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.

Memorial Day Weekend &

Trout Tales

Roxbury's O-FISH-ALL Trout Tales

Schedule of Activites on May 25

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 http://catskillstrouttales.com/

Memorial Day Parade & other Happenings

Memorial Day Parade Monday May 27 

* Grand Gorge 9AM

* Roxbury 11AM

All weekend long you’ll be able to play golf at Shephard Hills Golf Club, surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas. Shephard Hills was originally part of the estate of Helen Gould Shepard, daughter of railroad magnate Jay Gould, a Roxbury native son. On Saturday, May 25 The Farmhouse Caterers will be serving lunch, including trout, at an outdoor grill at Shepard Hills starting at 1 pm.

 

Downtown Roxbury, Liberal Arts Roxbury, a newly opened art gallery, will be showing a solo exhibit by Cy Wagner (1926 – 2016), an architect and urban planner who spent the last two decades of his life painting extensively. Wagner enjoyed exploring various artistic subjects and styles, ranging from still life to Pop art and geometric abstraction. Cy Wagner: Black Lines & Quadrants will remain on view through mid-June.

May 25 The Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville will open for the season with the exhibition Zadock Pratt: The Man, The Town & The Nation, an exhibit of 19th century oil paintings and maps, as well as 20th century artworks in oil and pastel, exhibit text and photographic panels, and a hand-out explaining Pratt’s contributions on local, national and artistic levels. Pratt’s story will be told primarily through paintings by Frederick Spencer, Amos Hamlin, and several unsigned artworks. Other paintings, drawings and/or photographs include a Matthew Brady and canvases by several local artists. All artwork is from the Pratt Museum collections. The story of Pratt Rock Park, one of the nation’s earliest 19th century pleasure parks, in the style of Downing, Vaux and others, will also be featured. The museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. The last tour will start at 4 pm.

 

In neighboring Arkville, Ty's Taco-ria food truck will be parked on the tracks right next to Union Grove Distillery beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, May 25. On Sunday, May 26 from to 10 am to 8 pm Just Shop Boutique will be hosting its once a year Warehouse Sale event. Peruse their brand new designer labels for up to 95% off original retail prices, while waiting for a vintage train ride with Delaware & Ulster Railroad for a scenic exploration of the area.

 

Table to Farm Tours will offer visits to various farms and the opportunity to taste cheese, maple syrup and cider, all weekend long leaving from Roxbury. New this season, the tours include a stop at Drive-In Cinema in Greenville for movies, dinner and cocktails.

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