Fly fishing museum holds annual festival Aug. 10

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MANCHESTER — The 12th Annual Fly Fishing Festival returns to Manchester on Aug. 10.

The festival is the signature event of the summer for the American Museum of Fly Fishing showcasing the best of fly fishing past and present.

With the Battenkill right in the backyard, Manchester is the epicenter of fly fishing in the East, rich in history and fishing traditions.

More than 700 people attended the festival in 2018. This year's festival offers diverse vendors, including rod builders, fly tyers, vintage tackle dealers, book sellers, guide services, artists and activities for both families and adults.

There will be a casting competition, demos, fly tying lessons, free appraisals, presentations, raffle drawing and more.

Enjoy music by Chris and Neil Acoustic Duo, get your caffeine fix or satisfy your sweet tooth at the Better Buzz Mobile Espresso Bar.

The Crooked Ram is bringing its craft beer expertise to the festival grounds. AMFF will be doing a cookout with hot dogs and burgers.

Admission to the museum is free all day. For more information, call 802-362-3300 or email kmcbride@amff.org.

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