The “trout” are carved wooden replicas that will be released near the Maggie fairgrounds and race down Jonathan Creek to the finish line. The first six contestants across the finish line win a prize, including a spa package courtesy of Balsam Spa, zipline and whitewater rafting from Wildwater, golf from Lake Junaluska Golf Course, a picnic from The Swag, and a rain barrel from Haywood Waterways. Winners need not be present to win.
The fundraiser will benefit Haywood Waterways, HeadStart’s work to assist children of low-income families and Trout Unlimited- Cataloochee Chapter’s veterans and youth education programs.
Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. They can be purchased at the event or in advance at Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters, HomeTrust Bank in Waynesville and Frog Level Brewing.