• Hook, Line and Drinker Festival

  • The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will present the third annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The event will be held from 3 until 7 p.m., at the Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva, N.C.

    The festival will feature fishing guides and fishing industry vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, live music, and craft beer vendors.

    The second annual pre-festival Tuck Trout Trot run/walk will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Jackson County Greenway. 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.” More information about this event will be announced in early 2019.

    Admission to the family friendly festival on Saturday, May 19 is FREE with donations encouraged.

    The announcement of this year's music lineup will be in early 2019.

    Reusable Hook, Line & Drinker souvenir cups will be available for $5. Souvenir cups are required to make 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. A special cup and T-shirt combo will be available for $20.

    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.​

    We are proud to welcome the Sylva Police Department and Freedom Taxi to the festival as well.

    ​For more information, please visit the website at www.hooklinedrinkerfest.com, call 828-586-2155 or visit the festival's Facebook page HERE.