Inaugural Walleye Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

(Perrysburg, OH) The fair and festival season has a new addition-- the first-ever Walleye Fest.

Perrysburg and Maumee will host events on both sides of the Maumee River, including a fishing tournament that's been going on all week. 

A “walleye splash” will open the festivities at 6 p.m. at Hood Park in Perrysburg, where a six-foot fish replica will be dropped into the Maumee River. There will be carnival games, a fish fry and a family movie tonight, too. There's a food truck festival this evening in Maumee. 

Saturday's schedule includes a pancake breakfast, 5-K run, and a parade in Perrysburg. Sunday features a tug-of-war between Perrysburg and Maumee officials. 

There's an unplanned addition to Walleye-fest-- playoff hockey. The Toledo Walleye will host the Fort Wayne Komets tonight in game one of the ECHL Eastern Conference semifinals.

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