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Orillia Ontario Annual Perch Festival
When and Where?
The 33rd Annual Perch Festival for 2014, will begin on April 19th and run until May 10th. The event takes place on Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching, in Orillia, Ontario. The Perch Festival is the largest fishing derby in Canada. This year there are over sixty tagged perch with prizes of $500.00, if you catch a tagged one. There are also two fish swimming around on one of the two lakes that are worth $3000.00 each. Many other prizes to be won daily, weekly, and there are also grand prize draws.
How to Register for the Perch Festival
Before you start fishing remember to register for this great event that runs until May 10th. Cost for registration is $20.00 for adults and for children under sixteen the cost is $5.00. You can pick up your registration form at the festival headquarters, which is at Tudhope Park in Orillia. If you are out of town you can register by mailing a check along with name, address, phone numbers, dates of birth for everyone registering to: Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, 150 Front St. South, Orillia, Ontario, L3V 4S7.
For all rules and regulations please click here.
Need a Fishing Rod or Reel?
Where You Can Fish
For fishing you can fish off the docks, shoreline or from your boat. If you would like to rent a boat for the event there are many rental places in and around the festival. Please see the map below for boat rentals.
How to Get to the Perch Festival
Places To Stay
If you are requiring accommodations during your stay in Orillia there are various motels and hotels.
The Highwayman Inn located off hwy 11 is close to shopping, restaurants and is a very comfortable hospitable place to stay. Relax in the pool and hot tub or sauna before dining at McCabes restaurant and lounge, which is located right on the premises. This hotel offers hourly shuttles to Casino Rama should you be feeling lucky.
Couchiching Inn is within walking distance to Tudhope Park, Steven Leacock museum and within driving distance to all of Orillia restaurants and attractions. Suites are available with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. The Portage Bistro is open for your fine dining pleasure and there is also a fitness facility with a sauna and hot tub.
Hotels and Motels in Orillia
There many other hotels in Orillia with various prices, amenities and restaurants. The Stonegate Inn is a luxury, all suite hotel.
Perch Festival, Orillia, Ontario Facebook Page
Be sure to stop by The Perch Festival Facebook page.
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