Both the Smoky Mountain Highland Games, held on the campus of Maryville College, and TroutFest at the Townsend Visitor Center were both rousing successes this past weekend……. Four more baking award come to Gracehill Bed and Breakfast!
A rousing success, as always, the festival is one of the largest of it’s kind in the country and the biggest in the Southeast. It’s hosted by the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited to benefit trout stream preservation and restoration. Last year they netted $45,000 that was donated to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fisheries Department.
[ May 13, 2011; May 14, 2011; May 15, 2011; ] Full details on this three day event can be found at http://www.troutfest.org. This excerpt was taken from their page-
Troutfest is a Fly Fishing Exposition and Fundraiser held in Townsend, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains. Proceeds from this event are donated to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fisheries Department, Friends of the Smokies Fisheries Scholarship Fund [...]
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