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Festival to celebrate fly fishing


July 31, 2013

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will present Summerfest, with its Anglers Market, Hardy Cup, Canvas Paint Out, Jubilee Day and more on August 3 and 4 at the center.

The Anglers Market features over 100 tables of fly-fishing and outdoors sports-related equipment, collectibles, fly tying materials, old rods, reels, and more. The market runs Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Once again, CFFCM will host The Hardy Cup, a bamboo-rod casting contest. This event consists of three competitive casts: two for distance and one for accuracy. You’ll have a chance to win a Hardy flyreel. After casting for the Hardy Cup is completed, Hardy provides a pig roast barbeque. This no charge and everyone is welcome. On Sunday after casting has been completed, all winners will be announced at 1 p.m.

New this year will be an arts and crafts show, and the first outdoors art show in cooperation with Canvas, a monthly arts, culture and entertainment newspaper distributed in the greater Orange County area. Artists will have their art for sale, and they will also do a Paint Out, which asks each artist to create a theme to complete over the weekend. All paintings will be featured in an art show in the Wulff Gallery and runs from August 15 through October 18.

On Sunday will be the annual Jubilee Day to celebrate events and special occasions that end in three. If you have a birthday, anniversary, or other special day ending in a three, CFFCM will provide the cake at 1 p.m. Although Agnes Van Put’s 97th birthday does not end in a three, it will be celebrated. If you would like to be included, call 845/439-4810.

At 3 p.m., in the Wulff Gallery, assemble to celebrate the life of ‘Doc’ Allan Fried. Join CFFCM for a farewell and celebration.

Visit www.catskillflyfishing.org or call 845/439-4810.