CELEBRATE GEORGIA'S OFFICIAL TROUT FESTIVAL IN THE TROUT CAPITAL OF GEORGIA!
(Feb. 10, 2021) The Blue Ridge Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival (Trout Fest) – the Official Trout Festival of Georgia – gathers fishermen, river sports enthusiasts, and outdoor recreation fans and their families in Blue Ridge, Georgia for fun, food, entertainment, shopping and recreational services while increasing the public's knowledge of trout and the conservation ethos associated with Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited (chapter 696).
Currently on hold because of continuing restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Trout Fest is actively reorganizing its 5th annual event for spring/summer 2021 and is currently seeking SPONSORS and EXHIBITORS to support more than 3,500 visitors who are expected to pass through the festival gates. Date to be announced upon the lifting of COVID restrictions.
COMING YOUR WAY!
Located just 90 minutes north of Atlanta and 90 minutes east of Chattanooga, Trout Fest combines trout fishing with outdoor recreation, wildlife art, outfitter gear and services, and a new Activity Zone in the historic district of Blue Ridge and the Official Trout Capital of Georgia.
Visitors scan fly-fishing tackle at Trout Fest 2019. Click for the latest media information.
More than a dozen local outfitters and guides can help you learn why fly-fishing is a growing sport, especially among anglers in the Southern Appalachian Mountains who chase the rainbow, brown and brook trout in the region's cold-water streams.
NEW! Trout Fest Program Tents present expanded programs including mountain biking and kayaking. Professional fishing guides and outfitters share their fishing programs that tell our visitors what they need to know for a successful day of trout fishing in the Trout Capital of Georgia.
NEW! Trout Fest Activity Zone opens up outdoor fun for our visitors with a climbing wall, a mountain bike course, a trout-fishing pond, long-saw crosscutting, axe throwing, gem mining and more! e!
Trout Fest Food Court features new and returning food vendors, and our Beer/Wine Garden will feature brews from Grumpy Old Men Brewing Company in Blue Ridge and wines from North Georgia mountain farms.
Browse, admire and shop a large selection of fine outdoor art produced by local and traveling artists who feature the resources of the Appalachian Mountains in both their materials and their visions.
Trout Fest made the decision to postpone our 2021 event in adherence to the decision made by the city of Blue Ridge to cancel or postpone all public events until further notice. We will follow the city’s guidelines as these are determined by the city with advice and updates from the Fannin EMA and Department of Public Health.
More than 3,000 visitors enjoyed Trout Fest 2019 (our last event) learning where, when and how to fish for trout while also booking their fishing guides; participating in free fly-fishing/trout-fishing instruction; buying their outdoor gear, art and clothing; snacking on great foods and enjoying the Trout Fest Beer Garden with cold beer, wine and ciders.
We’re sure even more folks are ready to break out when COVID restrictions relax this season.
Make your break to Blue Ridge, support Trout Fest ’21 and discover trout fishing and the wide range of outdoors recreation in Fannin County –
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Learn more about how you can support and/or participate as a vendor or sponsor in the 2021 Blue Ridge Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival. Go to:
… or call me, Bob Borgwat – your event coordinator – at 706-838-5259.
And if you find I’m out fishing, don’t be surprised! Please, leave a message. I’ve got an itch I can’t reach to “get my trout on” until I get to Trout Fest ’21!
Bob Borgwat, event coordinator
Blue Ridge Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival
Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited is the official local organization (chapter 696) of the acclaimed national organization, dedicated to protecting critical habitat, reconnecting degraded waterways and restoring populations to cold-water fisheries.
BRMTU is the beneficiary of the net proceeds of Blue Ridge Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival. All funds raised or donated to BRMTU are applied right here in the North Georgia mountains for conservation and stream restoration efforts; stream cleanups; and education and outreach programs.
For more information, please visit BlueRidgeTU.com.
Blue Ridge, Georgia, is located 8 miles south of the North Carolina–Tennessee border line, only 1½ hours north of Atlanta via I-575- GA/Hwy 515, within easy reach of the best attractions in the Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee mountains.
Make sure your first stop on a vacation in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains is at our new Fannin County Chamber Visitor Center, 152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge 30513.
For more information, please visit BlueRidgeMountains.com.