With Bayfest Kicking off tonight in Anna Maria, we are all getting in the Anna Maria Island Fall Spirit around here. One way to celebrate the fun of Fall with your family is the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s First Annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament at the Anna Maria City Pier. Starting at 9am tomorrow, Saturday, October 16, 2010, kids of all ages can register for $5 to participate in the fun. The Tournament will last until 1pm, and will be followed by an awards ceremony.
Fishing Tournament banners will be on the pier and you can register there with one of the Island Community Center representatives. Island Discount Tackle is sponsoring the event, and is providing equipment for anyone who is interested, but does not have their own gear. If you have your own pole, you are welcome to bring it, as well. The Pier is providing free bait, and the AMI Privateers will be grilling up hot dogs, that all the tournament participants can help themselves to.
It promises to be family fun for all. Island Discount Tackle is providing prizes and trophies. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in 2 age categories: 4-9 year olds and 10-14 (or 15, or 16 whatever the oldest kiddo’s age is) year olds. There will also be prizes for some outstanding superlative categories like Ugliest Fish, Largest Fish, Most Fish and more. Grab your pole, or your fishing hat, or both, and head out to the pier to start your day at Bayfest. Then head down Pine Avenue and enjoy the family fun at the Children’s Play Area, or the “Taste of the Island” food court. Spend the rest of the day telling your fish “tales” to all the passersby at the vendor booths, and the folks listening to all the live music. Whether you catch a winner, or a bit of sun, you are bound to enjoy the Fall feeling, island style, at the Bayfest Kid’s Fishing Tournament.
If you need to plan ahead for a place to stay during next year’s tournament, contact us at Island Real Estate, and one of our Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Specialists can help you find the perfect spot. Call us at 877-778-6066, and we would be happy to find you a last minute get away special for this weekend, or a great place to plan to come anytime of the year!