VIP After Party
One too many rubber chicken dinners under your belt? We hear you. The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival offers something entirely different: our Festival After Party features great food and even better company. If you’re looking for one-on-one time with fly fishing headliners over delicious food and drinks, this is it. Bring your favorite fly fishing book to be autographed, and don’t forget your camera to get a photo with you and your favorite fly fishing personality.
Fly anglers from across the Mid-Atlantic and beyond gather each year at the VFFF After Party at the end of the festival’s first day to celebrate all things fly fishing. After Party guests get to know representatives from organizations as diverse TakeMeFishing.org, Orvis, Temple Fork Outfitters, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Harman’s North Fork Cabins, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures, Virginia Sportsman and best of all, meet the staff from Small Bell Beer Works Brewery. They can talk shop with Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser, ask Wanda Taylor about the challenges women face in fly fishing, pepper Brian Okeefe with questions about photography, or ask Harry Robertson and Olive White about fishing in exotic location, gather kayaking tips from Captain Cory Routh of Ruthless Adventures Outdoors, and talk about the latest kayak models and accessories with Joe Mahler of NuCanoe and Christie Rother East Manufacturers Representative for Bote.
This year’s After Party will be held on the festival grounds directly after Saturday’s events.
Afraid you might feel out of place? You won’t: the After Party is great fun and open to the public. This signature event is casual; in fact, many of our dinner guests will come straight from the festival. In other words, you’ll fit right in with the rest of us (but please–leave the waders at home…).
Attendees will begin unwinding after a long day at the festival with appetizers and a cash bar beginning at 5:15 PM, and will be entertained with live music from Amber Waves. A full selection of vegetables, cheese, pita bread and humus as well as smoked salmon and shrimp will be available as well as water and dessert.
We have added extra seating space this year! Nevertheless, our After Party will likely sell out early –so don’t wait to purchase your tickets for this gala event.