement rides! This is the longest running event along the north shore…55 years. Nipigon’s very own Fall Fishing Festival.
It is not only the longest running event but is one MIGHTY festival filled with the biggest slo-pitch tournament in the region, a GIANT penny auction, a wide variety of food vendors and amusement rides – which are returning to the event after 15 years. This Festival has something for the entire family and of course its FISHING. For years now this weekend in Nipigon has been something everyone looks forward to as there is not only a lot going on but it’s also a “homecoming” as people are usually reunited with long-time friends and family.
Proceeds from the Festival are distributed to local organizations including Nipigon Legion, Elks, and the Nipigon Curling Club. Funds benefit programs such as minor hockey, youth curling, cadets and high school bursaries.
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