June 17, 2018
Tickets at the gate: $8/child and $10/adult.
(Children 2 years and under, Active Duty and Retired Military ID card holders do not pay admission)
*Fishing license not required
Treat Dad to a fun-filled weekend with BBQ and catch-and-release fishing. Compete in our Fish-a-Rama contest, fishing for catfish, bass, and blue gill in our stocked ponds. Prizes are on the line for the largest fish hooked and the most fish caught during the power hour. Bring your own pole and gear to fish (no drag hooks), and we will have worms for sale in our Farm Market.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fishing competition
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Power Hour
We are thrilled to welcome back Bryan Kelly, a 1994 BASS Master Qualifier and long-time Potomac River fishing guide for a spin-tackle demonstration and a fly-casting clinic at this year’s event. Bryan is the CEO and Head Guide of the Anglers Inn in Harpers Ferry, and he has been featured on The Outdoor Channel on Curtis Flemings Fly Rod Chronicles. Come spend some time with this accomplished author, artist, and designer of flies for Smallmouth bass, and up your fishing game.
Additionally, we are excited to have Phil Stevens of Project Healing Waters, join us this year. Project Healing Waters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
Phil, a US Army veteran, is now a Project Healing Waters volunteer who teaches veterans the basics of fly fishing equipment, casting basics and assisting veterans catching their first trout. With his military background, he has been able to listen to and counsel the veterans he has had the honor to work with. Phil will be conducting a fly tying demonstration, as well as assisting fishers of all levels hone their fishing skills!
More Father’s Day Fun in Bluemont
June 16 & 17 Ribs & Rosé at Bluemont Vineyard
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
After a fun afternoon at the farm, head up the mountain to Bluemont Vineyard for savory BBQ ribs and toast to Dad over a glass of their latest vintage of Rosé! While you’re celebrating, enjoy live music on their expansive new outdoor patio, featuring Pete Carlone on Saturday, June 16 and Mile 60 on Sunday, June 17.