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.