Jim Connor, of the John Denver's Banjo Man group, was long time friend and member of John Denver's band, He will be playing with his band on Saturday afternoon featuring a mean banjo.
Plan Your Visit
The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic in particular. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner-friendly environment—and on the banks of a real trout stream, no less! Our unique event combines fine wine tasting, live music, and everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing but were afraid to ask.
Bring your family, relax, spend time together on the South River, take a casting class, and pick up a new sport that the entire family can enjoy.
Buy Tickets: Admission is $20 – Single Day, $35 – Weekend Pass for adults; children 16 and under are free with a paying adult. You can buy the tickets online or at the gate. The admission fee covers all seminars as well as wine tasting for those 21 and older. Each attendee will also receive a festival program and a wine glass to remember your day.
Schedule of Events: We are in the process of lining up speakers, fly tyers, casting demos and other features to make this festival the best one yet. We anticipate finalizing the speaker schedule in early March. We will update the speaker line up as we get the commitments. Check back often for an update.
Festival Map: Click here to view the 2013 Festival Map. We anticipate the 2014 layout will be quite similar and will update when finalized.
Where to Stay: Lodging options abound for those who wish to make a weekend out of the festival. You’ll find sponsoring hotels and B&Bs listed in our lodging section. For other lodging options, check out www.visitwaynesboro.net.
Food at the Festival: Stay tuned for a lineup of food vendors with plenty of tasty options including local barbeque, crab cakes and an array of freshly made sandwiches and sweets.
Wine Tasting: Stay tuned for information on local wines and microbrews featured at the festival
Virginia Fly Fishing Festival Foundation Dinner: The dinner will be held on Saturday evening (4/12/2013) beginning at 6:00pm. Held at the Waynesboro Country Club, this dinner offers a chance to spend the evening with anglers, festival exhibitors, industry leaders and conservationists in a relaxed setting with outstanding food. Reservations are requested due its popularity and limited seating. Virginia Fly Angler of the Year Award winner is also announced at this event.
Fishing licenses will be on sale at the festival for those of you who want to try your luck in the South River.