10th Annual Carp Fest
Video by Mike Ulrich
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Parks and Recreation Director and
Carp Fest Committee member
Carp Fest is a fun-filled week-long event intent on bringing friends, family, and community together for the New Year! We were thrilled that so many people ventured out during the week of fog, wind, ice, and cold. It was a typical Wisconsin weather week. Proceeds going to Dropping the Carp Fund and City Park and Recreation Youth Enrichment/Hoffman Hall Activities. We hope you enjoy the video, shot on the new FLIP video device.
Video by WKBT
If you're looking for a non-traditional way to ring in the new year, then Prairie du Chien is the place to be.
That's where the 10th annual Droppin' of the Carp is going on Friday night.
It's all part of Carpfest, a week-long event where friends and families can take part in a variety of activities that are fun and unique.
At midnight New Year's Eve, organizers will drop the carp similar to the ball drop in Times Square.
Plus, an annual tradition continues where people have a chance to kiss the carp for good luck. (See video from WKBT.com)
Dropping of the Carp - 2011
Despite the cold, wind, fog, and ice. hundreds of New Year's revelers celebrated the Dropping of Lucky the Carp. The tenth annual Droppin; of the Carp, came to a fireworks filled climax. Many people young and old lined up to kiss Lucky the Carp for good luck as well as the crowning the new King and Queen and finally the countdown to the New Year ushering in 2011. See this video in HD. Share this video with others. Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjRl-pybUAc)