First fish burgers mark the start of Fisherman’s Picnic 2022
And so it begins.
The first order of fish burgers at the Lion’s Club food stand in downtown Grand Marais marked the official start of Fisherman’s Picnic 2022.
Fisherman’s Picnic celebrates its 93rd year in 2022. The annual event typically takes place the first weekend in August (Aug. 4-7 this year). The celebratory gathering brings live music, interesting food, kid-friendly rides, local art booths and competitive sports that feature everything from log rolling to fish tossing to downtown Grand Marais.
And then there are the fish burgers.
People stand in long lines for a taste of the locally-caught herring that is fried and placed in a hotdog bun.
WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs was outside the fish burger stand at 11 a.m. Aug. 4, the moment the first fish burger was sold for this year’s picnic. Cook County High School graduate Chris Scully placed the first order this year. Scully is in town to celebrate his 20th class reunion and to embrace this year’s Fisherman’s Picnic. Learn more in the audio below.