Elgin Stomps into season Warm, sunny weather and a myriad of activities brought an enormous crowd to the 19th annual Elgin Catfish Stomp. …Stompers flocked to the carnival activities at Blaney Elementary after the parade. The carnival, complete with a ferris wheel, attracted a lot of young children, Rose said. …The activities went smoothly, Rose said, and there were no problems. “The crowd behaved very well,” he said.