Scales must be removed before fish can be eaten, just as a husk must be removed from a cob of corn, a shell from an egg, or a lid from a gallon of ice cream. Unwrap the delicious with today's Groupon: for $10, you get admission for four plus four iPad raffle tickets and four fishing tickets (up to a $20 value) at Fish Fair from Fishing for Life, which takes place at the Anoka County Fairground. Tickets are valid for either Friday, May 6 or Saturday, May 7 and admission is free for children under 3.
A nonprofit Christian fundraising group for youth ministries in the Twin Cities, Fishing for Life hosts the Fish Fair each year to net assets for its cause while attendees snack on fried fish. Budding freshwater huntsmen can learn the fine points of lure making or fly tying and others can try their hands at archery or laser shooting. As young whippersnappers ricochet around the bounce houses and dance to live music, their mellower companions can listen to a tall tale at story time or create a brush-by-brush replica of Mona Lisa Eats a Burrito at the arts-and-crafts table. Boy Scouts in attendance can earn a fishing merit badge with their participation, as each amateur ichthyologist can attempt to catch his or her own dinner at the trout pond.