The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Hook, Line & Drinker Festival on Saturday, May 18, from 3-7 p.m., at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva.
The second annual pre-festival Tuck Trout Trot self-timed fun run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. that morning on Saturday, May 18, at the Jackson County Greenway.
A portion of net proceeds from the Tuck Trout Trot benefit Jackson County Parks & Recreation's outdoor programming, including the annual “Fishing With Kids Day.”
There is always live music by two of the region's most popular bands. The progressive bluegrass band Another Country will perform from 3-4:45 p.m., followed by Leeda "Lyric" Jones, who will close out the festival from 5:15-7 p.m., with a sizzling set of soul/R&B/rock originals and favorites.
Admission to the family friendly Hook, Line and Drinker Festival on Saturday is free with donations encouraged. Reusable Hook, Line & Drinker souvenir cups will be available for purchase, along with commemorative T-shirts and stickers. Souvenir cups are required for craft beer vendor purchases. A portion of net proceeds from the festival will benefit Trout Unlimited's “Trout in the Classroom” programming for 2019-2020
For more information, visit the festival website at www.hooklinedrinkerfest.com, call 586-2155 or visit the Festival’s Facebook page.