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Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:40

Festival celebrates Plott hounds, trout

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Maggie Valley Festival Grounds will host a combination of the Great Smoky Mountain Trout & Heritage Festival and PlottFest this year from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 21.

The festival will showcase the Plott hound, trout fishing, food, local crafts and clogging. The event, which will benefit Head Start Mountain Projects, will also feature a dog show, book signing by author Bob Plott and music from Balsam Range.

Other activities include:

• Youth fishing clinics from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required

• A trout race, where wooden replicas are tossed into a creek, and the first five fish to cross the finish line get a prize, will start at 5 p.m.

www.PlottFest.org or www.gsmtroutfestival.org.

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