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 noon until 4:30 p.m., at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva, N.C.
The festival will feature fishing guides and/or fishing industry vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, craft beer vendors, and a farmers market from 9 a.m. until noon. Admission to the event 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 rock, soul, R&B, and pop hits from 12:30-2:15 p.m., followed by Fireside Collective, who will perform progressive bluegrass from 2:45-4:30 p.m.
Jackson County is the proud home of the WNC Fly Fishing Trail® and the NC Trout Capital®. In 2016, the N.C. General Assembly proclaimed Jackson County as the state’s “Premier Fly Fishing Destination.” The WNC Fly Fishing Trail® features 15 hot fishing spots that run from the northern end of the county to the southern end of the county along the Tuckaseigee River. Jackson County is stocked with more trout than any other county in the state.