The Second Annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival

The second annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival

Once you've settled into your vacation rental cabin there are lots of activities to do. One of them is The Hook, Line, and Drinker Festival.

The second annual Hook, Line and Drinker Festival will be held 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 questions about the festival, contact the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 828-586-2155, e-mail or or visit the website at or the festival Facebook page.