Kalkaska Trout Festival

If you’re a fisherman, you know that Michigan has some of the best trout streams in the United States.

You’re also most likely familiar with the Kalkaska area’s Manistee River and Lake Skegemog.

National Trout Festival (Kalkaska, Michigan)!

Going strong since 1935, the National Trout Festival, celebrates the opening of trout fishing season in Michigan.

Michigan is one of the top trout fishing states in the country.

Kalkaska Trout Festival

Trout fishing, carnival rides, petting zoo, Troutzilla, fireworks etc.

The Trout King one year was the retired Chief of River Rouge Police Department & retired sheriff of Kalkaska, David Israel.

National Trout Festival (Kalkaska, Michigan)!

JobbieCrew’s Recommended Kalkaska Spots to check out if you go:

  • Cherry Street Market (301 West Mile Road NW, Kalkaska)
  • Timber Wolf Golf Course (5646 M-72, Kalkaska)
  • Dingman’s Bar (11021 W. Bear Lake Rd SE, Kalkaska)
  • Torch River Marine (12906 Cherry Ave, Rapid City)
  • Crossroads Showgirls topless bar (4621 Rapid City rd, Rapid City)
National Trout Festival (Kalkaska, Michigan)!

What:          85th National Trout Festival

When:         April 26-30, 2023

Where:        Kalkaska County Fairgrounds (1905 Fairground Dr, Kalkaska, MI)



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National Trout Festival (Kalkaska, Michigan)!

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