Kick Off August With the 2014 Koi Show


Upper Midwest Koi Club - 2013 Koi Show

The Upper Midwest Koi Club (UMKC) is, once again, landing their annual show in south Minneapolis. Fish enthusiasts intend on showcasing tub after tub of their most beautiful koi all in the hopes of reeling in the grand prize of the competition.

Apart from awards for the experienced koi keepers, UMKC’s show will include specialized koi products, experts brimming with information  (really helpful if you are new to the hobby) and, of course, some superbly scaled specimens for purchase.



Saturday, August 2nd – 9 am to 5 pm open to the public; judging commences at 10 am!

Sunday, August 3rd – 10 am to 3 pm open to the public, 10:30 am award presentation, 12 pm judge’s “Tank Walk” (Q&A), 1 pm auction/door prizes

Where: Bachman’s on Lyndale (6010 Lyndale Ave S. Mpls, MN)

Who: All ages and experience!

Cost: Free!


Upper Midwest Koi Club - 2013 Koi Show Prizes

Expecting to lure visitors from far and wide, the UMKC even hooked a special hotel deal for out-of-towners. This free and fun activity is great for kids, adults, koi keepers and non-keepers alike; don’t let it be the one that got away!


Pictures via: Upper Midwest Koi Club



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Erik Bergs

Erik fancies himself first and foremost a fiction writer (which is his focus while completing a Master of Fine Arts at Hamline University). As for completed education, he attended Southwest High School in Minneapolis and later majored in both Religion and English at Pacific Lutheran University. He currently lives in South Minneapolis, but has also lived in Tacoma, Washington and Yamagata City, Japan. Erik holds a wide array of interests which he compliments with hair-brained ideas and, on rare occasion, thought-provoking angles. His greatest passions include travel, food, stories (in all their forms) and of course his fiancee.

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