Get your pitching arm warmed up and head to Lillian to see if you can break the record for the mullet toss. The standing record is 178 feet.Visitors will fill the small town of Lillian Sept. 5 for …
Get your pitching arm warmed up and head to Lillian to see if you can break the record for the mullet toss. The standing record is 178 feet.
Visitors will fill the small town of Lillian Sept. 5 for the 36th annual Mullet Festival. The long-standing event is the main fundraiser for the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay.
"Other than local churches, the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay is one of the largest funders in our small community of Lillian. Our focus is to improve the lives of young people in the region," said Jeff Keener, Optimist Club of Perdido Bay.
The event offers something for everyone, starting with a homecooked $5 breakfast of eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and more. The Mullet Festival 5K's certified course is popular with the more active and competitive runners in Baldwin County and the 1-mile fun run and walk offers the younger runners and those looking for a nice walk with friends a chance to join the fun.
Live entertainment will run throughout the day and there are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. If you need a moment to cool down, the silent auction and the Déjà vu provide a leisurely activity inside the air-conditioned Lillian Community Club. Don't miss the $12 fish or ham lunch.
The fun starts with the 5K registration at 6 a.m. and breakfast begins at 7 a.m. The day wraps up with the 50/50 and raffle drawing at 2:15 p.m. For more information or a full schedule of the day's events, visit optimistclubpb.org.
The 36th annual Mullet Festival takes place surrounding the Lillian Community Club located at 34148 Widell Ave., Lillian.