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8th Annual Adams Fly Festival
June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Kingsley Branch Library
The 8th annual Adams Fly Festival, celebrating the world famous trout-catching fly, will be held at the Kingsley Branch Library and Brownson Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from noon-6:00 p.m. (live music and beer tent open until 8:00 p.m.).
This annual festival celebrates the region’s fly-fishing heritage and features an afternoon of entertainment, including a microbrew tent, food trucks, live entertainment, vendors, local authors and much more!
Also on display: an original Adams Fly, Au Sable River boats, rods, reels, and flies. The festivities include fly-tying demonstrations, tours of historic Mayfield Pond, and both live and silent auctions.
General admission is FREE. However, the Microbrew Tent admission is $20, which includes 2 beer tokens plus a souvenir pint glass. Proceeds will benefit the Kingsley Friends of the Library, which supports the collection, services, and events of the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library.
List of Activities
12:15 p.m. Bench Dedication by Adam Umbrasas
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Levi Britton
2:00 – 5:30 p.m. Stonehengz
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Strobelight Honey
In the Community Room
12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Original Adams Fly on display
12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Edna Sargent artifacts and history
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. “Grandpa’s Story” the documentary of Len Halladay and the Adams Fly, narrated by his grandson John Falk (popcorn served)
12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Mark Lord, Fly Tying demonstration
12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Antique Fly Display courtesy of Tom Olds and Family. (home-baked cookies and coffee served)
On the Green Space
12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Beverage Tent ($20 admission)
12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Local Food Truck
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fly Casting Demo with Jim Gibbs
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Silent Auction Bidding (bidding closes at 5:00 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. Live Auction
Mayfield Pond Tours
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Fly Casting Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Shuttle departs from library
2:30 p.m. Shuttle departs from library