Sturgeon Festival coming to Clay Township Sept. 20-22

Would you like to touch a living fossil? If the answer is yes, plan on visiting the North Channel Sturgeon Festival in Clay Township (Michigan’s “sturgeon angling capital”) Sept. 20-22. This new event will celebrate lake sturgeon, an amazing, prehistoric fish that abounds in the North Channel of the St. Clair River.

The festival will take place at the Clay Township Park, located at 4710 Point Tremble Road in Algonac, from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 20; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; and 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. It will include food, drinks, live bands, raffles, cornhole, a trout pond for kids and loads more fun. Saturday, there will be a lake sturgeon viewing tank where you can touch one of these living fossils. Staff from the DNR’s Lake St. Clair Fisheries Research Station will be on hand to answer questions about these creatures.

Proceeds from the festival benefit St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow and the Pearl Beach Lions Club.