Mannford Chamber’s biggest event of the year! Formerly known as The Striped Bass Festival, goes back over 50 years. Most of the kids activities we participated in as kids are still going strong for us to share with our kids and grandkids.
We still have the grease pole - whoever gets to the top first, gets $100. We do the 800 sq. ft. fish pond filled with over 15 lbs of fish and $1300+ in coins and prizes. Kids that catch a fish with their bare hands turn it in for a dollar coin as many times as they can during their allotted time by age group. If they can't grab a fish they can load up on coins and prizes. We also have inflatables doused with water for the kids play in ALL DAY and a 100 ft water slide. Not to mention many more games and activities like the water balloon toss and sack races. Kids can participate in all of these activities ALL DAY with a bracelet. Bracelets are $5/kid.
Be sure to dress to get wet!! These activities are 100% sponsored by businesses within our community. We couldn't bring back these traditions year after year if it weren't for their support.
We also host 🎣Our Annual “Hooked on Bass" fishing tournament🎣 during Lake Life Festival. This takes place at Prairie View boat ramp on Keystone Lake.
This events typically draws in over 80 boats. Its a $100 to enter with $20 Big Bass and $20 Winner Take All side pots. 90% payout on entries and 100% payout on side pots with $2,750 additional payout money sponsored by some of our favorite local businesses.