Elgin’s Catfish Stomp Parade and Food Festival

The 45th Annual Elgin Catfish Stomp Parade and Food Festival, sponsored by the Elgin Police Department Toys Roundup and Caring Hands Foundation, will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020 in the Town of Elgin.
This year the event will look a little different due to precautionary measures being taken for COVID. Face coverings are highly encouraged, in addition to social distancing when possible.
The parade will start at 10:00 am at the corner of Bowen Street/Main Street and will proceed down Main Street to Potter Community Park (corner of Main Street/Green Hill Road).
This year’s event will only include Food Trucks and our famous Catfish Stew and Fried Fish (served under the picnic shelter). We will have face-to-face and drive-thru service available.
Forms can be found on the town’s website at www.townofelginsc.com under the “FORMS” tab and/or can be picked up at Town Hall.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Elgin Town Hall at 803-438-2362 or email us at anders@elginpolice.org, elgin.clerk@townofelginsc.com or melissa.emmons@townofelginsc.com.
***All proceeds will benefit the EPD Toys Roundup and Caring Hands Foundation.***


  1. Douglas Huddle says

    This was the first time my wife and I attended this event. The Catfish stew was good but the fried catfish was awful. All but the thickest parts were very tough and chewy. It appeared to be prebreaded frozen fish. It is for a good cause but I will just donate the money next year.

    • Melissa Emmons says

      Glad you attended the event, but sorry that you did not care for the fried fish. We had a very difficult time finding a vendor this year due to COVID, but our volunteers did a great job with everything.
      We look forward to having you again next year.

    • herman walker says

      you dont know what youre talking about douglas

  2. Deborah Washingbeard says

    the fish was great douglas. which vendor did you go to?

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