Next weekend is the dates for the 2018 Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival. Show promoter Beau Beasley has a new venue this year, Doswell, Virginia. Plus, he has moved the dates to mid-January from April. The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner-friendly environment. This unique event combines fine wine tasting, microbrewery beer, and everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing but were afraid to ask.
The mission of the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is to introduce as many people to the sport of fly fishing as possible, and to raise the level of awareness to the many pressing conservation issues facing Virginia. The show believes that people who are connected to the outdoors in their recreational activities are more inclined to protect the natural resources they enjoy.
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. Last year’s festival enjoyed record turnout, and the event was flooded with children. Be sure to check out their expanded kayak demonstration area. Yes, you can try before you buy on their kayak/SUPB demo pond. Those who have enjoyed the outdoor festival environment for years can rest easy. Although the new facility will enable all vendors to be under roof, the events center is surrounded by extensive grounds suitable for outdoor classes and wine tastings.
Bring your family, relax, take a casting class, and pick up a new sport that the entire family can enjoy to the 18th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival. It will be held at The Meadow Events Park, just a few miles outside of Richmond, Virginia, on January 13-14, 2018.