There are only 100 adults, 100 minnows and 25 business fish available so get your perch cut-out now for the 5th annual Painted Perch Challenge next month in Jackson’s Point.
Hosted by the Jackson’s Point Business Improvement Association, the event will take over the Jackson’s Point parkette Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m.
Featuring games, artisans, food, vendors, live music in the park all day, displays, putting challenge and a corn roast put on by the Keswick Scouts, the event is a popular must-add to your summer calendar.
If you decide to swim with the fishes, your decorated perch will be on display during the event. Or you can help decide the winners by judging for your favourite fish in the best painted and best 3D categories for adults 17 and up as well as three “minnow” categories (6 and under, 7 to 11 and 12 to16).
Two new categories this year are the 125th anniversary edition celebrating the history of Sutton and Jackson’s Point and a business category open to any Georgina business.
Prizes will be awarded in the form of gift certificates from local business and contestants have the option to donate their fish back for a silent auction.
A live auction for the “celebrity” fish painted and generously donated by prominent Canadian landscape artist Robert McAffee takes place at 6 p.m.
To paint a perch, cost $20 for adults, $10 for kids and $50 per business entry. Pick up your cut-out while supplies last from Kat’s Gallery & Boutique, Pepperwood Design or Eustace Pharmasave in Jackson’s Point.
For music lovers, Fat Cat Jamboree will return to take the stage from noon to 3 p.m., followed by Project Classified from 3 to 6 p.m.
For more information, check out paintedperchchallenge or JacksonsPoint on Facebook or follow @JacksonsPtBIA7 on Twitter.