Gather your friends and family for some splashy fun as Roxbury celebrates all things “Trout” on May 25. With fish kites flying, Roxbury will participate in the second annual Catskills Trout Tales, a celebration of the Catskill Mountains as the birthplace of American fly fishing. Roxbury will be hosting fun-filled family events throughout the town.
Trout Derby
Kids from 3 to 15 will be able to participate in a Trout Derby in Kirkside Park at the Barns in Kirkside from 9:30 to 12:00, and a weigh-in after each catch. Prizes for largest fish and biggest haul will be awarded. There will be some poles available, however, we recommend that you bring your own poles if you have any.

There will be a trout lunch for the fisherman after the Derby. This will be done by the Roxbury Fire Department. The lunch will take place at 12:00 at the Pavilion in Kirkside Park.

Main Street Fun

Decorate fish cookies, draw fish in a chalk river, and create your own shadow fish, with crafty fun to be found throughout town. Wacky photo ops at our fish-themed photo boards. Enjoy a display of antique fly fishing gear at Round Back Antiques.
Roxbury Arts Center will be open from 10-3:00 with “emerging ARTIST” exhibit, works by students from Roxbury Central School and Margaretville Central School.
Say the magic words (“Trout Tales”) and receive a discount on all trout-related items at Roxbury General.

Roxbury Wine & Spirits will be hosting a lollapalooza of a wine tasting from 11am-4pm, with summer whites, reds and ROSÉs.

Chappie’s Café will be serving delicious Trout specials for lunch and dinner.

Farmhouse Caterers will be serving lunch, including trout, at an outdoor grill at Shepherd Hills starting at 1:00.

The Catskills are home to over 1,500 miles of diverse trout streams; from bubbling mountain brooks a few feet across, to wide and wadeable rivers. These clean, cold, pristine waters originating in the protected wilderness of the High Peaks, cascade down to form some of the finest trout fishing streams in the world. So it’s no surprise that these legendary waters are the birthplace of Fly Fishing in America.

Part of the two-month long trout fishing celebration, Catskills Trout Tales, sponsored by the Catskill Center for Conservation, an Arkville, NY-based nonprofit working to protect the Catskills since 1969, encourage visitors and residents to explore the area’s forests, waters, and historic communities. For more info, and a full list of events, check out

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