Fish Sandwich Festival
The Bay Port Fish Sandwich Festival is the largest single eating event in Michigan’s Upper Thumb. Bay Port Fish Sandwiches are an original creation which began in 1978. The popular weekend event is packed full of activities for family fun and continues to grow each year! Henry Engelhard starting selling fish sandwiches in front of his house to pay his daughter’s college tuition, his sales grew and grew until in 1978 it became The Fish Sandwich Festival. The festival still offers the original mullet sandwich (often called sucker) made from fish caught locally by the Bay Port Fish Company. In addition to the sandwiches, the Bay Port Chamber of Commerce does a fantastic job entertaining the entire family all weekend long! In 2013, the Festival started offering yellow perch sandwiches in addition to mullet and it was an instant hit! Check out the Chamber’s site here for more details of the upcoming festival in August: ANNUAL FISH SANDWICH FESTIVAL. There is no admission and the sandwiches, mullet or perch, are well worth the drive.