Fair Registration Opens May 23 at 9:00 am MDT
Fly fishing fans converge in Livingston, Montana August 1 – 5 for the 2017 Fly Fishers International Annual Fly Fishing Fair and FishFest. Local, national and international anglers will celebrate the sport with a cornucopia of fishing related activities. Registration opens May 23rd for over 95 workshops on casting, fly tying, on-water fishing techniques, and related topics.
In addition to the many workshops, the Fly Fishing Fair offers conservation and membership meetings and awards, the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, a banquet, barbeque, book signing, photo contest, women’s extravaganza, two-day youth fly fishing camp, fly tying and casting activities, and more.
Along with Fly Fishing Fair, the FishFest runs Friday and Saturday August 4 – 5 at the Civic Center/Miles Park & Band Shell with vendors inside and outside, live music including Open Range, Ian Thoms and the Band of Drifters, and the Relic’s a new band from Great Falls that play classic rock music. There will be local breweries Friday and a Tap-Takeover beer event with a variety Montana brews on Saturday, food, kids’ activities, fly tying demonstrations and casting clinic, one-hour seminars, video casting analysis, auction and raffles, and a great gear sale. Another main attraction is the free downtown live HOOT concert Thursday, August 3 which draws nearly double the town’s population. You won’t want to miss this event!