Koi Fest 2023 blew us at FFP out of the water! This was an all-hands-on-deck event for us, and we couldn’t have been happier to host at our farm in Milford, NJ. We had hourly giveaways with a bunch of great prizes.
In addition to the giveaways, we had hourly koi auctions! We brought in an amazing auctioneer, Alfred, who kept the koi auctions vibrant and exciting all day. The koi for the auction were displayed in our formal pond with a glass viewing window so interested participants could view the koi that they wanted to place bids on.
This year, we hosted even more vendors and had a number of sponsors as well. We simultaneously hosted The ZNA Koi Show at Koi Fest. Guests of Koi Fest were able to enter koi they bought from FFP into the ZNA Koi Show if they wished to do so and had the opportunity to win awards. The ZNA Koi Club flies in judges from all over the country to evaluate the quality of the koi based on size, body, color, breed and other qualities. It was a great experience for our FFP customers to see what a koi show actually looks like.
The highlight of the event was our Koi Tent. We featured 25 tanks of koi this year that ranged from Tosai to Yonsai and priced from $30 to $4,000. These koi were featured at the best prices of the year, and we were so happy to give them some great new homes.
We are so proud of our amazing team at Fitz’s Fish Ponds for helping make this event a success. The team worked tirelessly from planning and setting up to working the event and cleanup. Koi Fest is getting bigger every year, and the support of our friends in the industry helps us make it as great as it is.