Our 16th annual AMFF Fly-Fishing Festival will take place on the museum grounds in beautiful Manchester, Vermont, on Saturday, August 12, from 10 am until 4 pm. This is our signature event of the summer, featuring a unique collection of vendors, including painters, appraisers, industry artisans and professionals, and other angling-related nonprofits. Come enjoy fly tying and casting demonstrations, try your hand at casting vintage rods, learn how to tie a fly, and mingle with like-minded people as you share the joy of the great outdoors.

Keep checking this page for updates on vendors, guest fly fishing and fly tying instructors, performers, and much more.

Click here to view and download a vendor registration form

Schedule of Events

Join us throughout the day for a wide array of activities, including presentations, competitions, and demonstrations. From beginner to seasoned angler, our experts will have something for everyone.

Festival Vendors

Browse goods from fly fishing vendors, authors, and local Vermont companies or chat with a representative from a non-profit organization.

  • Antique Angler
  • Black Bass Antiques
  • Callahan & Co Booksellers
  • Carlson Rod Company
  • Casting for Recovery
  • The Classic Fly Fisherman
  • Dave Morse Fine Art
  • JH Becker Rodworks
  • Jill Mason Art
  • Jordan Mills Rod Co.
  • Kretchman Rods
  • David Lehman
  • Miss Mayfly Waders
  • Project Healing Waters
  • Samantha Aronson Art
  • Sporting ASL
  • T.S. Alving & Associates, Inc.
  • Taf Shaefer Designs
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Randy Tustison
  • Vermont Trout Camp & Broadside International
  • Steve Woit

List in progress

Fly Tyers

Visit the tyers tent any time during the day to learn from some of the best.

  • Scott Biron
  • George Butts
  • Bill Newcomb
  • Mike Rice
  • Paul Sinicki

List in progress

Casting Competition

2:00 P.M.

Test your skills against your fellow anglers! Sponsored by Orvis.

Food Vendors

This veteran-owned brewery based in Bennington, Vermont, will be on hand with some of their specialty beers from 12-4.

The good folks at Cut the Pie Pizza Co. will bring their wood-fired pizza to the festival this year.

Enjoy classic Southern staples—including brisket, pulled pork, St Louis-style ribs, and a southern fried chicken sandwich—courtesy of this Rutland, Vermont, food truck favorite.

Formerly known as Better Buzz Mobile Espresso, these coffee aficionados will satisfy all your caffeine cravings.

Makers of barrel-aged gin and whiskey, Stonecutter Spirits will be here with samples of their award-winning creations.

Live Music

Shannon Roy brings her unique mix of music to the festival, covering songs and artists ranging from the 60s to present day hits, as well as a few originals for good measure.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Support from our sponsors has made the Fly-Fishing Festival our most popular event.

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