$225 entry and $10,000 prize money
More information on FishCherokee.com
Fly Tyers Weekend
November 4 & 5
Tremont Lodge & Resort, Townsend, TN
Little Rivers Outfitters will be errecting large heated tents, on their store property where the fly tyers will be demonstrating. There will be no admission charge either day. Treemont Lodge is located at 7726 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend.
WNC Agricultural Center, Asheville, NC
Regional speakers, beginner fly fishing classes, fly casting instruction, gear demos, fly tying clinics, fly fishing films, and more. $15 at the door; free for children 16 years and younger. Friday, Noon - 7 pm. Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm. The Center is at 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd. in Fletcher. More info
Meadow Event Park, Doswell (Richmond), VA
Festival attendees listen to lectures from various experts and practice hands-on skills at the two-day, family-friendly event. Several wineries from throughout the Old Dominion provide free wine tastings for those 21 and older. All vendors are under roof in the Farm Bureau building, yet the events center is surrounded by extensive grounds suitable for outdoor classes and the casting pond. Doswell is just a few miles north of Richmond. 9 am - 5 pm. 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, Ga 23047.
More information at vaflyfishingfestival.com
Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN
From hunting and fishing to camping and boating and everything in between, this is an all outdoors consumer show providing quality exhibitors and vendors in an interactive, family environment for outdoor enthusiasts.
More information at GreatSmokyMountainsOutdoorExpo.com
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth (Atlanta), GA
Programs, seminars, classes, featured fly tiers, casting demos and special events make this a great 2-day show for the Southeast. The Center is north of Atlanta at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway (I-85).
More information on FlyFishingShow.com/atlanta/
Downtown City Park, Blue Ridge, GA
The Official Trout Festival of Georgia brings together fishermen, river sports enthusiasts and outdoor recreation fans and their families for a weekend of fishing demos by guides, a breakout marketplace, seminars, beer garden, live music, silent auction, and food trucks. Friday night fundraiser high country boil at Mercier Orchards, 5:30 - 9 pm. Saturday marketplace & seminars, 10 am - 7 pm at the Park.
More information at BlueRidgeTroutFest.com
9 am - 5 pm each day on the banks of the South River. Stream presentations of techniques and kayak fly fishing setups, speakers, demos, vendors, food and drink. $10 for adults; children 15 and under free. All proceeds will fund the South River Fishery and revitalize downtown Waynesboro.
More information at SouthRiverExpo.org