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As described on the History page, the Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival is more than a fishing derby. 
It is a chance for families, friends and visitors to get together and have an enjoyable time.
What makes the event more than a fishing derby?  Follow the parade that begins in downtown Nipigon and finishes at the arena.  While you’re at the arena, make sure you enjoy the booths, raffles, food, entertainment and prizes.  If you feel like getting some fresh air you can go geocaching, go outside and watch a baseball game, take in the classic car display, participate in races or test your skills in the Firemen’s Challenge.  If you need a chance to relax, come on over to the curling club and see some fish being entered.  Later in the afternoon, you can grab something to eat at several locations and take in the dance if you like.  On Sunday evening don't forget about the entertain-ment and firewords t the waterfront.  Check out the Schedule Page for a complete listing of events during this year’s festival.
The Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival has been a family oriented festival since 1965. 
The different activities offered are intended to cover all age ranges so everyone can have fun.
Many local volunteer organizations benefit from the festival.  These organizations provide essential services to our community and other larger organizations.  Your participation helps them in their efforts.  For the past number of years the festival has also provided a bursary to a local student who is continuing their post secondary education.  Applications can be made by writing a short letter to the committee.  Our local businesses and merchants also benefit from the festival.