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May 26, 2020

Second annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival is May 19

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will present the second annual Hook, Line and Drinker
Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The event will be held from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m., at the Bridge Park
Pavilion in Sylva, N.C.
The festival will feature fishing guides and fishing industry vendors, food trucks, a farmers market from 9
a.m. until noon, children’s activities, music by two bands, and craft beer vendors.
The inaugural pre-festival Tuck Trout Trot run/walk will be held on Friday, May 18 at the Jackson County
Greenway. A portion of net proceeds from th is self-timed 2.2-mile event will benefit Jackson County
Parks & Recreation’s Outdoor programming, including the annual “Fishing With Kids Day.” Registration for
the Tuck Trout Trot is $18 which includes a T-shirt (limited number remaining, first come first serve) and
glow in the dark necklace or bracelet. You can register for the event now by at the Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce or the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department in Cullowhee. Register
the day of the event at the greenway for $20.
Admission to the family friendly festival on Saturday, May 19 is FREE with donations encouraged.
There will be live music from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. by two of the region’s most popular bands. The band
” A Social Function ” will perform classic hits from 12:30-2:15 p.m., followed by ” Fireside Collective, ” a
nationally-touring band from WNC who will perform progressive bluegrass from 2:45-4:30 p.m.
Reusable Hook, Line & Drinker souvenir cups will be available for $5. Souvenir cups are required for craft
beer vendor purchases. A portion of net proceeds from souvenir cup sales will benefit Trout Unlimited’s
“Trout in the Classroom” programming for 2018-2019.
Professor Whizzop will be on the festival grounds from 1-4 p.m. entertaining children and adults alike
with balloons, games and bubbles.
Jackson County is the proud home of the WNC Fly Fishing Trail® and the NC Trout Capital®. The WNC
Fly Fishing Trail® features 15 hot fishing spots that run from the northern end of the county to the
southern end along the Tuckaseigee River. Jackson County is stocked with more trout than any other
county in the state and is home to the largest recorded rainbow trout caught in N.C.
For more information, please visit the festival website at www.hooklinedrinkerfest.com, call 828-586-2155

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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