Shadfest Photos

Mayor Michael Nutter and A.J. Thomson at Fishtown Shadfest 2011

Roman Blazic took some great photos at Shadfest this past Saturday. If you were there, see if you can find yourself: Shadfest 2011 Photos. If you weren’t at the event, look at what you missed (then promise yourself that you’ll attend next year’s Shadfest). Photo: Roman Blazic


Fishtown Shadfest is back, with bigger bite.

From My Community @ Fishtown’s annual Shadfest returns this weekend, but this year, the event will cap a full week of events in honor of the boney, scrappy fish that gave the neighborhood its name. Shadweek kicked off on Saturday, April 16, with the Fishtown Fishing Derby and Easter Egg Hunt followed by Tuesday, [read more]


Fishing Derby & Easter Egg Hunt a Great Success!

Children showing off fishing derby trophies.

Despite the weather, we had a great turn-out for the events that kicked off Shadweek 2011. Fishing Derby There were 88 fishing competitors (adults and children). All children received trophies. The winners of the Derby were: First Place: Ryan Slaven; Catch — 24.5 inch, 6 pound catfish Runners Up: Dave Johnson; Catch — 17.5 inch, [read more]


How Shadweek’s Fishing Derby Got Its Start


If you didn’t see it, today’s Inquirer has an article about the Fishing Derby and Shadfest: Fishtown Native Angles for Bigger Tie to Area’s Past By the old power-generating station in Fishtown, in the dark waters of the Delaware River, the shad are making their runs. So are the stripers. And whatever else might be [read more]


Shadweek 2011 Starts this Saturday!


Don’t miss any of these Shadweek events starting this Saturday with the Fishing Derby on April 16th and ending with our third annual Shadfest on April 23rd: April 16th at 8:00 AM — Fishing Derby at Penn Treaty Park April 16th at 10:00 AM — Easter Egg Hunt at Penn Treaty Park April 19th from [read more]