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Sylva Festival Makes List

Southeast Tourism Society has named the Hook, Line and Drinker Festival, one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May, 2020.

This year’s Hook, Line and Drinker Festival is scheduled for May 16, 2020. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will present the fourth annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event will be held from 3-7 p.m., at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva, N.C.

The festival features fly fishing guides and fishing industry vendors; food trucks; children’s activities; music by the Carolina Soul Band; clean water, outdoor activity and wildlife advocates; and WNC craft beer vendors.

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.

New for 2020, the festival will introduce its very own festival brew! This special seasonal craft beer is being created as we speak by our friends, neighbors and supporters at Innovation Brewing in Sylva (and Dillsboro). Stay tuned for more information about this exciting collaboration. Proceeds from each pint sold will benefit the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s continued operation of the festival.

For more information, please visit the festival website at www.hooklinedrinkerfest.com, call the organizers at 828-586-2155 or visit the Festival’s Facebook page.

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