Fried Down--but not out!

Join Cahaba River Society for "Our Hot Mess," #FryDown2020

The Cahaba River Fry-Down is a celebration of the Cahaba River – the heart of America's Amazon and our region’s primary drinking water source. This annual competitive cook-off that is usually surrounded by a huge community party is the primary fundraiser for the Cahaba River Society.

This year, since our community can't be together in-person, we have a unique, interactive and FREE experience that everyone can enjoy!

Welcome to the Grand Finale!

Watch the winners!


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Watch #FryDown2020 now!

Watch each team's video by clicking below!

Be sure to vote for your favorites! VOTING CLOSES AT 11AM ON SUNDAY, OCT. 4TH! 



Baugh Daybreakers 2020 Fry Down Team

Baugh Team: The Daybreakers

Big Daddy 205

Big Daddy 205

Cahaba Brewing

Friends of Shades Creek Fry-Down 2020

Friends of Shades Creek

Girl Scout Troop 23262 Fry Down Team Cahaba Heights Elementary

Girl Scout Troop 26232 - Cahaba Heights Elementary

Highland Lake Fry Team

Highland Lake Team


Lhoist Team 

Team Pless Fry Down 2020

Pless Team

Samford University Bulldogs for Biodiversity

Samford Bulldogs for Biodiversity

Samford University

Samford Taste of NOLA


Spire Energy


Fry Down 2020 Vote for your favorite team

About the Virtual Fry-Down

Each day, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 29th at noon and leading up to the Big Day on Oct. 4th, we will reveal something new right here on the Fry-Down website.

You'll be able to watch as your favorite teams teach YOU how to cook those incredible dishes to “wow” your friends and family. You can even get your own complimentary Fry-Down Cookbook with all of this year's recipes when you donate.

You'll be entertained by featured acts and performers of Fry-Down so you can "taste" a little of what exciting things are to come. You’ll explore your wild and wonderful Cahaba River through a virtual series of adventures, get fishing tips, and learn how to cook fish on a camp out. Finally, you’ll get to vote on YOUR FAVORITE team to win this year...all from the comfort of your home!

Join in the fun while doing your part to help us protect, conserve and restore our treasured River for future generations!

Thank you to our sponsors!

presented by

Lhoist North America Logo 

Vulcan Materials Company

Vulcan Materials Company

Coca Cola Bottling Company United

Coca Cola Bottling Company United


Birmingham Mountain Radio

Birmingham Mountain Radio

Amerex Fire Logo


BCBS of Alabama Caring Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline

Signature Homes 

Brasfield & Gorrie Cahaba Fry Down Sponsor

Brasfield & Gorrie



Davis Architects

Davis Architects

America's First

America's First Federal Credit Union

Will & Carolyn Ratliff

Julie Price

Henry Hughes & Lois Woodward

FlyHighFPV Drones


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