Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival

Battenkill Fly Fishing Festival
Friday, May 3, 2024 at 9:00am
The Arlington Commons
3938 Vermont Rte 7a

Join us for fun, fishing, music, and camaraderie as we celebrate and raise funds to protect and enhance the Battenkill and provide the Arlington area with a hub for wellness, art, and community.

Schedule of Events:

9am - 8pm: Sporting Traditions; Fields and Streams, Art Exhibit - Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

An art show entitled “Sporting Traditions; Fields and Streams” featuring fly fishing, river/ocean scenes, hunting, and rural landscapes will fill the first floor galleries of the 1895 Watkins House. The art exhibit will remain on display through June 10th and will be open on weekends.

10am: Coffee with the Artists - Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

Come hear the artists talk about their work in the “Sporting Traditions; Fields and Streams” Art Exhibit

4pm - 9pm: Lawson’s Microbrew Tent (festival wristband is not required for tent) - Arlington Common Campus

Arguably Vermont's finest brewery, Lawson’s, will be the exclusive beer provider for the BFFF3. Come talk to the brewers, sample an array of their award-winning beers, and enjoy an incredible weekend in SW Vermont.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.  We recommend purchasing dinner tickets in advance.

5pm - 6:30pm: “Covenant of the Salmon People” Screening - Performing Arts Center, Arlington Common Campus

“Covenant of the Salmon People” Screening, followed by a Discussion and Q&A afterward with Eric Crawford, TU North Idaho Field Coordinator

5pm - 9pm: BBQ Chicken Dinner with Sauced BBQ - Watkins House, Arlington Common Campus

Local grillers, Sauced BBQ, will provide delicious BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, and a roll. A vegetarian option is available. There are two seatings: 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance guarantee seating in the dinner tent. Take-out is available for pick-up. $17 per dinner.

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7pm: Trout Unlimited Kickoff - Performing Arts Center, Arlington Common Campus

Kickoff/Welcome Remarks from  TU National’s Jeff Yates, Senior Director Of Engagement and Volunteer Operations

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: International Fly Fishing Film Festival - Performing Arts Center, Arlington Common Campus

IF4™ is the world’s leading fly-fishing film event, consisting of coveted fly-fishing films produced by filmmakers from all corners of the globe and showcases the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. It is the gathering place of the fly-fishing community and a celebration of friendship, stories, and stoke.

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