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    Tuck Trout Trot

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    Name: Tuck Trout Trot
    Date: May 18, 2018
    Time: 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    The inaugural Tuck Trout Trot will be held at 8:30 p.m., on Friday, May 18 at the Jackson County Greenway in between Sylva and Cullowhee, N.C. This is a self-timed 2.2 mile Fun Run/Walk on the greenway.

    Day of registration will take place at 7:30 p.m. with the run/walk beginning at 8:30 p.m. T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered while supplies last. Pre-registration cost is $18 in person or $18 plus a $2.50 processing fee to do it online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Cullowhee/TuckTroutTrot, which includes a T-shirt and glow in the dark necklace or bracelet.

    A portion of net proceeds from the Tuck Trout Trot will benefit Jackson County Parks & Recreation's Outdoor programming, including the annual “Fishing With Kids Day.”

    To pre-register online for the event, visit the website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Cullowhee/TuckTroutTrot

    This is a precursor to the second annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival the following day on Saturday, May 19 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Bridge Park Pavilion in downtown Sylva, N.C. The festival will host two bands, "A Social Function" from 12:30-2:15 p.m., (classic hits) and "Fireside Collective," (progressive bluegrass) from 2:45-4:30 p.m. There will be multiple trout fishing vendors, food trucks, craft beer vendors, and children's activities at Saturday's festival. 

    Admission to the family friendly festival on Saturday, May 19 is FREE with donations encouraged. Reusable Hook, Line & Drinker souvenir cups will be available for $5. Souvenir cups are required for beer purchases. A portion of net proceeds from souvenir cup sales will benefit Trout Unlimited's “Trout in the Classroom” programming for 2018-2019.  

    Jackson County is the proud home of the WNC Fly Fishing Trail and the N.C. 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 beautiful Tuckaseigee River. Jackson County is stocked with more trout than any other county in the state and is home to the state record for the largest rainbow trout ever caught.

    For more information or to register in person contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828-586-2155 or visit them at 773 West Main Street in Sylva, NC. 28779 or e-mail julie@nc-mountains.com or kelly@nc-mountains.com.

    For questions about the festival, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828-586-2155 or visit their website at www.mountainlovers.com or the festival Facebook page.

    Location:
    Jackson County Greenway, 342 Old Cullowhee Rd., Cullowhee, N.C.
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, May 18, 8:30 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Julie Spiro
    Fees/Admission:
    $18 which includes a free T-shirt and glow in the dark necklace or bracelet, plus online processing fee of $2.50.
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