Merfolk on a mission to invade South Haven beaches this Memorial Day

May 22, 2018
Originally published on May 21, 2018 4:39 pm


If South Haven figures in your Memorial Day plans, get ready: You're going to see mermaids, mermen, and even merkids. 

It's the first-ever Mermaid MegaFest – four days of celebrating merfolk while focusing on preserving our natural freshwater resources. 

Brad Carrier, leader of Mermaid MegaFest Productions; Sadie Johnson, one of the founding members of the festival team and a performing mermaid; and Lily Holshoe, a 15-year-old aspiring mermaid performer, joined Stateside to tell us what to expect at the festival, and what it's like to be a mermaid. 


Listen above to hear how the festival will pair fun with a larger message of activism and ecology, how mermaid performances can "bring magic to the world," and how to get your own mermaid tail swim-ready.


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